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Today's News

  • Starr’s new shop rising on Main Street

    Starr Caroline would once spend an entire day scouring through items in thrift and consignment stores, but a trip to Owenton recently turned one of her favorite hobbies into a business of her own.
    Caroline, the owner of Starr’s What Nots & What Have You, said opening a thrift store had been an idea of hers for some time, but she hadn’t exactly planned on Owenton.
    The former Grant County resident said she came to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office to pay taxes in 2011 when she spotted the open store at 101 West Seminary Street.

  • New Owen County library building taking shape

  • Ruling means Thayer stays in Owen County

    Damon Thayer will remain Owen County’s state senator after the Kentucky Supreme Court recently blocked the newly formed senate district map that reflected changes in the commonwealth’s population.
    One of the changes moved Owen County from Thayer’s 17th district and into former Gov. Julian Carroll’s seventh district which includes Anderson, Franklin, Woodford and parts of Fayette counties.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • Showing support

    First Farmers Bank made its annual donation to the Owen County High School basketball program as part of its 3-Point Challenge. The bank made a donation for each successful 3-point shot the boys and girls varsity teams made during the regular season. Top: Darryl Traylor, president of First Farmers Bank, gives a $700 check to Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall, left, and Owen County High School Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman. Bottom: Traylor presents the donation to Wesselman and Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne, left.

  • Lady Rebels gear up for postseason

    Tournament time has arrived for the Owen County Lady Rebels. While the team has some lofty goals for the next two weeks, they still had some work to do to get ready.
    Owen County was in action twice last week to close out the regular season. The girls spent Feb. 13 at Anderson County before coming home for Senior Night on Friday against Grant County.
    The game against the Lady Bearcats in Lawrenceburg did not go as planned as the Lady Rebels got off to a slow start and fell 61-46.

  • Girl’s 31st District Preview

    • Owen County will enter this year’s tournament as the four-time defending district champs. The Lady Rebels defeated Gallatin County 58-47 in the championship game last season at Henry County.
    • The last time someone other than Owen County won the 31st District was in 2007 when Carroll County defeated Owen County 42-41 in the finals at Henry County.
    • The last someone other than Owen County or Carroll County won the 31st District was 2004 when South Oldham claimed the title.

  • Boy’s 31st District Preview

    • Henry County will enter this year’s tournament as the defending champs. The Wildcats defeated Gallatin County 67-61 last year in New Castle.
    • The last time the tournament was held in Owenton was 2008. That season saw Gallatin County and Owen County advance to the finals. The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 53-43 to claim the championship.
    • Owen County last won the 31st District in 2009. The Rebels knocked off Henry County in Carrollton to cut down down the nets.

  • Owen County Parks and Recreation Basketball League

    The following are results from the Owen County Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues:

    Biddy Ball K/1
    Colonels:  N. Kemper 1, B. Kemper 7, Hudson 1, Jimino 4.
    Hilltoppers:  New 4, Ferguson 2, Myers 2, Wobrey 1.
    Bearcats:  Baxter 2, House 2, Doss 1, Prather 9, Wilson 4.
    Thorobreds:  Clemmons 2, Spencer 2, Logan 4, Patton 9.
    Wildcats:  Hobbs 2, Isaacs 9.
    Huskies:  Cammack 3, Hanson 1, Rice 4, Bond 4.
    Huskies:  Gentry 1, Rice 7, Bond 6, Perkins 1, Layne 8.