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Today's News

  • Rebels having big year on pitch

    The Owen County High School boys soocer team has already doubled its win total from last year. They hope they are not finished.
    In three games last week, the Rebels went 1-2.
    On Sept. 11,  the Rebels dropped a 2-1 decision at Carroll County before defeating Gallatin County 2-1 on Sept. 12 in the Frankfort High Invitational.
    On Thursday night, Owen County returned to Frankfort where they fell 1-0 to Spencer County.
    Austin Collins scored the lone goal against the Panthers and was assisted by James Marston.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Bellevue

    •    The Rebels are 2-2 on the season and are coming off a bye on Friday night. Owen County has six regular season games remaining on the schedule. Three are at home while three are on the road.
    • Bellevue is 2-3 on the season. The Tigers played Friday night as they defeated Carroll County 30-8 in Carrollton. It was the Panthers’ first loss of the season.
    • These two teams squared off last year in Bellevue. The Rebels came back to Owenton with the 38-12 victory.

  • Rebels lighting up links

    The Owen County High School boys golf team had another great week on the golf course.
    The boys began the week with a  match Sept. 10  against Simon Kenton and Gallatin County.
    Justin Trusty grabbed medalist honors with a 39 to lead the Rebels to the victory.
    Austin Fitzgerald fired a 41; Cole Hamilton, 42; and Jordan Prather, 44. Sixth-grader Blake Bruce made his Rebels debut and shot a 48.

  • Racing encore at Speedway

    The sound of roaring engines will once again be heard this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
    The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be on the track Friday night for the running of the Kentucky 201.
    The race gets underway at 7:30 p.m.
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series will practice on the track twice on Friday afternoon.
    James Buescher captured the checkered flag back in June during the UNOH 225. Brad Keselowski finished second followed by Ty Dillon in third.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer results - Sept. 10, 2012

    Orange Crush – 5 vs. Big Monsters – 4
    The Orange Crush, coached by Larry Kenner, fought for the victory after falling behind 0–3 early in the game.
    Scoring for Orange Crush were Brady Kemper with two; Ashton Moore with two; and James Grider with one.
    Avery Miller, Anna Riddle, Kemper and Moore saved multiple shots as they shared goalie duties.
    Kailyn Duncan, Kaileigh Grider, Jackson Swigert and Riddle played solid defense breaking many runs by the Big Monsters.

  • Local golfers set event record at Peninsula course

    Todd Marston’s team of Doug Terry, Bryan New, Ronnie Dunavent and Marston won the final format of the two-day event at the Peninsula Golf Course in Danville.
    Doug Terry shot a 2 over par 74 to lead the team.
    Each group would choose the three best balls from the team.
    Terry birded three of the four par threes.
    Bryan New had three birdes with Marston and Dunavent having one each.
    Terry’s 74 was the lowest score for the two-day event.

  • Conference helps young leaders learn to lead

    Michael McKinney once said “Leadership is intentional influence.”
    High school students do not always think about the fact that they are leaders. This summer the Kentucky High School Athletic Association wanted to change that.
    On Aug. 20 in Lexington and on Aug. 21 in Bowling Green, the KHSAA hosted the HYPE Student Leadership/Sportsmanship Conference. The idea was to teach student athletes from all across the state what it takes to be effective leaders.

  • Sweet Owen Day Schedule 2012

    7 a.m. - Rotary pancake breakfast
    8:30 a.m. - Run/Walk
    9:30 a.m. - Littlest Runners
    10 a.m. - Fun bike ride
    10 a.m. - Opening ceremony with Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith
    10:15 a.m. - Honoring veterans and singing of National Anthem
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Owen County Health Fair
    11:30 a.m. - HWY 330 Band
    12:30 p.m. - Sweet Owen Cornhole sign-up begins
    1 p.m. - Puddin’ Howell
    2 p.m. - Sweet Owen Cornhole Tournament
    2 p.m. - Little Miss and Master Sweet Owen Festival

  • Thieves hit storage buildings, nab sword collection

    Owenton City Councilman Larry Dale Perry began collecting swords when he was just in the seventh grade, but following a weekend break-in at a local storage unit, Perry’s prized collection could be gone forever.
    Police said the break-ins took place Sunday afternoon with locks being broken on five different units. The storage units are located on Ellis Road across from the Owen County Fairgrounds and owned by Mark Baldwin.
    Perry said about 27 swords were being stored in his unit and were inside army duffle bags.

  • Sweet times: Annual festival returns to streets of Owenton Saturday

    Like many fall festivals across the state, Sweet Owen Day has served as a homecoming for many who have left the community.
    This year is expected to be no different, as hundreds are expected to fill the courthouse square for a day of fellowship, food and fun.
    The Sweet Owen Day committee, made up of members of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce, as well as county and city government began planning for the event in May.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce President Dallas Stafford said the committee strives to bring something new to its supporters each year.