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Today's News

  • Historical Society News (Christmas edition)

    In the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” the composer laments that although he knows it’s a long road back, he promises to be home for Christmas. Reminiscing about the memories of home, he ends with the line: if only in my dreams.

     Whether near or far, whether returning home for Christmas or not, Owen countians cherish their memories of that special time of year by sharing traditions with their families, thus preserving their history and heritage.

  • Early-morning fire destroys home on 227

    A home at 9905 Hwy. 227 S. was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

    Owen County Fire Chief Larry Karsner said the station received a call around 1:30 a.m.

    “Five departments were there,” Karsner said. “It was pretty much fully involved by the time we got there in the left, front center of the house.”

    Fire crews worked until around 5:30 a.m. putting out the flames at the home of Rodney Osbourne.

    Karsner said no one was injured in connection with the fire.

  • A Christmas wish list for sports fans

    It was fun last week to read the letters listing what kids all over Owenton wanted for Christmas. The great thing about kids is that they don’t understand what things cost or how impractical they might be. Instead they just ask for the things they want and hope for the best.

    As a sports fan, I have decided to do the same thing. I have put together my wish list for things I would like to see during the next year. Call it my Christmas Wish List for the Sports Fan.

  • 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.