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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Honor our vets by not making new ones

    The pickup trucks with the orange hatted occupants have turned out in abundance this weekend. Wanda told me this was the start of gun season.
    I kind of guessed that.
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    Bro. Bill was here last week to do some last-minute mowing and fixing some guttering and told me his grandsons would be here over the weekend.

  • Plans for Christmas parade announced

    This year’s Owen County Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. The parade will leave from Southern States at 3 p.m.
    The theme this year will be “Christmas Melodies.”
    There will be three categories for the floats this year:
    • Wagon/Trailer (Large) First place, $200; second place, $150.
    • Truck Bed - First place, $100; second place, $50.
    • Utility Vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) First place, 75; second place, $50.

  • Birth Announcement: Samantha Lucille Wood

    Timothy and Megan Wood announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Lucille, born at 9:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 9 lbs. and 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Big brother Jonathan, 3, helped welcome her home.  Her maternal grandparents are Ted and Sandy Williams of Louisville; paternal grandparents, Stephen and Teresa Wood of Williamstown, and paternal great-grandparents are Frances and Frank Simpson of Williamstown.

  • Owen County Honor Rolls

    Fifth Grade
    First Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    All “A” Honor Roll

    Curtis Bates, Allison Bourne, Madison Brown, Cheyenne Coppola, Trinity Craig, Meredith David, Madison Duvall, Mary Gamm, Mallory Hardesty, Carsyn Inman, Savannah Kinster, Jorden May, Haylee Neeley, Shelby Sams, Caitlin Sizemore, Maddigan Walker, Gregory Webster, Samantha Woodyard.
    A/B Honor Roll

  • Rebels’ season ends in Newport

    The football season for the Owen County High School Rebels is over.
    For the third time in six years, the Rebels had their season ended by Newport Central Catholic.
    On Saturday afternoon in Newport, the defending Class 2A state champion  Thoroughbreds did most of the damage in the first quarter by jumping out to a 34-0 lead.
    Newport’s Jacob Smith rushed for two scores and Brandon Gray returned a punt 54 yards for a first-quarter score.
    Newport Central Catholic added two more touchdowns in the second quarter and eased to a 47-14 victory.

  • OCHS runs at state • Trenary comes in third

    Owen County’s Hunter Trenary headed to Lexington on Saturday morning in hopes of capturing a state championship.
    While the senior would come up short in capturing the ultimate prize, he would finish third in the Class A state cross county championship.
    Trenary’s time of 16:29.68 would be just 14 seconds behind winner Matthew Bode from Louisville Collegiate and 2 seconds behind second-place finisher Nicholas Waltman from Sayre School in Lexington.

  • Leadership Owen County 2012 completes project

    Leadership Owen County 2012 recently completed their community service project.
     The project chosen was the beautification of the County Park and Fairground.
    On Sept. 10, the group arrived with gloves, shovels and rakes in hand and began removing old sod, adding mulch and planting shrubs and flowers around the entrance and along the exhibit building.  

  • Weather plays trick on Halloween night

    Howling winds and heavy rains Thursday made for a destructive Halloween for some local residents.
    The National Weather Service at Wilmington, Ohio reported winds of up to 51 mph. in Owenton and the homes of residents Peggy Tisch and Richard Greene were victims of the storm.
    Tisch, whose home is located on Roland Ave. said she heard a “thud” around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.
    That thud turned out to be a tree located in Tisch’s front yard that had fallen onto the roof of her home.

  • Judge-exec. won’t seek another term

    Although the 2014 primary election is still months away, Owen countians can already expect some major changes beginning in 2015.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith has formally announced today that she will not seek re-election for a second full term in the office she has held since being appointed in early 2009.
    Keith was appointed to the office by Gov. Steve Beshear following the resignation of former county judge-executive Billy O’Banion in February of 2009.

  • Owen students to honor sacrifices on Veterans Day

    Local men and women who sacrificed to serve the nation will see no lack of activities honoring them this Veterans Day.
    Owen County High School will join with the Maurice Bowling Middle School this year to honor veterans Monday, as well as programs at both the Owen County Upper and Lower Elementary School buildings.
    OCHS senior Hannah Strohmeier, who is in charge of this year’s joint program with MBMS, said combining the two schools’ activities would better serve veterans who may have a hard time deciding which program to attend.