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Today's News

  • Hallie Ruth Tirey

    Hallie Ruth Tirey was born Dec. 22, 2010, at 1:20 p.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    She weighted 7 lbs and was 20 3/4inches long.
    She is the daughter of Shane and Lindsey Tirey of Owenton and is welcomed by her brother Bryson Shane Tirey, 3; her maternal grandparents, Donald and Becky Duvall; her paternal grandparents, Ron and Sharon Tirey of Lexington.

  • Cards could help solve Roach murder

    Sonda Roach recently contacted me to let me know of a Kentucky State Police initiative — a deck of playing cards featuring 52 unsolved cases.
    She said a detective from Kentucky State Police contacted her along with several other families to let them know that the KSP would soon hold a news conference concerning some unsolved cases throughout Kentucky.
    On Dec. 16, the KSP unveiled playing cards that will be circulated throughout Kentucky’s prisons in an attempt to generate tips in cases of unsolved murders, missing persons and unidentified remains.

  • A cancer we can eliminate

    In spite of a significant decrease in cancer of the cervix over the past 60 years, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be nearly 12,200 new cases and 4,210 deaths in 2010 of this invasive cancer. Unfortunately, Kentucky ranks fifth nationally in number of new cases of cervical cancer each year.

  • Friends come to aid of society

    It’s been eulogized in stories and poetry, and has been characterized as judgment of a stern, uncompromising old man, or soft feathers lightly shaken from a pillowcase. It can be light and airy, crusty or crunchy. It is a delight for children and a barely tolerable event for adults. It can evoke pleasure gliding atop its surface, shooting sprays of sparkled dust, which dissipate into the air; or wreak havoc if the gliding involves damage to a car or injury to a person.

  • Rebels end drought during tourney tune-up

    Before going on a long car trip, it is advisable to make sure the vehicle carrying your family is tuned up.
    The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels are hoping this week of tune-ups will make for a pleasant drive down to Richmond.
    The Rebels took on Anderson County at home Friday night.
    The two teams have met three times in the last two years with the Bearcats coming out on top each time. Each game was similar. All three were close at the half with Anderson County pulling away over the final half.

  • Owen County hosts Eighth-Region All ‘A’ Classic

    Wednesday
    Williamstown vs.Eminence at 6 p.m.
    Trimble Co. vs. Carroll Co. at 7:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Carroll County vs. TBA at 6 p.m.
    Championship Game

    Saturday
    Carroll County vs. TBA at 7 p.m.

    Boys’ All ‘A’ Classic Preview

    Where: Owen County High School
    When: Wed-Sat., Jan. 19-22
    What is at Stake: A trip to the All ‘A’ State Tournament in Richmond Feb. 3-6

  • ‘A’ big disappointment for Lady Rebels in Walton

    Timing is everything in life. You always get stopped by the train when you are running late or you always carry your umbrella until the day it actually rains.
    The same is true in basketball. Just ask the Owen County Lady Rebels.
    After rolling through their last five games, the Lady Rebels shot just 16 of 55 from the field in falling to Williamstown in the semifinals of the Eighth Region All ‘“A” Classic at Walton-Verona.

  • Flood of answers to farmers’ drought questions

    Many Owen County farmers have been concerned over the fall and winter about how their pastures will come back after last summer’s drought. What are the chances that the grass and clover will return this spring? How can I evaluate what I have now? What will it cost to reseed and renovate this spring, and will it pay? What weed problems can we expect, and how should they be dealt with? What, if anything, could have been done differently last year to help protect pastures from drought?

  • Abby Gray earns degree

    Abby Cobb Gray graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in the College of Health Sciences Dec. 18, 2010. She was listed on the dean’s list for the fall 2010 semester. The dean’s list includes the students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    She is the daughter of Sherry and David Lyons of Owenton and Danny Cobb of Owenton.

  • Browning named to dean's list

    Jefferson Community and Technical College announced that Lana Browning of Owen County was listed on the 2010 fall semester dean’s list. Students must maintain full-time status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to be included.