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Today's News

  • Rebels run strong at Meet of Champions

    The Owen County High School cross county team spent their Saturday in Lexington. The team was taking part in the KTCCCA Meet of Champions.
    Owen County junior Hunter Trenary entered the race ranked No. 3 in the state. He would finish third on Saturday just 12 seconds behind Brady Baker from Cooper who won the race. Cory Hudnall finished 61st out of over 400 participants.
    Kyle Flood, Logan Bitler, Keith Stout, Mitchell Griffin, Logan Herring and Evan Lozier also ran for the Rebels.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Playoff Edition

    • Holy Cross ended the Rebels’ perfect season a year ago when they defeated Owen County 45-0 in the second round of the Class 2A state playoffs in Owenton.
    • The Indians finished the season 3-7 after falling 50-0 to Holmes on Friday night. Holy Cross won two of last their four games after beginning the season 1-5.
    • Owen County finished the season by winning their final four games after beginning the season 2-4.

  • Rebels hitting their stride

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    Despite having already clinched home-field advantage in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs, the Owen County High School Rebels still had a lot to play for in their final regular-season game on Friday night.
    The Rebels traveled to Ludlow and looked to finish the regular season with a victory to give them a winning record for the second year in a row.
    They were also looking to gain momentum as they head into the playoffs.
    They did both.

  • Ramping it up

    Approximately 25 people attended a ribbon-cutting/groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the boat ramp at Gratz.
    The boat ramp will be located near the site of the old Gratz bridge. Construction on the ramp is expected to begin this winter.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court will be responsible for keeping the ramp clean once completed, as well as mowing and keeping weeds from accumulating along the sides of the boat ramp, entrance road and parking area.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the ramp on a regular basis.

  • Public gets chance to see inside new Owen landmark

    Those still wondering what’s beyond the doors of the Owen County Judicial Center will soon get the opportunity to tour the facility during its dedication.
    The dedication will take place at 1 p.m., Nov. 2.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Chief Justice John Minton will be speaking, as well as the director of the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts Laurie Dudgeon.
    Guided tours of the new facility will be given and refreshments will be served.

  • Time to check out

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    The newly constructed Owen County Public Library will not officially open until Oct. 30, but fans of the library will get a sneak peak into its amenities Sunday.
    The new facility will come equipped with an expanded space for teens, a teen librarian, a revamped local history room and a “toddler tower” that library director Jennifer Nippert said she will keep a surprise until the open house.

  • Tragedy strikes

    Two people are dead, including a 2-year-old child, after an early-morning house fire Friday.
    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call on the fire at 5:25 a.m.
    Preliminary investigation points to the kitchen as the location the fire started at 1885 Agee Road.
    Brock Morgan, 31, of Greensburg, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene. A two-year-old also died at the scene.
    The mother of the child, Katherine Perry, 30, of Owenton, was flown by PHI, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for life threatening injuries.

  • Owen County circuit court: Oct. 19, 2012

    Heather Hammond, 1975, attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, in jail, $75,000 cash bond set, continued to Nov. 2.
    Adam Edward Killion, 1982, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, pleaded guilty, 180 days, restitution, court costs.
    Roy Miller, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, continued to Oct. 26.
    Chris Rabourn, 1990, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s a busy time before holidays come around

    The sun is shining this morning. After last week, that is news. I had to build a fire on Friday last. I don’t think I have ever had to start building fires this early. If that’s all I have to complain about I count myself very lucky.

  • Monterey Matters: Snowfall on Halloween isn’t the right treat

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had last week. I’m not sure we are going to be enjoying it for much longer. It is really beginning to look a lot like winter already this week.
    On Sunday, while out doing some shopping I even overheard several people discussing the weather for this week. I heard a couple of folks saying that they were calling for snow on Halloween. Snow ... on Halloween?
    What?
    If it were to do this, I would really be surprised. I can’t recall seeing snow in October. I am praying this storm passes us by.