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Today's News

  • Robert Beverly ranked No. 5 in the country

    Over 600 competitors from as far away as Armenia, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and South America gathered at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Aug. 1-2 for the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championship. 

  • Here come the Rebels

    The Owen County Rebels kick off the 2009 season on Saturday night. The team will travel to Grant County to take on the Braves at 8 p.m. as part of the Grant County Gridiron Kickoff Classic.

    Owen County and second-year head football coach Adam Fowler are looking to improve on 2008 when the Rebels won two games and lost in the first round of the playoffs to eventual state runner-up Newport Central Catholic.

  • Middle school football season begins with new faces

    There will be a lot of new faces around the Bowling Middle School football team this season.

    After last year’s team finished the season with a perfect 8-0 regular season and a loss to Grant County in the opening round of the playoffs ,head coach Jeff Jump decided to step down.

    His replacement is not a stranger to the program. Tommy Tackett took over as head coach.

  • Police seize over 200 marijuana plants in Owen

    The Kentucky State Police and the Owen County Sheriff’s department conducted a marijuana eradication detail Aug. 19 in southern Owen County.

    Two large plots, containing 225 plants, were spotted in southeast Owen County by police aircraft. The surveillance.

    According to Kevin Woosley of the Kentucky State Police, depending on the quality of buds, the plants could fetch up to $1,000 per plant in the illegal drug trade.

  • Owen County Emergency Management releases basic supply list

    Owen County EM Director Rick Morgan recommends that every resident should have on hand a Basic Emergency Supply Kit in case of disaster.

  • Georgia: On my mind

    ]“A teacher affects eternity,” Henry Adams wrote, words so self-evident they are cliché, words so true they have become part of our folk wisdom. When that happens, nobody hears them anymore, nobody much believes in them anymore.

  • Guest Editorial: People should unite against political abuses

    An Aug. 5 Opinion letter from Chris LeSuer petitioned KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) to provide an explanation for their representation of an Owen County official (to the tune of $51,000) accused of crimes against the taxpayers.

    LeSuer referenced a July 1 article in the Lexington Herald which verified that KACo (a taxpayer-funded organization) routinely offers this type of representation.

    The media exposure of KACo’s questionable practice of utilizing tax dollars in this manner has provoked some dissatisfaction in the community.

  • Historical Soceity News By Bonnie Strassell

    Fire has always been a destructive force in people’s lives. The Bible associates fire with God’s judgment on wickedness and unbelief, and He is represented as a “consuming fire” when His wrath is revealed.

  • Youth Rebels football teams play in Death Valley Bowl

    The Owen County Youth Mighty Pro and Power House football teams traveled to Cincinnati to participate in the annual Death Valley Bowl.

    Mighty Pro Division

    Owen County 12

    Dearborn Falcons 0

  • Kangaroo sighting

    At 1:30 a.m., a week ago last Saturday, Mike Rollins was driving to work on Hwy. 1883 when he spotted a very unusual animal. Rollins said when he realized he had seen something out of the ordinary, he stopped his truck and backed up.

    “I’ve seen a lot of exotic animals,” Rollins said. “I’d never seen a kangaroo before though.”

    The animal “was standing alongside a fence row with several deer,” Rollins said. “He didn’t seem too scared because once I stopped I sat and stared at it for a while.”