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Today's News

  • Lady Rebel golfers finish fifth at state All “A” tourney

    The Owen County girls’ golf team spent Saturday afternoon taking part in the All “A” State Golf Tournament at Gibson Bay in Richmond. When the day was over, the team had earned a fifth-place finish.

    The team score of 343 was just one shot out of fourth place and six strokes out of third.

    The entire team played well.

    Krista Power led the team with a round of 80. Jensen Wainscott fired an 86 while Lynsey Farrar posted an 88.  Shelby Power shot an 89 while Ally Minch totaled 91.

  • Remembering 9-11-2001

    A large crowd gathered Friday for the Sept. 11 memorial prayer on the Owen County Courthouse lawn. Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier opened the memorial, followed by Owenton First Christian Church Pastor Bill Watson. Owenton First Baptist Church Pastor Bradley Banks led the gathering in prayer. Watson said he felt the large turnout was indicative of how Sept. 11 affected not only the lives of those who lost family members, but everyone throughout the country. “I think everyone was affected by it,” Watson said. “It reminds people of their freedoms.

  • Owen cross county team off and running

    The cross country season has begun for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    The team has high expectations entering the season. Danielle Hoop is returning for her junior season. Julie Spaulding, a freshman, is returning for another year running for the varsity team.

    The two have been working hard this summer to prepare for this season. Spaulding continues to learn from Hoop, who is coming off a second-place finish at last year’s state meet at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The team ran its first race of the season Sept. 8 at Henry County.

  • Volleyball team wins again

    This is getting to be a habit, but not a bad one.

    The Owen County volleyball team picked up its fifth win of the season Thursday night. The Lady Rebels defeated Heritage Academy 25-12 and 25-13 to pick up the win.

    Lindsey Robertson played at the setter position and had 19 assists. Mollie Borchers had 15 kills, two blocks and four aces. Kayla Simpson added a pair of blocks, seven kills and three aces. Chelcey True had seven kills in the victory.

  • Home team takes title

    The boys had been waiting all season for this moment and Saturday, it finally happened.

    The Rebels hosted the Owen County Invitational Saturday. The team was still looking for its first win of the season. The Rebels had lost a tough match last week to Grant County. The Braves led 1-0 for most of the game before scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes to get the 3-0 win.

    Saturday’s tournament began with Gallatin County taking on Walton-Verona. The Wildcats advanced to the championship game with a 3-2 win over the Bearcats.

  • Three Rivers hopes to have flu vaccine by mid-October

    As residents across the county gear up for flu season, the Three Rivers District Health Department is preparing for H1N1, more commonly known as swine flu.

    Although no cases of H1N1 have been reported in Owen County, many people are looking for a vaccination.

    Three Rivers Public Health District Director Georiga Heise said although the Centers for Disease Control have not yet released a vaccination Three Rivers is expecting one to be made available by mid-October.

  • Firm recognizes Owen farm family

    As a sign of its commitment to supporting farming families in rural America, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America is honoring member families who have supported the national Farm Credit System for over half a century.

    Recognition in the Heritage Farm Program is open to current members of Farm Credit who have also been a member of the Farm Credit System for at least 50 consecutive years through their immediate family, parents or grandparents. Families who qualify are honored at an annual ceremony with a special plaque and heirloom hope chest.

  • Breaking NewsSchool officials believe student has swine flu

    The Owen County School District is issuing a letter today, indicating a student at Maurice Bowling Middle School may have contracted the H1N1, commonly known as swine flu.

    Owen County School Superintendent Mark Cleveland said Wednesday the middle-school student has the symptoms of the virus, but no formal test results have been received.

    Cleveland said the Center for Disease Control is backed up with many other possible swine flu tests and he has been advised to treat the illness as an incident of swine flu.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    In the fifth grade, I often stayed up long after my parents had gone to bed, making sure the margins in my geography notebook were straight as an arrow for Miz Eva Lois Wright. This genetic disposition to please people now obliges me to respond quickly to the plethora of “Getting To Know You” quizzes my friends have taken to sending me on the Internet. The questionnaires are similar to the ice-breaker games of my Methodist Youth Fellowship days – silly and sort of fun.

  • Sweet Owen vendors cut to single day

    For one day out of each year, the Owen County Courthouse square is transformed into a community-gathering place, filled with street vendors, local bands and lots of fun for all.

    The ninth annual Sweet Owen Day festival will be held Sept. 19.

    The event will kick off with the Owenton Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m.

    A 5-K run/walk will take place, beginning at 8:30 a.m.