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Today's News

  • Owen County track teams continue strong season

    Spring break ended Saturday for the Owen County track team. The boys and girls were back in action at the Walton-Verona Bearcat Open.

    In the girls’ 100-meter dash, Melina Bress raced to a 10th-place finish while Evyn White finished 14th.

    The same two ran well in the 200-meter dash with White finishing 11th and Bress 15th.

    In the 400-meter dash it was Danielle Hoop who finished fifth. Rachel Dauwe placed 23rd.

    Hoop also ran well in the 800-meter run as she finished fifth and then placed second in the 1600-meter run.

  • County goes back to the drawing board

    After reviewing plans for the new Owen County Judicial Center, the state board in charge of approving the designs has called on the county to remove over 6,500 square feet from the project.

    Under guidelines supported by Kentucky, the current design of the new courthouse must be scaled back to be approved by the Court Facilities Standards Committee.

    Although funding for the nearly $12 million dollar Owen project is secure, the design must be approved before the new courthouse can move forward.

  • Shamble success

    Satterwhite Shamble celebrated its 10th anniversary – “A Tradition Unlike Any Other.”

    If you watch the Masters, you’ll hear that catch phrase many times. There is a golf tournament  in Owen County that is also a unique tradition. The Charlie Satterwhite Golf Shamble celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. The event benefits the Charlie Satterwhite Fund and Trust for Life, which promote organ donation. Part of the proceeds from the event supports the Owen County Senior Citizens Center.

  • Telling Tales

    Many Owen County people probably recognize local figure Bill Watson as preacher at Owenton First Christian Church – but to many students across Kentucky, Watson is known as James, the 90 plus Civil War veteran.

    Watson, who has been a professional storyteller for 20 years, was recently  recognized for his unique performances by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Artist in Louisville.

  • Rebels on a roll

    After a rough start to the 2009 campaign, Owen County High School Baseball Coach Kevin Webster has to feel better about his team.

    The Rebels headed into spring break riding a three-game winning streak. 

    Owen County began last week by traveling to Williamstown.

    The Demons scored single runs in the third and fifth and maintained the 2-0 advantage heading into the seventh inning.

    The Rebels rallied. Collin Gamble led off the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second by Denny O’Toole.

  • Four new teams signed for Relay

    Plans are being finalized with less than two months to go before Owen County’s 11th annual Relay for Life.

    Relay for Life is held each year in Owen County in support of cancer survivors, as well as its victims. The event will be held May 29-30 at  iTron Field.

    Co-Chair for the event, Jenny Duncan, said this year’s Relay for Life will see four new teams, with a total of 18 teams.

    “Our teams will come and camp all night,” Duncan said. “Someone from each team will be present on the track at all times.”

  • Softball team may be happy for spring break

    Spring break could not have come soon enough for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    The Lady Rebels entered last week riding a two-game winning streak. That streak turned into a losing streak as the team dropped four straight games.

    Owen County opened up the week with a home game against district rival Henry County. The Lady Wildcats shut down the Lady Rebels offensively and were able to come up with enough big hits to win 7-0.

  • Greg Smoot named to county post

    When Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Dan Logan resigned from his position earlier this year, Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith set out to find someone with the right qualifications and supervising skills.

    Keith’s search ended Friday when Greg Smoot was appointed to the position.

    Keith said the position was advertised and 27 applications were received.

  • New taxes threaten livelihood

    Growing up in the 1990s, there were cigarette ads everywhere. I can plainly recall the dazzling young women who showed off the fact that they were smoking a Misty Light on the back of my mother’s endless supply of home and garden magazines. I remember Joe Camel at the pool, playing a mammal who wore sunglasses and was always suavely dressed. And oh, how I remember the Marlboro Man – that handsome guy on horseback who just happened to always have his picture taken in the middle of he desert – firing one up.

  • Boys’ track team excels in field

    After a pair of track meets last week, it is clear the Owen County boys’ track team is ahead of the field.

    The boys spent last week at Shelby County and Western Hills where they had strong performances in the field events.

    In the discus competition, Josh Alford took second place at both Shelby County and Western Hills while Keith Arutoff finished third.

    At Western Hills, it was Daniel Cummins who finished third while Alford came home with 11th place. Alford also shined in the shot put. He finished third at both Shelby County and Western Hills.