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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Aint it The Truth: Victory doesn’t always go to the strongest

    There’s just something appealing about stories with surprising endings, like the one about the man who took his little beagle along on an African safari. According to the tale, the dog wandered off, got lost, and was doing his best to find his way back when he saw a leopard running right for him.

  • Church news for July 9, 2014

    Elk Lick Baptist
    Bro. John’s sermon was on Matthew 26:27-28, “Power In the Blood.”
    All the goats, sheep, doves or anything they scarified weren’t good enough. They had to keep sacrificing to cover their sins.
    Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross once for the atonement for our sins. Jesus’ blood has the power to redeem. Jesus’ blood can free us from eternity in hell and separate from him in his heavenly glory.
    Louise Johnson sang “Without Him.”

  • Baseball Rebels advance to region

    By reaching the 31st District championship game May 23, the Owen County High School baseball team assured a third-straight trip to the Eighth Region baseball tournament.
    They were also hoping for something a little more as well.
    The Rebels began the tournament May 19 in New Castle and needed two wins to reach the championship game.
    The defending district champs played like it on the first two nights as they knocked off Eminence 10-0 in the first round and Gallatin County High School 5-0 in the semifinals.

  • 2014 Summer Reading Program’s “Science” theme features Mr. Bond and The Science Guys

    The 2014 Summer Reading Program theme at libraries across the United States is “science,” and Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are excited for another summer of introducing and making science fun for kids at libraries in South Carolina, Virginia,  

  • Napier graduates with bachelors degree

    Tammy Clifton Napier of Frankfort and formerly of Owenton received her bachelors degree from Mid Continent University in a ceremony  held in Mayfield on May 10. Napier graduated magna cum laude with a 3.9  GPA and majored in psychology and counseling.  She is a 1976 graduate of Owen  County High School.