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Today's News

  • Rebels knock off Demons

    When they met on April Fool’s Day in Williamstown it was the Demons who defeated the Rebels 7-3.

    The two teams squared off again on Tax Day – April 15 – in Owenton. This time it was the Rebels who were pleased with their returns.

    Owen County took an early lead and then held on to pick up the 4-2 win. It was the Rebels’ third-straight win at Dunavent Field.

    The team is 3-1 at home this year. The loss was just the third Williamstown has suffered on the season.

  • Letter to the editor: David Williams will bring positive change to Owen Fiscal Court

    To the voters in Owen County District 4.

  • Annual event at Elk Creek helps keep OCFA up and running

    The success of the second annual Fido Fiesta fund-raiser Saturday at Elk Creek Vineyard will ensure the Owen County Friends of Animals (OCFA) can continue its work.

    Hilari M. Gentry, founder/director/president of OCFA, said the event was well-attended and helped cover some of the organization’s debts.

    “It went pretty well,” Gentry said. “It was a good crowd of people out there, ready and willing to support the Friends of Animals.”

  • Student’s work to be displayed at Kentucky Horse Park

    One Owen County High School girl has been given the chance to show her love of horses and her artistic talents to thousands of people who will pass through the International Museum of the Horse this spring.

    Felisha Riddle, a 16-year-old sophomore student in Bethany Taylor’s art class, was one of 25 students in Kentucky chosen to receive a 17-inch fiberglass horse to decorate for the “Desert Treasures, the Arabian Horse” art competition, sponsored by the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Georgia: On her mind

    Those of us in the Class of ‘63 are celebrating a significant birthday this year, the one that ends in 5. We represent the last whimper of the war babies, conceived with rationed gas and sugar stamps or on a desperate furlough when it seemed the war would never end.

    Next year the first line of Baby Boomers descend on Medicare, and the whole world will pause to pontificate. The cover of Time magazine will announce the beginning of a new era, “60 Minutes” will reflect, and the Internet will explode with stories from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • General Assembly should have gotten a budget deal passed

    I’ve written a lot of columns and editorials in my time but this is the first time I’ve ever quoted Otto von Bismarck, the German politician from the 19th century.

    “Politics is the art of the possible,” Bismarck once said.

    The 2010 Kentucky General Assembly ended its regular session last week without doing the single-most important thing it is supposed to accomplish – get a state budget passed.

    Now, the legislators will be called back into session later this summer to pass a compromise bill.

  • Owen Co. author offers insight into Mary as a mother

    A local author hopes to shed some light on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in her first novel, “Jesus My Son: Mary’s Journal of Jesus’ Early Life.”

    Owen County native Mary Bailey said the focus of this book is on Mary as a loving and caring mother to her son Jesus.

    “I’ve done a lot of research on Mary’s life and I wanted to capture what she, as a mother, would go through,” Bailey said. “I think this approach will appeal to a lot of people because so little is really known about her day-to-day life.”

  • Track team turns in strong showing at Grant Co. meet

    The Owen County High School track team competed last week at the Grant County All-Comers meet in Crittenden. Several members of the team performed well.

    Top performers on the girls’ side included Danielle Hoop finishing first in the 400-meter dash and fourth in both the 800- and 1600-meter. Haley Decandia ran to a 10th-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles and earned a sixth-place finish in the high jump. Kelsey Johnson finished 11th in the 100-meter hurdles and the discus while Kystal Webster placed ninth in the shot put.

  • Another Rebel to play college football

    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler recently had the privilege to watch another one of his players sign to play football at the next level.

    Daniel Dauwe and his family joined members of the coaching staff in the Owen County High School Library to sign with the University of the Cumberlands.

    Last year, the Patriots finished 9-2 and captured the Mid-South Conference East Division title for the third-straight season. They finished the year ranked No. 10 in the NAIA.

  • Annual golf event honors public servant while raising money for organ donation

    Every spring, as the flowers begin to bloom and the temperatures warm up, golfers gather in Owen County to celebrate life.

    The 11th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble was held Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. Twenty-five teams took part in the event that raises money to support the Trust for Life’s Satterwhite Recipients Assistance Fund and the Owen County Senior Citizen’s Activity Fund.