Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cummins named Green Scholar

    Taylor Cummins of Owen County High School has been named a State Sen. Jeff Green Scholar. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average all four years of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.
    Cummins has also earned $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship awards. The award may be renewed each year of college if the student continues high scholastic achievement, making the total value of the KEES award worth $10,000.

  • Holbert family reunites

    The Holbert family reunion was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Center. There was a wonderful dinner shared and enjoyed by everyone present. We look forward to being all together again in 2012.
    Those attending from Owenton were Naomi Glore; JoAnn and Lanny Wright; Randell Gaines; Austin Hudnall; Bobby Holbert; Trent, Mandy, Salin and Brayden Holbert; Teresa Sanders; and Lisa Stinson.

  • Engagement: Karsner-Greenlee

    Karen Karsner of Owenton and Tony Karsner of Monterey are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Karsner, to Matthew Greenlee. Karen and Tony would like to invite all friends and family to join in their upcoming wedding celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011, at Headgates on Hwy. 368 off of Hwy. 127 S.
    The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at Headgates. Dress is casual.
    The couple will be registering at North Park and Walmart. For more information or directions, please call (502) 750-2774.