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Today's News

  • Championship event to bring thousands to Owen County

    Owen County has often been recognized for its beautiful landscape, its number of skilled craftsmen, and a strong sense of community. However, this summer Owen County will be recognized on a worldwide level when the U.S. Open Sporting Clay Championship takes place at Elk Creek Hunt Club.

    The U.S. Open is the second largest sporting clay event in the world. More than 1,000 shooters from all over the world are expected to compete in the event, which takes place June 23-28.

    Elk Creek Hunt Club Manager Gary Kathman said planning the event has been a two-year process.

  • Market to reopen with some surprises

    For many farmers and vendors in Owen County, the return of spring also means the return of the Owen County Farmers’ Market.

    This year, over 20 vendors are expected to take part in the market, which makes its home on the grounds of the Owen County Courthouse.

    Opening day for the market will be May 8 with hours from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    The hours will remain the same throughout this year’s market.

  • Back after break

    It sure did not feel like spring for much of last week. It was, however, spring break in Owen County and with the break came some rest from playing games for much of the week.

    The softball team was off all last week and was not scheduled to return to action until Monday when they traveled to Henry County.

    The girls also were scheduled to host Carroll County last night before hosting Gallatin County Wednesday night in a make-up game from an earlier rainout.

  • Mayor wants inmates to help clean up the streets of Owenton

    Spring has sprung in the city of Owenton and Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier is making plans for spring cleaning.

    At the April 7 meeting of the Owenton City Council, Wotier announced plans for several things he would like to see done over the next few months.

    Wotier said he would like to bring in volunteer help from the Carroll County Detention Center to assist with a street cleanup.

  • Library welcomes author Berry for celebration

    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert keeps a busy schedule in order to make sure adults and children alike get the best use of the library.

    It’s National Library Week, a week that the library staff will use to get to know library patrons better, and a week to demonstrate how they serve the community.

    Tuesday, the library hosted a meet-and-greet for the community.

    “We wanted to be able to show the community exactly what all it is we do here,” Nippert said.

  • Owen County track teams continue strong season

    Spring break ended Saturday for the Owen County track team. The boys and girls were back in action at the Walton-Verona Bearcat Open.

    In the girls’ 100-meter dash, Melina Bress raced to a 10th-place finish while Evyn White finished 14th.

    The same two ran well in the 200-meter dash with White finishing 11th and Bress 15th.

    In the 400-meter dash it was Danielle Hoop who finished fifth. Rachel Dauwe placed 23rd.

    Hoop also ran well in the 800-meter run as she finished fifth and then placed second in the 1600-meter run.

  • County goes back to the drawing board

    After reviewing plans for the new Owen County Judicial Center, the state board in charge of approving the designs has called on the county to remove over 6,500 square feet from the project.

    Under guidelines supported by Kentucky, the current design of the new courthouse must be scaled back to be approved by the Court Facilities Standards Committee.

    Although funding for the nearly $12 million dollar Owen project is secure, the design must be approved before the new courthouse can move forward.

  • Shamble success

    Satterwhite Shamble celebrated its 10th anniversary – “A Tradition Unlike Any Other.”

    If you watch the Masters, you’ll hear that catch phrase many times. There is a golf tournament  in Owen County that is also a unique tradition. The Charlie Satterwhite Golf Shamble celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. The event benefits the Charlie Satterwhite Fund and Trust for Life, which promote organ donation. Part of the proceeds from the event supports the Owen County Senior Citizens Center.

  • Telling Tales

    Many Owen County people probably recognize local figure Bill Watson as preacher at Owenton First Christian Church – but to many students across Kentucky, Watson is known as James, the 90 plus Civil War veteran.

    Watson, who has been a professional storyteller for 20 years, was recently  recognized for his unique performances by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Artist in Louisville.

  • Rebels on a roll

    After a rough start to the 2009 campaign, Owen County High School Baseball Coach Kevin Webster has to feel better about his team.

    The Rebels headed into spring break riding a three-game winning streak. 

    Owen County began last week by traveling to Williamstown.

    The Demons scored single runs in the third and fifth and maintained the 2-0 advantage heading into the seventh inning.

    The Rebels rallied. Collin Gamble led off the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second by Denny O’Toole.