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Today's News

  • No cease fire in the battle of the bulge

    Guest columnist - Nancy Gaston

    Everyone knows that eating three to five servings of vegetables each day is necessary for good health. Howver, what if you’re like me and hate most of the vegetable kingdom? Would it be acceptable to count hash browns and French-fried potatoes as part of that daily vegetable requirement? On the other hand, is it necessary to adorn my cheese-crust-filled frozen pizza with thin slices of carrots and celery?

  • State creates site to help businesses open and operate efficiently

    In an effort to better serve the business community across Kentucky, state and government leaders Monday launched a one-stop business website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way.
    The Kentucky Business One Stop — onestop.ky.gov — is an interactive web portal designed to provide faster, friendlier, more reliable and cost-effective services to businesses.

  • Area’s ‘no burn season’ continues through Dec. 15

    Even through the area has had some precipitation, it does not take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    All Owen countians need to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Forestry officials, the “no-burn” season goes through Dec. 15.
    During that time, people must not burn anything within 150 feet of a woodland, and must not burn anything between the hours of 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

  • Court looks at current ambulance contract

    After years without being seen by the Owen County Fiscal Court, an ambulance-service contract was reviewed and re-approved during the court’s Oct. 11 meeting.
    The contract is between the court and New Horizons Health Systems.
    “The contract with New Horizons has been in effect for years,” Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said. “The court just hadn’t seen it in a long time, and we felt it was necessary to update it.”

  • Rebels capture district crown

    Homecoming is about crowns.
    Before the game, Whitney Boothe was crowned homecoming queen.
    When the clock ran out on the contest, the Rebels were crowned district champs.
    Owen County improved to 8-0 Friday night with a convincing 33-6 win over Carroll County High School.
    The win also propelled the Rebels to 3-0 in district play clinching their first district championship since 1981. The win also assures the Rebels a home game in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.

  • Church News for Oct. 12, 2011

    Beech Grove Baptist
    It was a beautiful Sunday coming to the Lord’s House. Bro. Steve delivered a powerful sermon from Malachi 1:6-14. It was diagnosing a sick spiritual life.
    The choir will be starting up again. If you would like to lend your voice to the praise of God, let Dave Jones know.
    The fall festival will be held Oct. 30 after the morning worship at the church. Bring your favorite soup or chili or sandwiches and enjoy the fellowship and games as we celebrate the time of harvest God has given us.

  • Academy honors Clark

    Emily Clark from Owen County High School receives the certificate of recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion of Academy scholars held at Murray State University Sept. 17. Pictured with Clark is Dr. Warren Edminster, academic dean of the academy, and Dr. Don Robertson, vice president for student affairs of Murray State. Emily is the daughter of Brian and Patti Clark of Owenton. After graduation in May, she plans to attend Murray State University where she will double major in nonprofit and youth leadership and marketing and minor in human resource management.

  • New homecoming queen to be crowned

    The homecoming coronation will take place at 7 Friday night before the Owen County vs. Carroll County football game. Seated are senior candidates Whitney Boothe, Gracie Roberts, Amber Patton, and Leah Forsee. Standing are senior candidate Meredith Marston, junior attendant Kaity Smith, freshman attendant Jessie Hart, sophomore attendant Ashley Smith, and senior candidate Jenna Harris. Not pictured is senior candidate Rebekah Gaines.

  • Youth Soccer League Results 10-05-11

    Under 8 • Oct. 1
    HotShots – 4 vs. Wildcats – 0
     
    The HotShots defeated the Wildcats for the second time this season. Leading the HotShots to victory were Neese Chilton and James Goodrich.
    HotShots’ coaches Scotty and Amy Chappell were out of town, but the team was able to prevail in their absence. The HotShots played great defense and were able to earn a shutout victory over the Wildcats. The HotShots jumped to a 2-0 lead at the end of the first quarter with Destiny Goodrich scoring both goals.

  • Learning experience

    They may have missed the cut but they gained valuable experience.
    The Owen County Lady Rebels played in the state golf tournament Friday in Bowling Green.
    Although none of the five Owen County players made the cut, the experience was quite valuable, according to their coach.
    “This was definitely a boost to our program, because we made it to State with three juniors, one sophomore and one freshman,” said head coach David Wainscott.