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Today's News

  • Words from the Owen County Public Library

    October is National Book Month, and we’re celebrating here at your public library with lots of new books and a whole lot more.

    Last week, I shared with you a sampling of all of the different services your library offers to the community. Whether you’re a parent, student, jobseeker, professional, historian or senior, we have something to offer you. And we’re so happy to report that you are taking advantage of the library. Here are just a few quick facts about library use this year:

  • Assistant superindent speaks in Louisville

    Leslie Robertson, assistant superintendent of Owen County schools, made a presentation at the Kentucky Association of School Councils’  Annual Conference Sept.22-23 at the downtown Louisville Marriott.

    Robertson presented a three-hour preconference session on formative assessment for KASC members only and then hosted a one-hour follow-up session during the conference to answer participants’ questions.

    Robertson shared practical approaches to assessing students that help classroom teachers determine instructional needs.

  • Downtown sound

    Friday night, the five young members of the Downtown County Band will have the opportunity to share the stage with one of the biggest known acts in bluegrass music – Ricky Skaggs.

    The local group, which consists of Wes Petzinger, Dave Hawkins, Sam McWilliams, John Atha and Keith  Clifton, will be the opening act for Skaggs as he takes the stage during the outdoor concert series at Elk Creek Winery.

     The Downtown County Band has shared the stage with other big names. It once opened for bluegrass musician Sam Bush.

  • Bourbon Co. runs past Owen

    The Rebels knew what they had to do going into Friday night’s game with Bourbon County. They had to figure out a way to shut down Taylor Barnes and the Colonels’ running game. Unfortunately, accomplishing that feat was easier said than done.

    As a team, the Colonels ran the ball 56 times for a total of 363 yards.

    Barnes ran 34 times for 295 yards and scored four times as Bourbon County defeated Owen County in the rain and fog, 28-7.

  • Cross country team hosts race

    Sept. 22 was a busy day at Owen County High School. The Rebel Cross Country team hosted a NCKC meet that saw seven teams make the trip to Owenton.

    Owen County freshman Julie Spaulding finished sixth in the varsity race. Three other freshmen, Haley DeCandia, Michelle Goderwis and Megan Barnes finished 14th, 15th and 16th. Amber Gover, a sixth-grader, placed eighth in the junior varsity race. 

    The team traveled to Lexington Saturday to run in the Franklin County Invitational.

  • Middle school pulls out win against Carroll

    It went down to the wire Sept. 22 for the BMS football team against Carroll County. 

    The game was scoreless for the first 31 minutes. Both defenses were able to keep the offense in check. That is until the Rebels got the ball back late in the fourth quarter.

  • Friday Night Football Preview

    Homecoming Opponent: East Jessamine Jaguars

    Place: Patterson Field

    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    • East Jessamine is coached by Mike Bowlin. The school is located in Nicholasville.

    • The Jaguars come into Friday night’s game after dropping an 8-0 decision to Western Hills at home. The win dropped them to 2-3 on the season.

    • East Jessamine entered last Friday’s game averaging 31 points a game before being shutout by Western Hills.

  • Looking for the next queen

    The crowning of the 2009 Owen County High School Football Homecoming Queen will be at 7 p.m. Friday before the Rebels’ game with East Jessamine. The senior candidates seated from left to right are Jensen Wainscott, Mary Kennedy, Lauren Lowe, Eko Kemper, Cori Eckart, and Emilie Davis. The attendants standing from left to right are freshman Hannah Neeley, sophomore Meredith Marston, and junior Danielle Hoop.

  • Fiscal court finds a little extra for budget

    The Owen County annual budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year has a little extra money heading its way.

    During a special meeting of the fiscal court Sept. 22, the court voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance amending the annual budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the county received a bond fee from Kentucky American Water for $24,990.

    Keith requested the bond fee from Kentucky American Water to cover the cost of administrating a bond sale.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 23

    High School volleyball

    • The Owen County High School volleyball team dropped its only match last week to Cooper. The team is scheduled to play at Williamstown tonight and in the Carroll County Invitational Saturday.

    Girls golf