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Today's News

  • 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

  • Friday night preview-Carroll County

    Opponent: Carroll County Panthers

    Place: Patterson Field

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    • The Panthers began the season 5-0. Since then, they have lost their last two games. The first was to Trimble County and the second to Christian Academy of Louisville last Friday night.

    • In the Panthers’ five wins, they have scored no less than 26 points. The last two weeks against Trimble County and CAL, they have scored 19 and 6 points in their losses.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sheriffs’ efforts help youth across the state

    The 14th Annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch, was held Aug. 31, with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith hosting the event.

  • Letters to the Editor: You can find serenity in the country

    I have always loved the peace and serenity that one finds out in the country. I suppose it stems from growing up so far back in the woods that even trackers couldn’t find us.

    There is something so refreshing to the soul about hearing the sound of birds chirping in the trees and frogs calling from the pond.

    Like so many people, even in Owen County, my life is full of hustle and bustle and I rarely find solitary moments where I can just “be.”

  • Making memories under the harvest moon

    There’s something about the fall season that makes me overly reminiscent. I’m not sure if it’s the changing colors of the leaves that reminds me that nothing ever stays the same or the crisp, cool air that makes me long for the summer months.

    Whatever it is, it keeps me in constant thought. I think about my childhood and how much my brother and I despised raking the leaves; I think about carving pumpkins with my dad each October; and Sunday afternoons in sweaters, going for a walk with my momma and grandmother.

  • 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