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Today's News

  • Accident took life of Owen man, police say

    An Owen County man was found dead early Monday morning in a creek bed at 3120 Hwy. 1316 near Mosby Creek.

    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, Jesse Bailey, 66, kept a sump pump in the creek to pump water into his home.

    Police suspect Bailey went to turn the sump pump off Saturday evening and slipped, hitting his head on a rock in the creek bed.

    Hammond said Bailey had suffered with illnesses.

  • Owen County boys secure wins over Raiders, Panthers

    Following a 2-1 week to open the season, the Owen County Rebels hit the road for a pair of important road games last week.

    After committing 33 turnovers in their opening night loss, senior Blake Lewis said the team has been “working on the little things” in practice.

    Lewis said after a week of playing against teams that seemed content to play zone defense against the Rebels’ strong inside game, it was going to be important for him and Stone Osborne to start knocking down shots.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    There is a saying: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It was based on an ode that Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote when he turned over a newly built mouse nest as he plowed his fields. Seeing the mouse scamper away with no hope of rebuilding that nest because the season was so late, Burns reflected on how many times, although carefully thought out, plans don’t always turn out the way we envisioned them.

  • Public helps bring Christmas to needy Owen County kids

    With the nation suffering through an economical crisis, many people throughout Owen County became angels to 76 boys and girls on this year’s angel tree.

    The angel tree started out with 54 children but as the weeks passed by, more and more parents went through the Owen County Extension Office to receive assistance for their children.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said 76 is the highest number of children the records show, which go back to 1994.

  • Preview: Rebels ready to host Henry County Wildcats Friday

    Opponent: Henry County Wildcats

    Where: Owen County High School

    When: Friday at 8 p.m.

    What more can be said about three of the four meetings between these two teams last year. Two were decided at the buzzer and both teams had to watch the other cut down the nets at Carroll County. Henry County defeated Owen County to win the 8th Region All “A” Classic in Carrollton in January. Owen County then beat Henry County in the same gym in February to claim the 31st district championship.

  • Pair of Rebels named NCKC Player of the Week

    A pair of Owen County boys basketball players have been named North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week for the first two weeks of the season.

    Rebel sophomore Sawyer Williams had a tremendous opening week for the Owen County basketball team.  For the week Dec. 1- 6, the sophomore big man averaged 18 points and nine rebounds. Williams shot 70 percent from the field in the three games. The Rebels went 2-1 last week, picking up wins over Williamstown and Berea.

  • Holiday heists

    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond is warning all Owen County citizens to keep their vehicles locked up tight.

    Hammond said he received 16 reports of vehicles that had various items stolen from them Sunday night and Monday morning.

    “A lot of people are going out and doing their Christmas shopping,” Hammond said. “They’ll leave $10 or $15 dollars lying in their car and the doors unlocked.”

    Hammond said the reported thief or thieves were not breaking into any vehicles, but instead stealing from vehicles that were not locked.

  • Over 200 students help create ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

    Owen County students of all ages gathered Friday and Saturday night at the Owen County High School gymnasium to perform a holiday classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

    Band members, choir members, drama and art students were involved in the presentation of the story of the Herdmans, six unruly children who lie, steal, cheat, smoke cigars and hit little kids.

    The Herdmans invade church one Sunday and wind up volunteering to act in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.

  • Lady Rebels grab wins at Trimble, Carroll

    The Lady Rebels’ road trip to open the season came to a successful conclusion last week. The team picked up a win at Trimble County Dec. 8 and another against Carroll County Friday night to remain perfect on the young season.

    Against the Lady Raiders, three Lady Rebels scored in double figures to power the team to a 56-36 win. Rianna Gayheart and Jensen Wainscott each had 11 points while Samantha Toole added 10 points in the victory.

  • Art from Owenton Manor resident to be featured on card

    Teddy Caulk, a resident at Owenton Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Owenton, recently produced holiday-themed artwork and won second place in a nationwide art contest with his painting, “Winter Chill.” The work was first selected as the Kentucky state regional winner and then earned second place at the national level.

    His artwork was one of four original paintings created by SunBridge residents as part of SunBridge Healthcare’s 10th annual Holiday Art From the Heart contest. The top four selections are then used to create holiday cards for the company.