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Today's News

  • Rebels win one, lose one

    What started out as a promising week fell flat for the Owen County Rebels.

    The Rebels entered last week riding a four-game winning streak as they welcomed Gallatin County to town for a 31st District showdown.

    The game began with both teams running up and down the court at a frenetic pace. The Wildcats took a 19-17 lead after one quarter.

    The beginning of the second quarter was much the same until Blake Lewis connected from 3-point range to give the Rebels their first lead at 27-24 with 4:20 left in the half.

  • Court will wait on ambulance service increase

    People across the nation are concerned that the pending health-care legislation before Congress could affect the costs of health care in the United States.

    Those concerns filtered down to the Owen County Fiscal Court Monday when Owen County EMS Director Kevin Luther approached the magistrates about a 5-percent increase in the ambulance rates to match new rates that Medicaid allows ambulance services to charge and be reimbursed for under federal policy.

  • Historical Society News (Christmas edition)

    In the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” the composer laments that although he knows it’s a long road back, he promises to be home for Christmas. Reminiscing about the memories of home, he ends with the line: if only in my dreams.

     Whether near or far, whether returning home for Christmas or not, Owen countians cherish their memories of that special time of year by sharing traditions with their families, thus preserving their history and heritage.

  • Early-morning fire destroys home on 227

    A home at 9905 Hwy. 227 S. was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

    Owen County Fire Chief Larry Karsner said the station received a call around 1:30 a.m.

    “Five departments were there,” Karsner said. “It was pretty much fully involved by the time we got there in the left, front center of the house.”

    Fire crews worked until around 5:30 a.m. putting out the flames at the home of Rodney Osbourne.

    Karsner said no one was injured in connection with the fire.

  • A Christmas wish list for sports fans

    It was fun last week to read the letters listing what kids all over Owenton wanted for Christmas. The great thing about kids is that they don’t understand what things cost or how impractical they might be. Instead they just ask for the things they want and hope for the best.

    As a sports fan, I have decided to do the same thing. I have put together my wish list for things I would like to see during the next year. Call it my Christmas Wish List for the Sports Fan.

  • Accident took life of Owen man, police say

    An Owen County man was found dead early Monday morning in a creek bed at 3120 Hwy. 1316 near Mosby Creek.

    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Jesse Bailey, 66, kept a sump pump in the creek to pump water into his home.

    Police suspect Bailey went to turn the sump pump off Saturday evening and slipped, hitting his head on a rock in the creek bed.

    Hammond said Bailey had suffered with illnesses.

  • Owen County boys secure wins over Raiders, Panthers

    Following a 2-1 week to open the season, the Owen County Rebels hit the road for a pair of important road games last week.

    After committing 33 turnovers in their opening night loss, senior Blake Lewis said the team has been “working on the little things” in practice.

    Lewis said after a week of playing against teams that seemed content to play zone defense against the Rebels’ strong inside game, it was going to be important for him and Stone Osborne to start knocking down shots.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    There is a saying: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It was based on an ode that Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote when he turned over a newly built mouse nest as he plowed his fields. Seeing the mouse scamper away with no hope of rebuilding that nest because the season was so late, Burns reflected on how many times, although carefully thought out, plans don’t always turn out the way we envisioned them.

  • Public helps bring Christmas to needy Owen County kids

    With the nation suffering through an economical crisis, many people throughout Owen County became angels to 76 boys and girls on this year’s angel tree.

    The angel tree started out with 54 children but as the weeks passed by, more and more parents went through the Owen County Extension Office to receive assistance for their children.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said 76 is the highest number of children the records show, which go back to 1994.

  • Preview: Rebels ready to host Henry County Wildcats Friday

    Opponent: Henry County Wildcats

    Where: Owen County High School

    When: Friday at 8 p.m.

    What more can be said about three of the four meetings between these two teams last year. Two were decided at the buzzer and both teams had to watch the other cut down the nets at Carroll County. Henry County defeated Owen County to win the 8th Region All “A” Classic in Carrollton in January. Owen County then beat Henry County in the same gym in February to claim the 31st district championship.