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Today's News

  • Kentucky’s dueling provision still draws laughs

    Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. was the special guest at Monday’s Rotary Club meeting and gave a detailed history of fighting a duel with a deadly weapon in Kentucky.
    Minton, who has served as the fifth Chief Justice of Kentucky since 2008, is the son of the late Dr. John D. Minton Sr. who retired from Western Kentucky University, having served there for many years as a history professor, administrator and its fifth president.

  • After plenty of prep, storm system comes to Owen County

    After months of preparation, Owen County is now being recognized by the National Weather Service’s StormReady Program.
    The StormReady program began in 1999 in Tulsa, Okla., and has helped to arm communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during a weather-related event.
    Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said to become StormReady, certain criteria are required throughout the United States. An evaluation is done to see if the community in question meets the specific criteria.

  • Program will quickly give information to police

    Owen County law enforcement will now have the ability to search for warrants right at their fingertips.
    Attorney General Jack Conway recently announced the successful implementation of an electronic warrant management system in the 15th judicial circuit, which includes Owen, Carroll and Grant counties.
    The Attorney General’s Office funded implementation of the system in the 15th judicial circuit under a $3.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant awarded to the office of the attorney general in 2009.
    Kentucky now has 101 counties utilizing the eWarrants system.

  • Crash kills one, seriously injures two

    By Lauren Hallow
    Kentucky News Content Service
    A man was killed and two women were injured in what police described as “a horrific crash” Friday night in Franklin County that may have been alcohol or drug related.

    Mikey S. Ward, 32, of Lawrenceburg, was driving south on U.S. 127 when he veered into the northbound lanes and struck another car head-on, according to Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton.

    Ward had to be extricated from his car, a Mitsubishi Eclipse, and was pronounced dead in the ambulance en route to the hospital, Melton said.

  • Results from youth soccer league

    Under 8
    Wildcats – 2 vs. Frogs – 1
     
    The Wildcats and Frogs were both looking for their first win of the season when they took the field Saturday. The Wildcats dominated the game offensively in the first quarter with Macie Chappell having several shots-on-goal, but they were stopped by Frogs’ goalie Brooke Ogden. Frogs’ striker Allison Byers had several shots as well.

  • Despite busy schedule, Owen volleyball team having another strong year

    The Owen County volleyball team played two weeks worth of matches in two days.
    The Lady Rebels traveled Friday and Saturday to take part in the Woodford County Invitational. In two days, the team played six matches. They won three and lost three.
    They began Friday night with matches against Woodford County and Campbell County. The girls won their match over the host Lady Yellowjackets, 2-1, and they dropped their contest with the Lady Camels.

  • Eighth graders getting honored

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School played its final home game of the season at Patterson Field. The team honored 19 eighth-graders and their parents before the team’s game with Carroll County.
    The team is enjoying another great season. They have five wins on the season. They defeated Jennings, Ind., 36-0 in the Carroll Bowl. They knocked off Henry County 12-8, Walton-Verona 30-6 and Grant County 24-14. Maybe the most exciting win of the season came back on Sept. 6 at Frankfort when the Rebels pulled out a 42-36 win in overtime.

  • Baseball team's golf scramble to be held Sunday

    The 10th Annual Owen County High School Baseball Golf Scramble will be held Sunday at Fairway Golf Course
    Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. shotgun start.
    The entry fee is $50 a person; and at least one player on each foursome must be 21 or older.
    The price includes entry fee, green fees, one mulligan per player and food.  
    Bring your own team or organizers will try to match you up if you can’t find a team.
    Prizes will be awarded for first and second place, closest to pins and long drives.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • While Owen County was enjoying a night off, Bellevue was in action against Carroll County. The Bellevue Tigers lost to the Panthers (5-0), 7-2.
    • Bellevue is now 2-1 on the season against teams in Owen County’s district. The Tigers defeated both Walton-Verona and Gallatin County before falling to Carroll County Friday night.
    • Bellevue finished 2010 with a record of 5-7.
    • The Rebels will be looking for their fifth win of the season. Owen County has not won five games in a season since 2002, when they finished 5-5.

  • Rebels enjoying bye week


    Still basking in the glow of a 4-0 start, the Owen County High School Rebels enjoyed a night off Friday.
    The team used the bye week to get healthy and to prepare for Bellevue. The Rebels will travel north to take on the Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
    Owen County High School Head  Football Coach Adam Fowler said his team is ready to go.
    “Practice was good. I am proud of our focus,” Folwer said.
    The coach said the team is healthy as they get ready for their final game before district play begins next week.