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Today's News

  • New Horizons to host blood drive June 13

    Donors could make their dreams come true at the Magic Kingdom by saving lives at a blood drive June 13 from noon until 4:30 p.m. at New Horizons Medical Center on the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile.
    Those who register to donate are automatically eligible to win a trip to Disney.
    Donors can also win  one of six pairs of daily grounds passes or a Wanamaker Club weekly pass to the PGA Championship in Louisville Aug. 4-10.
    The promotion continues through June 30.
    The Owen County drive is sponsored by the Order of the Oddfellows.

  • Honoring excellence: Campbellsville University recognizes Owen County educators for excellence in teaching

    By Joan C. McKinney
    News and publications coordinator
    And Mikayla Smith
    Student news writer

    Campbellsville University honored 166 teachers from 58 school districts throughout Kentucky by receiving the Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award May 10 at the Ransdell Chapel on the CU campus.
    Bill Goodman, host of “Kentucky Tonight” and “One to One” on Kentucky Educational Television, spoke to the approximate 400 teachers and their guests by discussing “What is a teacher for?”

  • Owen County District Court - May 30, 2014

    Kayla Link, 1993, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, probable cause exists, transferred to grand jury.
    Kayla H. Link, 1993, public intoxication, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause exists, transferred to grand jury.
    Daniel Thornton, 1990, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for June 6.
    Daniel Thornton, 1990, third-degree rape, preliminary hearing set for June 6.
    Daniel W. Thornton, 1990, contempt of court, owes $850 restitution, continued to June 6.

  • OCHS Students of the Month for May 2014

    The Owen County High School Students of the Month for May are Ari Olvera (freshmen);  John Randall Towles (sophomore); Mikala Byers (junior); and Shelby Powers (senior).

  • OCHS Students of the Month for April 2014

    The Owen County High School Students of the Month for April are  Austin Riggs (freshman); Megan Wilhoite (sophomore); Suzanna Cooke (junior); and Ashley Smith (senior).

  • Kay’s Branch News: This time of year its easy to make good memories

    It’s overcast, mild and the birds are having lengthy conversations with each other around the screened in porch. I have just turned off the TV and am in writing mode.
    All the pieces have fallen into place and the basement is finished.
    Teri came last Wednesday and helped me hang pictures and rearrange the back wall and do some more cleaning. That only left the cleaning of the tables and furniture down there which I could do alone.

  • Leadership Owen County: Group learns about learning

    On May 7, members of the 2014 Cohort of Leadership Owen County had the chance to get a taste of what goes on in all three Owen County schools as part of Leadership Owen’s Education Day.  

  • Owen squad takes third in inaugural Halloween Express of Lexington Memorial Challenge

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League held its inaugural Halloween Express of Lexington Memorial Challenge May 24 at the Owen County High School.  
    The event was a great success due to the support of our local businesses, community and parents.  

  • Rebels’ season ends in Henry

    The Owen County High School baseball team was making its third straight appearance in the Eighth Region baseball tournament May 26 in Henry County.
    The Rebels entered their contest with Simon Kenton hoping to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2007.
    The Pioneers were looking to advance for the second straight season by knocking out a 31st District opponent. They defeated Gallatin County in the quarterfinals last season.
    The Pioneers would get quality pitching and timely hitting to defeat the Rebels 5-1 to end Owen County’s season.

  • Rebels perform well at state track meet

    Several members of the Owen County High School track team spent Saturday morning taking part in the Class A State Track Meet at the University of Kentucky. Each of them represented themselves and their school well.
    he top finisher was Hunter Trenary, who finished third in the 3200- meter run. This was an improvement for the senior who finished seventh in the same event last year.
    Also for the boys, it was Seth Shafer placing 23rd in the discus while the 4x800-meter relay team of Kyler Law, Cory Hudnall, Daniel Lopez and Keith Stout placed 15th.