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Today's News

  • Boys All “A” Classic Preview

    Where: Walton-Verona High School

    When: Jan. 18-23

    • The Rebels take on Gallatin County in the first round Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to play Trimble County at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

    • The other first round games pair Eminence with Williamstown and Walton-Verona versus Carroll County. The winner will square off in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

  • Lady Rebels avenge earlier losses

    The last time Owen County played Gallatin County and Henry County in the same week the results were not what the Lady Rebels had hoped for, dropping both games to their rivals.

    Last week, the game sites changed and so did the results.

    Owen County first traveled to Gallatin County Jan. 5. The Lady Rebels were looking for some revenge after Gallatin County defeated Owen County 54-50 in December. Freshman Hannah Neeley poured in 17 points to lead the Lady Rebels to a 51-36 win. 

    The Lady Rebels held a six-point halftime lead and never looked back.

  • Magazine to spotlight Owen County

    The Owenton City Council is hoping for an increase in local tourism after being featured in the spring issue of “Back Home in Kentucky” magazine.

    When the council met Jan. 5, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier announced that Owen County and the city of Owenton would be featured in the magazine.

    “They were the ones that approached us about the idea,” Wotier said.

    Wotier thinks the magazine article will be good advertisement for both the county and city.

  • Relay kickoff event to be held at gym

    This year’s Relay for Life events will kickoff  Feb. 12 with a special event at the Owen County High School gymnasium.

    During the Lady Rebels’ game against Trimble County, organizers hope to fill the stands with survivors and teams in Relay gear to show support for the Relay for Life event.

    Relay for Life helps raise money and awareness on behalf of the American Cancer Society to honor the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and combat the disease.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    In Nebraska this week, it’s colder than the North Pole, I read. In Florida, the temperatures dipped below freezing. Here in Kentucky, life lies dormant in the frozen ground covered by snow. The trees, naked, reach their thin arms toward the heavens like a forest of Holocaust victims pleading for help. It’s January, the duplicitous month, named for the two-faced Roman god Janus who looked backwards and forwards at the same time. 

  • Snowball blast

    When forecasters began predicting the first big snowfall of the season, the Owen County Road Department was prepared to work long hours to keep roads safe for traveling.

    Snow began falling early Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon Owen County Road Supervisor Greg Smoot and Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith set the snow emergency level at two.

  • Wainscott, Dauwe named homecoming queen and king
  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    It’s been quite awhile since I’ve submitted anything. A lot has happened since my last submission.

    As many of you already know by now, our family suffered another loss. On Christmas Day, we lost a very special member of our family. Vicki Atha will forever be in our hearts and will truly be missed by not only her family but by her community as well.

  • Kay’s Branch News By Bee Spicer

    Nobody can talk about anything but the cold weather. We had at least 5 inches of snow over a three-day period. Luckily John and I hauled two loads of wood to the lower porch before all this started, so I was ready.

  • Girls All “A” Classic Preview

    Where: Gallatin County High School

    When: Tuesday-Saturday

    • Owen County begins play in the tournament tonight against Trimble County. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Raiders 56-36 Dec. 8 at Trimble County. Jensen Wainscott and Rianna Gayheart each had 11 points while Samantha Toole tossed in 10.

    • Gallatin County is hosting the event after they claimed the championship last year in Owenton. The Lady Wildcats then lost in the quarterfinals in Richmond.