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Today's News

  • Veterans honored at Owen County High School
  • This fall brings unexpected success

    There are three things that are constant for the middle of November:

    The leaves have all fallen off the trees.

    The temperature gets colder.

    The Bengals are eliminated from playoff contention.

    I guess one out of three isn’t bad.

    Who would have thought that at this time of the year it would be 70 degrees and the Bengals would be 7-2 and in first place in the AFC North? 

    Let me digress for just a moment and say that if this last weekend was an example of global warming, then keep it coming.  

  • Owen’s Hoop, Spaulding take on the state

    A seventh-grader from Sayre School in Lexington surprised everyone last week by winning the regional cross-country meet at Trimble County. What would Maddox Peterson do for an encore?

    To prove what she did last week was no fluke, Peterson won the Class A State Cross Country Meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Kay’s Branch News By Bee Spicer

    Deer season started last weekend. The Whitesburg crew came down or up as the case may be, to hunt. It was a great weekend for walking in the woods, playing golf, raking leaves, even picnicking – but not for hunting deer. Only a very few were hanging at the hunting shack by Billy Ballinger’s house. It was just too warm for preserving the carcasses. They had to be skinned, processed and refrigerated to save the meat. Like killing hogs, one doesn’t do that till it’s 35 degrees and the meat can hang a while.

  • A trail through history

    As a result of the Owen County 20/20 Vision project and the Owen County Leadership program, Joy Bourne Morgan and three other Owen countians have banded together to preserve different aspects of farm life for generations to come.

    Morgan, along with Harold Malcomb, Freida Smith and Elizabeth Prewitt began The Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trails by interviewing farmers throughout the county to get accurate details on farming in Owen County.

  • Writers behind new book ‘Two Pilots - One Engine’ to speak at Owen Public Library

    Dr. Henry Shirmer Riley was born and grew up in the Wheatley community. A retired family physician from Madison, Ind., he now resides in Hanover, Ind.

    James L. Pirtle of Milton, is a professional photographer, an Indiana State University graduate, and a gentleman farmer.

  • Middle school recycles recycling equipment

    Maurice Bowling Middle School kicked off its recycling program Friday with the help of two county officials.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith and Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot joined forces with MBMS science teacher Melissa Cammack to bring recycling bins and recycled notebooks to students.

    Keith said the bins and notebooks were paid through a recycling grant that also allows the county to utilize a baler purchased two decades ago.

  • A Review of the 2008-2009 Lady Rebels Basketball Season

    The Owen County Lady Rebels entered the 2008-2009 season as the defending 31st district champs. When the season ended last March, the title remained theirs.

    The Lady Rebels finished the season with a 19-8 record while losing back-to-back games only once.

    After losing the first game of 2009 at Carroll County, the girls won 12 of the final 15 games heading into the district tournament.

    The season was full of exciting moments. Owen County Lady Rebels Head Basketball Coach Bob Osborne’s team played 12 games that were decided by five points or less.

  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    This weather we’ve been having lately has been awesome, like no other November I can ever remember. It’s been so warm that Lee didn’t even go hunting this past weekend. With his dad being down, I suppose he just wasn’t in the mood to go alone. That’s something they always did together. Some may remember that I ended my last column talking about Ralph being in the hospital. He got to come home briefly only to be taken back Thursday morning. Seems he had a little more wrong with him then they had originally thought. This time they sent him to St.

  • Driver involved in police chase passes away

    An Owen County man has passed away after he sustained injuries following a police pursuit and crash Oct. 22.

    Roy D. Austerman, 20, was pronounced dead at 8:47 p.m. Thursday at New Horizons Medical Center in Owenton.

    Austerman was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred when he was being pursued by Owenton police after he allegedly ignored directions to pull over.

    He sustained multiple injuries from the accident and was flown to University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.