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Today's News

  • Traveling across time and history

    As far as we can tell, Nancy and I aren’t kin, not even a smidgen. However, my cousin’s grandmother (that would be Uncle Ed Hudson’s wife who was a Davis) is her great-aunt. Thus, in the exacting way of computers, her Google quest for roots led her to my Hudson Family tree posted on the Internet.

  • Beach Boys rock winery with classic tunes

    \Despite dark skies and the threat of rain, fans came out strong for Elk Creek Winery’s popular summer concert series kick-off.

    The series began Friday with a show by a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Beach Boys.

    The group took the audience on a musical journey, performing hits that spanned their entire career, including “409,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo.”

    General Manager of Elk Creek Winery Kristine Walker said about 1,400 attended the show.

  • Lady Rebels fall short in tourney

    Before taking the field May 24, the Owen County Lady Rebels were sure of one thing. If they were going to win the 31st District Tournament, they would have to go through a pair of nemeses.

    The first was Gallatin County. The two teams split four games during the regular season. No team won any of the four by more than three runs, and Gallatin County won its two games in the final at-bat. As a result, it was assumed that the first round district match-up would be similar. It was.

  • Relay raises over $70,000

    There is supporting a cause and then there is dedicating yourself to a cause.

    This weekend, dozens of Owen countians braved some showers and then some humidity and then long hours to show how much they care about and will sacrifice for the people in Owen County who are, or perhaps will be, battling cancer.

    Although the 13th annual Owen County Relay for Life formally kicked off promptly at 7 p.m. Friday, the work that led to that moment began months before. That dedication also led to a happy announcement during the opening ceremonies.

  • Owen judo squad shines in Hoosier state

    On May 22, the Owen County Judo Team competed in Portland, Ind., at the  Indiana State Judo Invitational and placed seventh out of 29 teams.

    The Owen County Judo Team returned with four first-place medals, three second-place medals, three third-place medals and one fourth-place. award

    Team players placed as follows:  Chelsae Smith, second; Jamie Sourders, third; Robert Beverly, first; Zac Widener, second; Noah Malcomb, first; Laura Lubbe, third; Madison Lubbe, third; John Thompson, second; James Thompson, first; Douglas Tyler, first; and Brandon Tyler, fourth.

  • Letter to the Editor: Will rose thief enjoy flowers?

    I planted knockout roses on the graves of my parents, grandparents and late husband last year. I visited their graves at the first of the month to see how they were doing and to trim them up a bit.

    Imagine my surprise when I went to decorate my loved ones’ graves this weekend and found one of them had been dug up, the hole filled and leaves spread over the now vacant spot where it once stood.

    Did you think I wouldn’t notice that I was missing one rose?

    Did you, perhaps think it might grow better in your yard and rescued it.

  • State bound

    When the class A state track meet begins Saturday, a pair of Owen County Rebels will be there. Dillon Mears and Bobby Mingie qualified for the meet that will be held at the University of Louisville.

    In order to qualify, a participant must finish first or second in the regional meet or have one of the remaining 10 best performances throughout each of the regions.

    The pair qualified for the state meet based on their performances at last weekend’s region 5A meet held at Tates Creek High School.

  • Six years and still lost

    Much has happened over the last six years. My family has grown by two. Kentucky has seen three different basketball coaches, my VCR has been replaced by a DVR and my Internet is now wireless.

    Something else has been happening for a little more than half of the last decade. My wife and I became fans of a little television show called Lost. You may have heard of it. If not, indulge me for a second and let me recap it for you.

  • Rebels win last regular season contest

    t has not been the sort of season a senior would want to go out on. For example, Owen County travelled to Franklin County May 19 to endure a 1-11 defeat.

    But the Rebels’ three seniors – Kyle Kelly, Brody Layton and Byron Robertson – decided recently they were going to finish strong.

    The trio helped lead their team to a 3-2 extra inning win May 20 over Grant County in the final regular season home game.

  • A near-perfect week for Lady Rebels

    Things could not have gone much better for the Owen County softball team lately. The team played four games. They “mercy-ruled” three opponents, defeated a district foe and won a tournament for the second time in four years.

    In capturing four wins, the Lady Rebels outscored their opponents 43-4 and out-hit them 40-8.

    With the 31st district tournament this week in Owenton, it appears the team is peaking at the right time.