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Today's News

  • 4-H News: Take care of the horses

    Few things say spring in Kentucky like horses. Chances are if you are in the 4-H Horse Program, you’ve been working diligently to prepare your horse for spring and summer shows, trail rides, and camps. One important aspect to never forget is springtime vaccinations.

  • International students seek homes in Owen County

    Loving homes are needed in Owen County for international students.
    Maybe yours?
    Hundreds of foreign high school students, both boys and girls, are sitting at home these days, hoping for their chance experience the typical American way of life. Their dreams include going to a football game, eating macaroni and cheese around the dinner table, attending an American school, church, prom and playing sports.
    The Aspect Foundation is looking for landing spots for these students.

  • Scouts plant trees at Gen. Butler park

    By JEFF MOORE
    The News-Democrat

    More than 50 volunteers turned out Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park to help plant 1,200 trees as part of Kentucky State Park’s “Plant a Tree” program.
    State parks received a $9,500 grant from Odwalla Juice and Food Company for the program that is providing trees to be planted at 17 locations around Kentucky.

  • Basketball’s best

    During the May 14 Owen County High School boys basketball team banquet, nine members of this year’s varsity team were recognized for their exceptional work off the court.
    Teammates Cameron McAnally, Vince Toftness, Chad McDonald, and Hunter Trenary were honored for maintaining a cumulative GPA between 3.25-3.74 and were named 2013-14 KHSAA Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
    Blaine Forsee, Carson Williams, Jarrod Ball, Trevor Lykins, and Tucker Trenary were named 2013-14 KHSAA First Team Academic All-State for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.

  • Rebels face off against Gallatin in tournament

    The regular season for the Owen County High School baseball team is complete.
    Owen County closed out the regular season with three games last week. They began the trifecta with a contest against Villa Madonna in Owenton May 12. The Rebels were able to avenge an earlier loss to the Blue Lightning with a 5-1 victory. The day would be the final home game for seniors Jarrod Ball, Bobby Duncan, Zach Hall and Logan Webster. With the win the team would finish 6-5 at Dunavent Field.
    The Rebels would hit the road May 13 for Frankfort.

  • Softball finishes regular season

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The team hosted Gallatin County High School May 12.
    It was the final home game for a pair of seniors in Allison Dempsey and Krissy Swigert. It would not be a happy send off as the Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Rebels 8-2.
    Owen County finished the regular season 8-11. They were 7-7 against Eighth Region opponents and 4-4 in games against 31st District competition.

  • Grays grab second place

    The major league Owen County Gray baseball team captured second-place trophies May 18 during the spring fling tournament.

  • Maroon Rebels victorious

    The Owen County Parks and Rec Minor League Maroon Rebels won the Henry County Spring Fling Baseball Tournament this weekend. This was the team’s first three games of the season and they are now undefeated.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League: Spring league tournament results

    Stamper’s Under 8 Big Monsters vs Bastin’s Under 8 Blue Bombers

    The Under 8 Blue Bombers headed into Saturday’s U8 tournament undefeated from the spring soccer season.  In the first game, they successfully faced the U8 Big Monsters to win 4-2. 

  • Hoop receives A.T. Siler Memorial Award at UC

    University of the Cumberlands presented Danielle Hoop, a native of Owenton, with the A.T. Siler Memorial Award during the 55th Annual Honors Day April 27 in the Gatliff Chapel.
    The A.T. Siler Award is awarded to a woman of the junior class who possesses the qualities which indicate the potential for outstanding contributions to her community as well as manifesting the best qualities of potential service to society. Each candidate must possess good academic standing and accords herself with the high moral standards of the University.