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Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society: At one time, stage coaches criss-crossed county

    The ride was not for the fainthearted.
    At times it jarred the bones and rattled the teeth and the constant swaying was sure to cause motion sickness in some. Depending on the time of year, one could be covered with a fine film of dust or mired in knee-deep mud. However, despite the setbacks, travel by stagecoach was part of the American scene.

  • Letter to the editor: Hammons deserves support

  • Students exercising their green thumbs with project

    Owen County High School sophomore Willie Johnson says the plants grown at the OCHS greenhouse bring happiness to anyone who purchases them, keeping the school’s greenhouse technology students focused on raising quality products.
    Students in the greenhouse technology class begin work in the greenhouse during late fall and by springtime are ready to sell vegetable plants and flowers.

  • Back in business

    By adding an extra sale day to its schedule, the Owen County Farmers’ Market hopes to bring in new customers and continue supporting the local economy.  
    The market will kick off its season at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, with the annual Owen County judge-executive’s office ‘Cookout For A Cure’ with proceeds going toward Relay for Life.
    The Friday market will be held each Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Beginning June 12, the market will open on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m.

  • Formal request made to change Ford zoning

    The future of well-known home on Owenton’s East Main Street could be decided in about 30 days.
    At a meeting of the Owenton planning and zoning board Monday, a formal request to change the zoning designation of the Ford house on East Main from R-1 (residential) to C-2 (commercial) was presented by the property owner Peggy Ford.
    The change would allow a commercial business to be opened on the property.
    Peggy Ford, who owns the property, said it would cost $500,000 to repair the house and $10-15,000 a year for upkeep.

  • Domestic case leads to drug indictment

    A convicted felon was recently indicted on methamphetamine charges after Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond was called to his residence over a domestic dispute.
    The incident took place during the afternoon hours April 20 at 1675 Hwy. 35. While at the residence Hammond said Kentucky State Trooper Dave Roberts stopped to see if everything was OK.

  • Judo team takes top honors at home

    On April 14, the Owen County Judo Team hosted the “2012 Rebel Judo Invitational” at Owen County High School. 
    Out of 27 teams in attendance, Owen County took first place, Bowling Green Judo Club took second, and Kettering Recreation Center Judo took third. 
    Owen County players won seven first-place trophies, eight second-places, and five third-place awards.
     
    Owen County Primary School
    Joe Hamilton, first; Timothy Selvage, third; Sebastian Alcorn, fourth; and Charlie Baumann, fifth

    Owen County Elementary
    Kaylee von Hellens. third; Layla Creech. second; and Meredith David. first
     

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results

    April 14  - Under 8 
    Wildcats - 2 vs. Fighting Tigers - 1
     
    On a cold wet morning, the Wildcats were able to secure their third win of the season. The game was called during the third quarter due to lightning. Lilly Chappell was the first to strike for the Wildcats when she connected in the first quarter. Price Griffin added a goal in the second quarter. Lilly Baumann and Avery Miller demonstrated exceptional  defensive skills  and Gabby Stewart and Clayton Stewart added valuable offensive minutes assisting with the goal in the second quarter.

  • Pair of tough losses for Rebels

    The week began well enough.
    The Owen County High School baseball team began last week with a road game in Warsaw. The game was the first meeting of the season between the two district rivals. It would be the Rebels who would get the best of the Wildcats in this match-up as Owen County would come back to Owenton with the 8-3. The win pushed the Rebels over the .500 mark at 8-7.
    Then came Thursday and Friday.
    On Thursday, Owen County hosted Williamstown at Dunavent Field.

  • Lady Rebels on a roll

    The Owen County High School softball team began the season by losing four straight games. To say things have turned around would be an understatement.
    Following a 6-3 loss on March 29 to Carroll County, the Lady Rebels were 0-4 and had been outscored 22-8.
    Five days later, the team welcomed Pendleton County to Owenton.
    On that day, the team would take out some frustration as they whipped the Lady Wildcats 15-0.