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Today's News

  • Owen County Bus Routes

    Bus No. 1 – Driver, Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.

    Bus No. 2 – Driver, Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of two mile Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South, 127 through Roland Ave.

    Bus No. 3 – Driver, Laurie Stivers: Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen Road to fair grounds, Green Acres Drive, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, third buses elementary, middle and high school (p.m.).

  • No. 5 (Male) - Dustin Downey

    The Owen County Rebels have seen several talented players come through the program. One of them seems to stand out from the rest.

  • Owen County Horse Show results

    Class One, Stick Horse Class: Miss Minnie, ridden/owned by Morgan Shipp of Dry Ridge; Buddy Chocolate Bliss, ridden/owned by Audrey Roberts of Worthville; Bumpy, ridden/owned by Malaki Mefford of Owenton; Slim Pickens, ridden/owned by Judah Mefford of Owenton; Chatter Box, ridden/owned by Conner Blackburn; Woody, ridden/owned by Chasen Mills; Midnight Star ridden by Clayton Clifton and owned by Bob Clifton; Smoke, ridden by Cayden Clifton, owned by Bobby Clifton.

    All eight entries were blue ribbon winners.

  • Race fans may soon roll through Owen

    Is the Sprint Cup coming to Kentucky?

    According to several media outlets, a news conference has been set at the track for Tuesday. It’s believed that the announcement will include a date for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Race for 2011.

    Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith will be on hand as well as Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and the three-time NASCAR champion, Darrell Waltrip. Smith has told several in the media that it is a major announcement, but would not go as far as admitting it will include a date for a Sprint Cup race.

  • No. 5 (Female) - Leah Patterson

    In the opinion of some who follow Owen County sports, she may have been the best all-around player to ever play basketball for the Lady Rebels.

    During her four years as a member of the team, Leah Patterson scored 1,244 points. In the final game of her high school career against Scott County, Patterson overtook Ellie Petzinger as the all-time leading scorer in Owen County history. She would hold on to that distinction until Katie Smith broke her record and finished her career with 1,572 points.

  • Letter to the Editor: Community needs and deserves dialysis clinic

    My name is Patty Barnes and I have been on dialysis for almost a year.

    Three times a week I travel to northern Kentucky to receive dialysis treatment. I also see Dr. Mital, a kidney specialist in northern Kentucky.

    If the dialysis clinic had opened here in Owenton, I could see him more, instead of traveling.

  • Letter to the Editor: The hard work keeping county clean is appreciated

    I’d like to take a moment to say thank you to those who have been taking the time and energy to pick up trash along the roads in Owen County. I’ve seen them a few times on my way to Frankfort and I saw a group working on the Sparta Road the other day. It surely does make a difference when people care enough to keep our county clean.

    It would be wonderful if people wouldn’t throw the trash out in the first place, but thank goodness there are those willing to pick it up. Your efforts are appreciated. If I were able, I would help you myself.

  • No. 6 (Female) Katie Smith

    It may have been the best four years in Lady Rebels’ basketball history. During the span of 2001 to 2004, Owen County won 96 games. They captured the 8th Region All “A” Classic title four straight times. They reached the quarterfinals of the All “A” Classic State Tournament in 2001 and the 8th Region Finals in 2002.

    The person running the point during those four seasons was Katie Smith.

    Smith actually began her basketball career as an eighth-grader and was a starter during all five of her years as a member of the team.

  • Living to the fullest

    In 1912, New Mexico and Arizona were admitted as the 47th and 48th states; the British ocean liner RMS Titanic sank in the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean; Woodrow Wilson was elected 28th President of the United States; and on July 30, Lucy Smoot Hall was born in Owen County.

    Saturday, Hall will gather with friends and family at the Owen County Extension Building to celebrate her 98 years of life.

    “I’m proud to have been able to live this long,” Hall said. “The Lord has really blessed me all these years.”

  • Competitors shine at fair

    Below is a list of some of the winners from this year’s Owen County Fair and Horse Show.

    Exhibit Winners

    Culinary: First place, Christina Stivers; best of show, Scott Johnson

    Canned Fruits and Vegetables: First place, Scott Johnson; best of show, Jesse Brandenburg; youth, Blake Wolford

    Garden Crops: First place, Benjamin Hart; best of show, Joel Wilson

    Flowers: First place, Holly Brandenburg; best of show, Brenda Bruce

    Knitting and Crocheting: First place, Kathy Spaulding; best of show, Alice Ducker