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Today's News

  • Rebels’ season ends in district tourney

    For just about anyone who plays games, some losses are harder to take than others.

    The Rebels’ loss in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament to Gallatin County May 18 would fall into the hard-to-take category.

    Owen County took a 2-1 lead into the seventh inning and were one out away from a win and a trip to the 31st District Championship game.

  • Take a moment to remember

    For the most part, I have been one of those people who sees the main significance of  Memorial Day as being the start of summer.

    For me and a lot of others, whether or not they would admit it publicly, Memorial Day has been little more than a nice three-day weekend – a good time to sleep in late, get outdoors, grill some brats and maybe have a family reunion or go for a swim.

    I know the history of Memorial Day.  Somewhere, squirreled back in the file cabinet of my brain, I recall hearing people call it Decoration Day. 

  • Lady Rebels reach district championship

    On May 18, the Owen County softball team played in the 8th Region Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The Lady Rebels advanced to the tournament by once again reaching the finals of the 31st District Tournament.

    The team played Carroll County in the first round at Henry County. The Lady Rebels got great pitching, solid defense and timely hitting in their 2-1 win over the Lady Panthers.

  • Letters to the editor: Most litter can be prevented with just a little thought

    As I was driving to Frankfort one Sunday afternoon, May 17, I saw two groups of dedicated people picking up trash on the side of the road.

    I would like to say a huge thank-you to those people for caring enough to take the time to help make our country a better place for everyone. I’m sure that they were not the ones who put the trash there, but yet they took the time to clean it up.

  • Business expands with an eye toward collectibles

    A cozy atmosphere and friendly faces bring customers to the recently expanded M&T Country Collectibles.

    The business opened in June of 2006, specializing in antiques. In 2007, the owner, Melissa Perkins, decided to completely revamp her store and do away with antiques.

    The business now specializes in country and primitive home décor and folk art, as well as many miscellaneous items such as Candleberry candles.

  • Local EMS warns of flooding dangers

    The Owen County Emergency Management team reminds residents of possible flooding.

    Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states. However, all floods are not alike.

  • Owen track season wraps up in Louisville

    Owen County High School Track and Field Coach Jerry Doolin talked all season about what a good group of kids he had on the track team. He spoke about their hard work and dedication and on Saturday in Louisville both of those qualities paid off.

    Several members of the Owen County track team headed to Louisville over the weekend to take part in the Kentucky State Track Meet.

    The highest finish was turned in by Keith Arutoff, who finished third in the discus. His best throw of 136 feet 3 inches was good enough for a school record.

  • Letter to the editor: Karate isn’t the only martial art offered in the community

    I think it is great that Mr. and Mrs. Runion have started this karate program here in our community. It does give the kids who don’t want to play sports like football or baseball another thing to do.

    But I don’t think it was fair that they act like they are the only martial arts program in Owen County.

    I have had several students of the Owen County Judo team come to me today and ask why the Runions act like the judo club doesn’t exist.

  • Elk Creek kicks off summer concert series

    The Elk Creek Vineyards Concert Series is back with returning artists as well as some new.

    The concert series has been a part of Owen County culture since 2007. Acts like country music superstar Sarah Evans, blues artist Buddy Guy and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra have preformed at Elk Creek’s outdoor amphitheater.

    The concert series kicked off Saturday night with A1A: The Official Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band. The band has performed at Elk Creek each season since the series began.

  • Unbuckled driver killed in car wreck

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a wreck that left a Sanders woman dead.

    According to a statement from the Kentucky State Police, at about 6:37 p.m. Sunday,  a 1999 Ford truck driven by Brian J. Ritchey II, 28, of Bluff City, Tenn., was eastbound on U.S. 42 and turned in front of a westbound vehicle driven by Lonna D. Kehrer of Sanders.

    Kehrer was killed in the wreck

    A passenger in the vehicle, Cindy Keith, 30, of Norwood, Ohio, received serious injuries and was transported to University of Cincinnati.