Today's News

  • Rebel Ramblings (Playoff Edition)

    • Owen County finished the season as one of just three teams in Class 2A to go unbeaten. The other two are Owensboro Catholic and Glasgow.
    • Newport finished the season 4-6. They lost their final game of the season to Lloyd, 28-27, on Oct. 21.
    • Newport and Owen County had three common opponents this season. Both teams played Bellevue, Lloyd and Ludlow. While Owen County won all three games, Newport went 2-1 with their loss coming against Lloyd.


    Friday night at Patterson Field was about one word — perfection.
    The fireworks were loaded and the T-shirts had been bought. All that was needed was for the Rebels to hold up their end of the bargain and finish the job they had started back in August.
    They did not disappoint.
    In the final regular season game of 2011, Owen County lit up the scoreboard against Ludlow, sort of. They made history by defeating the Panthers, 44-12.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Cemeteries are part of a family’s legacy to the future

    Age does not deter 80-year-old Don Crugger and his 76-year-old brother, Clay, from their dedication to the preservation of the Smith Cemetery in Breck. Breck was always a small community in Owen County, originally comprised  of several homes and a grocery. Today, all that remains of Breck is a couple houses, the Smith Cemetery, and some who are determined to keep alive the history of the people who lived, died and are buried there.

  • Special mute button not included

    If I could change one thing about my husband, it would be to end his incessant control of the TV remote. No one but the Lord himself could understand the logic behind watching a good movie and then watch your husband use the remote to channel-hop during each commercial break to see what else is on.

  • Friends, board honors Evans

    A reception was held Friday at the Owen County Farm Bureau office to honor Fred Evans’ 15 years of service.  Evans, center, is pictured with Owen County Farm Bureau Board members Charles Mason, David Chappell, Sandy Bush, Pam Chappell, Wallace Bush, Ann Bush, and his wife, Lin Evans.

  • Public memorial to be held for Reinke

    Gallatin County resident Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer known for his striking news and sports pictures, died Oct. 18 following a head injury he received as he covered the Kentucky Speedway’s IndyCar race Oct. 2. He was 60 years old.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 28, 2011

    Chris Poor, two counts of theft by deception, theft by failure to make disposition, continued to Nov. 4.
    Ronnie Woods, public intoxication, pleaded guilty, fined $25, court costs.
    Terry Allen, speeding 17 mph over the limit, pleaded guilty, fined $34.
    Steven D. Epperson, 1978, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 4.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 9.
    Professional Financial Services vs. Tom Isaacs, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Oct. 25, 2011

    Steen Funeral Home vs. James R. Jones, motion for summary judgment, see order.
    Somerhill Capital vs. James O’Hara, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Tiffany Perkins, respondent to appear for interrogatories, continued to Nov. 8.
    Cassidy J. Reed vs. Robert M. Green, motion to withdraw, recused.
    John William Swigert vs. Brandy Nicole Swigert, motion to quash, order to follow.
    BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Brandon Bourne, motion to substitute plaintiff, see order.

  • Beshear and Williams develop deeper divisions in final debate as Galbraith plays off their contrasts

    By Al Cross
    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications
    In their final encounter before next Tuesday’s election, a debate televised statewide on Halloween, the candidates for governor ramped up their attacks and developed deeper contrasts on a range of issues.

  • Lathrem named finalist in pageant

    Marlee Lathrem competed against 85 girls at the 2011 Kentucky County Fair State Pageant in Louisville Oct. 21-22 and was chosen as a top 15 finalist representing Gallatin County. Marlee represented Gallatin County due to winning its county fair pre-teen pageant in June 2011.  She is the daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem and is in the seventh grade at Maurice Bowling Middle School.