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Today's News

  • Owen girls off to a perfect start

    The Lady Rebels’ tour of Grant County last week could not have gone any better. The team headed north twice and both times headed back home with a win.

    Owen County opened the season by traveling to Dry Ridge to take on Grant County. The Lady Rebels battled through foul trouble to pick up a 51-41 win.

    Rianna Gayheart led Owen County with 14 points. The sophomore had a pair of three-pointers and was six of seven from the free-throw line. Freshman Hannah Neeley came off the bench to contribute 10 points.

  • Workers step in to stop alleged theft

    Quick thinking by several water district employees apparently prevented the theft of copper tubing worth several hundred dollars.

    Steve Dempsey, Randy Teegarden, Paul Tudor and Dalvin King, all of whom are employees of  Kentucky American Water, were having lunch at the office Wednesday when one of them noticed a man removing copper tubing from the back of one of the service trucks.

    The men approached Sean Jarman, a 24-year-old resident of Ohio, and asked him what he was doing.

  • Who is the greatest?

    Muhammad Ali once boasted, “I am the greatest.”

    Was he really? What makes someone the greatest?

    Over the years, sports fans have had the chance to debate who is the greatest at a particular sport? For example, who is better Michael Jordan or Oscar Robertson? Who was the better baseball player, Pete Rose or Ty Cobb? Jack Nickalus or Tiger Woods?

    Each comparison might spark a passionate debate among friends.

  • Owen County to host Wildcats

    Opponent: Gallatin County Wildcats

    Where: Owen County High School

    When: Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

    • The Wildcats got through the first week of the season with a 2-0 record. Gallatin County defeated Eminence 95-29 before defeating Trimble County 72-43.

    • In his first two seasons as coach of the Owen County High School Rebels, Devin Duvall had a 1-7 record against the Wildcats. Last season, he and the Rebels gained a measure of revenge as Owen County defeated Gallatin County in two of the three games they played. 

  • Rebels get grip on pair of victories

    The Owen County High School Rebels came out of the first week of the season with two wins. After dropping their opener Dec. 1 at Western Hills the team turned things around to defeat Williamstown and Berea to close out the week.

    At Western Hills, the Rebels put three players in double figures but turnovers were their undoing in losing to the Wolverines 66-53.

  • Audit finds no major problems in city finances

    After a year of changes within city hall, auditors reported that the city of Owenton is in good financial shape.

    During the Dec. 1 Owenton City Council meeting, Dennis Raisor of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, P.S.C. reported a decrease of liabilities and an increase in those paying their property and franchise taxes.

    Raisor said although many cities are facing financial difficulties, Owenton has stayed steady.

    “In a year of downturns, Owenton has really held its own,” Raisor said.

  • Commentary: Eldrick finds himself needing a real mulligan

    People who get lost in the desert have talked about seeing mirages. They have been walking for days and think they see an oasis in the distance. They struggle to get there only to find out that what they thought was something special was nothing more than their own imagination.

    Such is the story of Tiger Woods.

    You know how when you got in trouble as a kid your parents used your full name. For the rest of this column I prefer to refer to Tiger by his real name, Eldrick. It appears that this tiger may have been caught by the tail. 

  • Parade winners announced
  • Try this recipe for world peace

    I haven’t set out to win the Nobel Peace Prize, mind you. (Although if it’s thrust upon me, I will follow President Obama’s example and accept the honor with humility.) But it’s come to my attention that Kraft Foods has ignited a brouhaha by discontinuing production of its processed garlic cheese roll, the key ingredient in the classic recipe for cheese grits casserole otherwise known as “World Peace Grits.” Thus, I throw myself into the breach to do whatever I can. 

  • Lady Rebels take on Lady Demons

    Opponent: Williamstown Lady Demons

    Where: Williamstown High School

    When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    • To say the Lady Rebels have owned this series would be an understatement. Going back to 1998, the Owen County girls team has not lost to the ladies from Williamstown Independent. During that time, the Lady Rebels are 26-0 against the Lady Demons.

    •Owen County defeated Williamstown twice a season ago. The Lady Rebels won 65-56 at home and 46-43 at Williamstown.