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Today's News

  • Owen becomes Carroll's county

    By John Whitlock
    N-H Editor
    For the first time since 2003, Damon Thayer is not the state senator representing Owen County.
    Late last week, the Kentucky General Assembly passed and Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear signed into a law a new senate district map that reflects changes in the commonwealth’s population.
    One of the changes moves Owen County from Thayer’s 17th district and into former Gov. Jullian Carroll’s seventh district which includes Anderson, Franklin, Woodford and parts of Fayette counties.

  • What you need to know about Boys Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic

    • This year’s tournament is being held at Trimble County High School. The opening round began Tuesday night with Owen County playing Gallatin County. The action continues tonight as Eminence takes on Trimble County and Walton-Verona plays Williamstown. The semifinals will be played Friday night and the championship game on Saturday.
    • The eighth-region champion will advance to the All ‘A’ State Tournament to be held at the Frankfort Convention Center Jan. 25-29.

  • Roller coaster week for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels had a roller coaster kind of week. It was a span in which they endured the agony of defeat followed by the thrill of victory.
    The Rebels began last week with a contest with Grant County in Dry Ridge. The game was tight throughout but it was the Braves who made the final big play to claim the victory.
    The Rebels led 19-15 at the end of the first quarter before the Braves battled back in the second to take a 31-29 at half time.

  • Roller coaster week for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels had a roller coaster kind of week. It was a span in which they endured the agony of defeat followed by the thrill of victory.
    The Rebels began last week with a contest with Grant County in Dry Ridge. The game was tight throughout but it was the Braves who made the final big play to claim the victory.
    The Rebels led 19-15 at the end of the first quarter before the Braves battled back in the second to take a 31-29 at half time.

  • Showdown in Williamstown

    It was the matchup everyone expected.
    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels met the Walton-Verona High School Lady Bearcats in the championship game of the eighth-region All ‘A’ Classic Saturday night in Williamstown.
    Neither team had any trouble advancing to the finals. The Lady Bearcats dispatched of Williamstown in the first round and then embarrassed Eminence in the semifinals.

  • Eckhart named to EKU dean’s list

    Savannah Lee Eckart, a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School, was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety.
    The dean’s list requirements are to attain a 3.5 GPA or higher on specified minimums of academic work. She will graduate with her bachelor’s of science in adult corrections and juvenile justice in May.

  • Owen County’s Wilson to attend Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine

    Shelia Wilson of Glencoe has been admitted to the  professional program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2015.
    Wilson earned a degree in agriculture in 2011 from Murray State University and she is a 2007 graduate of Owen County High School in Owenton. As an undergraduate, she was recognized as an outstanding senior in pre-veterinary medicine sports, outstanding senior woman, and she received the agriculture leadership award.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Plenty of fun despite cool weather

    Kitty Sallee called last week to invite me to an unexpected bridge party at the Smith House last week. We had agreed at our Christmas bridge date that we would not play again till March, so this was a real treat.  It was a very cold but sunny Tuesday. We met at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. Pat brought Betty Marston to have lunch with us. It was so good to see her out and looking so well. I also saw Lou Ann come in with her grandson Chad to have lunch too.

  • Jim Bush elected to join county committee

    By Claudia Baney - Farm Services News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Jan. 10, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Feb. 17.
    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause deferred, owes $1,425 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Elizabeth Brackin, 1966, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 24.
    Jackie R. Broughton, 1971, contempt of court, failure to pay, owes $2.097.72 total,