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Today's News

  • 2015 Owen County Schools bus routes

    Bus 1: Driver – Robert Miller – Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.
    Bus 2: Driver – Lillian Peace – Sparta, end of 2 Mile, Manley, right on Hwy. 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on Hwy. 227 through all of New Liberty to Hwy. 127 South to school.
    Bus 3: Driver – Patsy Fitzgerald – Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to fairgrounds, Green Acres Drive, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, Owen County Judicial Center.

  • Soggy summer could have major impact on local farmers

    The heavy rainfall that slammed much of the state this month could take a toll on Burley tobacco producers locally, according to Owen County Extension Agent For Agriculture and Natural Resources Steve Musen.
    The USDA Census of Agriculture reports nearly 6 million lbs. of tobacco being produced in Owen County on 1,128 acres.
    “We’ve seen fairly significant damage in tobacco from this summer’s weather,” Musen said. “It could potentially impact their future contracts if they’re not able to fulfill their current contracts.”

  • New Liberty fire chief named Owen Countian Of the Year

    During his 41 years as a member of the New Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, Greg Davis is quick to admit that his dedication to the department sometimes comes before prior commitments.
    Such was the case July 20 when he was driving an ambulance to Carrollton and his wife, Dawn, called his cell phone.
    “I came in early that day,” Davis said. “Everything had gone well until about an hour before Dawn wanted me to be at the fairgrounds and the tones drop.”

  • Historical Society News, Aug. 26, 2015

    Most came from Virginia and the Carolinas, but long before they crossed the Appalachian Mountains into Kentucky, many of these hearty pioneers immigrated from England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
    Their possessions were limited, but their wealth lay in their heritage, which was embraced in stories, legends, folklore and sayings that had been passed down for generations.
    Like all areas of Kentucky, Owen County had its own unique colloquialisms, yet many old-time sayings were familiar from one end of the state to the other.

  • Owen District Court - Aug. 21, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Aug. 21, 2015

    FELONY
    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, improper passing, probable cause established, transfer to grand jury Sept. 8.
    Michael Shuler, 1988, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500; preliminary hearing set for Aug. 28.
    Kody Smith, first-degree robbery, house arrest, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 28.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 26, 2015

    No matter what the calendar tells you, summer is over.
    The weather has cooled, it’s supposed to be into the 40s this week.
    The Halls have gotten their lot cleaned and a bump-out trailer to live in now and are ready to rebuild.
    Ray and Wanda came in Saturday and made a survey of all the piddling jobs I need before cold weather, and Fay and Bruce are getting ready to start cutting their fall hay.
    Ann has one more week of work and she will be retired. Everybody is looking forward to fall and the activities that go with it.

  • Girls golf team tackles invitational challenges

    The Owen County Lady Rebels golf team was in action several times leading up to the beginning of school Aug. 12, starting the season July 31 at at the Pendleton County Invitational,
    As a team they finished in second place. Lydia Merrifield shot a 91 to tie for eighth place; Grace Chilton finished 10th with a 92; Morgan Woodyard shot 96 to finish 13th;  Debbie Farrar fired a 98 to land 16th; and Laura Duke finished a 26th place with a 114.

  • Ready for some Rebel football?

    Owen County Rebels football will not begin the season until next week, when they host Grant County.
    The Rebels will be looking to improve on last year’s 1-9 record. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
    Head coach Adam Fowler, who is in his eighth year at the helm, will once again lead OCHS. In his first seven seasons, Fowler and the Rebels stand at 28-48 overall. Before Fowler arrived, the Rebels had won a combined 21 games over the previous seven seasons.

  • ‘15 may be season of firsts for OCHS teams

    Fall 2015 will be a season of firsts for Owen County soccer and volleyball teams. Each will begin play with new head coaches.
    The volleyball team is being led by Amy Wilson. Their season began last night as they hosted Franklin County.
    The team finished 16-18 overall last year.
    The Lady Rebels will hit the road for the first time on Thursday night as they travel to take on Heritage Academy. Owen County defeated the Eagles in both match-ups a season ago.

  • Weather holds out for wedding...almost

    My week has been fairly dull. The second week of the month is always my “off week,” no card games.
    The third Tuesday and the third Friday fell in the same week this month, so my social life is picking up. This week was filled with chores and mowing. We shall skip to Wanda’s news.