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Today's News

  • Lessons in leadership: Being a leader is about dedication to a cause

    The Owen County Community Leadership Program organized by the Owen County Extension Council, had its fourth meeting last week.

  • Pair airlifted following crash in Monterey

    A couple traveling by motorcycle on U.S. Hwy. 127 N. toward Frankfort were airlifted out of Monterey after a crash that took place Sunday evening.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the crash took place at approximately 6 p.m. in front of the Monterey Market at 11465 U.S. Hwy. 127.
    Hammond said a vehicle, driven by Jan Willoughby, was turning out of the Monterey Market onto U.S. 127 N. and didn’t see the motorcycle traveling in the southbound lane.

  • Panthers spoil Owen senior night

    For the Owen County High School seniors. it was not the way they wanted to go out.
    The Carroll County High School Panthers came to Owenton Friday night and spoiled Senior Night at Patterson Field.
    Despite two first-quarter turnovers, the Panthers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated Owen County High School 48-7.
    After going three and out on their opening drive, the Rebels were able to force and recover a Panther fumble on their first possession.

  • Rebel Ramblings: at Gallatin County • Friday • 7:30 p.m.

    • Gallatin County is 6-2 overall for the season. They are 3-0 in the district.
    • Tim Browning is in his eighth season as head coach. He is the only coach the Wildcats have had. During his tenure, the team is 40-43 overall.
    • Owen County won last year’s contest 59-22 in Owenton.
    • The Rebels are 5-2 all-time versus the Wildcats and have won the last four meetings.
    • Three of Gallatin County’s wins this year have been shutouts. They have blanked Ludlow, Atherton and Trimble County high schools.

  • Overtime unkind for Lady Rebels soccer

    Last season, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team won the 31st District title on an overtime goal.
    On Oct. 16,  it was an overtime goal that denied them the opportunity to defend their title.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to New Castle last week for their opening round game of the 31st District Tournament with Gallatin County High School.
    Owen County had already defeated the Lady Wildcats twice during the regular season in a pair of tightly contested games in which the Lady Rebels won 2-1 and 1-0.

  • Good day for cross-country in Lexington

    The weather may not have been the best but the Owen County High School cross-country team had one of its best days of the season on Saturday.
    The team traveled to Lexington to take part in the Lexington Catholic Invitational. The course at the Kentucky Horse Park was muddy and slick but that did not stop Hunter Trenary from finishing second with a time of 16:11.
    Trenary finished ahead of the Nick Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington.
    Last year, Trenary finished in second behind Waltman in the Region 5 A meet.

  • Volleyball team ends season on a strong note

    The Owen County High School volleyball team finished the regular season last week with some positive momentum.
    Heading into the 31st District Tournament, the team won two of its final three matches.
    On Oct. 14, the Lady Rebels hosted Heritage Academy. It was the second time in less than a week the two teams had squared off.
    Much like the first meeting, Owen County would get the win as they defeated the Eagles 2-1. Heritage won the opening set 25-21 before the Lady Rebels bounced back and won the next two sets 25-14 and 25-15.

  • Semifinal exit for boys soccer

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team reached the 31st District finals last year where they eventually lost to Carroll County High School.
    A return trip was not in the cards this season.
    The Rebels had the difficult task of playing Henry County High School in the semifinals on Oct. 15 on their home field in New Castle.
    The Wildcats had knocked off the Rebels twice during the regular season both in shutout fashion.

  • Owen County Historical Society to honor veterans with local ties

    The Owen County Historical Society would like to display military pictures of all Owen County men and women who have served our country or who are currently serving.
    If you have loved ones who lived in Owen County and served in any branch of the military, please send picture with name and rank to the Owen County Historical Society, 206 North Main Street, Owenton, Ky.,  40359 or contact Teresa Swigert by calling 484-2726, or email swigertt@yahoo.com.
     These pictures will be placed in the museum’s military room.

  • Local livestock exhibitor honored at Kentucky Proud Points luncheon

    Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.
    “The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.
    In Owen County, Morgan Forsee of Owenton won the top prize for rams in the sheep division.