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Today's News

  • Reeling in a Rebel victory

     

    Duke has the Cameron Crazies, Cleveland has the Dawg Pound and Kentucky has the Eruption Zone. Having a home field or home court advantage can be an important factor to a home team winning the game. 

  • Families and babies will benefit from annual heart walk

     

     

  • City gets good marks in audit

     

    The Owenton City Council received a positive report from their auditors during the Jan. 6 meeting.

    Dennis Raisor of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC spoke to the council about their previous year.

  • Illness forces delay of Lewis, O’Banion trial

     

     

    The trial of Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion and Owen County Treasurer Gayla Lewis has been postponed. 

  • Looking back at a year of learning

    It all started on a very cold day in February at Elk Creek Lodge and ended where it began on a very warm day in October.

    A group of people ranging in age and occupation set out on a journey to learn more about education, health care, child services, government, agriculture, entrepreneurship and industry relating to our community.

    February was the kickoff to it all as we learn things about the people in the group and each other’s view and perceptions of what to expect of the leadership class.

  • Audit finds problems still linger for government

    The latest audit of the Owen County Fiscal Court has determined that some of the county’s money management problems lingered in 2008.

    The audit revealed seven problems during the 2008 fiscal year. Many of the problems mirror the money management issues discovered during the 2007 audit.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion said many of the problems discovered during the 2007 audit are in the process of being fixed. He said the duplication of the 2007 and 2008 audits is because the two were held so close together.

  • Lady Rebels drop district game at Carroll County

    The Owen County Lady Rebels may not want to go back to Carroll County for a while.

    For the second time in 12 days, the team headed to Carrollton to square off against their district foes.

    During their last meeting Dec. 23, the Lady Panthers pulled away late to get a 46-39 win in the championship game of the North American Stainless Classic.

    Saturday, the home team raced out to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in picking up the 51-38 win.

  • Lady Rebel runners receive recognition from coaches organization

    The Owen County cross country team enjoyed a great deal of success in 2008.

    The middle school team captured the NCKC Team Title with Julie Spaulding claiming the individual title.

    Danielle Hoop had another solid season as she captured the NCKC title and finished second in both the regional and state meets.

    In light of their achievements, Hoop and Spaulding received postseason accolades.

  • Rebels grab big district victory

    There is no place like home.

    That is what the Owen County Rebels are saying following two weeks of games away from Owen County. The Rebels’ world tour began Dec. 18 with a game at Henry County. They then hit the road for Bourbon County to play in the Kentucky Bank Shootout before traveling to Lloyd for a pre-Christmas game with the Juggernauts. It was then three days in Campbellsville for the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Shootout.

    After returning home for a couple of days of practice, the Rebels got on one more bus for a trip to Carrollton Saturday night.

  • Walking track will be focus of public hearing

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will hold a public hearing regarding a grant application for the extension of the existing walking track surrounding Actaris Field at the Owen County Park. 

    The meeting will take place during the Owen County Fiscal Court meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Owen County Courthouse.

    All members of the public are invited to attend and written responses will be accepted at the Owen County judge-executive’s office.