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Today's News

  • Upcoming community events

    Weather forces changes at Adult Learning Center
    Because of snow days last week, the Owen County Adult Learning Center was unable to offer the previously scheduled official GED practice test.
    The test will be offered again Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.
    Interested parties should contact the Adult Learning Center at 484-0405 by Jan. 27.
    The Jan. 27 GED test has been rescheduled for Feb. 17.
    For more information contact the Adult Learning Center at 484-0405.

    Gaming Day returns to the library Thursday

  • Who should watch our words?

    The law says you can’t yell “fire” in a crowded movie theater.
    But can you nudge the guy next to you and say “psst... that guy up front looks like he wants to start a fire,”?
    This weekend, the country was once again shocked by violence when six people including a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl were shot by a lone madman in Arizona.
    The question that leaps to most people’s mind is why.

  • Looking back at Owen County in the ’60s

     Although it seems unbelievable, 50 years have passed since the 1960s when a decade of historic events occurred — both in Owen County and across the country — events that affected the lives of all of us, and in doing so, presented opportunities to preserve our history.

  • BMS finishes second in tournament

    The Bowling Middle School seventh-grade boys’ basketball team took part in the 2010 Holiday Basketball Tournament. The event was in Lexington the weekend before Christmas. They finished as runner-up.
    The tournament consisted of 12 teams. In pool play, the Rebels fell to North Pulaski and Garrard and defeated Campbell County.
    They did, however, get hot in the tournament portion.
    They were victorious over Lincoln County, East Jessamine and Richmond Model.
    In the championship game they lost to North Pulaski.

  • Williams honored for gridiron efforts

    Owen County High School junior Sawyer Williams may be busy on the hardwood these days, but he was recently honored for his efforts last fall on the gridiron.
    Williams was named as an honorable mention to the Kentucky All-State High School Football Team.
    For the season, Williams led the Rebels in tackles with 62 and fumble recoveries with three.
    Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said Sawyer is nearly unblockable on the defensive line when he gets after the quarterback.  

  • Rebels two timing

    It was a week of streaks for the Owen County High School Boys Basketball team. Two streaks to be exact, and both involve the number two.
    On Jan. 4, the Rebels defeated Gallatin County for the second time this season. The 54-50 victory marked the first time since 2005 Owen County has won two straight over their rivals from Warsaw.
    “It’s the first time in a long time,” said Justin Shelton of the two-game winning streak.

  • Girls’ 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic preview

    Where: Walton-Verona High School
    When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
    What is at stake: A trip to Richmond for the State All ‘A’ Classic Feb. 2-6

    Last year in Warsaw it was Walton-Verona who cut down the nets as they defeated Carroll County, Owen County and Gallatin County on their way to the championship.
    The Lady Bearcats’ win last year was their first trip to Richmond since 2000 when they won the tournament at Trimble County.

  • Lady Rebels grab top seed in district tournament

    The 31st District Tournament may be a month away but one thing is for certain. The Owen County High School Lady Rebels will be No. 1 going into the week.
    The three-time champs wrapped up the No. 1 seed with a pair of wins last week over Gallatin County and Henry County. The Lady Rebels defeated Gallatin County, 67-51, Jan. 3 before knocking off the Lady Wildcats, 46-28, Friday night.
    The last four wins have one thing in common. They have not been close.

  • Three Rivers, 16 paddles and one dragon

    Three Rivers District Health Department, in partnership with Hart Productions, will be displaying their 52-foot pink dragon boat at Cincinnati Travel, Sports, and Boat Show Jan. 14-23.  Members of the Kentucky Thorough-Breast — the region’s first breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team — will be on hand to explain dragon boat racing and the reasons why this sport is so beneficial to breast cancer survivors.
     

  • Marvin and Jackie Gibson anniversary

    Marvin and Jackie Gibson celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 7, 201