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Today's News

  • No. 4 (Male) Bobby Young

    He is in the Hall of Fame.

    Bobby Young is one of the best baseball players to come out of Owen County. He had a tremendous career as a Rebel that continued in college at Thomas More College. For his exploits, Young was inducted in the Thomas More Hall of Fame in 2008.

    He began playing baseball in 1977 as an eighth-grader. Before he graduated from Owen County in 1981, he helped lead the Rebels to a Regional Title and an appearance in the State Tournament in 1978. Young played second base while a member of the team.

  • Funds will help Owen Electric get ‘smart’

    The Owen Electric Cooperative is getting “smart.”

    The cooperative is receiving over $1.5 million in matching funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    With help from the cooperative research network and 19 other cooperatives, the funds will be used to evaluate the benefits of “smart” technologies for consumer members.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    July 27, 2010

    James D. Baynum, 1960, theft of services, continued to Aug. 10.

    Jennifer A. Bishop, 1974, show cause deferred, $130 costs.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, owes $295, continued to Aug. 10.

    Richard William Buchanan, 1969, show cause deferred, bench warrant set for $700.

    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, first-degree complicity criminal mischief, two counts of second-degree complicity burglary, jury trial set for Sept. 23.

    Linda Mae Diaz-Sturgeon, 1962, dismissed/diverted.

  • Fiscal court will appeal ruling in road dispute

    A nearly two-year dispute over maintenance of a road will likely continue in the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    In October 2008, Robert VonBokern filed a lawsuit against the Owen County Fiscal Court after the county’s decision to stop maintaining Pleasant Home and Clay Lick Turnpike and sought to have the decision declaring “null, void, invalid and no further force or effect” and to have the road included in the Owen County road maintenance system.

  • Guest Column: Churches show their SUPPORT

    1 John 5:2 says, “This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.” 

    Notice the word of God tells us to first of all love God and also carry out his commands. During the summer months of 2010, the Baptist churches in Owen County surely showed their love for God and his children; and by doing this they also followed his commands. Almost 100 percent of the Baptist churches collected school supplies for the Owen County Schools.

  • 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.