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Today's News

  • Basketball team brings home title

    The Owen County Boys’ Sixth Grade Basketball Team  won the NCKC Youth League Championship Tournament Feb. 27 at Henry County High School. 

    The team entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed after going undefeated in the regular season.  They coasted to a first-round victory over Williamstown and then took on rival Walton-Verona in the championship game.

  • Owen County District Court

    March 26, 2010

    Jason Blackmore, 1975, non-payment of fines, owes $430.50, $400 cash bond set, 10 days, release if pays, show cause hearing set for July 2.

    Jason Blackmore, 1975, non-payment of fines, owes $356.90, in jail, $325 cash bond set, 10 days, release if pays, show cause hearing set for July 2.

    Jason Blackmore, 1975, non-payment of fines, owes $314.55, in jail, $285 cash bond set, 10 days, release if pays, show cause hearing set for July 2.

  • Judo team takes top honors

    On March 20, The Owen County Judo Invitational had another amazing turnout of competitors, and fans alike. There were 142 competitors. Seventeen teams came to Kentucky from all across Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee.

    Owen County Judo Team won first place with 68 points, San Sedai Judo Team of Trimble County took second place with 46 points, and Bowling Green Judo placed third with 41 points overall.

  • County looks to beef up security

    Because some computer-security problems surfaced earlier this year, the Owen County Judge-Executive’s Office will soon receive updated computer equipment.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said several people had checked the judge’s office computers and agreed that stronger security was needed. She said many of the computer problems were related to viruses.

  • Georgia: On her mind

    Every year about this time, I come down with a case of March Madness. You see, I absolutely love the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. If my Wildcats get knocked out of the running early for the championship, the salt goes out of living. If they do well in tournament play, euphoria lifts my flat feet until I fancy I could dance on rooftops.

  • Softball opener delayed

    If the weather would have cooperated, the Lady Rebels would have begun their season Monday at Western Hills but rain forced the cancelation of the season opener.

    Owen County finished the 2009 season with a 12-14 overall record. The team played in the 31st district championship game where they fell to Henry County. They then advanced to the 8th region tournament where they dropped their opener to Oldham County.

    The Lady Rebels return their four leading hitters from last season as well as their top pitcher.

  • Baseball is almost back

    The Owen County Rebels are back on the diamond ... almost.

    The Rebels were scheduled to open up the 2010 season Monday night at Harrison County before returning home to host Anderson County. Rain cancelled the game against Harrison County.

    Owen County finished 2009 with a 12-16 record. The team did have a 7-5 record at home.

    Owen County Head Baseball Coach Kevin Webster will have to replace six seniors from last year’s squad.

  • Annual session begins to wind down

    As we enter the closing weeks of the 2010 Regular Session, the Senate passed legislation that will improve job opportunities for career and technical students, regulate methadone treatment centers, and crack down on meth traffickers. We also continued our work on the state budget, and I continued my work on more transparency in campaign finance reporting.

    The Senate passed House Bill 288, another piece of campaign finance reform legislation that I was able to improve through my role as chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

  • Board rejects request

    The Owen County School Board may be looking for ways to take a school bus down Big Twin Creek Road after a concerned parent approached the board during its March 15 meeting.

    Natasha Culver of Big Twin Creek Road approached the board asking for consideration of bus transportation for her child.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said taking a bus down Big Twin Creek Road would be dangerous.

  • County receives KACo dividend

    The 2010-2011 county budget will receive an extra boost in the amount of $11,183.

    The money is a dividend distributed by the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and will be officially given to the county July 1.

    Larry Denney, agent for the KACo All Lines Fund, presented Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith with notice of the upcoming dividend payment Friday.