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Today's News

  • Middle-school cheerleaders heading off to championships

    After winning the CANAM National Cheerleading Championship in 2004 at Myrtle Beach, S.C., Maurice Bowling Middle School Cheerleader Coach Jenna Gray will take a new group of cheerleaders to the 2010 celebration cheer and dance nationals in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Gray, an instructional technology teacher at MBMS, said this is the first time she has taken a group of cheerleaders to a national competition since 2005.

  • Owen County Circuit Court
  • Squad ends exciting season

    They may not have won the match Oct. 13 but the night showed just how far the program has come.

    The Lady Rebels entered the 30th District semifinal match against Williamstown with nothing to lose. The team had already accomplished something by just being in the game. The appearance meant the Lady Rebels had won their opening round match with Gallatin County. It was their first ever win in the district tournament.

  • Local author unleashes ‘Guardian’ on public

    Owen County resident Melissa Petreshock had always dreamed of writing a novel. Now that her dream has finally come true, others in the county are taking notice.

    Petreshock will be at the Owen County Public Library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 for a book signing of her debut novel, “Awakening of a Guardian.”

    Petreshock said her novel was self-published Aug. 27.

    The young-adult novel revolves around a teenage girl named Elyssia Masters.

  • District Showdown Preview

    Opponent: Christian Academy of Louisville Centurions

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Place: Centurion Stadium in Louisville

    • CAL is 6-2 on the season. The Centurions had a four-game winning streak snapped Friday night as they dropped a 27-6 decision to DeSales.

    • The Rebels will be looking for their first district win over the Centurions. Since the two teams were placed in the same district, CAL is 2-0 versus Owen County. The Rebels did defeat the Centurions in the opening game of the 1999 season,14-0, in Owenton.

  • Owen Co. soccer teams bow out of district tourneys

    Both Owen County soccer teams entered their respective district tournaments knowing the road was going to be tough.

    The Lady Rebels opened up play in the 25th District Tournament Oct. 12 in Frankfort against Franklin County. Owen County played hard but in the end they lost 6-0 to finish the season.

    Owen County Girls Soccer Coach Mike Haines said he was proud of his team and the effort they gave all season. The team will have everyone back next season due to the fact that the roster did not contain a single senior.

  • Owen County TAPP receives YES Group of the Year, Youth Leadership in School Safety awards

    An Owen County youth organization has once again received state recognition for its efforts in reducing underage drinking in Owen County.

    Owen County Teen Alcohol Prevention Project received the Youth Empowerment Systems Group of the Year award on Sept. 16 in Shepherdsville and the Steve Kimberling Youth Leadership in School Safety Award presented by the Kentucky School Board Association on Oct. 12. The group also received the Robert Straus Award Group of the Year award in July.

  • Courtroom may help preserve historical information

    The Owen County Courthouse may someday help the public get back in touch with their roots.

    During a recent meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court, members of The Owen County Historical Society approached the magistrates about making historical information more available to the public.

    Margaret Murphy, a founding member of the historical society, said she would like to see a history research center in Owen County.

  • Illnesses taking toll on schools

    As attendance in the Owen County School district continues to drop due to various illnesses, Superintendent Mark Cleveland is looking for ways to keep the doors open.

    Cleveland said the attendance rate stayed above 90 percent last week, but has dropped drastically this week with only 87 percent attendance Monday and 85 percent Tuesday.

    Cleveland said although there have been several cases of the H1N1 virus in the district, other illnesses are more prominent.

  • Guest Editorial: Energy bills should have safety valve

    As Congress continues to address climate change, we’re starting to hear a wide range of estimates on what the actions of lawmakers will cost American consumers.

    The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan arm of Congress that prepares fiscal estimates and budgets, claims the increase in energy costs will be about the same as a postage stamp a day for the average homeowner. Other estimates are much higher – which makes me worry.