Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News – Riddle added to rich history of Owen County

    Someone once said, “God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.”
    In rural Owen County, the loss of a loved one is accepted as part of everyday life.
    Author and storyteller Charlotte Ann Kemper Atchison described the days of mourning experienced by early Owen County families.
    Charlotte grew up on Bucks Run and wrote of the times in her childhood when a deceased family member was washed and dressed in his or her finest, and placed in the parlor for viewing.

  • Board honors Tamplin

    Jacob Tamplin, 12, the son of Jack and Carey Tamplin, received the technical writing award for STLP and was honored at a recent meeting of the Owen County Board of Education. Also pictured are Owen County School District Chief Information Officer Naomi Cornette, left and  Jenna Gray, right,  advisor for the STLP program.

  • A new lease on Eden Shale

    In June 2012, the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture suspended operations of the Eden Shale Research Farm due to budget constraints. UK later contacted the Kentucky Beef Network with the opportunity to manage the farm. The opportunity was discussed by Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association’s leadership and an open forum was held in October of 2012 to discuss the opportunity. A majority vote led KBN to pursue the farm and the official agreement will be finalized within the next few days.

  • Birth: Austin Edward Bourne

    Austin Edward Bourne was born April 23, 2013, at 1:50 p.m. in the Saint Elizabeth Family Birth Place. He weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He is the son of Ed and Courtney Bourne of Owenton. The maternal grandparents are Kenny and Terri French of Warsaw. His paternal grandfather is Malone Bourne.

  • Retired teachers honored for service to community

    At the Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association state convention in Louisville on April 22, Owen County’s Retired Teacher’s group was awarded three awards:
    • The “Yes, We Did” award for having 100 percent membership;
    • The M.L. Archer Membership Award
    • The Gold Award for outstanding achievement in reaching the goals and objectives of KRTA.
    Barbara Ramsey is the membership chairperson for the local group.

  • HotShots knock off Orange Crush

    HotShots -5 vs. Orange Crush - 3
     The HotShots played the Orange Crush in a tight match that was tied three times and saw a lot of great skill from both sides.
    Gabi Stewart started the scoring early for the HotShots when she fired the ball to the back of the net in the first quarter.
    The HotShots showed improvement by spreading the field and passing the ball to one another.
    Price Griffin added a goal in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime.
    Luke Myers scored in the third quarter.

  • Owen girls track team stays busy

    The Owen County High School girls track team spent a busy week running around northern Kentucky and Lexington.
    The team started last week at Walton-Verona in the NCKC Meet.
    Overall, the team would finish fourth behind Walton-Verona, Trimble County and Henry County high schools. Williamstown and Carroll County high schools placed fifth and sixth.
    In the 100-meter dash, it was Andi Burford and Sarah Willhoite placed sixth and 10th.
    Burford finished fifth in the 200-meter dash while Ardri Hager placed seventh.

  • Boys track team gets pair of third-place finishes in a week

    The Owen County High School boy’s track team had a busy week. The team competed in three meets last week and twice finished in third place.
    The week began with a trip to Walton-Verona and the NCKC Meet.
    The Bearcats would easily win the meet while Owen County finished third, just eight points behind Henry County High School.
    The Rebels had some outstanding individual performances.
    Collin Trammel finished first in both the 200-meter dash and the long jump.

  • Lady Rebels split week

    Coming off a dramatic home win last week, the Lady Rebels hit the road this week for a pair of games.
    The girls of Owen County High School traveled to Collins on April 23 where they played both games. The team came home with both a win and a loss.
    The Lady Rebels dropped a 7-4 decision to Collins in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
    Owen County would however get past Shelby County High School, 9-8.

  • Rebels fall in sectional

    The Owen County High School baseball team went into Friday night’s All ‘A’ Sectional contest hoping to earn a trip to Whitaker Bank Park. It was not to be.
    The Rebels managed only two hits and committed a pair of errors in losing to Whitfield Academy 3-0.
    The Wildcats got a run in the fourth and then two more in the fifth to earn a berth in the quarterfinals of the All ‘A’ State Tournament against Danville this weekend in Lexington.