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Today's News

  • Great golf season will finish at state

    It was a goal the Owen County High School girls’ golf team had set at the end of last season. They wanted to make it to state tournament.

    Mission accomplished.

    On Sept. 29, the Lady Rebels golf team finished second at the sixth-region tournament to qualify for the state golf tournament to be held Thursday and Friday in Bowling Green.

     “This was an exciting day for our girls’ golf team,” Owen County High School Golf Coach David Wainscott said.

  • Owenton property owners will see slight tax change

    The Owenton City Council voted to raise its real property tax rates to .326 from last year’s .316 during its Oct. 1 meeting.

    The .326 tax rate means a property owner will pay .326 on each $100 worth of real property at its assessed cash value.

    Owenton City Clerk and Treasurer Laura Aldridge said a property owner whose property was worth $100,000 would pay $326 in real property taxes.

    The personal property rate will be .469 as opposed to last year’s rate of .3338. The vehicle rate will be .2829.

  • Letters to the Editor: Beck helps explain issues facing the nation

    I watched Glenn Beck when he was on Headline News. Now he is on Fox News. We watch him every night. I do not feel like exploits fear. My opinion is he makes me angry (because) of the way our country is being run. The way he uses the chalk board and pictures helps us to know who is who.

    Now about health care. A lot of people think it is going to be free or better care. If the government-run health care is so great, then why are people coming from other countries to seek our health care? Due to long waits for tests or surgeries that is why they are coming.

  • Letters to the Editor: Library does a good job educating the masses

    The Owen County Library is one of the best resources we have in the county for educating the masses. Open to the public, it provides a diverse menu of programs for all ages and many interests. Whether you are interested in gardening or quilting, music or rug making, the library can point you in the right direction.

  • Owen County Fair Board to present truck, tractor pull

    The Owen County Fair Board will hold its first annual fall truck and tractor pull fund-raiser Oct. 10.

    Fair board member Ashley Young said many people have requested a better carnival for the Owen County fair, which is held every July.

    “People want a bigger carnival and they want to see new things at the fair each year,” Young said. “There are a lot of people in the county that pull trucks and it’s a popular event around here, so it will be a good way to raise money for the fair.”

  • Owen schools escaping flu bug bite for now

    While some school districts across the state of Kentucky have shut down due to H1N1 virus and other illnesses, Owen County students remain healthy.

    Owen County School District Director of Pupil Personnel Charlotte Elkins said the attendance rate for the year remains high.

    “We’ve been in good shape so far,” Elkins said. “The rate for the year so far for the district is 95 percent. That’s from the beginning of the year up to last Friday.”

    Elkins said there have been no confirmed cases of H1N1 in the district.

  • A challenge to the Rebels to show they care

    Football players are supposed to be tough. They play a game where the object is to hit your opponent as hard as you can. They play despite injuries or sickness. They wear orange, black, silver and gold. They are called Steelers and Raiders. The last thing you would expect to see any of them wearing would be … pink.

    Yet on Sunday, that is exactly what many of them did.

    That’s right, players in the National Football League wearing pink cleats, pink sweatbands and pink towels. Why?

  • District opener preview

    Opponent: DeSales Colts

    Place: DuPont Manual High School

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    • After starting the season 3-1, the Colts have lost their last two games to Seneca and Fern Creek.

    • DeSales enter the game with a high-powered offense. In the six games the Colts have played this season ,they are averaging just over 31 points a game.

    • The Rebels are 0-3 against DeSales. They lost twice to the Colts in 2007 and once in 2008.

  • Community mourning local leader

    Owen County lost one of its most recognizable citizens – Dr. Charles Calvin “C.C.” Arnold died Monday.

    Dr. Arnold, who was born in Squiresville, served as a dentist in Owen County for more than 50 years. He also served as mayor of Owenton from 1969 to 1973, president of the Owen County Parent Teachers Association and chairman of the Owen County Hospital Board.

    Janetta Keith, who went to work for Arnold as a dental assistant in 1977, said Dr. Arnold was a devoted dentist.

  • Former resident accused of sexual abuse in Owen

    A former Owen County resident has been charged with sexually abuse a child under 12 years old.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Robert Allen Stiver, 55, of  Louisville, was arrested Sept. 25 on 10 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony.

     The Owen County case opened Sept. 3, when the family of the victim contacted KSP.

     The events for which Stiver is charged allegedly took place between 1994 and 1998.