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Today's News

  • Rebel boys win Carroll County meet

    The Owen County High School boy’s track team had a good night in Carrollton on Friday night.
    The team took part in the Carroll County Invitational against the likes of Carroll County, Eminence and Switzerland County from Indiana.
    The Rebels easily finished first with Carroll County, second; Switzerland County, third; and Eminence, fourth.
    In the 100-meter dash, Drew Smith finished sixth; Kyler Law, seventh; Logan Dunavent, ninth; Logan Bitler, 10th; Evan Lozier, 11th; Dakota Humphries, 13th; Brandon Lewis, 14th; and Connor Jacobs, 15th.

  • Lady Rebels finish second

    The Owen County High School girl’s track team brought home a second-place finish from the Carroll County Invitational  Friday night. The Lady Rebels finished just four points behind first-place finisher Switzerland County from Indiana.
    In the 100-meter dash, it was Andi Burford crossing the finish line first with Hailey Hatchett coming in third; Julie Herrman, eighth; and Jessica Herrman, ninth.
    Julie Hermann was fifth and Jessica Herrman sixth in the 200-meter dash.

  • No repeat performance for Rebel baseball team

    It was not to be for the Owen County High School Rebels.
    The Rebels entered play in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic on Thursday hoping to repeat as champions. Owen County won three games in last year’s tournament to claim the title. Their stay this season would last only one game.
    Carroll County and Owen County faced off on Thursday night.
    While the Rebels enjoyed success last year, the Panthers lost their first game a year ago to Walton-Verona High School.

  • Lady Rebels fall in All ‘A’ tourney

    The Owen County High School softball team took part in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic last week. The results were not what they had hoped for.
    The team began the tournament by taking on Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats would get the best of the Lady Rebels winning 14-4 in five innings. It was the second time this season Walton-Verona has defeated Owen County. The Lady Bearcats defeated the Lady Rebels 5-1 on March 26 in Owenton.
    Walton-Verona would defeat Gallatin County 5-4 in the championship game.

  • Roger Alford: Power of God is on full display every day

    One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: “Look there what I did.”
    All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.

  • Letter to the editor: Kimberly Smith announces county clerk bid

    I would like to officially ask for your vote and support in the upcoming primary election. I am seeking the office of county clerk. My name is Kimberly “Kim” Smith. I currently work at Commonwealth Credit Union and have been there for over nine years. I deal with auto loans and I am a registered NMLS to assist with mortgage applications. I have worked with many of you over the years and if elected I vow to work hard for you. I have the skills needed to effectively run the clerk’s office and oversee the development the staff.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Small communities had a big impact

    Most Owen countians are familiar with the names of Claxon Ridge, Pink Ridge, Stewart Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, Riddle’s Ridge, Divided Ridge, Fortner Ridge, Ball Ridge, Harris Ridge, Bethel Ridge and Long Ridge. Some of these hilltops took on the names of the families who first settled along their crests, while the origin of the names of others may have been lost over the years.

  • Next Owenton mayor may see salary bump

    When the City of Owenton’s next mayor takes office in Jan. 2015, the seat could come with a $6,000 pay increase.
    The Owenton City Council met for its regular meeting April 1, but the issue was discussed in closed session.
    The issue of the mayor’s salary was originally on the council’s agenda to be discussed in open meeting during new business.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council went into executive session to discuss the mayor’s salary because it pertains to personnel.

  • Bill could pave the way for winery Sunday sales

    A measure passed by the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow wineries to potentially sell their products on Sundays awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Beshear.
    Shanna Osborne, the general manager of Elk Creek Winery, testified before the State Senate Licensing and Operations Committee in support of Senate Bill 213.

  • Saying farewell: Friends and supporters honor 35 years of public service

    A reception for former Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Service Office. Kincaid served in government for over 35 years before retiring earlier this month.