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Today's News

  • Hunter named to fill school board position

    A new Owen County Board of Eduation member is expected to be sworn in Thursday following the resignation of Brian Young in March.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Kimberly Hunter will finish out Young's term, which ends Dec. 31, 2012.
    Hunter will serve as the district one school board member, which includes Bethany, New Columbus and Hesler.
    Hunter was serving on the Owen County Primary School SBDM council, but resigned in order to take the vacant school board seat.

  • Owen High announces awards, scholarships

    College Scholarships
    University of Louisville    Josie R.    
        Sizemore
    Eastern Ky. University    Amber
        Patton and
         Victoria Howard
    Northern Ky. University    Rianna Gayheart
    Georgetown College    Andrew Giles,
        Miranda Owen,        Brandy Rexroat         and Darian Polley

  • Youth Soccer Results: Wildcats wrap up perfect regular season

    Under 8
    Saturday, May 12
    Little Rebels - 2 vs. Clovers - 0
     
    Scoring for the Little Rebels was Ashton Moore off an assist from Madison Perkins. Conner Ogden added the second goal for the Little Rebels with an assist going to Kailyn Duncan. Rachel Johnson and Connor Eads had shot attempts but were unable to connect. Katie Fisk, Griffin Gentry and Anna Riddle played incredible offense and defense, assisting with shot attempts and blocked shots. The Little Rebels all played extremely well,
     

  • Youth Soccer Results: Wildcats wrap up perfect regular season

    Under 8
    Saturday, May 12
    Little Rebels - 2 vs. Clovers - 0
     
    Scoring for the Little Rebels was Ashton Moore off an assist from Madison Perkins. Conner Ogden added the second goal for the Little Rebels with an assist going to Kailyn Duncan. Rachel Johnson and Connor Eads had shot attempts but were unable to connect. Katie Fisk, Griffin Gentry and Anna Riddle played incredible offense and defense, assisting with shot attempts and blocked shots. The Little Rebels all played extremely well,
     

  • Chapter ends for pair

    Saturday was a special day for two Owen County young people. It would be a day that marked two endings, one in the morning and the other that night.
    Seniors Katie Haines and Patrick Brumback have been a part of the Owen County Youth Soccer League since they were 4 years old.
    They began as players and on Saturday, they finished as referees.
    Saturday morning marked their final games before hanging up their whistles.
    On Saturday night, they both graduated from Owen County High School.

  • Rebels finish strong

    It is tournament time for the Owen County High School Rebels on the baseball diamond.
    The Rebels finished the season with a flourish last week, winning three of their final four contests.
    The week began May 15 with a trip to play Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Owen County lost the game 8-0.
    They stayed on the road on Thursday with a bus ride to play at Frankfort. The ride home after this game would be more enjoyable as the Rebels won the game 8-6.
    The Rebels would then return home Friday night for a doubleheader against Villa Madonna.

  • Owen track hits the road to state meet

    Members of the Owen County track teams spent the weekend in Louisville. They were there competing in the in the Class A State Track Meet.
    The girls were represented in the 4x800-meter relay team and the high jump.
    Haley DeCandia performed well in the high jump by finishing ninth.
    The relay team of Emily Bibb, Samantha Tamplin, Mikala Byers and Amber Gover placed 21st.
    The boys finished 17th overall as a team and had several outstanding performances.

  • Primary 2012: Owen turnout beat state average

    Owen County voters turned out in slightly higher numbers than across most of the commonwealth for the May 22 primary election.
    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said she had estimated that 20 to 22 percent of the county's registered voters would visit the polls. A total of 1,463 cast their ballots, giving Owen County a voter turnout of 19.92 percent.
    "It was pretty quiet," Kincaid said. "We had a small turnout and there were no problems with our equipment or anything like that."

  • A long journey to find my legacy

    Recently, on a rainy, dismal day during my latest trip to Owen County, I stopped at the badly overgrown and neglected cemetery on route 127 at the Owen/Franklin County line. 

  • KHS to dedicate historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field

    The Kentucky Historical Society (will dedicate a historical marker to honor Karsner Air Field at 10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of U.S. 127 and KY 607 near Old Cedar Baptist Church in Monterey.