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Today's News

  • Rebel Ramblings: Thomas Nelson

    Friday at Owen County High School • 7:30 p.m.

    • Thomas Nelson High School is located in Bardstown and is in its first year of varsity football.
    • The Generals are 0-4 on the season and are coming off a 62-0 loss at home to Christian Academy of Louisville.
    • Thomas Nelson is coached by Greg Brohm, who played football at the University of Louisville and was a member of the 1991 Cardinals team that played in the Fiesta Bowl.

  • Lady Rebels pick up win on the pitch

    The Owen County High School girls soccer team played a pair of home games last week.
    In one game, the team picked up a big district win and lost the other to a 10th Region opponent.
    On Sept. 11, the Lady Rebels hosted Carroll County High School. After playing to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation and overtime, the two teams settled matters in a shootout with the Lady Rebels coming out on top in the 1-0 win.
    Owen County’s Autumn Gover got credit for the shutout in goal.

  • Soccer team hopes to shift momentum

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team is hoping to change its momentum in the next week.
    In four contests last week, the team failed to secure a victory.
    The Rebels began the week on the road at Holmes.
    Owen County defeated the Bulldogs 3-2 on Aug. 31 in the Owen County Invitational Tournament.
    On Sept. 10, it would be Holmes who would get a bit of revenge as they knocked off Owen County, 5-0.

  • Owen County youth football league results

    BY TONY CURTIS
    Director of Owen County Park and Rec. Youth Football

    Sept. 8
    Midgets (Owen County), 27
    Pendleton, 6
    Owen County got the ball first in the first quarter of the game.
    In the first play of the game, quarterback Kellon Robinson took it for a 20-yard rush. On the very next play Kade New broke to the outside for a big rush and a touch down.
    New then followed blockers up the middle for the extra point to put Owen up, 7-0.

  • Girls golf team wins two matches

    The Owen County High School girls golf team was in action at Fairway Golf Course last week.
    On Sept. 10, the Lady Rebels took on both Henry County and Ryle in a nine-hole match. They would come out on top over both.
    Shelby Power fired a 36 to pace the team. Debbie Farrar fired a 45; Lydia Merrifield, 51; Morgan Woodyard, 54; and Grace Chilton, 56.
     

  • Paving the way - street repairs continue around Owenton

    Traveling in Owenton just got a little bit smoother.
    Pavement work approved by the Owenton City Council earlier this summer was completed Sept. 4.
    Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc. performed the work at the cost of $121,024.
    The work was initially estimated at $110,000, but more streets were added to the list to be paved.

  • Deer capital of the commonwealth

    For the deer population of Owen County, it must be a scary time of the year.
    Bow season opened last week and if last year’s statistics repeat themselves, more deer will be taken in Owen County than any other county in the state by a large margin.
    According to state statistics, hunters in Owen County harvested 3,751 deer. In surrounding counties, the numbers are significantly less: Grant County, 2,204; Henry County, 2,010; Franklin County, 1776; Scott County, 1775; Carroll County, 1,014; and Gallatin Count, 846.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns

    For a fun-filled kickoff to the fall season, look no further than Owen County’s Sweet Owen Day Festival.
    The 12th annual event will take place Sept. 21 on the courthouse square with a variety of activities, vendors and live entertainment.
    The day will begin at 7 a.m. with the Rotary pancake breakfast, followed by the 5K run/walk at 8 a.m.

  • Owen Co. precinct lines to be changed

    An update to Owen County’s election precinct lines is back in swing after being stalled last year.
    The process of redrawing the local precinct lines, which started in 2012, was put on hold when the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the state’s initial plan for statewide legislative redistricting unconstitutional. The districts for the Kentucky House of Representatives and State Senate had to be changed before the local precincts could be redrawn.

  • Panel OKs rate hike for Owen Electric

    Residential customers of Owen Electric can expect an increase on their next electric and utility bill after the Kentucky Public Service Commission recently accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case.
    According to a PSC press release, typical residential customers will see an increase of about $5 on their monthly bills, although the increase will vary based on individual electric usage.