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Today's News

  • Long walk continues

    Kim Morgan recently completed her fourth three-day, 60 mile breast  cancer walk. She is a five-year survivor. She participated in the Chicago area  walk this year. This is the second time she has completed the Chicago walk. She has also walked in Michigan and Tampa, Fla.  Kim is the daughter of  Lawrence and Phyllis Riddle.

     

  • Lady Rebels golf team defeats Lady Bearcats

    The Owen County High School girls golf team picked up a win on the links last week.
    The Lady Rebels defeated Walton-Verona on Thursday at Sugar in a nine-hole match.
    Shelby Power led Owen County with a 38; Grace Chilton shot a 49; Lydia Merrifield, 50; Morgan Woodyard, 54; and Laura Duke, 58.
    Earlier last week, the team traveled to Twin Oaks Country Club to take part in the Notre Dame Academy Invitational.
    The Lady Rebels finished ninth as a team.

  • Boys' cross-country team poised for big year

    It could be a big year for the Owen County High School boy’s cross-country team.
    As a team, they are coming off a year where they finished second in the Region 5 meet.
    Individually, they saw Hunter Trenary win the NCKC Championship, finish second in the region and fourth in the Class A State meet.
    As they enter 2013, Trenary and the team are hoping for more.

  • Rebels to depend on youth

    If the coaching staff wanted to put a sign on the door leading into the Owen County High School football locker room, it might read “no experience necessary.”
    As the Rebels get ready to kickoff the season on Friday night at Western Hills, they will be doing it with an almost completely revamped lineup.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler will have to figure out how to replace almost all of his starters on both offense and defense from a team that has gone 17-6 over the past two seasons.

  • Rebel Ramblings: At Western Hills in Frankfort • 7:30 p.m.

    • Owen County High School football team is 3-2 in season openers under Adam Fowler.
    • Fowler is entering his sixth season at the helm. His career record through his first five years is 22-31.
    • Owen County is 2-0 against Western Hills. The Rebels won games against the Wolverines in both 2011 and 49-20 in 2012.
    • Western Hills finished 1-9 last season.
    • The Wolverines are coached by Don Miller who is entering his eighth season as head coach.

  • Golden Alert for Owen man called off

    A Golden Alert issued for a 70-year-old Owen County man was called off Sunday after the man was found on Hwy. 127.
    Owen County Search and Rescue received notification of a missing man around 3:50 p.m. Sunday.
    Dewey Cook had last been seen on Hwy. 127 South and Greenup Road.
    Owen County Search and Rescue Capt. Jackie Webster said Cook had gone out hunting ginseng which he had done numerous times before.
    Cook had been out Sunday morning, but the exact time the alert was issued wasn't available.

  • Special surprise guest honors Wallace’s drive

    Longtime Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Ella Wallace was honored with a key to the city of Owenton during a retirement ceremony held Sunday.
    But it was The Goose that surprised her most.
    Former University of Kentucky basketball player Jack “Goose” Givens attended the ceremony and although it was the first time the two had met, Givens said he could see all of the qualities of a great player in Wallace.

  • Fiscal court approves tax rates for 2013-14

    Owen countians can expect little change to their tax bills following a decision made by the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The court approved its 2013 tax rates Monday and only the real property rate will increase, from 12.1 to 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    The personal property rate will decrease from last year’s rate of 13.7 to 13.4.
    The water craft, motor vehicle and aircraft rates will remain the same as the 2012 rates at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Council approves paving proposals

    The Owenton City Council recently decided on a bid of $121,024 for blacktopping of several streets around town.
    The council received three bids, including one from Ohio Valley Asphalt and Len Reigler Blacktop, Inc. The work was awarded to Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc., the lowest of the three bidders.
    The work was estimated at $110,000, but West said after the initial estimate was done, more streets were added to the list of streets to be paved.

  • Driver involved in second wreck

    For the second time in a little over a month, local emergency crews were once again called out after a tractor-trailer overturned, this time on Hwy. 127 South.
    The driver of the tractor-trailer, 31-year-old George Whitehead of Crittenden, is the same driver of the tractor-trailer that overturned on South Main Street July 5.
    The incident took place a little before noon Saturday, near the “Welcome to Owenton” sign on Hwy. 127 South.