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Today's News

  • Rebels to host Demons Friday

    Opponent: Williamstown Demons

     

    Where: Owen County High School

     

    When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

     

     The Owen County High School Rebels will be looking to win their home opener after losing their first home game a season ago to Western Hills High School. The Wolverines came to Owenton Dec. 2, 2008, and defeated the Rebels, 64-56.

     

    Here are some interesting notes:  

     

  • Letter to the editor: Don't Owen countians pay enough taxes?

    Don’t Owen countians pay enough taxes?

    In response to Bonnie Strassell’s letter to the editor from Nov. 4, I wanted to present my side of the argument concerning the library tax.

    Although my family and I do not use the library as much as we’d like, I agree that it’s a vital and necessary part of the community.

    I appreciate the work the library staff does and know that the services they provide are important to many citizens in our county. I’m also aware that the resources and programs the library offers are not free.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    Omar Carr walked out of the Old Testament, down the aisle of the New Columbus Methodist Church, and laid the fruits of his labor on God’s altar. Of course, he didn’t wear flowing robes like Abraham and Elijah and the others I’d seen in pictures. He favored denim overalls, and his thick reddish-brown hair was held in place with a weathered felt-brimmed hat, but he had the look of a patriarch none the less. And even a child could tell that Omar’s offering was what Cain should have been about instead of goofing off and picking fights with his brother Abel.

  • A day of thanksgiving

    Thursday will be filled with food, family, friends and parades. Families will gather around roasted turkeys to give thanks.

    Despite the economic crisis the country is currently facing, many say Thanksgiving sales are up slightly or have not changed from last year.

    Rod Foresee, owner of Meadowview said Monday he can’t be sure of this year’s sales until after Thanksgiving.

  • Owen County youth Rebels end season

    The Owen County Youth Mighty Pro and Power House football teams recently hosted the Rebel Rumble at Patterson field in preparation for their annual trip to the King of the Hill Classic in Owensboro. The King of the Hill is a national tournament that draws teams from several states.

    Mighty Pro Division

    Rebel Rumble

    Owen, 18 - Shelby, 0

  • Kay’s Branch News

    It was a very good week on the Branch. The weather continued to be very Octoberish. The leaves are gone. Even the Bradford pears have given up the fight, but they were a beautiful red this year. The splitter that we took to Mike’s a couple of weeks ago proved to be too much for even his expertise. Stony had it built in 1979. He had a friend, a cousin of Rube Goldberg, that put it together for him. The motor was used at the time. That was 30 years ago. The wee engine just died. It had been a good and faithful servant but enough was enough.

  • New center will impact courthouse finances

    While plans continue to move forward on the new Owen County Judicial Center, Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith has some financial concerns connected to the existing courthouse.

    Groundbreaking on the new judicial center is expected to take place in early March of 2010. The new building will take 18 months to two years to complete.

    The judicial center will be built on five acres on South Main Street across from the fire station.

    Keith said many people do not realize that the center is strictly for courts only.

  • Crash takes life of Owen man

    An Owen County man is dead following a crash Nov. 18.

    Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Seth Willis said in a release that at approximately 3:15 p.m. Nov. 18 troopers responded to a report of a  two-vehicle collision at Kentucky 330 and Wild Deer Road in Owen County.

     A Toyota passenger car, driven by Matthew R. Fernandez, 21, of Owenton, was traveling east on Ky. 330, when the operator apparently lost control of the vehicle and traveled into the westbound lane.

  • Letter to the editor: East Perry resident thankful for efforts

    As a resident of East Perry Street, I want to thank (Owenton Police Chief) Terry Gentry and his crew, Mayor (Wotier) and the city council for working on cleaning this street up – the speeding on a dead-end street, the drugs, the viscious dogs, and run-down property. It had gotten so bad everything you own had to be padlocked, even the gates on my yard fence. This is the first time in my life I have had to do this.

    The people who don’t see the problem must be the problem, because 90 percent of the residents on the street “see the problem.”

  • Tip-off time arrives

    Stats are important in sports but they often don’t tell the entire story.

    It is true that the 2009-2010 Owen County High School Rebels will have to find out how to replace 52 percent of the team’s scoring lost on graduation day ,but they will also be looking for two more ingredients that can’t be found on the stat sheet. They are experience and leadership.