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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 17, 2014

    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, theft by deception, appointed public attorney, continued to Oct. 31.
    Nathan Fitzgerald, 1984, flagrant non support, dismissed.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 14.
    Josie Hazlett, 1962, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 30 days, conditionally discharged for 335 days, court costs, public attorney fee.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A column fan checks in on Kay’s Branch

    This has been a slow week. I needed one after the departure of my cousins. They arrived back in Missouri safely. I have spent the week changing beds and doing laundry, and sitting in my chair in the sunroom with Dobbs. We were both exhausted.
    I did get to Frankfort on Wednesday to empty the recyclables. My soft drink can was overflowing. Friday was Hand and Foot day. We played at Barbara Hecker’s house this month. That was a lot of fun. I am back into my routine this week.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of financial management

    This is the second installment of a series looking back at 100 years of the extension service's home demonstrations.

  • Rebels win a wild one

    The start of Friday’s game was not great but for fans of the Owen County High School Rebels football team, the finish was fantastic.
    After trailing 19-6 in the second quarter, the Rebels’ offense came to life and beat Carroll County on Friday night in Carrollton, 43-39.
     It was the Owen County football team’s first win of the season.
    The Rebels opened the scoring late in the opening quarter when Jace Bruener raced 53 yards for a score to make the score 6-0.

  • Rebel Ramblings - Next game - At home Gallatin County, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 48-0 last season in Warsaw.
    • Gallatin County’s 10 wins last year was the most wins for any Wildcat team in their eight seasons. They also reached the third round of the Class 2A State Playoffs last season.
    • Tim Browning is the only the coach the school has ever had.
    • Owen  County High School Head Football Coach Adam Folwer is 4-2 versus Gallatin County High School.
    • Owen County is 5-3 all-time against Gallatin County.

  • A victorious senior send-off

    The Owen County High School volleyball team is a senior-dominated squad.
    On Thursday night, the team said farewell to the 10 young ladies who were playing their final home match.
    The Lady Rebels hosted Heritage Academy Oct. 16. Before the match the team recognized Maggie Barnes, Carrla Brumely, Cheyenne Gaines, Kylee Hearne, Helen Kramer, Ashton Marcum, Caitlin Mayfield, Melinda Smith, Jessica Willhoite and Ayshia Wood.

  • Soccer teams ousted in district tourney

    Both Owen County High School soccer teams were eliminated in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament last week.
    The boys fell to Henry County High School 7-0 while the girls lost to Gallatin County High School 4-1.
    Preston Forsee and Quinn Cole were both named to the All-Tournament team for the boys and Adreanna Dalton and Hailey Chappell both earned All-Tournament team for the Lady Rebels.
    For the Rebels, they were led in scoring by junior Alex Hernandez, who put in six goals.

  • Cross-county team runs in NCKC championships

    The Owen County High School cross county teams took part in the NCKC Championships on Oct. 14 at Walton-Verona High School.
    Autumn Hunter was the top finisher for the Lady Rebels as she came across the finish line in 10th place.
    Lucinda Beach came in 16th place and Samantha Tamplin finished 22nd.
    Piper Walker also claimed a spot in the top 30 as she placed 29th. Not far behind were Kailey Cram and Jessica Hardin, who finished 33rd and 34th.

  • Aint it The Truth: Tenacious little turtle thought he could fly

    Deep within a forest, a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort, he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs, and crashed to the ground.
    After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ground.
    The turtle tried time and again while a couple of birds sat on a branch and watched him.
    Finally, the female bird turned to her mate and said: “Dear, don’t you think it’s time we tell him he’s adopted?”

  • Tornado in New Columbus: “I’m safe. My puppy dog is safe. It’s OK.”

    The National Weather Service has announced that a tornado touched down in the New Columbus area about 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 7.
    With several damaged homes and trees, the announcement probably didn’t surprise residents who weathered the storm.
    Chris Blevins, of 4180 Georgetown Road, said the winds hit his home around 4:30 p.m.
    “Things just started breaking, Blevins said, “Some of the trees, they were snapping. It’s crazy,”
    Several trees in his yard, one measuring perhaps two feet in diameter, were damaged.