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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Rebels hope for third-time charm

    Winning back-to-back 31st District titles is never easy. Winning a third straight will be even harder.

    Yet, that’s the goal heading into the 2009-2010 season for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The goals do not stop there.

    Expectations surrounding the team are high and not just in Owen County. One publication in the state has the Owen County girls ranked as the third best team in the eighth region.

  • Cooking up some Golden Gobble Awards

    It is a tough time to be a turkey. With Thanksgiving just hours away, Toms everywhere are sweating. Many have spent the last few weeks looking for the perfect weight-loss plan in hopes of missing the ultimate cut.

    Turkeys have not been the only ones losing their heads lately. There have been people losing theirs in the world of sports during the past year. I am here to call them out.

  • Cherishing the memories is part of holiday

    Tomorrow, families across America will gather together for the traditional Thanksgiving feast. There will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course pumpkin pie. For a few short hours these families will laugh over burnt turkeys from Thanksgivings past and recall cherished memories of yesterday. Then, the festivities will come to an end and many families will part ways for another year.

  • Common cause unites Kentuckians

    About 35 concerned citizens from Owen County and surrounding areas gathered at the home of John Harrod Saturday for a program presented by members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFC) followed by some old-time fiddle music.

    KFC is a 27-year-old grass roots organization that promotes power of the people, working together, challenging injustices and improving the qualify of life for Kentuckians.

    Rachel Harrod, John Harrod’s daughter and a member of KFC, said the organization works on a number of different campaigns.

  • Letter to the editor: East Perry comments put street in a bad light

    I understand that it is the media’s job to inform the public of news, crime, and entertainment. After reading last week’s paper about the East Perry “problems,” it struck me and other residents on this street as an offensive and degrading statement.

    The article had nothing constructive for the street and set a even more negative tone for it.

    East Perry is a community full of youth and diversity. What separates East Perry from any other street in this town?

    Nothing.

  • Letters to the editor: Students, staff deserve congratulations for veterans’ program

    I am writing this in regards to the OCHS Veterans Day Luncheon.

    It was a wonderful lunch and the meal was quite good.

    The ceremony for the veterans was beautiful, but what impressed me most was how well-behaved the students were. Owen County should be proud of their young people. They were very respectful and courteous to all the veterans and their families.

    They made me proud to be from Owenton and glad my grandchildren will someday attend that school in the future.

    I thank the staff and students for a wonderful afternoon of honoring our veterans

  • Veterans honored at Owen County High School