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Today's News

  • Owen County Relay for Life starts Friday

    Relay Around the World

    Owen County Park

    7 p.m.-7 a.m

    Schedule of events

    4 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile

    5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

    The Robinson Family (live music)

    6 p.m.-7 p.m.

    Survivor registration in front of extension building

    Silent auction begins

    Tent judging

    7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Opening Ceremony

    Welcome

    Color Guard

    National Anthem

    Invocation

    Guest speaker

    Special music

  • Golf event will help put a new roof on Wheatley Community Center

    Rain, rain, go away ‘cause the roof is leaking.

    The Wheatley Community Center is in need of a new roof on the back part of the building. This will be an expensive project due to the size and having to remove the two layers of old shingles. We are very grateful for the donations we have received to help with this project, but more money is needed.

  • Letter to the editor: Sacrifices of veterans should be remembered

    It’s me again, Margaret A. Murphy.

    Enthusiasm for the New Liberty Archives with a family research center and the vision for tourism is on the increase within the minds of our people of Owen County. Discussion and your thoughts revealed is good.

    Now, let’s consider adding a veterans memorial – a notable and enduring memory of their service for our country at the same location.

  • Machine malfunctions in Owenton Inc. precinct

    A malfunctioning machine may have triggered a slight delay for some voters in the Owenton Incorporated precinct.

    Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said the e-scan machine at the Owenton Inc. precinct was jammed and not taking additional ballots.

    As per state law, Kincaid contacted Owen County Circuit Judge Stephen Bates in order to fix the problem and retrieve the ballots that had already been cast.

  • Owen track team shows off skills in Walton

    The Owen County track teams went north on I-71 Saturday to take part in the Walton-Verona Class “A” Meet. The Rebels were part of 17 teams that took part in the event.

    The team had several top-10 finishes on the day.

    On the girls’ side, Haley Decandia finished 10th in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the high jump.

    Kristiana Johnson placed ninth in the long jump while the 4x100-meter relay team came across the line in 10th place.

  • Letter to the editor: School staff deserve recognition for efforts

    Although I was unable to attend the (May 10) board meeting, I would like to thank all the parents who did attend. I also want to thank the board members for all their hard work during this time and commend them for asking the right questions. I think that the large parent presence was very encouraging to the staff, and at this point encouraging the staff should be our main concern. Budget cuts are an unavoidable reality and they are everywhere; however, if the cuts are handled correctly our kids will not suffer. 

  • An Owen County All Star

    Several weeks ago, Bruce Wash received an e-mail and he’s glad he opened it.

    The e-mail was from family friend Jenna Gray and told Wash about a chance for his son Michael to tryout for a football team.

    But this wasn’t just any team. It would be a group of outstanding seventh-graders who would represent Kentucky on the gridiron.

     “What do we have to lose?” Bruce Wash said.

    He took his son to Manual High School in Louisville for tryouts.

  • Letter to the editor: District should follow the meetings law

    While I knew that Mr. Cleveland would have a rebuttal to my recent letter the editor, I do wish he had stuck to the truth. He knows exactly why I did not leave. The purpose of my speaking with Ms. Miller was to explain the law behind the request for the information. I’m not a legal expert, but I can read. Yes, I did have the requested documents in hand that morning, but it was a day late and a dollar short so to speak. I had requested them the day before as the law provides and was refused and told to return the following morning. That is why I was there.

  • Beach Boys rolling into Elk Creek for concert

    The summer concert series held each year at Elk Creek Winery will kick off  May 28 with a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Beach Boys.

    The concert series, which takes place at Elk Creek Winery’s outdoor amphitheater, has been bringing top musical acts to Owen County for the past three years, including country artist Sara Evans, legendary Motown group The Temptations, and blues guitarist Buddy Guy.

    Owner of the Elk Creek Winery, Curtis Sigretto, said finding acts for the concert series is no easy task.

  • Lady Rebels lose one, win one

    Last week, the Owen County Lady Rebels softball team and the stock market had something in common. They were both down one day and up the next. After opening the week with a loss to Grant County, the team finished the week on a positive note with an easy win over Pendleton County.

    Owen County welcomed Grant County to town. The Lady Rebels scored runs in the second and third innings to open up a 2-0 lead over the Lady Braves. Jensen Wainscott reached base on an error and came around to score on another miscue in the second before Courtney Waldrop homered in the third.