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Today's News

  • Several soccer players rewarded for hard work

    Several postseason honors have been given to Lady Rebel soccer players including an Owen County first.
    Senior Andi Wash was named to the First Team All Eighth Region Team to make her the first Lady Rebel to be honored in that way. The team is selected by coaches from the Eight Region.
    Seniors Ashley Byers and Morgan Walker were named honorable mention All Eighth  Region. It is the fourth year in a row the Lady Rebels have had players named to the squad.

  • Rebels headed to state cross-country meet

    The Owen County High School Boys’ Cross Country team is headed to the Class A state meet.
    The team earned its spot Saturday at the Class A region five meet by finishing in second place. The Rebels were led by Hunter Trenary, who finished in second place just 12 seconds behind Nick Waltman from Sayre. For Waltman, it was his second-straight regional title. Trenary finished third  in last year’s meet.

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: U.S. House of Representatives (Fourth District)

    Thomas Massie
    Thomas Massie, 41, Republican candidate for congressman, 4th congressional district of Kentucky; cattle farmer and engineer.
    Undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
    Married with four children.

    What are the most important issues facing the 4th Congressional District and what would you do to address them?

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: State Senate (17 District)

    David Holcomb
    David Holcomb, 54, Democratic candidate for state senate, district 17; director of purchasing for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
    Received a bachelor of science in agribusiness from Western Kentucky University. In addition over 25 hours of graduate level college credit under the masters in business administration degree program at Western Kentucky University.
    Married with one daughter in Scott County High School

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: State Representative (61st District)

    Wanda Crupper Hammons
    Wanda Crupper Hammons, 52, Democratic candidate for state representative of the 61st district; Professional National Emergency Medical Technician in Kentucky and Ohio; certified firefighter, Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    Graduated from Grant County High School in 1978 with a comprehensive diploma, National Honor Society; Kentucky and Ohio Emergency Medical Technician; Commonwealth of Kentucky certified firefighter; Kentucky Association of Education Office Professionals Graduate; 2011 graduate of Emerge Kentucky.

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: Soil and Water Conservation

    Kenneth Smith
    Kenneth Smith, 67, candidate for Owen County Conservation district supervisor, retired farmer.
    Two plus years of college.
    Married to Martha L. Smith.

    What are the most important issues facing the soil and water conservation and what would you do to address them?

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: Owen County School Board

    First Educational District

    Kimberly Layne Hunter
    Kimberly Layne Hunter, 39, incumbent district one school board member; director of Owen County Christian Preschool.
    Graduated from Owen County High School, attended Northern Kentucky University for three years (majored in human services).
    Married to Travis Hunter; two children, Autumn and Noah, who attend Owen County Schools.

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: Owenton City Council

    Timothy Curtis Cammack
    Timothy Curtis Cammack, 45, incumbent Owenton City Councilman; manager of technical services at Owen Electric
    Graduate of Owen County High School; received a two-year certificate from Northern Kentucky Technical School
    Married to Kitty Stafford Cammack; two sons, Noah, 10 and Nash, 7.

    What are the most important issues facing the City of Owenton and what would you do to address them?

  • One candidate drops out while two write-ins join local races

    Two of the three educational districts up for election will now go uncontested after one candidate recently dropped out of the race.
    Michele Heuser, who was running against Owen County Board of Education Chiarman Stuart Bowling for the third educational district seat, formally dropped out of the race Oct. 25.
    The third educational district covers Lusby’s Mill, Jonesville and South Owen.
    Kimberly Hunter, who was appointed to the board earlier this year and serves as the first educational district board member is also running uncontested.

  • Suspect tried to evade cops by hiding under pile of clothes

    A tip to an Owen County sheriff’s deputy led police to a meth lab on Hwy. 1669 in Wheatley over the weekend.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich said after receiving a tip on someone’s whereabouts Oct. 27, he and a Kentucky State Police trooper went to the residence where they thought they heard someone inside.