Today's News

  • Occupy movement could bring some positive changes

    It’s taken a  while to organize my thoughts on the “Occupy” protests.
    One phrase keeps running through my head.
    Who is that exclamation pointed at?
    To the protesters:
    The right-wing media is already trying to portray you as latter-day hippies — lazy malcontents unwilling to work hard and get ahead.

  • Haunted house training

    The Owen County Search and Rescue’s haunted house took on a new function Wednesday when representatives of every fire department in Owen County took part in a training exercise designed to help firefighters find their way through a dark home filled with smoke. Fog machines were used to duplicate some of conditions that could be found in a burning home.

  • Perry Park honors vets

    Saturday, the Perry Park Resort Owner’s Association and the Perry Park Ladies Association co-hosted its first Veterans Day Celebration at the newly constructed Glenwood Hall Community Center.  
    Perry Park military, both those who have served and who have currently serving in the armed forces, were honored with a certificate of appreciation and personal recognition.  
    At the beginning of the ceremony, a blessing was conducted to dedicate the Serenity Garden Military area.

  • Gratz man and mystery machine to be focus of book

    By James A. Robey
    Curator Kentucky Water Fuel Museum
    An Owen County inventor who died 20 years ago continues to be of interest to alternative energy researchers around the world.
    John W. Gulley, the once well-known but mysterious genius from Gratz, would have turned 100 next year, and a book is being written in commemoration of his efforts to introduce a better way to propel our cars down the road. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Owen County Historical Society.

  • Veterans to storm OCHS again

    For four years, Owen County High School students have gone above and beyond when it comes to honoring veterans — sticking with the motto “It’s their day.”
    The annual Veterans Day lunch and assembly began four years ago when then-sophomore Mary Kennedy began spearheading the event. During her senior year, Kennedy turned the reigns over to current OCHS senior Mattie Cook.

  • UK official tapped to speak at dinner

    Dr. M. Scott Smith, Dean of College of Agriculture and Human Environmental Services at the University of Kentucky, will speak to dozens of local businessmen and businesswomen at this year’s 12th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Owen County Extension Office.  

  • City looking to expand its borders with eye to future

    The Owenton City Council recently passed a motion to move forward with annexing three stretches of highway, for what Owenton Mayor Doug West called “future economic development.”
    The plan would annex Hwy. 22 East for 1.9 miles to the new Maurice Bowling Middle School; 127 South to the “Welcome to Owenton” sign; and 127 North to Old New Liberty Road.
    West said nothing but the roads would be annexed — from sidewalk to sidewalk.

  • Power House Rebels move into first place

    The following is an account of recent action in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League:

    Midget Division
    Walton 19, Owen County 0 — The young Rebels played the Bearcats strong for most of the first half, but still found themselves down 13-0. Bailey Carrier had a fumble recovery for the Rebels. The Rebels’ defense played strong in the second half, however, the offense could never get on track. Carrier had his second fumble-recovery of the game.

  • Running strong

    Logan Btler, Alex Dietz and Evan Lozer recently took part in the Henry County Renaissance Run. These boys run both varsity and junior varsity squads. They ran JV for the Owen County cross country team at this run, and each one brought home a medal.

  • Hamilton, Ripy and Ball shine on links

    The Owen County Rebels finished another successful season on the links in 2011.
    The Rebels, coached by Kevin Webster, finished the season with a record of 11-4.
    The team — that featured a seventh-grader, eighth-grader, freshman, sophomore and junior — more than held its own against more experienced teams.
    One of those teams was a senior-dominated Walton-Verona team that finished just ahead of Owen County in both the All “A” Classic and NCKC Championship.
    Jarrod Ball was a medalist six times during the season.