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Today's News

  • Christmas comes to downtown

    A swarm of people braved the cold Sunday to watch the Owen County Annual Christmas Parade.

    The parade had 40 groups participate ranging from floats to fire trucks. The floats were decorated in this years theme – There’s No People Like Snow People.

    First Christian Church took the top prize for best church group float, and Hesler Assembly of God Royal Rangers won second place. The Girl Scouts and the Owen County Soccer League won first and second place in the civic youth float contest.

  • Owen’ County Hoop runs in national race

    It was not a typical Saturday after Thanksgiving for Danielle Hoop.

    Instead of staying home and eating leftovers or hitting the mall for all the best deals, the sophomore was in Charlotte, N.C., running.

    Hoop took part in the Foot Locker South Regional at the McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte.

    She was running against some of the best runners throughout the South. Competing against more than 300 runners, Hoop finished in the top 50.

    The race wrapped up another successful season for the sophomore.

  • Gayheart named NCKC Player of the Week

    Owen County Lady Rebel Rianna Gayheart has been named the NCKC Player of the Week. The freshman took home the honor after a week where she averaged 25 points in two games. Gayheart totaled 15  points, and five rebounds against Grant County in the season opener. She then dropped 35 points on Williamstown in leading Owen County to their first win of the season. She connected on five 3-pointers as well as pulling down eight rebounds against the Lady Demons. This is the first time Gayheart has won the award.

     

  • Plans move ahead for West Perry renovation

    The renovation of West Perry Street was the main topic of discussion at the Owenton City Council meeting Dec. 2.

    Brian Kirby, president of Community and Economic Development Associates, told the council of several new changes in the project guidelines.

    Under the changes, which were adopted by the council, once the city has obtained the West Perry properties in question, the lots will be cleared and made suitable for building. The lots will then be made available for public sale.

  • Lady Rebels go 2-1 in first week

    The roads between Owenton and Dry Ridge were busy last week.

    On Dec. 1, Owen County opened the season with a home game with Grant County.

    Friday night, the Lady Rebels made the trip Williamstown to play the Lady Demons.

    In both cases it would be the team that made the bus ride that would leave the gym satisfied.

    In the home opener, Grant County scored with less than four seconds remaining to pick up the 46-45 win.

    Owen County battled back from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force the Lady Braves into needing last-second heroics.

  • Fire causes minor damage to market

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Saveway Super Market Friday. The fire appeared to be limited to a rest room near the back of the market; although, some other areas of the building received light smoke damage. The market was evacuated for a brief time while firefighters made sure the blaze was extinguished.

  • Football teams wrap up season

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Competitive Football teams finished their season with their annual trip to the King of the Hill tournament in Owensboro. All the teams and players once again gained valuable experience on the trip. The U9 team came away with a third-place finish to complete their outstanding season at 20-1.

    U8 Division

    Owensboro 25

    Owen County 0

  • Disappointed daughter calls for return of birdfeeder

    This letter comes to you in outrage and the very deepest disappointment.

    My mother, Paula Nye, passed away three years ago. She loved birds and had several birdfeeders strategically placed around her house so she could view them from every window of the room in which she lived out her illness.

  • Feds seek census workers for Owen

    Every 10 years, the government asks us to stand and be counted.

    The census is much more than a head count, it gives our country an opportunity to say who we are and ensure our voice is heard.

    Diane Reed, U.S. Census recruiter for Owen County, said our government is organized according to population. The count will affect everything from the number of representatives in Congress to deciding how the federal government will distribute $300 billion in funds to all the local, state and tribal governments.

  • Think before buying a pet

    Before buying your child or spouse a dog or cat for Christmas, please be aware that you can adopt a dog or cat from a shelter, Friends for Animals or Petsmart. They will also be spayed or neutered, wormed and up-to-date on shots. There are so many strays out there that need a home. Why purchase an animal form a breeder when there are cold, starving animals that will be destroyed or put to sleep if they can’t find a home.