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Today's News

  • Open house • Opening doors

    The staff of the Owen County Adult Learning Center hosted an open house on Feb. 12 to celebrate their new location.
    The learning center is now located at 103 West Perry.  The hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday,  1 to 4 p.m. with night classes offered at the library on Tuesday and Thursday night 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
    Director Veronica Gayle said the open house was a great success.

  • Noninsured crop disaster assistance deadline nearing

    The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance similar to crop insurance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters. The upcoming deadlines to file an application for natural disaster protection under the NAP are March 1 and March 15.
    The crops for March1 deadline are alfalfa, clover, grass, millet, mixing., teff

  • Rebels clinch No. 1 tourney seed

    The week began with a close win and then ended with a close defeat but in between, the Owen County High School boys basketball team was part of a meaningful blowout.
    The Runnin’ Rebels began last week with a pair of home games. The first was an NCKC contest with Williamstown High School on Senior Night.
    The second was a district showdown with the top seed in the upcoming 31st District tournament on the line.
    Before warming up for the Feb. 18 contest with the Demons, Owen County fans had a chance to say thank you to five Rebel seniors.

  • Boys’ 31st District Tournament preview

    • The tournament began Monday night when Carroll County High School took on Eminence in the opening round game. The winner will play Owen County tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Carroll County.
    • The championship game will be on Friday night in Carrollton at 7 p.m.
    • Owen County is the two-time defending champion and has won three of the last five titles.
    • Gallatin County is the last team to win three-straight district titles between 2006 and 2008.

  • Girls’ 31st District Tournament preview

    • Owen County opened the tournament Monday night as they took on Eminence. The winner played Gallatin County Tuesday night.
    • The championship game will be played on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
    • Gallatin County is the defending champion. They knocked off Owen County 43-36 in last year’s championship game.
    • Before last year, Owen County had won five-straight district titles.

  • Lady Rebels close out tough regular season

    The regular season wrapped up for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team played three games last week to prepare for the 31st District Tournament.
    The girls began the week by hitting the road to taken on Walton-Verona High School on Feb. 17.
    The Lady Bearcats raced out to an 18-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they cruised to the 65-20 win.
    A.J. Gravely led the Lady Rebels by scoring 9 points. Kaylee Miller tossed in 4; Molly Gamble, 3; and Debbie Farrar and Kendrah Ashby each finished with 2 points.

  • Senior Salute 2014

    Owen County High School held its annual Senior Night Friday. The seniors who participate in the OCHS athletics programs were honored.

     

  • Showing support for athletics

    Top: David Lyons, center, the president of First Farmers Bank, presents a check for $500 to Owen County High School Lady Rebels Head Coach Robert Osborne, left, and Amy Klein Wesselman, right, the girls JV head coach and assistant varsity coach. The donation is part this year’s Three-Point Challenge and will be used to help Owen County schools’ athletics programs.

  • Dirty business: Soap is target for thieves

    Owenton Police Narcotics Investigator Steve Miller said a widespread trend could be coming to Owen County after two people recently walked out of a local grocery store with over a dozen bottles of Tide laundry detergent.
    Miller said the incident took place at approximately 3:30 p.m., Feb. 5, at Meadowview Shopwise.
    “They bypassed the checkout and pushed the cart right out of the store,” Miller said.
    The two suspects, Christopher Holt of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jenna Smith of Owenton, allegedly stole 18 bottles of Tide.

  • Political season begins: Candidates meet with the public

    Yard signs, tote bags, pens, mouse pads, patriotic cupcakes and even a country ham lined the tables at the Owen County Extension Office Feb. 13.
    Only a few parking spaces could be found outside the office as voters gathered inside to hear what the candidates vying for Owen County elected offices had to say,
    The Meet Your Candidates reception was the Owen County Visioneers’ first event of the political season and Owen County Visioneer Joy Morgan said she couldn’t be happier with the attendance and the exchanges between voters and candidates.