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Today's News

  • Local health officials to host flu workshop

    The Owen County Health Department in collaboration with Owen County Community Education is hosting an HINI informational meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

    Denise Bingham, clinical nurse manager from Three Rivers Health Department, will be on hand to answer questions about H1NI, commonly known as swine flu.

    Kathy Resetar, community education director, will be discussing how the schools are being pro-active in keeping the schools sanitized. 

    For more information, contact Resetar at 484-4011.

  • Owen County Youth Football Results

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation youth competitive football teams recently completed games against Pendleton County and Grant County. The Mighty Pro and Power House teams both came away victorious against both rivals, while the Midget team suffered losses in both of their contests. The following is a recap of the action:

    Midget Division

    Pendleton Co. – 27

    Owen County – 0

    The Panthers jumped on the young Rebels from the opening play and never looked back to capture the victory.

    Grant Blue – 33

  • Health care: More answers, less rhetoric

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell doesn’t say things very often that make me laugh.

    But in a recent op/ed piece, McConnell said that during his August recess from Washington, he didn’t meet “anybody who thought a government takeover of health care was the answer.”

    The statement shocked me and, as the kids say, LOL.

    It was never more clear to me that Sen. McConnell and I run in different circles.

  • ‘Swine flu’ reported at middle school

    The Owen County School District issued a letter indicating a student at Maurice Bowling Middle School may have contracted H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

    Owen County School Superintendent Mark Cleveland said the middle-school student has the symptoms of the virus, but no formal test results have been received.

    Cleveland said the Center for Disease Control is backed up with many other possible swine flu tests, and he has been advised to treat the illness as an incident of swine flu.

  • Officials break ground for Eagle Creek sewer project

    After years of waiting, ground was officially broken Saturday for a multimillion dollar sewer project that will serve the community around the Eagle Creek Resort.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said although she came into office as funding for the project was being secured, she praised the efforts of residents along with local and state officials to get the project approved.

  • OCHS Class of 1979 meets at Elk Creek

    The Owen County High School Class of 1979 celebrated its 30-year reunion at beautiful Elk Creek Vineyards Aug. 22.

  • Varsity boys, JV girls earn soccer victories

    It was a week of two extremes for the Owen County boy’s soccer team last week.

    The week began and ended with shutout losses to both Simon Kenton and Scott County. In between, the Rebels easily defeated Garrard County 7-1.

    The game was the first game for Owen County in the Cardinal Cup at Scott County. James Marston scored four goals for the victorious Rebels. Marston also had an assist. Blake Lewis added two goals and an assist while Ryan Marston scored a goal and added a pair of helpers. Ben Allen, Austin Collins and Patrick Brumback each had assists.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Tax money should stay in the community where they are collected

    I am really mad about the tax put on our taxes for the fire department. I do not mind donating to my fire department here at New Liberty, but I don’t want my money given to the other fire departments. Each department has a certain territory and I feel the people in each area should take care of their own fire department. That $35 (local government)  put on my taxes will only give New Liberty $7.

  • Organizers should be congratulated for 9/11 memorial

    Every year since Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has paused for a few moments to remember the horrible and tragic events of that day.

    Unlike so many other memorials, that take place year after year, the tributes and remembrances that take place on the anniversary of 9/11 do not seem to diminish as the date slides further into history.

    But there are people who work hard each year to keep the memory alive of all those we lost in the consciousness of all Americans.

  • Wildcats run past Rebels

    If a team could have a do-over, the Owen County Rebels would pick the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Henry County.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats erupted for 37 unanswered points to close out the first half.

    It appeared the Rebels might have gotten out of the first half still in the game. The Rebels were trailing 22-7 with less than two minutes left in the half.

    The Wildcats closed out the quarter and half by scoring two touchdowns on two offensive plays to extend the lead to 37-7 as the two teams headed to the locker room.