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Today's News

  • Lawmakers work to help and remember our military men and women

    “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

    President George Washington

    Memorial Day is upon us, a time when we gather to remember those who have fought and in some cases died for our country, and to celebrate their service and sacrifice that makes the United States a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world.

  • Damon Thayer awarded Ky. Chamber of Commerce MVP

    State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) was recently awarded the 2nd Annual Chamber MVP Award from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  Sen. Thayer was selected, along with 11 other legislators, for his strong support of the business community.
    “This legislative session was perhaps one of the most successful I’ve seen in years, and that was due in no small part to this group of legislators,” said Dave Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber president and CEO.

  • Georgia on her mind - Jerry Lee Lewis and hymns don’t mix well

    Though I’m a grandmother now, I can slide without warning through Alice’s looking glass, where I catch glimpses of the girl I used to be. When the near forgotten scents of a spring night in May sneak up behind me, when – well, it happened again on Sunday morning, about the time my large congregation of city Methodists hit the chorus of that old gospel hymn, “In the Garden.”

  • The best in band

    On May 7, the Maurice Bowling Middle School Band and Owen County High School Rebel Band held their annual award banquet for the 2012-2013 school year at the Owen County High School cafeteria.  There was a strong turn out along with a catered meal, door prizes, and awards. Organizers would  like to thank everyone who participated and helped with the banquet.

  • Wedding announcement: Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot

    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wright are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot, son of Summer Bruce of Owenton and Jesse Smoot of Owenton.

  • Historical society to offer books on holiday

    In conjunction with the celebration of Memorial Day, the Owen County Historical Society will be selling books at the Owenton Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase two collections of Owen County cemetery records. “Gone But Not Forgotten” ($54) contains records of headstone inscriptions from the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton established in the late 19th century.
    “Eternal Rest” ($18) is a compilation of birth and death dates for 240 church and family graveyards in the county.

  • Owen County is home to new state track champion

    Owen County has a new state champion.
    Members of the Owen County track teams headed to Louisville early Saturday morning to take part in the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet.
    For one member of the team, it wasn’t enough to just win a state title. He also set a new state record.
    Owen County High School senior Collin Trammel captured the title in the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.92 seconds.
    He beat the record of 22 seconds set last year by Andre Klaassen from Whitefield Academy.

  • Big year at MBMS

    Mission accomplished.
    The Maurice Bowling Middle School girls soccer team set a goal at the beginning of the season.
    This year marked the first season for the North Central Kentucky Soccer Conference and they wanted to be the first team to claim the title.
    MBMS Girls Soccer Coach Scotty Chappell said he challenged the players to win.
    “I told the girls at the start of the season they could win this conference and hang a conference championship banner in the gym,” Chappell said.

  • Rebels finish regular season

    The Owen County High School baseball season wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The Rebels were hoping to finish the season on a high note heading into the 31st District Tournament this week.
    Instead, the team dropped four of five games.
    The week began with a pair of games May 13 against Gallatin County and Carroll County.
    The Wildcats edged the Rebels 5-4 in the NCKC Tournament before the Panthers shutout Owen County 9-0.

  • Lady Rebels compete in district tourney

    The Owen County High School softball team ended the regular season in style last week.
    After dropping a 9-3 decision to Shelby County to open the week, the team rebounded by defeating Trimble County 2-0 may 15 to close out the regular season.
    The win was the second over the Lady Raiders this year.
    Monday, the team began play in the 31st District Tournament at Henry County.
    The girls took on Eminence in the opening round Monday night.
    The Lady Rebels crushed the Lady Warriors 17-1 in three innings.