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Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Treasured powder horn returns to Owen

    Engravings snaking their way around the aged powder horn reflected the soft lights of the room; and their story embraced over 200 years of American history.
    The horn belonged to Jacob Hesler of Heslerville, the first county seat in Owen County.
    Traveling to the territory of Texas with Jacob’s descendants, it was eventually  purchased by broker of fine Americana, Kentuckian Mel Hankla.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1989-1997

    This is the eighth in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1989-1997

    By Judy Hetterman
    Owen County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent

  • Kay’s Branch News: Beautiful weather highlights special holiday

    In case somebody out there slept through it, this past Easter weekend was beautiful.
    It neither rained nor snowed on our parade. All the local churches were full. Old Cedar had a beautiful morning for their sunrise service on the hill behind the church.
    There were Easter egg hunts and family dinners, the New–True Clan gathered at Barbara’s for dinner, Fay and Bruce went to her brother Gary’s in Scott County after church to spend some time with the family. I’m sure there were children to hunt Easter eggs at all these gatherings.

  • Wedding announcement: Kelley-Tupts

    Jim and Sharon Kelley of Benton are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Carolyn Kelley to Aaron Tupts, the son of David and Leah Tupts of Frankfort. Aaron is the grandson of Harry and Beverly Johns of Owenton and Trigga Johns of Louisville. The wedding will be held June 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Mount Sterling.

  • Help young mothers with community baby shower

    The Owen County Early Childhood Council will be hosting a community baby shower for all expectant mothers and mothers of children up to 18 months of age on May 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library
    Several different community agencies will be present with information for mothers and mothers to be along with door prizes for those that attend.  There also will be light refreshments served.
    The door prizes will be given out every half hour and a speaker from Northern Kentucky Community Action will be making a presentation on shaken baby syndrome.

  • Baseball team picks up win over Trimble Co.

    The Owen County High School baseball team picked up a win last week.
    The Rebels played three straight games last week dropping the first, winning the second and falling in the third.
    The first game came on the road April 16 at Anderson County. Owen County was no match for the Bearcats who won the game 10-0. It was the first time the two teams had met since May 2012 when Anderson County knocked off Owen County 2-1 in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament.
    On April 17, the Rebels hosted Trimble County.

  • Girls track team finishes second

    The Owen County High School girls track team finished second on Friday night at the Grant County Invitational. The team finished behind Boone County and ahead of Dayton which finished third.
    Nicole Jacobs finished fifth in the 100-meter dash while Andi Burford was fourth and Sara Wilhoit came in 15th in the 200-meter dash.
    Veronica Chisholm was sixth and Mikala Byers seventh in the 400-meter dash. Autumn Hunter placed fifth in the 800-meter run.
    Hunter was also fourth in the 1600-meter run with Samantha Tamplin coming seventh place.

  • Williams wins statewide honor

    Owen County High School standout Carson Williams has been named  to the Louisville Courier-Journal third team all-state team.
    Williams finished the season ranked second in the state in rebounding with 13.8 rebounds per game; third in field-goal percentage at 70.1 percent; and 10th in scoring with 24.3 points per game.
    Williams also joined the 1,000 point game club and is the youngest player to reach 1,000 points in program history.
    Williams is also the first sophomore to receive all state recognition in the history of OCHS boys basketball history.

  • Owen Co. softball earns first victory

    The Owen County High School softball team picked up win number one last week.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to New Castle April 15 to take on Henry County High School.
    Owen County’s last victory of 2013 came there when the Lady Rebels defeated Eminence in the first round of the 31st District Tournament.
    Their first victory of 2014 would come in New Castle this season as Owen County knocked off Henry County 3-2. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak to begin the season.

  • Boys run to third-place finish at Grant

    The Owen County High School boys track team was in Dry Ridge on Friday night where they took part in the Grant County Invitational. The team performed well enough to finish in third place.
    In the 100-meter dash, Kyler Law finished fifth; Drew Smith, seventh; and Dakota Humphries, 15th.
    In the 200-meter dash, it was Mariano Bolanos placing seventh; Logan Bitler, eighth; and Rhyan Hatchett, ninth.
    It was Hatchett coming across the finish line fifth in the 400-meter dash with Dakota Pence, seventh; Kaleb Wilhoite, eighth; and Keith Stout, ninth.