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Today's News

  • State bound

    When the class A state track meet begins Saturday, a pair of Owen County Rebels will be there. Dillon Mears and Bobby Mingie qualified for the meet that will be held at the University of Louisville.

    In order to qualify, a participant must finish first or second in the regional meet or have one of the remaining 10 best performances throughout each of the regions.

    The pair qualified for the state meet based on their performances at last weekend’s region 5A meet held at Tates Creek High School.

  • Six years and still lost

    Much has happened over the last six years. My family has grown by two. Kentucky has seen three different basketball coaches, my VCR has been replaced by a DVR and my Internet is now wireless.

    Something else has been happening for a little more than half of the last decade. My wife and I became fans of a little television show called Lost. You may have heard of it. If not, indulge me for a second and let me recap it for you.

  • Rebels win last regular season contest

    t has not been the sort of season a senior would want to go out on. For example, Owen County travelled to Franklin County May 19 to endure a 1-11 defeat.

    But the Rebels’ three seniors – Kyle Kelly, Brody Layton and Byron Robertson – decided recently they were going to finish strong.

    The trio helped lead their team to a 3-2 extra inning win May 20 over Grant County in the final regular season home game.

  • A near-perfect week for Lady Rebels

    Things could not have gone much better for the Owen County softball team lately. The team played four games. They “mercy-ruled” three opponents, defeated a district foe and won a tournament for the second time in four years.

    In capturing four wins, the Lady Rebels outscored their opponents 43-4 and out-hit them 40-8.

    With the 31st district tournament this week in Owenton, it appears the team is peaking at the right time.

  • Owen track teams have final tune-ups

    The Owen County track team will be heading to Lexington Saturday for the Regional Track Meet. The ultimate goal is to send as many athletes as possible to the Kentucky State Track Meet June 4 in Louisville.

    The Rebels had a pair of meets last week to get ready.

    The first came May 18 when the team headed to Carrollton for the Carroll County Tri-Meet.

  • Festival celebrates talent and art in Owen

    Dozens of local artists and students had the chance to display their work and talent Saturday at the second annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park celebration.

    Over 660 visitors got to experience a wide variety of art and music during the day-long affair.

    There were also many different types of handmade arts and crafts, ranging from pottery, basket weaving, glass blowing to hand-painted signs.

  • Letter to the editor: Supporters helped make Sweet Owen Arts in the Park a success

    The Owen County Arts Council would like to thank everyone who came out to support the second annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park. We had a great day with more than 660 people in attendance.

  • Cleveland out at Owen schools

    After serving 10 years as Owen County schools superintendent, Mark Cleveland’s contract was not renewed by the Owen County School Board in a special called meeting Monday.

    The school board made a statement after announcing its decision to not renew Cleveland’s contract.

  • Leadership Owen County

    The Leadership Owen County 2010 Team continued our tour of the community May 5.

  • Students bring home top honors in leadership showcase

    Just call them the champs.

    More than 3,500 students from across Kentucky competed in the Student Technology Leadership Program State Showcase competition May 11 in Lexington where students from Maurice Bowling Middle School captured both first and second place.

    According to a press release, STLP is a project-based learning program that empowers students in all grade levels to use technology to learn and achieve.

    The event provided primary through 12th-grade students opportunities to present their projects to people outside the classroom.