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Today's News

  • Softball team suffers setbacks

    Before heading to Bullitt County April 23, the Owen County Lady Rebels had won eight of the previous nine games including four wins in a row. At the High Five Bullitt County Invitational, however, the Lady Rebels lost three straight games.

    The team entered last week hoping to begin another winning streak. Those hopes were put on hold when the team lost two tough games to Trimble County and Walton-Verona. 

  • Letter to the Editor: Support the one candidate who will take on ‘Fedzilla’

    Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States? Sure, we all learned about it in school and probably memorized the preamble. You may have a basic understanding of the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, but when was the last time you really read the Constitution and gave any thought to its meaning? I would imagine that our children know more about the Constitution than most adults do. We have simply forgotten why it was written and what it represents.

  • Guest columnists: Group finds healthy future for Owen medical care

    Leadership of Owen County was held on April 7 and the topic was health care.

    Our day began at the Owen County Extension office and the first place we went to visit was the New Horizon Specialty Clinic.

  • McMillian named Owen County Schools’ Volunteer of the Month

    Owen County Schools is pleased to announce Tracy McMillian has been chosen as the volunteer of the month for March.

    McMillian was nominated for this award by Mary Inman, a third-grade teacher at Owen County Elementary.

  • Lady Rebels bust out bats

    For the Owen County softball team, last week began where the previous week ended.

    After falling to Walton-Verona in the championship game of the 8th Region All “A” Classic, the Lady Rebels welcomed the Lady Bearcats to Owenton April 19 for the rematch.

    It was all Owen County as the Lady Rebels scored 11 runs on 11 hits in defeating in the Lady Bearcats 11-1 in five innings.

    Lady Rebel Miranda Owens allowed one run on just three hits while driving in three runs at the plate. Lyndsey Slayback also had three runs batted in.

  • Letter to the editor: Metal bands and fans help raise money for Relay

    If you have not seen or heard of the local event that took place April 23, it was a charity event entitled Scream the Cure.  

    This charity concert with hard core bands (metal) raised money for our local chapter of Relay for Life. 

    Bands from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio came to Owen County free of charge and performed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. to help raise money for cancer patients all across the U.S. 

  • City council may consider adopting recommendations

    Some revisions to the city of Owenton’s zoning regulations could be back on the table.

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District had proposed the adjustments to the current regulations in the late 1990s. The changes proposed by the A.D. district would reflect some of the changes that have happened across the city.

    According to Owenton City Clerk Laura Aldridge, the Owenton City Council never voted on the changes when they were originally proposed.

  • County looks for ways to cut next budget

    Officials are saying some minor cuts could be seen throughout the 2010-2011 Owen County budget.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a special workshop April 19 to look over a draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1.

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the court is looking at the budget section by section to see where possible cuts could be made.

    Keith said so far the draft budget has no significant changes from last year’s budget.

  • Baseball team has some close calls

    The record may not be what they want it to be, but these young Rebels do not quit. While the team did not pick up a win the last week, they did play a pair of close games.

    Owen County opened last week with a 9-4 loss at Henry County. The team remained on the road Thursday night as they travelled to play Trimble County.

    The Raiders and Rebels played a nail-biter that was eventually won by the home team by the final score of 7-6.

    The team then travelled to Woodford County Friday and Saturday to take part in the Woodford County Invitational.

  • Celebration of rural heritage brings art to local barns

    People driving west on Hwy. 22 last week were able to catch a glimpse of the first installment to the Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trails.

    The first painting, a 32 1/2 by 12 1/2 feet mural, is being painted on a peg barn that was moved to its current location on O’Banion Lane in 1918.

    The mural depicts a group of tobacco farmers in the process of cutting and housing tobacco.

    The murals are the brainchild of four volunteers who formed the agricultural heritage trail committee.