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Today's News

  • Soccer team’s championship bid falls short

    The Owen County High School Rebels soccer team reached the championship game of the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic for the second year in a row.
    Unfortunately, they suffered the same fate as 2013.
    On Sept. 4, the Rebels played Gallatin County High School in the semifinals at Carroll County. Alex Hernandez would score twice as Owen County defeated the Wildcats 5-1. It was the first win of the year for the Rebels. Also scoring in the game was Preston Forsee, Ricardo Perez and Christian Trejo.

  • Volleyball team has up, down week

    The Owen County High School volleyball team played two matches last week. Neither could have much been much closer but both resulted in different outcomes.
    The first match of the week came Sept. 2 in Warsaw against Gallatin County High School. The Lady Rebels went into the match looking for their first district win of the season. They would come up just short in their quest by dropping the final two games of the match to lose 3-2.

  • Middle-school girls fall to Henry

    Following the Labor Day weekend, the Maurice Bowling Middle School Lady Rebels volleyball team found themselves on the road Sept. 2 and 3 and finished the week at home.
    On Sept. 2, the Lady Rebels proved to be tough. The girls, who had held on to their winning streak for six-straight games, picked up their first loss of the season to the Henry County Lady Wildcats.
    The Lady Rebels travelled to Bondurant Sept. 3 to face the Lady Braves for the third matchup of the season.

  • Lady Rebels fall out in semifinals

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team was hoping to get back to the championship game of the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic. Their hopes would end in the semifinals.
    On Sept. 4, the Lady Rebels took the bus to Carrollton where they took on Gallatin County High School in the semifinals.
    Owen County’s Hailey Chappell would find the back of the net for the Rebels but they would still fall short to lose 2-1.

  • No break for Labor Day

    Despite the long holiday weekend, the labor for Owen County farmers didn’t take a break.
    As August turns into September, local farmers have been hitting the tobacco fields to bring in this year’s crop.
    Steve Musen, the Owen County extension agent for agriculture  and natural resources, estimated that about 15 percent of the county’s tobacco crop has been cut and housed.
    “It looks like this is going to be a very good crop,” Musen said.

  • No break for Labor Day

    Despite the long holiday weekend, the labor for Owen County farmers didn’t take a break.
    As August turns into September, local farmers have been hitting the tobacco fields to bring in this year’s crop.
    Steve Musen, the Owen County extension agent for agriculture  and natural resources, estimated that about 15 percent of the county’s tobacco crop has been cut and housed.
    “It looks like this is going to be a very good crop,” Musen said.

  • County sets tax rates for 2014

    Taxpayers in Owen County will see only slight changes to their tax bills following the adoption of the 2014 tax rates by the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The court approved a compensating rate for its 2014 tax year Aug. 26 and only the real property rate will increase, from 12.2 to 12.4 per $100 of assessed value.
    The personal property rate will remain the same as in 2013 at 13.4.
    The watercraft, motor vehicle and aircraft rates will also remain the same at 14.8.

  • Owen Co. EMS to honor AmeriCorps 20th anniversary

    The countdown is on for the epic AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary celebration on Sept. 12.
    In honor of the big event, the Owen county Emergency Management is showcasing AmeriCorps on a special site.
    In honor of the big event, the organization  just launched a special website at AmeriCorps.gov. Check it out.  You can learn about their history.  
    On Sept. 12 at the Capitol building in Frankfort, there will be a ceremony held for the AmeriCorps Anniversary.
    The history of the AmeriCorps

  • Big Read projects kicks off Saturday

    The Owen County Public Library will kick off its “Big Read” Program Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The Big Read project is designed to encourage everyone in the community to read the same classic book.
    This year’s book is Jack London’s classic tale “Call of the Wild” which takes place during the Yukon gold rush and centers on a dog named Buck who becomes a sled dog.
    For months, the library has been handing out free copies of the novel to students and members of the community.

  • Owenton Center staff takes bucket challenge

    The ice-bucket challenge had a twist at the Owenton Center.
    Thousands of people across the country have been taking part in the challenge to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS research.
    But for the staff of the Owenton Center, the challenge was designed to raise money for a problem common in Owen County - Alzheimer’s disease.
    Pam Smoot, the Owenton Center director of admissions, said combating Alzheimer’s is a cause close to the heart of the hospital and its staff.