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Today's News

  • OCHS Class of 1979 meets at Elk Creek

    The Owen County High School Class of 1979 celebrated its 30-year reunion at beautiful Elk Creek Vineyards Aug. 22.

  • Varsity boys, JV girls earn soccer victories

    It was a week of two extremes for the Owen County boy’s soccer team last week.

    The week began and ended with shutout losses to both Simon Kenton and Scott County. In between, the Rebels easily defeated Garrard County 7-1.

    The game was the first game for Owen County in the Cardinal Cup at Scott County. James Marston scored four goals for the victorious Rebels. Marston also had an assist. Blake Lewis added two goals and an assist while Ryan Marston scored a goal and added a pair of helpers. Ben Allen, Austin Collins and Patrick Brumback each had assists.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Tax money should stay in the community where they are collected

    I am really mad about the tax put on our taxes for the fire department. I do not mind donating to my fire department here at New Liberty, but I don’t want my money given to the other fire departments. Each department has a certain territory and I feel the people in each area should take care of their own fire department. That $35 (local government)  put on my taxes will only give New Liberty $7.

  • Organizers should be congratulated for 9/11 memorial

    Every year since Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has paused for a few moments to remember the horrible and tragic events of that day.

    Unlike so many other memorials, that take place year after year, the tributes and remembrances that take place on the anniversary of 9/11 do not seem to diminish as the date slides further into history.

    But there are people who work hard each year to keep the memory alive of all those we lost in the consciousness of all Americans.

  • Wildcats run past Rebels

    If a team could have a do-over, the Owen County Rebels would pick the second quarter of Friday night’s game at Henry County.

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Wildcats erupted for 37 unanswered points to close out the first half.

    It appeared the Rebels might have gotten out of the first half still in the game. The Rebels were trailing 22-7 with less than two minutes left in the half.

    The Wildcats closed out the quarter and half by scoring two touchdowns on two offensive plays to extend the lead to 37-7 as the two teams headed to the locker room.

  • Fiscal court meetings called into question

    A concerned citizen came before the Owen County Fiscal Court at its Sept. 8 meeting questioning the special meetings being held by the court.

    Mary Lou Morrison said she would like to be notified of special meetings and suggested using the emergency calling system to notify those who wish to attend special meetings.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said she has been pushing for two meetings a month since taking office in January.

  • Friday Night Football Preview

    Opponent: Trimble County Raiders

    Place: Patterson Field, Owenton

    Game Time: 7:30 p.m.

    • Chris Collins is the new head coach at Trimble County. Collins came to the Raiders from Atherton High School. Last season, Collins brought his team to Owenton and went home with a loss as the Rebels won the game 20-6.

  • Owen County Fall Sweep Sept. 20-26

    Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Owen County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announced the Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week will be held Sept. 20-26.

    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the effort put forth by all Adopt-a-Highway groups in keeping our highways and communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Joe Prather said.

  • Lady Rebel golfers finish fifth at state All “A” tourney

    The Owen County girls’ golf team spent Saturday afternoon taking part in the All “A” State Golf Tournament at Gibson Bay in Richmond. When the day was over, the team had earned a fifth-place finish.

    The team score of 343 was just one shot out of fourth place and six strokes out of third.

    The entire team played well.

    Krista Power led the team with a round of 80. Jensen Wainscott fired an 86 while Lynsey Farrar posted an 88.  Shelby Power shot an 89 while Ally Minch totaled 91.

  • Remembering 9-11-2001

    A large crowd gathered Friday for the Sept. 11 memorial prayer on the Owen County Courthouse lawn. Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier opened the memorial, followed by Owenton First Christian Church Pastor Bill Watson. Owenton First Baptist Church Pastor Bradley Banks led the gathering in prayer. Watson said he felt the large turnout was indicative of how Sept. 11 affected not only the lives of those who lost family members, but everyone throughout the country. “I think everyone was affected by it,” Watson said. “It reminds people of their freedoms.