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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 29, 2014

    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, fugitive, extradition hearing, signed waiver.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, $1,000 unsecured bond, $150 paid by Sept. 5.
    Josie Hazlett, 1962, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., theft by unlawful taking or disposition all others under $500, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to Sept. 12.

  • Christmas in August

    Despite the weather, approximately 80 bikes took to the road Aug. 17 for the Christmas In August Poker Run.
    The event helps raise money to purchase Christmas gifts for children.
    Despite the wet conditions, the group of riders faired well with the weather and was able to complete the 106-mile route.

  • Birth announcement: Josiah Sawyer Jury

    Josiah Sawyer Jury was born May 28, 2014, at 7:21 p.m. in Saint Elizabeth South Medical Center in Edgewood. He was 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and was 20 and a half inches long. He is the son of Tony and Kristy Jury of Glencoe. He is welcomed to the world by his brother Jeremiah, 5. His grandparents are J.O. and Judy Burkhead of Lancaster and Freddy and Jean Jury of Cox’s Creek.

  • Story Time with Miss Susan returns to library

    It’s time to register for the fall sessions of Story Time with Miss Susan at the Owen County Public Library. The first story time will be held Sept. 4.
    These sessions are for preschoolers and their parents or caregivers, ages 3-5, and will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
    In this program we will be reading easy picture books, learning songs, making easy crafts and many other fun activities.
    All programs and supplies are free, but registration is required to ensure enough supplies.

  • ‘A’ Plus: Girls grab sixth-straight title

    Six years ago, David Wainscott had never coached in a state tournament. Thanks to the Lady Rebels girls golf team, Wainscott is headed to the All ‘A’ State Tournament for the sixth-straight year.
    The Owen County High School girls golf team visited Cardinal Hill Golf Course on Thursday and once again dominated the field to win the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Tournament. As a team, the Lady Rebels shot 344 while the runner-up Trimble County High School finished with a 382. It was the second-straight year the Lady Raiders have finished second.

  • Rebel claims Eighth Region title

    Owen County High School golfer Justin Trusty is a regional champion.
    On Thursday at Cardinal Hill Golf Course, the senior fired a 75 to win the Eighth-Region All ‘A’ Classic. The win means a second-straight trip to the All ‘A’ State Tournament this weekend in Somerset at Eagles Nest Golf Course.
    Trusty finished the day one shot better than Tanner Stark from Trimble County and two shots ahead of Clint Burgess from Carroll County, who carded a 77.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Next game - Grant at Owen, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Wildcats beat the Rebels 41-7 last season in New Castle.
    • Henry County is coached by Jason Spencer, who is in his fourth season on the sidelines.
    • Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler is looking for his first win against the Wildcats. He is 0-4.
    • The last time the Rebels defeated the Wildcats won Oct. 17, 2002. Owen County defeated  Henry County that night 47-6 in Owenton.
    • The last time Henry County started the season 2-0 was in 2009 when they started the year 4-0.

  • Braves run past Rebels, 60-7

    As quickly as momentum was on Owen County’s side Friday night in Dry Ridge, it was gone.
    After falling behind 14-0 in the opening quarter against Grant County High School, the Rebels seemed to have turned the tide in their favor.
    On the first play of the second quarter, Elijah Hafley picked off a Braves’ pass and returned it to the Owen County 49-yard line.