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Today's News

  • Tip-off time arrives

    Stats are important in sports but they often don’t tell the entire story.

    It is true that the 2009-2010 Owen County High School Rebels will have to find out how to replace 52 percent of the team’s scoring lost on graduation day ,but they will also be looking for two more ingredients that can’t be found on the stat sheet. They are experience and leadership.

  • Lady Rebels hope for third-time charm

    Winning back-to-back 31st District titles is never easy. Winning a third straight will be even harder.

    Yet, that’s the goal heading into the 2009-2010 season for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The goals do not stop there.

    Expectations surrounding the team are high and not just in Owen County. One publication in the state has the Owen County girls ranked as the third best team in the eighth region.

  • Cooking up some Golden Gobble Awards

    It is a tough time to be a turkey. With Thanksgiving just hours away, Toms everywhere are sweating. Many have spent the last few weeks looking for the perfect weight-loss plan in hopes of missing the ultimate cut.

    Turkeys have not been the only ones losing their heads lately. There have been people losing theirs in the world of sports during the past year. I am here to call them out.

  • Cherishing the memories is part of holiday

    Tomorrow, families across America will gather together for the traditional Thanksgiving feast. There will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course pumpkin pie. For a few short hours these families will laugh over burnt turkeys from Thanksgivings past and recall cherished memories of yesterday. Then, the festivities will come to an end and many families will part ways for another year.

  • Common cause unites Kentuckians

    About 35 concerned citizens from Owen County and surrounding areas gathered at the home of John Harrod Saturday for a program presented by members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFC) followed by some old-time fiddle music.

    KFC is a 27-year-old grass roots organization that promotes power of the people, working together, challenging injustices and improving the qualify of life for Kentuckians.

    Rachel Harrod, John Harrod’s daughter and a member of KFC, said the organization works on a number of different campaigns.

  • Letter to the editor: East Perry comments put street in a bad light

    I understand that it is the media’s job to inform the public of news, crime, and entertainment. After reading last week’s paper about the East Perry “problems,” it struck me and other residents on this street as an offensive and degrading statement.

    The article had nothing constructive for the street and set a even more negative tone for it.

    East Perry is a community full of youth and diversity. What separates East Perry from any other street in this town?

    Nothing.

  • Letters to the editor: Students, staff deserve congratulations for veterans’ program

    I am writing this in regards to the OCHS Veterans Day Luncheon.

    It was a wonderful lunch and the meal was quite good.

    The ceremony for the veterans was beautiful, but what impressed me most was how well-behaved the students were. Owen County should be proud of their young people. They were very respectful and courteous to all the veterans and their families.

    They made me proud to be from Owenton and glad my grandchildren will someday attend that school in the future.

    I thank the staff and students for a wonderful afternoon of honoring our veterans

  • Veterans honored at Owen County High School
  • This fall brings unexpected success

    There are three things that are constant for the middle of November:

    The leaves have all fallen off the trees.

    The temperature gets colder.

    The Bengals are eliminated from playoff contention.

    I guess one out of three isn’t bad.

    Who would have thought that at this time of the year it would be 70 degrees and the Bengals would be 7-2 and in first place in the AFC North? 

    Let me digress for just a moment and say that if this last weekend was an example of global warming, then keep it coming.  

  • Owen’s Hoop, Spaulding take on the state

    A seventh-grader from Sayre School in Lexington surprised everyone last week by winning the regional cross-country meet at Trimble County. What would Maddox Peterson do for an encore?

    To prove what she did last week was no fluke, Peterson won the Class A State Cross Country Meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.