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Today's News

  • Kays Branch News by Bee Spicer

    Fall has finally arrived along with the World Equestrian Games extravaganza, the University of Kentucky’s umpteenth loss to Florida and our theater season.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    Next Game: Away at East Jessamine.

    Kick off: 7:30 p.m.

    • The Jaguars defeated the Rebels 22-0 last year in Owenton. The visitors scored just one offensive touchdown but returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns to send them home with the win. One was a 79-yard pick six and the other went for 46 yards.

    • East Jessamine finished last season 4-7 last season and are off to a 4-1 record this year after defeating Western Hills 21-14 in Frankfort Friday night.

  • Sports Briefs

    OCHS Volleyball

    • The Lady Rebels volleyball team dropped its only match last week. Grant County defeated Owen County 25-16 and 25-22. The team will be back in action Thursday in Owenton against Heritage Academy. They will play at Williamstown Tuesday.

    OCHS Boys Soccer

    • The boys’ soccer team defeated the Kentucky School for the Deaf, 3-1, Sept. 13 in Owenton. They dropped contests to Danville, Mason County and Woodford County. The team will play at Henry County Thursday.

  • Homecoming queen to be crowned Friday

    Owen County High School students will celebrate homecoming events this week in anticipation of Friday’s big game.

    Many students will dress up for daily theme events, organizers said. Each class will compete for a “spirit stick.”

    Flag football games will start at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the school’s football field. Senior members of the football team will compete in a drag pageant about 6:30 that night.

  • A helping hand to a banker brother in Dubia

    Greetings From Dubai,

    This message might meet you in (utmost surprise), however, it’s just my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from United Arab Emirates and currently holding the post of director auditing and accounting unit of the bank.

  • Letter to the Editor: Arts council appreciates support from public

    The members of the Owen County Arts Council would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all those who helped make our Sweet Owen Days fund-raiser a success.

    We’d especially like to thank the artists who donated items for this raffle — without whose generosity we could not have succeeded.

    Your interest and support mean so much and is a source of great encouragement.

    Thanks again,

    The Owen County Arts Council

    Patty Petzinger

    Barbara Duvall

    Joan Goderwis

  • Owen grand jury hands down six indictments

    On Sept. 14, 2010, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

     

    •Lloyd C. Jones, 26, on the charge of theft by unlawful taking.

    According to the indictment, he unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely fence posts and tools, with a value of $500 or more, with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.

    If convicted he could face up to five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

    Pleaded not guilty.

  • Lady Rebel golfer smacks rare hole-in-one at Fairway

    If the chances of getting struck by lightning are greater than that of making a hole-in-one, then Shelby Power may want to stay inside during the next thunderstorm.

    While playing golf earlier this month  at Fairway Golf Course, Power, using a seven-wood, aced the fifth hole.

     “I couldn’t believe it at first,” Power said. “When I realized I had just made a hole-in-one I was excited.”

    Power is a member of the Owen County girls’ golf team.

  • Rebels spoil one homecoming and prepare for another

    Friday night was a good example of how things generally happen in threes. To prove the point, here are three examples.

    The first quarter saw the Owen County Rebels have three possessions. They ended in a punt, a fumble and a turnover on downs.

    In contrast, the second quarter saw the Rebels score three touchdowns.

    In the end, the team headed back home with win number three.

    Owen County traveled to Bedford Friday to take on Trimble County on Trimble County High School‘s Homecoming.

  • Blackhawk down safely

    An accident involving a U.S. military helicopter briefly knocked out electricity in some parts of Owenton and other communities in the region.

    According to Lt. Col. Mike Ferguson, U.S. Army aviation facility commander of Frankfort, a Blackhawk UH 60 helicopter was on a training mission focusing on the use of night-vision goggles.