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Today's News

  • Rebels go 3-1 on spring break tournament in Madisonville

    It was a spring break trip to the lovely city of Madisonville for the Owen County baseball team. The Rebels enjoyed their stay, winning three of the four games they played.

    Last Tuesday, the team had no problems with Webster County as the Rebels dismantled the Trojans 13-0 in five innings. Michael Dunaway picked up the win on the mound allowing just three hits while striking out nine batters. Austin Fitzgerald drove in four runs while Grant Cobb scored three times.

  • Lady Rebels begin 31st District play

    After a tough weekend in Cynthiana the Owen County softball team is getting ready to open up play in the 31st District this week.

    The Lady Rebels will get started today as they host Gallatin County. Owen County defeated the Lady Wildcats three times last season. The third win came in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament. Overall the Lady Rebels were 7-3 against district competition in 2015.

  • Osborne enjoying senior baseball season for U. of the Cumberlands

    The University of the Cumberlands is enjoying success this season thanks to a pair of Owen County alums.

    Their head coach, Brad Shelton, just became the school’s all-time winningest coach while senior Stone Osborne is finding success both in the field and at the plate.

  • Ohio – Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game

    Rebels standout Carson Williams was named the Kentucky team’s MVP during Saturday’s 25th annual all-star game at Thomas More College, featuring top players from Ohio and other Kentucky schools. Williams scored 18 points during the contest. The Kentucky team fell to Ohio by two points in a 94-92 loss.

  • Owen's histroy rife with memories of old school houses

    Poised near the road and surrounded by a tangled web of weeds, it has staunchly stood its ground for many years. Though the elements have claimed the porch roof, the remainder of its structure survived, and today, the Greenup one-room school continues to whisper stories of long ago.

    In 1821 the Kentucky State Legislature passed a public school act for elementary schools. Local taxation was expected to provide for schools, and though the act was not compulsory, it did become the foundation for Kentucky’s educational system.

  • Court News | April 6, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 1, 2016

    Lauro Hernandez, 1991, two counts of possession of matter portraying sex performance by minor, pleaded not guilty, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Lauros Hernandez, 1991, three counts of second-degree rape, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree fleeing or evading the police, first-degree wanton endangerment, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • Looking back | April 6, 2016

    New Library Moves Closer to Reality
    April 6, 2011
    Five years ago

    Anticipation continues to grow after federal money was secured for construction of the new Owen County Public Library.

    The Community Facilities loan will come from the United States Department of Agriculture.

    According to its website, the USDA provides assistance to rural communities with a population of up to 20,000. Small communities receive a higher percentage of grants.

  • Living in Ky. not for the faint of heart

    Most of the news? This morning it’s house, outbuilding and yard cleaning.

    Wanda said Barbara’s birthday was April 2, so she volunteered to help her clean out her garage/storage building as a birthday gift. It hadn’t been done since David passed away.

    Vanessa came and helped for a while too. She said they got a lot done. David had a lot of stuff, so they spent much of their time with, “What is this for?” and “What about this?”

  • Upper elementary students travel back in time

    The fourth-grade students at Owen County Upper Elementary School were transported back in time on two occasions this year as history was brought to life for them through the presentations of Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty.

    Hardesty received his B.F.A. in acting/theatre from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and has since performed professionally in theatre, film, and television, including prominent leading roles in “Biloxi Blues,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet.”

  • At the Library | April 6, 2016

    Drop In At the Library

    Spring break fun and games: board games, Legos and art activities for you and your friends. Age appropriate activities will be offered for all school-aged youth from 2-4 p.m., April 6, 7 and 8.

    Thursday Noir Book Club