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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels spike two wins

    The Owen County High School volleyball team began last week by stepping outside the district for a pair of matches.
    On Sept. 15, the team hosted Calvary Christian. The Lady Rebels made quick work of the Lady Cougars as they won the match 25-17 and 25-17. It was the second-straight season Owen County has defeated Calvary Christian.

  • Win and a tie for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County High School girls soccer team enjoyed a solid week.
    The team played three games last week. Despite losing to Western Hills 8-0 on Wednesday the Lady Rebels picked up a win previous to that game and a tie following it.

  • Boys soccer team drop four straight

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team played four games last week and dropped all four. They fell to Covington Latin and Grant County at home while losing to Villa Madonna and Walton-Verona high schools on the road.
    The Rebels failed to score a goal in all four matches.
    They will look to turn things around this week as they take on Gallatin County High School Tuesday and Thursday,
    Owen County’s only victory this year was a 5-1 win over the Wildcats in the All ‘A’ Classic semifinals.
     

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results - Sept. 24

    U8 Perry’s Fireballs vs. Wood’s Wildcats
    Saturday’s schedule started off with the Fireballs versing the Wildcats.  The early morning game started off a little slow but soon heated up.  The Fireballs did many things well.
    Nathan Kemper, Gabrielle Perry and Lena Smith had some picture perfect throw-ins, Brody Hearn and Shaya Smith did an excellent job in the goal. Hearn saved four shots on goal while S. Smith saved two.

  • Aint it The Truth: How to protect that trophy buck from thieves

    There’s the story about a snake that went to the optometrist, complaining that he wasn’t seeing so well.
    The doctor fixed him up with a pair of glasses and sent him on his way. Two weeks later, the snake returned and told doctor that he’s very depressed.
    “What’s the problem? Didn’t the glasses help you?
    “The glasses are fine, Doc, but I just discovered I’ve been living with a water hose the past two years.”

  • Voters approve alcohol by the drink in Owenton

    BY Molly Haines and John Whitlock
    N-H Staff
    History was made in the City of Owenton Tuesday after a move to allow the sale of alcohol at some restaurants within the city limits of Owenton passed by 66 votes in a special election Tuesday.  
    The vote took place in the Owenton Incorporated precinct, where the owners of Casa Mexican Restaurant said the successful election will help their business stay in Owen County.
    Mario Chavez, a part owner of Casa Mexican Restaurant, said he had a good feeling that the measure would pass.

  • Owen Co. sheriff seizes about $800k in marijuana plants

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Department made its second largest marijuana bust in 14 years Monday with help from the Kentucky National Guard.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the bust took place at 610 Roberts Lane, where Lawrence Qubeck allegedly had 407 marijuana plants growing.
    “Several years ago we found (700 plants) at one plot,” Hammond said. “Most of the time it’s just 10 or 15 plants, but there was two different plots on this place with 407 plants total.”

  • A time of reflection: Community gathers in prayer to remember 9-11

    Vowing to never forget the victims, sacrifices and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, a group gathered in the old courtroom inside the Owen County Courthouse to solemnly remember the 13th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
    David ‘Milkweed’ Wotier, pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, opened the remembrance with a prayer to honor the victims of the attack, their families and those who rushed to the scene to lend a hand.

  • Owen County grand jury returns five indictments

    An Owen County grand jury has handed down five indictments from the August session.
    • David A. Smith Jr., 34, on the charges of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure of seat belt, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt and speeding.

  • Music festival comes to Owen this weekend

    The inaugural Kentucky Mile Music Festival will kick off this weekend in Owen County.
    The event, which will be held at 845 Handy Lane in Owenton, is designed to help expose new music to the public while raising money for a childrens’ charity.
    “We are looking for this to be an amazing opportunity for the people of Owen County and all the surrounding counties to come be apart of,” organizer Josh Handy said.”We’ve been hard at work and are expecting a great turn out for an amazing cause.”