Today's News

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School honored for getting green

    Maurice Bowling Middle School was recently recognized as the second most energy efficient middle school in the state of Kentucky and district officials are hopeful the rest will follow suit.
    The school held an Energy Star assembly April 27, where the school was presented with an Energy Star plaque, which was donated by Owen Electric.
    Owen County School District Maintenance Supervisor Dan Logan said the award was based on the school’s electric bill statements.

  • After playground, mayor turns attention to budget

    Sidewalk repairs and a new police cruiser could be in the City of Owenton’s future following the Owenton City Council’s first reading of its 2012-13 budget.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said there were no surprises with the upcoming fiscal year’s budget and that each member of the council received a copy of the budget before the May 1 meeting. West said he met individually with each of the council members to discuss the budget.
    West said the budget will allow for a $100,000 down payment on a new fire truck.

  • Running for the roses ... and the bargains

    With over $10,000 in total sales, the driving force behind the Run for the 227 Yard Sale is calling the event “a huge success.”
    KY 227 resident and Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis said the success goes beyond how much money her neighbors made during the Derby Day event.
    When the idea for the event began to take shape, Davis said she and her neighbors wanted a way to bring the community together and a massive yard sale seemed to be the ticket.
    “A few weeks ago, a community project began,” Davis said. ‘Everyone got busy. Company was coming.”

  • Two Owen men charged in killing

    Two Owen County men and a third from Grant County have been charged with the murder of a Frankfort man after a passerby noticed a dead body alongside Interstate 64 in Franklin County.
    According to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton, the victim, Charles Monroe, 30, had met the three men at the Frankfort Walmart on Leonardwood Drive to allegedly purchase prescription pain pills.
    Melton said the incident was a case of an alleged “drug deal gone bad.”

  • Cleaver takes top truck tugging honors

    Owen County’s Heather Cleaver won overall champion in 2011 for the Northern Kentucky Truck Tuggers Association.
    She was the first woman to win since the club began in 1986. She drove a 4,000 lb. 4-wheel drive class. She also received most bubbles (a scoring competition), bubble buster and perfect attendance award.
    Chardale Hammond came in fourth place and received the perfect attendance award.
    In 2005 Hammond was a half point off from being first lady to win overall.

  • Owen Co. softball teams earn splits

    The Owen County High School softball team experienced some extremes last week. They were involved in two blowouts, won a 1-run game and were shutout.  
    The blowout came in the NCKC Tournament on Wednesday against Williamstown. The Lady Rebels needed just five innings to get the 15-0 win over the Lady Demons.
    The Lady Rebels traveled Frankfort on Friday and Saturday to take part in the Western Hills Invitational.
    On Friday, Owen County edged out a 2-1 win over the Lady Commodores from Tates Creek.

  • Youth soccer league results

    Under 8
    Little Rebels - 2 vs. Clovers - 0
    The Little Rebels played very, very well on a rainy Saturday morning.  
    Connor Eads and Conner Ogden both scored one goal each and each had shot attempts. Madison Perkins, Ashton Moore and Anna Riddle also had shots on goal. Katie Fisk, Kailyn Duncan, Griffin Gentry and Riddle made great stops in their defensive positions. Rachel Johnson, Gentry and Perkins shared duties as goalie for the Little Rebels and were able to block all shots by the Clovers.

  • Rebels baseball team goes three for three

    It was a perfect week for the Owen County High School baseball team last week. Coming off two tough losses to Williamstown and Mason County, the team took out their frustrations on three different opponents to improve their record to 11-9.
    The week began April 24 with a 31st district game at Henry County. The Rebels would return back home with a 6-3 over the Wildcats.
    The victory would improve Owen County to 2-0 in district play. They also have a win over Carroll County in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic.

  • Boys run to NCKC and Grant titles

    The Owen County High School boy’s track team went two for two last week. The Rebels won both the NCKC at Henry County on Tuesday and then won the Grant County Invitational on Friday night in Dry Ridge.
    Not only did Owen County win the NCKC but they also set nine new meet records and a new school record.
    Paul Banks set a NCKC record in winning the 100-meter dash with Cory Cannon finishing fifth. Collin Trammel set a new record in the 200-meter dash with Cannon coming in fourth.

  • Under the big top

    The National Junior Honor Society and Peer Helpers sponsored the annual spring semi-formal dance “Under the Big Top” at Maurice Bowling Middle School on April 21. The event is the biggest Relay for Life fundraiser that the two clubs will hold and there was a great turnout with over 200 students attending. The 2012 MBMS court is pictured above: eighth graders Clay Dempsey and Kirsten Parker were crown Mr. and Miss MBMS; seventh grade representatives crowned were Alex Gomez (at left) and Ashley Willis; sixth-grade representatives crowned were Wade Cammack and Kaylee Miller.