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Today's News

  • Road repairs begin

    Resurfacing on several Owen County roads is expected to begin soon.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Thursday to open bids for the resurfacing of four roads.

    Mago Construction Company out of Bardstown won the bid over Ohio Valley Construction company. Mago’s bid was $171,301.

    On Sept. 22, the court voted to approve a resolution and agreement between Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid and the Owen County Fiscal Court for the resurfacing.

  • Fire destroys church

    A fire has claimed the building where dozens came to worship each Sunday evening.

    The EPOCH Fellowship church, located at 1370 Hwy. 22 E., caught fire Monday morning. Apparently a coffee pot was left on throughout the night, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said.

    The Owenton Fire Department received word of the fire at approximately 7:15 a.m.

    Lilly said the fire began at the front-left corner of the church.

    “The floor was caved in where the coffee pot was,” Lilly said. “The inside was a total loss.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Youth group thanks public for support

    Macedonia Baptist Church youth group would like to thank Owen County for letting us clean up the roads. The money is used for camp in June, which everyone is looking forward to. Thank you very much.

    Elizabeth Gay

     

  • Doctor hopes to find HIV treatment in proposed Owen laboratory

    A medical research facility could be in New Liberty’s future.

    Dr. Ray C. Perkins and his daughter, Sarah Leonard, have worked for 10 years to develop effective and economical methods in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

    Perkins said these methods will also apply to many forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other infectious diseases.

    If the company, known as New Liberty Proteomics, can gain enough support, Perkins is looking to establish a biomedical center in Owen County.

  • Letter To The Editor: Homeowners should examine their tax bills

    Summer is over. The kids are settling in to the new school year, our gardens have yielded their bounties, football season has begun and the county is preparing to send out its 2009 real estate and property tax bills.

    Well, three out of four ain’t bad, but once we receive our annual statement from the county, what will we find?

  • Colts cruise past Rebels, 53-0

    Friday in Lexington was opening day at Keeneland for its fall meet.

    On Friday night in Louisville, it was the DeSales Colts who did some running of their own against the Owen County Rebels.  

    The ninth-ranked team in Class 2A defeated the Rebels 53-0 on a soggy night.

    It was the second-straight week the Owen County team was shutout.  

    The loss dropped the Rebels to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the district.

    With the victory, the Colts improved to 4-3 on the season and 1-0 in district action.

  • Owen soccer teams enter the postseason

    The postseason is here for soccer teams 

    Both soccer teams wrapped up the regular season last week.  

    The girls finished the season with a home game Oct. 5 against Henry County.

    The Lady Rebels were looking to defeat the Lady Wildcats after the two teams played to a 1-1 tie earlier this season in New Castle.  

    Morgan Walker and Stephanie Colligan each had goals as Owen County did get a 2-0 win to close out the regular season.

    Samantha Toole recorded the shutout in goal.

  • Church helping to distribute hope through Owen County

    The Hesler Assembly of God Church, along with several local businesses, came together Saturday to help bring hope to Owen County.

    The event – God Gives Hope to Owen County – was held at the high school and included a job fair, health screenings, blood mobile, kids and youth zone, inflatables, free groceries and free lunch.

    Several booths were set up including the University of Kentucky, Campbellsville University, a Hispanic outreach team and youth services from OCHS.

  • Ghost hunter coming to library

    The Owen County Public Library will be hosting ghost hunter Patti Starr Friday from 6:30 until 8 p.m. 

    After Starr speaks, there will be a ghost hunt in the building from 8 to 9 p.m.

    Starr is a world renowned paranormal investigator who owns the Ghost Chasers International organization founded in 1996 based in Lexington.  She is also owner of the Ghost Hunter Shop located at 835 Porter Place in Lexington.

    Starr is the tour guide for the popular Bardstown Ghost Trek which she started in 1997 in Bardstown.

  • Homecoming Happenings

    Hundreds of supporters turned out for the Owen County High School football homecoming parade and pep rally Friday afternoon before the game against East Jessamine. Second photo: Homecoming queen Jensen Wainscott poses with players Daniel Dauwe and Byron Robertson.

    Photos by Brian Blair, Molly Haines and John Whitlock