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Today's News

  • Swigert helps break losing streak

    The Owen County High School softball team needed a win and they got one in exciting fashion.
    The Lady Rebels had not beaten a team from Kentucky since March 28 when they defeated Williamstown 13-3.
    The team’s only other win since came against a team from Hixson, Tenn. in the Play It Again Classic two weeks ago.
    Heading into Thursday night’s game with South Oldham High School, the team needed a mental lift.
    Owen County had lost 9-6 earlier in the week against Henry County High School and were in a tight contest that could go either way.

  • Owen teams dominate home meet

    The Owen County High School track teams hosted a meet last week and both came away victorious.
    The teams hosted Grant County and Carroll County high schools on Thursday in the Owen County All-Comers Meet.
    The girls easily won by totaling 107 points. Grant County finished in second place with 41 points and Carroll County came in third with 40 points.
    For the girls, Amber Gover finished second in the 100-meter dash with Haley DeCandia, third; Andi Burford, fourth; Paula Rivera, fifth; Nicole Jacobs, seventh; Sarah Willhoite, ninth; and Helena Kramer, 12th.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League

    HotShots - 2 vs Big Monsters - 0
     
    On a bright sunny afternoon, the HotShots held the Big Monsters scoreless after an aggressive match.
    Price Griffin scored early for the HotShots. Gabi Stewart played strong defense and had many great passes forward to the strikers. Landen Perkins was strong in the goal during the first quarter and carried that strength onto the field while playing fullback. Griffin scored again in the third quarter.
    Hayden Wilson played goalie during the fourth quarter and preserved the shutout.

  • Wright joins campbellsville

    On April 16, a long-time childhood dream became reality for Thomas Wright as he signed a letter of intent to play college football with Campbellsville University.  
    Thomas, a senior at Owen County High School, has played football since fourth grade and played offensive lineman and some defensive back for the Rebel football team the last four years.  
    He was named co-captain by his team last season.
    Thomas will be a freshman at Campbellsville this fall.
    He and his family are very excited to begin this new adventure.  

  • The best and brightest

    Recently, several students at Owen County High School were inducted into the Beta Club.  To be a member, a student has to have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher, be in good disciplinary standing and display excellent character.  Students in the photo from left to right include Veronica Chisholm, Suzzana Cooke, Kennedi Dermon, Bernie Engelman, Triston Grisham, Tony Jiles, Ashton Marcum, Miranda Mason, Dalton Mears, Ciara Rogers, Michael Wash and Jessica Wilhoite.  Several other students were inducted but were unable to attend because of athletic events.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Join us for tasty travels across America

    “Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well”—that’s the theme of a national Living Well campaign being promoted by your Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agents both at the national level and here in Kentucky. Local FCS Agents work through the University of Kentucky Extension Service to offer all kinds of information and programs that help families and individuals achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle.

  • This calls for a fiesta

    Since the Owenton location of Dairy Queen closed in September 2009, the building has remained empty despite rumors that it would be opening soon under a different name.
    But earlier this month, that long-running chit-chat become true when it was announced that a new version of a Frankfort favorite would be opening in Owenton.

  • Man arrested in connection with alleged barn break-in

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after a witness allegedly caught him stealing metal and other items from a field and barn.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office received the call from O’Banion Lane on March 5.
    Hammond said he and a deputy responded to the call and when they arrived, Steven S. Small, 26, allegedly had metal and different farm objects thrown into the back of a pickup truck.

  • Shelby Co. suspect solves some Owen crimes

    A recent arrest by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department helped solve approximately seven different Owen County thefts.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a string of thefts took place during the last two weeks of February, all of which involved farm equipment.
    Hammond said the thefts took place on 227, next to Beechwood; on Old Beechwood Road; across from Elk Lick on 607 and other places.
    James A. Clark, 32, of Georgetown, allegedly stole racks, feeders, turning plows, gates, tractor weights and other equipment.

  • Welcome center gets chilly reception

    After hearing concerns that guests at the senior citizens center could be the targets of identity theft, a plan to open a welcome center at the former Owen County Public Library could be shelved.
    The property at 118 North Main Street was deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court with plans that it would be used by the Owen County Senior Center in February.
    At the time, the Owen County Tourism Commission requested an area near the front of the building for a welcome center and promotional area.