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Today's News

  • Learning from an Olynpian

    The Owen County Judo Team and the Kentucky Judo Council will be hosting a workshop featuring instruction by four-time Olympian Brian Olsen Oct. 23 at the Owen County High School.

    Olsen is well known in the international Judo community. He was a member of the U.S. Judo Olympic team in 2004 and 2008. He also served on the world championship teams in 1995, 1997 (earning a bronze medal), 1999, 2001 and 2003.

    He earned a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1999 and 2003 and a bronze in 1995 as well as several other medals as part of the Pan American Games team.

  • Agency helps feed 200 local families

    As the local and national economy continues to struggle, the strain on free food banks has never been greater.

    Rhonda Young, manager of the Owen County Community Action organization, said the need continues to escalate as more people struggle to get enough to eat.

    Recently, Young with the help of volunteers from the Hesler Assembly of God Church, handed out thousands of pounds of food to 200 needy families in Owen County at the Owen County Fairgrounds.

    Young said she could see a significant increase in the amount of assistance needed in just a few months.

  • Candidates vie for support at forum

    Owen County’s district one magistrate candidates took the spotlight Thursday during the first of three local candidate forums for the November election.

    Asa Philips, who beat out Daniel Humphries in the May Democratic primary election, and Republican candidate Gary W. Minch participated in the forum.

    Despite light attendance, each candidate spoke at length on their views and what they hope to see happen within the county over the next four years.

  • County takes bids for road repair projects

    Eagle Hill Road and Pleasant Grove Road can each expect resurfacing in their future.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Sept. 28 and opened bids for the Eagle Hill and Pleasant Grove roads project. The renovation projects will affect about 4.62 miles of roadway.

    A total of three bids were submitted, with the court accepting Mago Construction’s bid at $145,500.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next Game: Home against DeSales.

    Kick off: 7:30 p.m.

    Last year in Louisville, the Rebels dropped a 0-53 decision to DeSales. That night, Andrew Beeler rushed the ball for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Johnson completed three passes - all for touchdowns.

  • Schools’ scores released

    As the Owen County School District’s Kentucky Core Content test scores came in Thursday, administrator’s across the district had something to be proud of.

    As a district, Owen County Schools made adequate yearly progress established by the No Child Left Behind Act, the district met 100 percent of their goals.

    Owen County Elementary School made the greatest gains in test scores and increased its score from an 84 to a 96.

  • Owen County issues outdoor burning ban

    Only hours after the Owen County judge-executive’s office issued a no outdoor burning restriction Friday, a fire began on Pleasant Grove Road and soon spread to Rose Lane.

    The South Owen Fire Department received the call around 2 p.m. and according to South Owen Fire Chief Brian Perry, a cigarette could have been the cause of the fire that spread for 25 to 30 acres.

    Perry said an unoccupied trailer, a storage barn and several junk cars were destroyed.

  • Sports Briefs: Hoop signs with University of the Cumberlands

    Sept. 21 was a big night for Danille Hoop. The evening began with a win in a home meet against Walton-Verona and Trimble County. It ended with her signing a letter of intent to run track next year at the University of the Cumberlands. The signing took place in the library at Owen County High School and was attended by family and friends as well as several of her fellow competitors.

  • Candidate forums kick off Thursday

    Following the success of the Owen County Judge-executive and magistrate forum held in May, Leadership Owen County will hold a series of forums for the general election beginning Thursday.

    The first of three forums will begin at 7 p.m. at the Owen County Extension Office for the district one magistrate race.

    Leadership Owen County Alumni member David Morgan said both candidates, Asa Phillips and Gary Minch have been equally invited to participate.

  • Letter to the Editor: Help make Christmas brighter for a needy child

    There is nothing more rewarding than to see the eyes of a small child light up on Christmas morning after seeing the presents left by Santa.

    Unfortunately, there are many children in our area that will not be able to share that experience.