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Today's News

  • Quick action saves barn from blaze

    The sharp eyes to two men on the roof of the Itron building in Owenton may have prevented serious fire damage to a barn behind Meadowview Monday.
    The men saw smoke coming from a barn behind the grocery store and contacted the store owner Bud Forsee.
    Luckily, the chief of the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department happens to work at Meadowview.
    “Bud came and got me,” Chief Robb Chaney said.
    With smoke rolling out of the barn, Chaney sounded the alarm while he and two other men fought back the fire by smothering it with dirt.

  • Air-ambulance service lifts off from Owenton

    When a medical emergency strikes, over 300 Owen County families with a PHI Air Medical membership will soon have to wait at least 20 minutes, or choose a new air ambulance service.
    The Owenton base of PHI will close effective Nov. 1, but those who have paid their membership can continue to receive service from bases in Morehead and North Vernon, Ind.
    PHI Air Medical Regional Director Erik Rhode said Owenton became a business problem in regards to the ultimate viability of the base.

  • UPDATE: Trick-Or-Treat will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2.
  • Rebels drop regular season finale

    It wasn’t a happy ending for the Owen County High School Rebel football team Friday night.
    The regular season for the Rebels ended the same way it began - with a loss on the road.
    The Rebels traveled to Warsaw to close out the regular season by taking on Gallatin County High School.
    The last time Owen County played the Wildcats on the road, it was the Rebels who were looking to finish a perfect district record and claim the Class 2A District 5 championship.
    On Friday, it was the Wildcats who were hoping to pull off the feat.

  • Season ends for volleyball squad

    The 2013 Owen County High School Lady Rebels volleyball season has ended.
    The season wrapped up Oct. 22 in Eminence when the team lost in the semifinals of the 31st District volleyball tournament.
    Owen County began the tournament by taking on Gallatin County High School in the opening round Oct. 21.

  • Cross-country team makes a run at Meet of Champions

    The Owen County High School cross-country team took to the road Saturday for the Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park in Lexington,
    Owen County’s Autumn Hunter placed sixth among freshmen and Audrey Hager came in 15th in the freshmen race.
    Cory Hudnall improved his season best time to 18:07 and Audrey Hager dropped 1:07 off her personal record.
    Owen County sixth graders Jalen Spaulding and Westley Johnson ended their first cross-country seasons strong in the sixth and under 3K race.

  • Act of sportsmanship earns Hoop honor

    Two University of the Cumberlands Patriot athletes completely exemplify this as recently, they were announced as award winners on the highest stage of the NAIA.
    Junior Danielle Hoop, a graduate of Owen County High School, and senior Darcy Mascotti of Bellbrook, Ohio were announced as the NAIA Collegiate Student-Athletes of the Year Award winners.
    This is one of the highest honors that an individual athlete can receive while competing in the NAIA.

  • Medicare Part D Assistance program to be held Tuesday

    The State Health Insurance Assistance Program and Senior Medicare Patrol are offering free Medicare prescription drug comparison assistance for Medicare beneficiaries at the Owen County Public Library on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Bring your Medicare card and list of names and dosage of prescriptions you take.
    Call 866-516-3051 to register.

  • Carroll and Quarles to meet public at library

    The Owen County Public Library will celebrate one year at its new location by hosting a meet and greet with State Sen. Julian Carroll and State Rep. Ryan Quarles on Tuesday, starting at 6:30 p.m.
    Everyone is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Wheatley residents planning holiday dinner

    The Wheatley Community Center Thanksgiving Celebration will be held Nov. 23 at the Community Center.  
    There will be a planning meeting Sunday afternoon, at 3 p.m. for anyone who would like to help with the celebration.
    In other news, a summer project of painting the outside of the center is ongoing.
    Two community members have spent numerous hours scrapping and painting the front and one side of the building.