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Today's News

  • Owen JV team is district champions

  • Wildcats slip past Rebels in district opener

    For three innings May 24, it looked like Owen County might br rolling into the 31st district championship game.
    Then the wheels came off.
    The Rebels led 6-1 as Henry County came to bat in the top of the fourth inning. After the Wildcats put four runs on the board, they were right back in the game.
    The Rebels committed three errors in the inning and misplayed a fly ball to give the Wildcats new life.
    Henry County added two more runs in the top of the fifth and another in the sixth to make the score 8-6.

  • Rebel softball team exits in first round

    The Lady Rebels took on Henry County in the first round of the 31st District Tournament last week in Carrollton.
    The Lady Wildcats prevailed as they defeated the Lady Rebels 10-0.
    The loss meant the end of the season for Owen County. It also marked the first time since 2005 that Owen County has not reached the 8th Region Tournament.
    The team finished the season with a record of 16-14.
    Gallatin County defeated Henry County, 3-1, Wednesday night to win the 31st district championship.
     

  • Owen Electric holds safety day

    Crewmen converged at the training grounds at Owen Electric Cooperative’s headquarters for the annual Safety Day Wednesday.
    Safety Day is coordinated by safety manager Tony Dempsey and utilizes the assistance of instructors from Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives based in Louisville and other co-ops, including Clark Energy in Winchester.

  • Owen County District Court

    May 27, 2011

    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, in jail, $8,000 cash bond set.
    Christy Lynn Gaines, 1982, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, in jail, $30,000 cash bond set.
    Larry B. Gaines, 1981, third-degree burglary, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, in jail, $15,000 cash bond set.
    Larry B. Gaines, 1981, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    May 24, 2011

    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion for telephonic appearance at hearing, continued to June 28.
    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to June 7.

  • Strawberry Fields Forever and ever

    It’s hard to imagine that a group popular a couple dozen years before I was born — and disbanded long before I was thought of — could make such an impact on the person I’ve become.
    I was about 10 years old the first time I heard a Beatles song. From the opening harmonica in “Love Me Do,” I set out on a never-ending quest of Beatles knowledge.
    In a short time I collected all of their albums, even some on long-playing records — a format not too many kids my age even recognized at the time.

  • Letter to the Editor: Arts in the Park organizers thankful for support

    Yet again, the people of Owen County have shown their true colors.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Parades rarely part of Memorial Day these days

  • Community Events

    One Voice to perform Sunday at First Baptist Church Owenton
    First Baptist Church Owenton will host The One Voice Choir from First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Ala., beginning at 6:30 Sunday in the evening worship service.  
    One Voice is a 90-member choir of high school students. They will be singing in Owenton on their summer tour to Chicago, Ill.
    One Voice is directed by a former First Baptist Church Music Minister Chip Colee.  
    After the service, dinner will be served in the church fellowship hall