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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Owen basketball players named to all-academic team

    The Owen County basketball teams had success on the court this past season. Both won the district championships in the same season for the first time in school history. While players were performing well on the court, many were also doing well in the classroom.

    Five member of the boys’ team and eight Lady Rebels were named to the All-Academic First Team. In order to be selected, members must have a GPA of 3.75 or higher.

  • Georgia: On my mind

    My book club was planning to read Barbara Kingsolver’s new book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” – the one about eating locally grown foods exclusively and only those in season – and so the discussion leader turns to me, and says, “And so Georgia, why don’t you make Kingsolver’s ‘Month of May’ recipe for Rhubarb Crisp on page 89 for our refreshments next month.”

  • Track team gets ready for state

    The Owen County track teams took part in the Region 5A Track Meet Saturday. The meet was held at Admiral Stadium in Danville. Both teams performed well and both will be sending members to the Class A State Meet next Saturday in Louisville.

    As a team, the girls finished fourth overall. Danielle Hoop qualified for next week in both the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run. Hoop won the 400-meter dash while Rachel Dauwe finished 10th. Hoop, a sophomore, also won the 800-meter run.

  • Rebels wrap up their season

    The regular season has come to a close for the Owen County baseball team.

    The team played two road games last week.

    The Rebels traveled to take on Frankfort where Owen County banged out 16 hits on their way to a 14-1 win. Matt Harris, Collin Gamble, Jordan Cox, Zach McDonald and Denny O’Toole combined for 11 hits and 13 runs batted in. Brody Layton pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win.

  • Twelve BMS soccer players honored

    Thursday night was a special night at the Owen County soccer field. The Bowling Middle School Soccer team honored a dozen eighth-graders who were playing their final home game.

    Ashley Byers, Aly Minch, Andi Wash, Morgan Walker, Kaity Smith, Will Dempsey, Adam Hazlett, Jordan Henderson, James Marston Ben Allen, Austin Collins and Devin Ricketts all were recognized with their parents before the start of the game with Good Shepard.

    The Rebels then went out and dropped a 3-1 decision to the visitors.

  • Company will bring 32 new jobs to Owen

    A new business will be opening in the Owenton Industrial Park, bringing about 32 new jobs to the community.

    In a statement released late last week, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced KHI Foods Inc. will expand into Owen County.

    The company, which already has a facility in Burlington, will be expanding its operations. The new operation represents a $1.6 million investment.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said she was “excited” about the announcement.

  • Lady Rebels end regular season with victories

    The Owen County softball team took part in the 31st District Tournament earlier this week at Henry County.

    Before heading to New Castle, the Lady Rebels had to finish the regular season. They did so by playing three home games.

    The first came May 11 as the team hosted Frankfort. The game against the Lady Panthers was Senior Day for Sarah Bihl.

    She was recognized before the game and then helped the Lady Rebels pick up an 8-0 win. The senior had two hits, drove in three runs and also scored twice. Jensen Wainscott had two hits and scored two runs.