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Today's News

  • Soccer teams finish regular season

    The regular season is over for the Owen County High School soccer teams.
    With two games at home, the boys team wrapped up its regular season.
    On Oct. 8, the team hosted Walton-Verona High School.
    The two teams met earlier in the year in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic championship game. The Bearcats won that game 7-0.
    The result last week was not all that different as Walton-Verona would prevail 6-0. On Oct. 10,  the Rebels welcomed Villa Madonna to Patterson Field where the two teams would play to a 0-0 tie.

  • Homecoming heroes

    It was a night for celebrating at Patterson Field on Friday.
    Before the game, Krissy Swigert was named 2013 Owen County High School Football Homecoming Queen.
    At halftime, Owen County honored the first Rebel football team from 1963 and rededicated Guy Patterson Field.
    The evening wrapped up by celebrating an Owen County win.
    After falling behind 6-0 in the first quarter, the Rebels’ defense held Trimble County High School scoreless the rest of the night.

  • Calling all vets

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • Birth announcement: Grace Leeann Wainscott

    Bruce and Kim Wainscott are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter Grace Leeann Wainscott.  She was born at 2:04 a.m., Aug. 11, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 9 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches long.  Grace was welcomed home by her big brother Austin. Her family includes maternal grandparents Paula and the late Bill Dempsey; paternal grandparents, Tony and Mary Jo Wainscott; great-grandparents Mary Stafford and John and Barbara Colligan.

  • It's tea time

    The second “Tea Time” to support the Owen County High School Basketball team will be held Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Owenton.
    Individuals, groups of friends, organizations or businesses may host a table, decorate that table to a theme of their choice, invite guests, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a presenter on women’s interests and door prizes.  The cost for a table of eight is $120. Table sponsors will need to set up their table from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to allow time for judging.

  • Pumpkin prize
  • Owen Co. District Court: Oct. 11, 2013

    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to Nov. 8.
    Isaac Goematt, 1994, first-degree criminal trespassing, pleaded guilty, 30 days concurrent with circuit court time.
    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 20.

  • Great care used to comfort families

    He is long and lanky and stands head and shoulders above most everyone else.
    Although he lives in Carroll County, his roots are in Owen. He is involved in his church and has worked about every job imaginable from farming to hauling to former president of the historical society.

  • Bridge work earns road crew statewide award

    The Owen County Road Department was recently awarded project of the year in the bridge category for work on the New Liberty Turnpike over Two Mile Creek.
    The award was given at the 2013 Snow and Safety Conference by the Kentucky chapter of the American Public Works Association.
    Owen County Road Foreman Greg Smoot said projects could be submitted in several different categories, but he chose to submit the bridge over Two Mile Creek for consideration.
    Work on the bridge took place during September of 2012 and took 30 days to complete.

  • Found money will repair some Owen County roads

    Several Owen County roads will get a fresh coat of asphalt thanks to a $200,000 state payment the county should have received in 2011.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the state agreed to give the county $200,000 for road repairs in 2011. The fiscal court used funds from the county coffers to repair roads but the state money wasn’t added to the ledgers.
    With the problem corrected, the county will use the funds to repair sections of Harris Ridge Road, Park Ridge Road and Point of Rock Road.
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