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Today's News

  • Owen County Youth Rebels football battles Walton

    The Owen County Youth football teams traveled to Walton last weekend to battle the Bearcats in the last games of the regular season. Both the Mighty Pro and Power House teams came away with victories. The wins left both teams undefeated in the regular season and gave them the No. 1 seed in the upcoming playoffs.

    Midget Division

    Walton – 21

    Owen County – 0

    The young Rebels were down 14-0 at the half and battled to only give up one score in the second half. Ethan Fitzgerald had a fumble recovery for the Rebels.

  • Hundreds turn out for H1N1 flu vaccination

    Hundreds of Owen countians eager to protect themselves from the H1N1 virus lined the area around the Owen County Health Center for the first mass vaccination clinic Thursday.

    Three Rivers District Health Department Director of Public Health Georgia Heise said that all of the vaccination available was given out at the clinic.

    “We had more people than we had vaccine,” Heise said. “District wide, we’ve given out 1,800 vaccines and 350 of those were given out in Owen County Thursday.”

  • Chase ends in woman’s living room

    An Owen County man was hospitalized following a police pursuit that ended when he crashed into the home of Norma Mae Poe early Thursday morning.

    Roy Austerman, 20, of Old Sweet Owen Road was traveling north on U.S. 127 when Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn attempted to pull him over for speeding.

    Austerman tried to elude the police. After a half-mile chase, the pursuit ended at 430 East Adair St.

  • Letter to the editor: Johnson’s help will be sorely missed

    When I married Dennis Lafferty in 1970, I moved from Sparta to the “country.”

    I did not know much about farming. My family had always  been in the grocery business, so all I knew was the farmer got paid once a year.

    It was not long until I realized you could not make a farming decision until you contacted Jane Ann Johnson. Whatever Jane Ann told you was always just the way it was.

  • Senior Night Preview

    Opponent: South Oldham Dragons

    Place: Patterson Field

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    • The Dragons will enter the game with a record of 2-7 on the season. They dropped the last game they played 29-19 at Anderson County two weeks ago. South Oldham was on a bye last week.

    • It has been a streaky season for South Oldham in 2009. Each of the Dragons two wins this season came after a three-game losing streak. The last win came Oct. 9 at home against Grant County.

  • Middle-school cheerleaders heading off to championships

    After winning the CANAM National Cheerleading Championship in 2004 at Myrtle Beach, S.C., Maurice Bowling Middle School Cheerleader Coach Jenna Gray will take a new group of cheerleaders to the 2010 celebration cheer and dance nationals in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Gray, an instructional technology teacher at MBMS, said this is the first time she has taken a group of cheerleaders to a national competition since 2005.

  • Owen County Circuit Court
  • Squad ends exciting season

    They may not have won the match Oct. 13 but the night showed just how far the program has come.

    The Lady Rebels entered the 30th District semifinal match against Williamstown with nothing to lose. The team had already accomplished something by just being in the game. The appearance meant the Lady Rebels had won their opening round match with Gallatin County. It was their first ever win in the district tournament.

  • Local author unleashes ‘Guardian’ on public

    Owen County resident Melissa Petreshock had always dreamed of writing a novel. Now that her dream has finally come true, others in the county are taking notice.

    Petreshock will be at the Owen County Public Library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 for a book signing of her debut novel, “Awakening of a Guardian.”

    Petreshock said her novel was self-published Aug. 27.

    The young-adult novel revolves around a teenage girl named Elyssia Masters.

  • District Showdown Preview

    Opponent: Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Place: Centurion Stadium in Louisville

    • CAL is 6-2 on the season. The Centurions had a four-game winning streak snapped Friday night as they dropped a 27-6 decision to DeSales.

    • The Rebels will be looking for their first district win over the Centurions. Since the two teams were placed in the same district, CAL is 2-0 versus Owen County. The Rebels did defeat the Centurions in the opening game of the 1999 season,14-0, in Owenton.