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Today's News

  • Feed and More looks to help champions

    Pointing up at a picture of a beautiful carmel-colored horse on the back wall of Feed and More, Betty Miller feels a sense of pride.

    “That’s ‘Plenty Good Scotch,’” she said. “He’s going to be a great champion and he only gets his feed from us.”

    Since taking over Feed and More in May 2008, Miller and her business partner, Ruby Shoemaker, have concentrated on offering only the best feed and equipment for horses, pets and other livestock.

  • Library considers new site

    A different property has been thrown into the mix of locations the Owen County Public Library Board is considering for the site of a new library facility.

    The board had agreed on 4.3 acres on Hwy. 22 East near the Hi-Y-Inn. It is owned by Blue Moon Investors  and priced at $175,000.

    Although the board agreed on the property, no official offer was made.

    Owen County Library Director Jennifer Nippert said the board decided to consider a different property after receiving feedback on moving the facility outside city limits.

  • Lady Rebels take out frustration in Falmouth

    A week that began with two close losses ended with a blowout win for the Owen County softball team.

    The Lady Rebels began last week by hosting a pair of district rivals in Henry County and Gallatin County. Both games ended with disappointing losses.

    Owen County was scheduled to host Simon Kenton last week, but the game was rained out meaning the home opener was the next night against Henry County. The teams played a scoreless game until the fifth inning when the Lady Wildcats got to Katelyn Sutherland and put three runs on the board.

  • Police looking for bank robbery suspects

    An ongoing investigation is being led by the Kentucky State Police after two men allegedly robbed the First Farmers Bank in Gratz.

    According to a press release, the Kentucky State Police received a call at approximately 11:46 a.m. Saturday reporting that two male subjects with hand guns had entered the bank demanding cash.

    The men left with an undisclosed amount of money.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb, one of the men wore a ski mask and hoodie, the other a blond wig with a bandana tied around it.

  • Owen track team is off and running

    The Owen County track team opened up its season last week. The week began at Shelby County and wrapped up at Western Hills on Saturday.

    Both the boys and the girls had some good performances.

    In the girls’ meet at Shelby County, Rachel Dauwe finished 11th in the 100 Meter Hurdles. Haley Decandia finished 13th and Kelsey Johnson finished 14th. In the 300 Meter Hurdles, Dauwe finished ninth while Kalynn Workman finished in 12th place. In the 800 Meter Run it was Danielle Hoop who ran to a second-place finish.

  • Federal money helps bring equipment to Owen EMS

    The Owen County EMS recently received a Fire Fighters’ Assistance Grant  to better equip staff on daily runs.

    The grant, which was received from FEMA, enabled the EMS to purchase two chest compression systems and two monitor/defibrillators from Physio Control, a company that specializes in medical equipment.

    According to Owen County EMS Director Kevin Luther, with the FEMA grant of almost $70,000 the court was able to purchase the equipment by only spending $13,434.

  • Filling out Census helps bring money to Owen Co.

    I hope by now most of you have received your 2010 Census form and have taken the opprotunity to complete the form and put it in the mail. April 1 has been officially declared Census Day in the United States. On that day you can come to the courthouse to the Judge-executive office to complete your form (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) or the Owen County Library (between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.) for assistance.

  • Lady Wildcats walk-off with win over Lady Rebels

    Jensen Wainscott had three hits and scored three runs. Kenzie Criswell had a pair of hits and knocked in three runs. In the end, however, a late comeback was not enough as the Owen County lost its opener against Gallatin County last week.

    After the Lady Rebels rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game, the Lady Wildcats pushed across a run in the bottom half to win the game 7-6.

  • Tough start on the diamond

    It was not the kind of start head coach Kevin Webster was hoping for.

    The Owen County baseball season got under way last week for the Rebels. The team opened the season with a home game Anderson County. The Bearcats defeated the Rebels 14-0.

    The Rebels then travelled to Woodford County over the weekend to play in the Lead-Off Classic. Owen County dropped a close one in the opener against Mercer County. Neither team had a problem scoring runs. In the end, however, it was the Titans who scored one more than the Rebels in their 12-11 win.

  • Basketball team brings home title

    The Owen County Boys’ Sixth Grade Basketball Team  won the NCKC Youth League Championship Tournament Feb. 27 at Henry County High School. 

    The team entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed after going undefeated in the regular season.  They coasted to a first-round victory over Williamstown and then took on rival Walton-Verona in the championship game.