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Today's News

  • Senior boys play final home game

    It was a strange week for the senior boy’s basketball players.

    Due to bad weather, the game with Walton-Verona scheduled for earlier in the week had to be postponed until Saturday afternoon. That meant that Senior Night on Thursday night against Trimble County would not be the boy’s last home game.

    Six Rebels were recognized before the start of Thursday night’s game. Blake Lewis, Kyle Kelly, Jordan Shelton, Lucas Shelton, Michael Colligan and Ethan Lloyd were honored for their accomplishments both on and off the court.

  • Coloradan follows dream to Owenton

    After traveling from her home in Colorado to Owenton to visit her parents, Dayna Hughes set up for the U.S. 127 yard sale and decided to stay and begin a new business.

    Hughes’ father purchased the old Kindall-Riley building, and she has transformed it into the Triple-H Trading Post.

    Hughes, whose mother was raised in Owen County, brought her two daughters along with her during the 127 yard sale to spend time with their grandparents.

    “They didn’t want to leave,” Hughes said. “They really love Kentucky.”

  • All smiles for Lady Rebel seniors

    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne would like to bottle up the first quarter of Friday night’s game with Grant County and take it with him into next week’s 31st District Tournament. He also might want to find a way to leave the second quarter in Owenton.

    The Lady Rebels began the night by honoring three seniors. Emilie Davis, Eko Kemper and Jensen Wainscott were each recognized before taking the court for the final time at home.

  • Volunteers raise thousands to combat heart defects

    God’s Special Little Hearts just keeps growing and growing.

    Saturday’s fifth-annual congenital heart defect (CHD) walk proved to be a successful event that raised nearly $9,000. The money will be donated to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital/Pediatric Cardiology Division and God’s Special Little Hearts Inc.

    Chairperson for God’s Special Little Hearts Inc. Katie Columbia said about 400 people came out to support those with heart defects this year, an increase of almost 100 over last year. 

  • 31st District Tournament preview

    Tournament time has arrived for high school basketball in the Bluegrass. Teams from all across the state begin play this week with one goal in mind. For the boys, they want to earn a trip to Rupp Arena while the girls are hoping to reach Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    For the Rebels and Lady Rebels, their journey begins in Gallatin County at the 31st District Tournament.

    The girls opened up play Tuesday against Henry County while the boys will tip things off Wednesday against Henry County.

  • Freshman, JV squads bring home titles

    While the varsity teams decide district superiority this week at Gallatin County, it is clear who reigns supreme when it comes to the freshman and junior varsity teams. The Owen County Lady Rebels won both championships.

    The freshman team brought home the 31st District trophy by defeating Carroll County in the semifinals and Gallatin County in the finals.

    Against the home team Lady Panthers, the Lady Rebels were led by Madison Gamble’s 14 points as they won the game 32-21.

  • Letter to the editor: Snow-removal crews deserve appreciation for efforts

    It’s easy to forget, but our 300 miles of county roads are equal to the driving distance from Owenton to Chicago, Detroit or Chattanooga.

    Keeping that enormous length of roads passable under very challenging conditions is a noteworthy achievement.

    As the snow begins to melt and the storms of the last month fade into memory, let’s remember to send a note of appreciation to hard-working road crews and administrators. 

    With limited resources they worked day after day and night after night, their trucks making a repeated and reassuring rumble.

  • Three Rebels named to all-region teams

    A trio of Owen County basketball players has been named to their respective All 8th Region Teams.

    Rianna Gayheart was named to the girls’ team. The sophomore averaged 12.5 points and 3.8 rebounds during the regular season. She shot 72 percent from the free-throw line and led the team in three-pointers with 36. This is the second-straight year Gayheart has been given this honor.

  • Stand up and be counted

    The last U. S. Census was taken in 2000. Since this information is compiled every 10 years, this mean it’s that time again. Your form will be mailed to you within the next few weeks.

    Why is this information so important?

  • Library plans moving ahead

    After several years of planning, the Owen County Public Library Board of Directors intends to build a new library facility, according to library Director Jennifer Nippert.

    Discussions began in 2007 and a long-range plan was formed by a committee of 15 Owen County citizens, the library staff, and a long-range plan facilitator from Kentucky Department of Library Archives (KDLA).