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Today's News

  • Owen County Honor Rolls

    Fifth Grade
    First Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll

    Curtis Bates, Allison Bourne, Madison Brown, Cheyenne Coppola, Trinity Craig, Meredith David, Madison Duvall, Mary Gamm, Mallory Hardesty, Carsyn Inman, Savannah Kinster, Jorden May, Haylee Neeley, Shelby Sams, Caitlin Sizemore, Maddigan Walker, Gregory Webster, Samantha Woodyard.
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Rebels’ season ends in Newport

    The football season for the Owen County High School Rebels is over.
    For the third time in six years, the Rebels had their season ended by Newport Central Catholic.
    On Saturday afternoon in Newport, the defending Class 2A state champion  Thoroughbreds did most of the damage in the first quarter by jumping out to a 34-0 lead.
    Newport’s Jacob Smith rushed for two scores and Brandon Gray returned a punt 54 yards for a first-quarter score.
    Newport Central Catholic added two more touchdowns in the second quarter and eased to a 47-14 victory.

  • OCHS runs at state • Trenary comes in third

    Owen County’s Hunter Trenary headed to Lexington on Saturday morning in hopes of capturing a state championship.
    While the senior would come up short in capturing the ultimate prize, he would finish third in the Class A state cross county championship.
    Trenary’s time of 16:29.68 would be just 14 seconds behind winner Matthew Bode from Louisville Collegiate and 2 seconds behind second-place finisher Nicholas Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington.

  • Leadership Owen County 2012 completes project

    Leadership Owen County 2012 recently completed their community service project.
     The project chosen was the beautification of the County Park and Fairground.
    On Sept. 10, the group arrived with gloves, shovels and rakes in hand and began removing old sod, adding mulch and planting shrubs and flowers around the entrance and along the exhibit building.  

  • Weather plays trick on Halloween night

    Howling winds and heavy rains Thursday made for a destructive Halloween for some local residents.
    The National Weather Service at Wilmington, Ohio reported winds of up to 51 mph. in Owenton and the homes of residents Peggy Tisch and Richard Greene were victims of the storm.
    Tisch, whose home is located on Roland Ave. said she heard a “thud” around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.
    That thud turned out to be a tree located in Tisch’s front yard that had fallen onto the roof of her home.

  • Judge-exec. won’t seek another term

    Although the 2014 primary election is still months away, Owen countians can already expect some major changes beginning in 2015.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith has formally announced today that she will not seek re-election for a second full term in the office she has held since being appointed in early 2009.
    Keith was appointed to the office by Gov. Steve Beshear following the resignation of former county judge-executive Billy O’Banion in February of 2009.

  • Owen students to honor sacrifices on Veterans Day

    Local men and women who sacrificed to serve the nation will see no lack of activities honoring them this Veterans Day.
    Owen County High School will join with the Maurice Bowling Middle School this year to honor veterans Monday, as well as programs at both the Owen County Upper and Lower Elementary School buildings.
    OCHS senior Hannah Strohmeier, who is in charge of this year’s joint program with MBMS, said combining the two schools’ activities would better serve veterans who may have a hard time deciding which program to attend.

  • Owen librarian will learn about space at Kennedy

    Owen County Library Director Jennifer Nippert was one of six public librarians recently accepted into the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Explore! space training program.
    Only 40 applicants were accepted from across the United States and librarians will collaborate with educators from the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Explore! team to learn hands-on science activities designed for engaging families and children ages 8-13.

  • Letter to the editor: Shoe boxes bring Christmas love to needy children

    Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let children all over the world know that they are loved and not forgotten.
    Samaritan’s Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993, collecting just 23,000 shoe boxes. To date, we’ve collected over 100 million shoe boxes that have been delivered to needy children in more than 130 countries. That represents less than 5 percent of the children currently in the world, which is where you come in.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Nov. 1, 2013

    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Dec. 13.
    Darrell A. Thomas, 1959, contempt of court, owes $46,712.40 restitution and costs, 10 days.
    Bowling Insurance Agency Inc. vs. Billy Greene, motion to set for trial, bench trial set for Dec. 13.
    Eagle Financial Services Inc. vs. Lee Smith Jr., motion for default judgment, see order.
    Glen Duke vs. Jacob Stivers, forcible detainer continued from Oct. 25, eviction ordered, seven days to vacate.