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Today's News

  • Georgia: On my mind

    My husband says he’d rather watch paint dry.  The pace is faster. And even I admit the cheerful narrator of “Househunters” looks and sounds like a Stepford Wife.  “Will they choose house number one with the crummy kitchen, house number two with the awful yard, or house number three that mortgages their soul?” she asks, showing all her teeth without a crease in her smile.  And yet, I can’t turn the TV off when “Househunters” comes on.

  • Crash shuts down highway for four hours

    A man driving a tri-axle dump truck filled with asphalt on Ky. Hwy. 355 wrecked Monday morning.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Seth Willis said the Kentucky State Police were notified of the accident at 10 a.m.

    “Wesley H. Simpson of Stanford, Ky. was traveling South on Hwy. 355 when the vehicle began to leave the right side of the road,” Willis said. “He apparently cut the wheel hard to the left, which caused the truck to flip, spilling asphalt all over the road.”

  • Rockdale News

    Yes, Rockdale is still around even if you haven’t heard from us for awhile.

    Ms. Naomi Gaines celebrated her birthday Oct. 13. She is the oldest living member of Caney Fork, so we acknowledged her at our Homecoming Sunday. We even sang to her.

    The Carr family (Sunni, Bethany, and Seth) have purchased a home in Frankfort to be close to work and school. However, she will be with us a lot since she is keeping the farm. Also, she is Caney’s new WMU director.

    Dan Shepherd is still on leave from work due to his shoulder surgery.

  • Wilson named to Murray homecoming court

    Sheila Wilson, a valedictorian and 2007 graduate of Owen County High School, was recently honored to be on Murray State University’s homecoming court as a 2009 homecoming queen candidate.

    Wilson was nominated by Murray State’s Agriculture Ambassadors.

  • Golf team misses cut at tournament

    The Owen County girls’ golf team spent fall break in Bowling Green. The team was there to compete in the KHSAA Girls’ State Golf Tournament.

    On Thursday, the Lady Rebels had a chance to get out on the course at Bowling Green Country Club. They were able to get through most of the practice round before the rain began to fall. The rain did not quit until Saturday, wiping out the opening day of the tournament, which was scheduled to begin Friday. 

  • Library receives federal grant

    The Owen County Public Library is the recipient of an $8,055 equipment grant. Funding for the project is made possible by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and it is administered by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA).

    Equipment grants provide funding necessary to replace, upgrade or purchase new equipment in order to improve patron access to information and resources or to enhance library services. KDLA received 23 applications in this category, awarding 10 of them for a total of $72,537.

  • Volleyball team looks ahead

    In their third year of existence, the Owen County Lady Rebels continue to experience things for the first time.

    This week, they had the chance to host the 30th district tournament.  

    The week began with the Lady Rebels playing Gallatin County.

    The winner was to square off against Williamstown last night. The championship game will take place tonight.

    In their final tune up for the district tournament, the team played a pair of matches. The first came at home against Gallatin County.

  • Jaguars spoil homecoming game

    Homecoming is a night when queens are crowned and the home team is adorned with a win.

    In Owenton Friday night, Jensen Wainscott won the crown, but the home team was unable to win the game. East Jessamine took advantage of turnovers to spoil the night with a 22-0 win.

    The Rebel defense did its part Friday.

    The Jaguars came into the game averaging over 30 points a game. Owen County only gave up one defensive touchdown. East Jessamine’s other two scores would come off interceptions returned for touchdowns.

  • Firm presents new plans for buildings

    Progress is being made on the new concession stand and restrooms for the Owen County High School football field.

    The Owen County School Board met Thursday with representatives from Ross Tarrant Architects for a progress meeting concerning construction on the new middle school.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said the original plan for the new concession stand and bathrooms had originally been to duplicate the current structure along with a new press box.

  • Letter To The Editor: Support helps local kids get to church camp

    My name is Pamela Roy. I’m from Macedonia Baptist Church. I would like to thank you for allowing us to clean the roads to earn money for church camp. Church camp is so much fun. I always have a wonderful time learning about God and hanging out with my youth.

    Pamela Roy