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Today's News

  • Rebel Ramblings: Ludlow

    • The Rebels defeated the Panthers 42-12 last season in Owenton. The win completed a 10-0 regular season for Owen County.
    • Ludlow is 1-8 on the season. They lost 61-0 to Beechwood Friday night.
    • The Rebels should be able to score points Friday night. In nine games this season, the Panthers have allowed 416 points. They have not allowed less than 30 points in any game this season.

  • Home sweet home

    When people think of meaningful Owen County versus Gallatin County games on Friday nights, they typically think of them being played indoors on hardwood.
    On Friday night, the two schools met outside on grass with home field advantage on the line.
    Using a fast-break style offense and some big plays on defense, the Rebels ran away from the Wildcats 59-22. It was the third-straight week Owen County has scored more than 50 points in a win.
    Owen County wasted no time in putting points on the board.

  • Successful soccer seasons end

    Two successful seasons came to an end last week. The Owen County High School boys and girls soccer team finished their seasons a week ago in the Eighth Region Tournament.
    The Lady Rebels wrapped up their year by falling 7-0 to Spencer County Oct. 15 at Patterson Field. Owen County fell behind early in the game allowing three goals in a five-minute stretch to let the game slip away.

  • Open season: Curtis Dale Bates

    Curtis Dale Bates II, 9, harvested his first deer on youth weekend. He participated in a special program that allowed the meat to be made into jerky and shipped overseas to our American soldiers.

  • Open season: Kaitlynn Goodrich

    Kaitlynn Goodrich took her first deer while hunting with her dad during youth weekend in Owen County. She is the 13-year-old daughter of Misty Woolums and Jeremy and Gina Goodrich.

  • Open season: Logan Wagers

    Logan Wagers bagged this deer during youth hunting weekend on the property of Danny Williams while hunting with his grandfather Barry Bishop.

  • Open season: Ethan and Alex Young

    Ethan and Alex Young of Owenton enjoyed a morning of squirrel hunting with their dad on the Perkins family farm on Cull Road. The boys are first graders at Owen County Primary School.

  • Sheriff’s daughter faces attempted-murder charge

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to shoot her father.
    Heather Hammond, 37, was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Dave Roberts.
    According to a press release, preliminary investigation shows Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
    When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • Honor Flight sends Owen County man to Washington, D.C.

    It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.
    That’s what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Dock deal done

    Owen County will be responsible for keeping the Gratz boat dock area clean once it is completed.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding between Owen County and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife at its Oct. 9 meeting.
    According to the memorandum, the department of fish and wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the boat ramp on a regular basis and will be solely responsible for capital construction or capital improvements to the ramp.