Today's News

  • Judge Cammack a fair and courageous statesman

    American preacher and author James Freeman Clarke once said, “A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.”
    In early America, elected officials were referred to as statesmen for they were more interested in the good of their country than of furthering their careers. Statesmen such as Patrick Henry, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others devoted their lives in service to their country.

  • Real ID creates some real issues

    from The News Enterprise

  • Looking Back | Nov. 2, 2016

    November 2, 2011
    5 years ago
    Perfection; Rebels wrap regular season undefeated

    Friday night at Patterson Field was about one word---perfection.
    The fireworks were loaded and the T-shirts had been bought. All that was needed was for the Rebels to hold up their end of the bargain and finish the job they had started back in August.
    They did not disappoint.
    In the final regular season game of 2011, Owen County lit up the scoreboard against Ludlow, sort of. They made history by defeating the Panthers, 44-12.

  • Remember to exercise right to vote Tuesday

    It’s Halloween but it’s going to be in the mid-70s. Tomorrow is the first day of November. The days are getting noticeably shorter. I got up at 7:30 this morning and the kitchen windows that face east were dark. If I hadn’t had the column to get in to Molly I would probably still be in bed.  

  • At the Library | Nov. 2, 2016

    Kids  Cook
    Let’s cook pasta and veggies. Learn about the grain group and how to make healthy food choices. Suitable for 4th grade and up, but younger children are welcomed when accompanied by an adult. The event begins at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).  
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Jewelry Making for Kids

  • MBMS, OCHS announce honor roll for first 9 weeks

    Fifth-grade All “A” Honor Roll
    Adi Bowling
    Seth Cockrell
    Gwyneth Culbertson
    Emma Dorton
    Levi Fitzgerald
    Blake Gaines
    Chelsey Glacken
    James Grider
    Haley Logan
    Chayce Merchant
    Ashton Moore
    Kade New
    Micah New
    Makenzie Risch
    Dawson Stedham

    A/B Honor Roll
    Lake Bastin
    Kyser Bottoms
    David Bruener
    Denver Caldwell
    Destiny Campos
    Avery Chambers
    Ben Chilton
    Alexis Cleaver

  • Community Events | Nov. 2, 2016

    Women’s Day of Prayer will be observed at Poplar Grove Baptist
    Poplar Grove Baptist Church will be hosting the Owen County Association’s “Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer.” The Ten Mile association will be our guests. The meal, soups sandwiches and deserts, will begin at 6 p.m., with a meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7.
    Circuit clerk’s office closed for General Election
    The Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, due to election day.

  • Could you rig an election in Kentucky? Experts say it would be difficult

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    Donald Trump’s rhetoric about election rigging and voter fraud might not sound so far-fetched to residents of Clay County, Ky.
    In 2010, a handful of locals including a former circuit judge were convicted in a scheme that included vote-buying and changing votes at polling machines, fraud that the FBI said impacted the outcome of local elections.

  • Lady Rebels running back to Class ‘A’ meet

    The Owen County Lady Rebels are running back to the Class A State Cross Country Meet.
    The team finished second on Saturday at the Region 5A Meet in Danville earning a trip to the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday morning. It is the second straight year the team has finished as the regional runner-up.
    Three members of the team finished in the top-ten. Allison Bourne was fifth, Autumn Hunter ninth and Julie Herrmann tenth. For Hunter, the only senior, this will be her third and final time to run in the State Meet.

  • Rebels finish regular season with a win

    Friday night was the final regular season game for the Owen County football team. It was also the last time to play at home for six seniors. They went out with a bang.
    After falling behind in the first half, the Rebels ran past Eminence in the second half to win 40-16.
    The victory allowed, Hailey Chappell, Ross Ford, Alex Gomez, Josh Payton, Austin Riggs, J.J. Smith and the rest of the Rebels to finish the season at 5-5 overall.