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Today's News

  • Veterans to storm OCHS again

    For four years, Owen County High School students have gone above and beyond when it comes to honoring veterans — sticking with the motto “It’s their day.”
    The annual Veterans Day lunch and assembly began four years ago when then-sophomore Mary Kennedy began spearheading the event. During her senior year, Kennedy turned the reigns over to current OCHS senior Mattie Cook.

  • UK official tapped to speak at dinner

    Dr. M. Scott Smith, Dean of College of Agriculture and Human Environmental Services at the University of Kentucky, will speak to dozens of local businessmen and businesswomen at this year’s 12th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting.
    The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Owen County Extension Office.  

  • City looking to expand its borders with eye to future

    The Owenton City Council recently passed a motion to move forward with annexing three stretches of highway, for what Owenton Mayor Doug West called “future economic development.”
    The plan would annex Hwy. 22 East for 1.9 miles to the new Maurice Bowling Middle School; 127 South to the “Welcome to Owenton” sign; and 127 North to Old New Liberty Road.
    West said nothing but the roads would be annexed — from sidewalk to sidewalk.

  • Power House Rebels move into first place

    The following is an account of recent action in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League:

    Midget Division
    Walton 19, Owen County 0 — The young Rebels played the Bearcats strong for most of the first half, but still found themselves down 13-0. Bailey Carrier had a fumble recovery for the Rebels. The Rebels’ defense played strong in the second half, however, the offense could never get on track. Carrier had his second fumble-recovery of the game.

  • Running strong

    Logan Btler, Alex Dietz and Evan Lozer recently took part in the Henry County Renaissance Run. These boys run both varsity and junior varsity squads. They ran JV for the Owen County cross country team at this run, and each one brought home a medal.

  • Hamilton, Ripy and Ball shine on links

    The Owen County Rebels finished another successful season on the links in 2011.
    The Rebels, coached by Kevin Webster, finished the season with a record of 11-4.
    The team — that featured a seventh-grader, eighth-grader, freshman, sophomore and junior — more than held its own against more experienced teams.
    One of those teams was a senior-dominated Walton-Verona team that finished just ahead of Owen County in both the All “A” Classic and NCKC Championship.
    Jarrod Ball was a medalist six times during the season.

  • Rebel Ramblings (Playoff Edition)

    • Owen County finished the season as one of just three teams in Class 2A to go unbeaten. The other two are Owensboro Catholic and Glasgow.
    • Newport finished the season 4-6. They lost their final game of the season to Lloyd, 28-27, on Oct. 21.
    • Newport and Owen County had three common opponents this season. Both teams played Bellevue, Lloyd and Ludlow. While Owen County won all three games, Newport went 2-1 with their loss coming against Lloyd.

  • PERFECTION

    Friday night at Patterson Field was about one word — perfection.
    The fireworks were loaded and the T-shirts had been bought. All that was needed was for the Rebels to hold up their end of the bargain and finish the job they had started back in August.
    They did not disappoint.
    In the final regular season game of 2011, Owen County lit up the scoreboard against Ludlow, sort of. They made history by defeating the Panthers, 44-12.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Cemeteries are part of a family’s legacy to the future

    Age does not deter 80-year-old Don Crugger and his 76-year-old brother, Clay, from their dedication to the preservation of the Smith Cemetery in Breck. Breck was always a small community in Owen County, originally comprised  of several homes and a grocery. Today, all that remains of Breck is a couple houses, the Smith Cemetery, and some who are determined to keep alive the history of the people who lived, died and are buried there.

  • Special mute button not included

    If I could change one thing about my husband, it would be to end his incessant control of the TV remote. No one but the Lord himself could understand the logic behind watching a good movie and then watch your husband use the remote to channel-hop during each commercial break to see what else is on.