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Today's News

  • Rebels dominate in four of five games

    The Owen County baseball team had the bats going early and often last week. They won four of the five games they played by a combined score of 45-6.

    The week started with a trip to Florence to take on Villa Madonna. Against the Blue Lightning, it was the Rebels who had all the thunder at the plate as they scored 11 times. Senior Michael Dunaway did the rest as he held the home team hitless to record the first no-hitter of his high school career. Owen County won the game 11-0.

  • Softball wins three games last week

    The Owen County Lady Rebels enjoyed a busy week that saw them win in blowout fashion and also in their final at bat.

    The Lady Rebels opened up play last week on the road at Eminence. The teams played a doubleheader that was dominated by Owen County. In the first game Megan Wilhoite tossed seven innings allowing just one earned run as the Lady Rebels rolled to a 13-3 win. Game two lasted on four innings with Owen County winning 18-0. Katelyn Parker picked up the win on the mound pitching all four innings.

  • Boys track finishes firsts at Harrison County

    It was a winning weekend for the Owen County boy’s track team in Cynthiana. The team took part in the Harrison County Invitational on Saturday and squeaked past Harrison County to claim the overall title.

  • Girls finish second at NCKC Meet

    The Owen County girls track team competed on Tuesday night at the NCKC Meet at Walton-Verona. The girls finished second overall behind the Lady Bearcats of Walton-Verona.

  • Ayres Family Orchard in full bloom

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, right, visited Ayres Family Orchard Thursday. Larry Ayres, left, gave Quarles a tour of the orchard while the apple trees were in full bloom.

  • Circuit clerk unveils local organ donor portraits

    About 30 people were on hand as Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee unveiled five portraits of organ donors and organ recipients from Owen County Friday afternoon at the circuit clerk’s office.

    Owen County has added 4,591 residents, more than 50 percent of all Owen residents, to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry since it was created in May 2007, according to a report on the Trust for Life website.

  • Unattended car rolls into Bowling Insurance, minor damage

    The Owenton Volunteer Fire Department responded to Bowling Insurance, located at 105 N. Thomas St., after an unattended car slipped out of park and rolled backward into the storefront window Thursday. No one was at the business at the time and there were no injuries.

  • Last day of school for students May 25

    Owen County students will get to start their summer vacation a day earlier thanks to a bill passed this legislative session in Frankfort.

    House Bill 111, which became law without the governor’s signature on April 14, includes a provision that allows school districts to remain open on the day of the primary election, Tuesday, May 17, provided that no school building in the district is used as a polling place.

  • County contracts with UK for new medical director

    The ever-changing landscape of Owen County’s healthcare and medical services took another turn at the April 12 meeting of the fiscal court.

    Dr. Larry Johnson has served as Owen County’s medical director since 2008, but the county will soon contract with the UK Medical Center for the sponsorship.

    In order for a paramedic or EMT to practice medicine under the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, a medical sponsorship must be in place.

  • Community mourns loss of beloved Jonesville fire chief

    Nearly every fire department has a ‘cat in the tree’ story, but for Jonesville Assistant Fire Chief Allen Cammack, that story is a reminder of the many ways Chief Chase Duvall showed his willingness to do whatever it took to help someone in need.

    Cammack shared the story Monday evening surrounded by his fellow firefighters, who took time out from their department meeting to remember Duvall, who passed away suddenly April 13.