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Today's News

  • Softball team wins road game against Simon Kenton

    The Lady Rebels were on the diamond twice last week as they played a game on the road and at home.

    The week began last Monday with a trip to Independence to take on Simon Kenton. The two teams had played three times with the Lady Pioneers winning each time since 2000. Owen County would break the trend as they picked up a 7-5 win. Megan Wilhoite earned the win on the mound. Reagan Sutton had two hits including a homerun. Micaela Wilhoite also had a couple of knocks and drove in a run. Katelyn Parker, Blair Harris and Selena Smith each had RBIs.

  • Rebels baseball blanks Frankfort

    The Owen County baseball team picked up a victory in their only contest last week.

    The Rebels hosted Frankfort on Thursday. On a day that felt more suitable for a football game, Owen County managed to hang six runs on the board as they shutout the Panthers 6-0. Nolan Tackett tossed a complete game shutout, striking out 12 in the process. He also picked up a hit and scored a run. Michael Stewart found a variety of ways to reach base as he had a hit, walked and was hit by a pitch. The senior, also drove in a run.

  • Celebrate good times with the Rebels basketball team

    The basketball season may be over the celebration of the 2015-2016 season is not.

    In recognition of the outstanding season the Rebels had this past year and to thank their very supportive fan base, the public is invited to enjoy one last special evening with the team at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12 in the Floyd Gritton Gymnasium.

  • Owen County judo team finishes first in championship

    The Owen County Judo team brought home at the gold at the 2016 O.J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship on Saturday, April 22, at the high school.

    The Owen County team earned 84 points in the competition while Bowling Green Judo earned 54 points and finished in second place. Wakaishu Judo of Louisville took home third with 35 points.

  • Queens For A Life

    The 2016 Queens For A Life pageant was held Saturday, April 27 in the Owen County High School auditorium. This year the participants helped to collect items for Owen County Friends of Animals, collecting 179 total items. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, Owen County Relay for Life.

  • Court News | May 4, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 29, 2016

    Paul D. Blackburn, 1980, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, continued to May 6.

    Jeremiah B. Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.

    Ashley Mills, 1994, non-support, three counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, fourth-degree assault, continued to May 6.

  • Flash flood claims life of Teresita man

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office identified 49-year-old Paul Switzer as the man who was swept away in the swollen waters of Indian Creek Sunday evening.

    Numerous emergency responders, law enforcement officials and others searched for Switzer for hours after the area around Teresita Road received 2 inches of rain in about 45 minutes, according to officials.

    Newly appointed Owen County Emergency Management Director Larry Karsner said the initial call came in at 5:38 p.m. Sunday.

  • Off to... NATIONALS

    Eight students will have the opportunity to represent Owen County at the International Society of Technology Education this June in Denver.

    Carrie Wilhoite, director of technology for Owen County Schools, said the students recently took home top honors at the state’s Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) showcase April 22 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington.

  • Interim PVA appointed; examination for Governor’s appointment will be May 31

    An interim Owen County Property Valuation Administrator has been appointed – but the process of filling the seat doesn’t stop there.

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue officially appointed Chris Cross of Dry Ridge to the office as an interim PVA following the death of Jimmy Coyle April 21.

    Cross will serve as PVA until a special examination can be held. Following the examination, Gov. Matt Bevin will make an official appointment to serve until the Nov. 8 General Election.

  • Owenton's spring cleanup

    The City of Owenton is having a spring cleanup, which runs from Monday, May 2 until Saturday, May 14. City residents may bring unwanted items to the Owen County Transfer Station for disposal free of charge, with the exception of household garbage and no more than four passenger-car tires.