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Today's News

  • Owenton teen will speak at Festival of Young Preachers

    Jacob Nicholas Rider of Owenton, a student at Owen County High School, was one of 96 young people preaching at the first annual Festival of Young Preachers in Louisville Dec. 7-9.

    The Festival of Young Preachers offers young preachers from all denominations an opportunity to preach for their family, friends, other young preachers, and seasoned evaluators. The event is hosted by The Academy of Preachers, a fresh initiative underwritten by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment.

  • Historical Society News

    The fine, elegant hands glided effortlessly across the piano keys as music filled the church and embedded itself in my soul. The straight back of Margaret Alice Murphy never once lost its composure as I watched in amazement this almost 91-year-old Owen County historian and genealogist play straight through 17 songs, several of which were difficult to perform.

  • Christmas is all about community

    The Christmas season formally got under way this week in Owenton.

    The annual Christmas parade was held Sunday and Santa Claus made several appearances across the community. It must be tough to pull himself away from the North Pole at this time of year, but that’s the kind of guy he is – anything for the kids.

    But times are tough in the commonwealth these days and we should all think about how we can help each other.

  • Stand up and be counted

    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office Dec. 4, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.

    The Covington office is overseeing completion of the 2010 Census in Trimble, Carroll, Henry, Owen, Oldham and Gallatin counties, as well as Grant, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Franklin, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Shelby counties.

  • Owen girls off to a perfect start

    The Lady Rebels’ tour of Grant County last week could not have gone any better. The team headed north twice and both times headed back home with a win.

    Owen County opened the season by traveling to Dry Ridge to take on Grant County. The Lady Rebels battled through foul trouble to pick up a 51-41 win.

    Rianna Gayheart led Owen County with 14 points. The sophomore had a pair of three-pointers and was six of seven from the free-throw line. Freshman Hannah Neeley came off the bench to contribute 10 points.

  • Workers step in to stop alleged theft

    Quick thinking by several water district employees apparently prevented the theft of copper tubing worth several hundred dollars.

    Steve Dempsey, Randy Teegarden, Paul Tudor and Dalvin King, all of whom are employees of  Kentucky American Water, were having lunch at the office Wednesday when one of them noticed a man removing copper tubing from the back of one of the service trucks.

    The men approached Sean Jarman, a 24-year-old resident of Ohio, and asked him what he was doing.

  • Who is the greatest?

    Muhammad Ali once boasted, “I am the greatest.”

    Was he really? What makes someone the greatest?

    Over the years, sports fans have had the chance to debate who is the greatest at a particular sport? For example, who is better Michael Jordan or Oscar Robertson? Who was the better baseball player, Pete Rose or Ty Cobb? Jack Nickalus or Tiger Woods?

    Each comparison might spark a passionate debate among friends.

  • Owen County to host Wildcats

    Opponent: Gallatin County Wildcats

    Where: Owen County High School

    When: Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

    • The Wildcats got through the first week of the season with a 2-0 record. Gallatin County defeated Eminence 95-29 before defeating Trimble County 72-43.

    • In his first two seasons as coach of the Owen County High School Rebels, Devin Duvall had a 1-7 record against the Wildcats. Last season, he and the Rebels gained a measure of revenge as Owen County defeated Gallatin County in two of the three games they played. 

  • Rebels get grip on pair of victories

    The Owen County High School Rebels came out of the first week of the season with two wins. After dropping their opener Dec. 1 at Western Hills the team turned things around to defeat Williamstown and Berea to close out the week.

    At Western Hills, the Rebels put three players in double figures but turnovers were their undoing in losing to the Wolverines 66-53.

  • Audit finds no major problems in city finances

    After a year of changes within city hall, auditors reported that the city of Owenton is in good financial shape.

    During the Dec. 1 Owenton City Council meeting, Dennis Raisor of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, P.S.C. reported a decrease of liabilities and an increase in those paying their property and franchise taxes.

    Raisor said although many cities are facing financial difficulties, Owenton has stayed steady.

    “In a year of downturns, Owenton has really held its own,” Raisor said.