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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Owen cross county team off and running

    The cross country season has begun for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    The team has high expectations entering the season. Danielle Hoop is returning for her junior season. Julie Spaulding, a freshman, is returning for another year running for the varsity team.

    The two have been working hard this summer to prepare for this season. Spaulding continues to learn from Hoop, who is coming off a second-place finish at last year’s state meet at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The team ran its first race of the season Sept. 8 at Henry County.

  • Volleyball team wins again

    This is getting to be a habit, but not a bad one.

    The Owen County volleyball team picked up its fifth win of the season Thursday night. The Lady Rebels defeated Heritage Academy 25-12 and 25-13 to pick up the win.

    Lindsey Robertson played at the setter position and had 19 assists. Mollie Borchers had 15 kills, two blocks and four aces. Kayla Simpson added a pair of blocks, seven kills and three aces. Chelcey True had seven kills in the victory.

  • Home team takes title

    The boys had been waiting all season for this moment and Saturday, it finally happened.

    The Rebels hosted the Owen County Invitational Saturday. The team was still looking for its first win of the season. The Rebels had lost a tough match last week to Grant County. The Braves led 1-0 for most of the game before scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes to get the 3-0 win.

    Saturday’s tournament began with Gallatin County taking on Walton-Verona. The Wildcats advanced to the championship game with a 3-2 win over the Bearcats.