Today's News

  • Who will get it?

    As the Owen-Gallatin County penny war comes to a close this week, one county judge-executive will have a pie in the face to look forward to.
    The announcement of the winner will take place at the Sparta Fall Festival Oct. 15.
    The festival is spearheaded by Colton Matt and Logan Bailey, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students. The two boys hope to raise enough money for renovations to the skate park at Sparta and have already collected $3,000, which has been matched by the Sparta City Council.

  • Postal officials looking for options to closing

    Following an announcement that one Owen County U.S. Post Office could close, the people of the community have now been given an opportunity to let their voice be heard.
    The U.S. Postal Service announced in July that it will “be taking the next step in right-sizing its expansive retail network by conducting studies of approximately 3,700 retail offices to determine customer needs.”
    The closures could affect the Perry Park post office.
    A spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, Cathy Yarosky, said the postal service nationwide is in dire financial straits for several reasons.

  • Church News for Sept. 28, 2011

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    Bro. Bill’s morning message was from Matthew 18:12-14. Which sheep are we? Are we the one gone astray? What distractions have we bought into that pulled us away from Christ. Are we one of the 99? If we are, we need to take account of those gone astray and reach out to them. Are we the lost sheep that does not see a need for Christ? Jesus Christ wants to embrace us. He seeks continually to love us.

  • Youth Soccer League Results 9-28-11

    Under 12
    Saturday, Sept. 24
    Lady Rebels 1 vs. MUSA London White 1

    Meagan Bruener and Hailey Chappell had several stops early in the game for the Lady Rebels, and Grace Chilton had one save in the first half. However, the real action was on the Lady Rebels’ side of the field, where Maria Bolanos had five shots on goal and Marissa Craig had two. 
    Thanks to an assist from Hailey Chamberlin, Bolanos was able to connect, giving the Lady Rebels a 1-0 lead at the half.

  • Sports notes: Sept. 28, 2011


  • Owen Co. native inducted into golf hall of fame

    The Post-Courier/Charleston, S.C.

    When golfers picture Lea Anne Brown, they see her inviting smile and encouraging attitude. But behind the engaging personality beats the heart of a fiery competitor.

  • Final weekend of racing at Kentucky Speedway

    The Kentucky Speedway is gearing up for the final weekend of the 2011 season.
    The weekend will get under way Saturday with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series running of the Kentucky 225. The race is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
    On Sunday, fans will be treated to a pair of races. The first will be at 12:30 p.m. with the Kentucky 100 as part of the Firestone INDY Lights Series. The day will conclude with the IZOD IndyCar Series Kentucky 300. The 300-mile race is slated for a 2:50 p.m. start.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The win Friday night left Owen County as one of just five teams in Class 2A that is still unbeaten.
    • The Rebels’ 38-12 win was their largest margin of victory this season. Going into the game, the team had been outscoring opponents by an average of nine points a game.
    • The game with the Bearcats will be the first regular season meeting between the two schools.

  • Five and Oh my!

    The Owen County High School Rebels headed to Bellevue High School Friday night with a chance to make some history.
    The team had not won five games since 2002 and had not started 5-0 since back in 1981.
    The team gave a lot of high fives Friday night after collecting win number five, thanks to six touchdown passes from junior quarterback Adam Hazelett.

  • Owenton Livestock Market Report: Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 21, 2011 Receipts: 529
    Sept. 14: 801

    Compared to the previous sale slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were steady to $1 lower; feeder steers under 600 lb. were steady, over 600 lb. steady to $1 lower; and feeder heifers under 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher, over 600 lb. steady.
    Percent of supply: slaughter cows 12 percent; slaughter bulls 1 percent; replacements 1 percent; feeder steers 22 percent; feeder heifers 31 percent; feeder bulls 26 percent; and holstein steers 7 percent.