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Today's News

  • Owen County Emergency Management releases basic supply list

    Owen County EM Director Rick Morgan recommends that every resident should have on hand a Basic Emergency Supply Kit in case of disaster.

  • Georgia: On my mind

    ]“A teacher affects eternity,” Henry Adams wrote, words so self-evident they are cliché, words so true they have become part of our folk wisdom. When that happens, nobody hears them anymore, nobody much believes in them anymore.

  • Guest Editorial: People should unite against political abuses

    An Aug. 5 Opinion letter from Chris LeSuer petitioned KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) to provide an explanation for their representation of an Owen County official (to the tune of $51,000) accused of crimes against the taxpayers.

    LeSuer referenced a July 1 article in the Lexington Herald which verified that KACo (a taxpayer-funded organization) routinely offers this type of representation.

    The media exposure of KACo’s questionable practice of utilizing tax dollars in this manner has provoked some dissatisfaction in the community.

  • Historical Soceity News By Bonnie Strassell

    Fire has always been a destructive force in people’s lives. The Bible associates fire with God’s judgment on wickedness and unbelief, and He is represented as a “consuming fire” when His wrath is revealed.

  • Youth Rebels football teams play in Death Valley Bowl

    The Owen County Youth Mighty Pro and Power House football teams traveled to Cincinnati to participate in the annual Death Valley Bowl.

    Mighty Pro Division

    Owen County 12

    Dearborn Falcons 0

  • Kangaroo sighting

    At 1:30 a.m., a week ago last Saturday, Mike Rollins was driving to work on Hwy. 1883 when he spotted a very unusual animal. Rollins said when he realized he had seen something out of the ordinary, he stopped his truck and backed up.

    “I’ve seen a lot of exotic animals,” Rollins said. “I’d never seen a kangaroo before though.”

    The animal “was standing alongside a fence row with several deer,” Rollins said. “He didn’t seem too scared because once I stopped I sat and stared at it for a while.”

  • Boys golf team finishes second at NCKC match

    The Owen County boys golf team is off to a good start in the 2009 season.

    The Rebels hosted the NCKC Tournament Saturday at Fairway Golf Course. Owen County finished second behind Walton-Verona. The team was led by Jarrod Ball, who shot a 79. The score was good enough for a second-place finish among individual golfers. Zach Ripy had the eighth-best round of the day as he shot an 83.

    Colton New posted an 89 while Brody Layton shot a 99. Jon Locker shot a 107 for the Rebels.

  • Watson to perform at Kentucky State Fair

    Bill Watson, pastor of First Christian Church in Owenton and respected storyteller, will be sharing his tales of history with a statewide audience at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Although well-known for his portrayal of American Civil War solider “James,” Watson said this performance will focus on other stories of American history.

    Watson will perform Aug. 27-28 at 3 p.m. in the northern wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville as part of the Kentucky State Fair.

    The event is free and open to the public.

  • EDITORIAL: Pitino, Vick on different paths

    Hypocrisy? 

    Last week was an interesting week in sports. It was also one that made me think about whether certain things that happen are not somewhat hypocritical.  

    Two big sports stories hit during the week and both were full of controversy and raised many an eyebrow. 

    The first came when it was reported that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino admitted to police that six years ago he had an affair with a woman in Louisville.

  • City looks for new street light contract

    The Owenton City Council is preparing to take bids on a contract that expired three years ago.

    The contract, which provides every street light in the city of Owenton, was first signed in 1986 with Kentucky Utilities. 

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said the contract was signed before he became mayor.

    Wotier said he was unaware the contract had expired and had not been contacted by KU until now.