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Today's News

  • Softball team looks to get over hump

    The Owen County High School softball team hopes this is the year they can break through.
    Since 2006, the Lady Rebels have reached the 31st District championship game every season but 2011. They have yet to win. They hope to change that this year.
    After losing their first four games a season ago, the team ran off five-straight wins. They would add another six-game winning streak later in the season on their way to an 18-16 record. It was their third-straight winning season and their third-straight year with at least 15 wins.

  • Owen track team hosts meet and runs well

    The Owen County High School track team hosted a meet last week in Owenton.
    The team hosted the Owen County All-Comers and performed well.
    The girls won the team competition over Carroll County, Grant County and Williamstown.
    The boys finished second behind Grant County. Carroll County was third and Williamstown came in fourth.
    For the girls, Sarah Wilhoite finished fifth and Danielle Roetker came in 10th in the 100-meter dash.
    Haley DeCandia won the 200-meter dash with Emily Allen in second place.

  • Get out your dancing shoes ... unless they are blue

    Warning!
    If you want to win your NCAA Tournament pool this year, please do yourself a huge favor. Close the paper, fold it up and put it back on the coffee table. If you want to lose and be embarrassed in the process then by all means continue reading.
    Let me begin by reminding Kentucky fans that yes the tournament will still be played despite the absence of the Wildcats. They did not deserve to be in the field which leads me to my first guarantee of the tournament. There will be a new national champion when the tournament wraps up in Atlanta on April 8.  

  • Young but experienced Rebels hit the diamond for new season

    It may not feel like it outside but it is baseball season in Owen County.
    The Rebels opened the 2013 campaign last week by playing a pair of road games. Owen County traveled to Collins on Thursday and lost 7-3. They got back on the bus Friday and headed to Western Hills where they defeated the Wolverines 3-2. It is the second year in a row the Rebels have opened the season with a loss before beating Western Hills in their second game.

  • First in history

    At a recent banquet, Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebel Carson Williams was honored as an All Eighth Region selection bya Eighth Region Basketball Coaches Association. Williams, center, is the first freshman to receive this honor in the 24 year history of the organization. Also pictured are Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall and OCHS Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman, right.

  • In season: Zach Perkins

    Zach Perkins, the 10-year-old son of Marvin and Teresa Perkins, took this 8-point buck during deer season.

  • Owen grand jury indicts bank-robbery suspects

    The brother and sister suspected of robbing the New Liberty branch of First Farmers Bank & Trust in February pleaded not guilty in a court appearance March 12.
    Aaron L. Jones, 23, of Fort Mitchell and Wilma Renee Jones, 32, of Carrollton, were both appointed public attorneys after being indicted last week.
    A third suspect in the robbery, Todd E. McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, did not appear in court. His arraignment was continued to March 26.
    A $50,000 cash bond has been set for each of the three suspects.

  • Advice from the experts

  • Firm seeking nearly $100,000 from city

    A bill for nearly $100,000 is at the heart of a controversy between the city of Owenton and a central Kentucky architecture firm.
    MSE of Kentucky, which was contracted to construct phases one and two of the Severn Creek water project, is seeking $99,000 from the city of Owenton.
    The firm was contracted for the first phase of the project in 2005, which included upgrades and repairs to lines and other equipment.

  • Spring cleaning

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owenton Mayor Doug West are asking Owen countians to band together in an effort to clean up the area as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The event, held each March, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and civic, religious and nonprofit organizations can enter to win six separate $100 prizes in a random drawing.
    Owen County Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said organizations that wish to participate can help with roadside litter pickup.