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Today's News

  • Softball ends regular season with pair of wins

    The Owen County softball season wrapped up the regular season last week.

    The team finished the year with a pair of home games against Grant County and Williamstown. The Lady Rebels would win both of them.

    The team hosted Grant County last Monday. Owen County got a complete game on the mound from Megan Wilhoite winning 4-2 over the Lady Braves. Blair Harris knocked in two runs and scored one while Kaitlyn Parker scored one and drove in a run. Baileigh Young also scored a pair of runs in the victory.

  • Rebels baseball gears up for post-season play

    The Owen County baseball team has finished the regular season and is ready for the 31st District Tournament and beyond.

    The team played their final two regular season home games of the season last week before wrapping up the year on the road on Saturday in Lexington.

  • Boys take second, girls third at 5A meet in Lexington

    Saturday was a good day for the Owen County track teams at the Region 5A Meet in Lexington. The boys finished second overall and the girls finished third overall. Several members of each team qualified for the KHSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held Saturday morning at the University of Kentucky.

  • Sanders carries Owen in primary; Clinton takes state

    Bernie Sanders carried Owen County in the state's presidential primary election Tuesday with about 20 percent of the county's registered voters taking to the polls.
    Sanders received a total of 720 votes locally, while Hillary Clinton received 453. Clinton was named the state's winner
    Owen County Clerk Laurel P. Stivers said the county's voter turnout had exceeded her expectations.
    "I guessed we would have about 15 percent turnout, but it looks like we wound up with 20 percent," Stivers said Tuesday night.

  • Kline named Principal of the Year

    Another prestigious statewide award comes home to Owen County Schools and although athletics has garnered a lot of recognition this year, this award is for academics.

    Owen County High School Principal Duane Kline was named the 2016 “Principal of the Year” by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.

  • 127 work begins today

    Construction crews will begin a pavement repair project today that will eventually close Main Street for the month of June.

    “The pavement section beginning at Duke Avenue extending north of Ky. 3095 (Ellis Road) will be improved,” Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6 said. “This section of roadway will be more durable and will provide a safer and smoother ride for all of those who travel along U.S. 127.”

  • Annual Relay for Life festivities set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday

    Break out the tennis shoes and don purple apparel as the 2016 Relay for Life of Owen County takes place this Friday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Owenton.

    The Relay was originally scheduled to be at Itron Field, but was moved based on Friday’s weather forecast. The theme for this year’s Relay is “Festival of Hope” and will feature different bands and musical acts throughout the night, food vendors and more.

  • Brightening up downtown Owenton

    The sixth installment in the Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trail’s murals is sure to brighten up Main Street and catch the eye of those passing through town.

    Unlike the other murals that focus on the production of tobacco, AHT committee member Joy Morgan said the downtown mural is a collage of what makes Owen County a special place.

    Randy and Kasey Towles own the building next to the Kentucky American Water office on Main Street where the mural was placed.

  • PVA test May 31

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a special examination will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to qualify prospective candidates for the vacant office of Owen County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA).

    The examination, will be held at the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Building, 400 Englewood Drive, Frankfort, KY. Identification will be required.

  • Farmers' market open for business