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Today's News

  • Dairy Queen reign ends with restaurant closure

    The signs outside invited friends and customers to come inside for one final cup of coffee at the Dairy Queen that has been a part of the lives of countless Owen County residents for years.

    Inside, employees who had made such an impact on the lives of owners Doug and Letitia Lubbe said their goodbyes amid handshakes and hugs.

    Tuesday, the doors closed on the local landmark.

  • Owen County District Court

    Aug. 28, 2009

    Michael Asher, 1988, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, bench trial set for Sept. 11.

    Michael Asher, 1988, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, one headlight, rear license not illuminated, contempt of court, bench trial set for Sept. 11.

    Michael W. Asher, 1988, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contempt of court, bench trial set for Sept. 11.

  • Boys’ golf finishes second at All ‘A’

    It was a second-place finish for the Owen County Boys’ Golf Team last week at the All “A” Classic.

    The second-place finish was another strong showing for the young team who earlier this season finished second at the NCKC Tournament at Fairway Golf Course.

    Jarrod Ball and Zach Ripy each shot 80 to make the All-Tournament Team.

    Both players missed making the state tournament by a single shot.

  • Library board approves tax rate increase

    With an eye toward building a new facility to better serve the public, the Owen County Public Library Board approved a tax increase.

    The board voted to take a 4-percent increase. This year’s real-estate rate will be 10.8, up from last year’s rate of 9.5. The personal property and motor vehicle rates will remain the same as last year.

    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert said an architectural firm, Brandstetter Carroll Inc., has been selected to assist the library board in site selection and design of a new facility.

  • Rumble on the ridge

    For the Owen County Rebels and their fans, this one must have hurt.

    Owen County dug itself a hole for the first three-and-a-half quarters of Saturday night’s game with Grant County. The Rebels spent the final six minutes of the game digging out.

    Just as it appeared the game was headed to overtime, disaster struck.

    The Rebels were their own worst enemy in the first half. Turnovers and penalties stymied drives.

  • Water will soon flow along Harmony Road

    After years of being promised water, the dream has finally come true for those living on Harmony Road.

    The Peaks Mill Water District in Franklin County will be providing water once all of the property easements for water lines are in place. Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis said all but two easements have been signed.

    Davis said bids for construction on the water line will be put out in September and bidding will open the first of October. If all goes well, Harmony Road should have water by Christmas.

  • Owen County golf team has a classic week

    The Owen County girl’s golf team is an example of how experience and hard work pay off.

    The team won its first-ever eighth region All “A” Classic golf tournament Aug. 26 at Eagle Creek Golf Course. The win was the team’s second big win of the season. The Lady Rebels won the NCKC Tournament earlier this year.

    “I told the girls that all our matches and practices paid off with our NCKC and Class ‘A’ wins,” Owen County Girls’ Golf Coach David Wainscott said.

  • Soccer team gets win in unusual fashion

    The Owen County girls’ soccer team pulled off something unusual in its opening game of the Capital City Classic last week.

    The team picked up its first win of the season as they knocked off Western Hills 1-0 in a contest where they did not have a shot on goal for the entire game. The lone goal of the game came from Ashley Byers in a shootout.

    The Lady Rebels had a couple of scoring opportunities but could not convert. Defensively, Owen County put in a solid effort and Samantha Toole had 26 saves in goal to preserve the win.

  • Cheerleaders honored for efforts

    If you have ever had the privilege of attending a sporting event in Kentucky, chances are you found yourself surrounded by fans.

    In Kentucky, fans flock to sporting events ranging from the collegiate level to the local Little League and T-ball teams.

    Owen County fans are no different. 

    However, seldom do you see a large following of fans for a cheer competition.

  • Fiscal court alters road repair plans

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is looking for ways to stretch some highway repair dollars.

    Earlier this year, the county received its annual allotment from the state’s fund for secondary roads. The money is given out each year to help repair and renovate county roads.

    The county received thousands of dollars from the state’s secondary road fund. The funding was earmarked for one project on U.S. 36 and three projects for Ky. 1883.

    But by the time the U.S. 36 renovations were complete, only about $164,000 was left.