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Today's News

  • Owen County suffers pair of early defeats

    Going into their March 23 home opener against Harrison County, the Owen County Rebels knew it was not going to be easy.

    The Thorobreds came to Owenton ranked eighth in the state.

    The Rebels soon found out why. Harrison County defeated Owen County 18-0 in five innings.

    Owen County High School Baseball Coach Kevin Webster summed up the game, “Harrison County is just one darn good team.”

    The Rebels returned to action March 24 as they welcomed Western Hills to Dunavent Field.

  • State of the county

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith, who has now been in office for a little less than two months, is setting her sights toward the future.

    Keith said just about all aspects of the county – including budget, revenue, future industries and education – have positive aspects.

    Keith said revenue in Owen County is expected to increase when the Kentucky American Water treatment plant is completed.

  • Owen track team runs at Grant Co.

    The Owen County track team was in action at Grant County on Thursday. The Rebels took part in the Grant County All-Comers Meet.

    The team had some strong performances from both the boys and the girls.

    In the 100-meter dash, Melina Bress finished fourth while Evyn White took 12th place.

    White then placed seventh in the 200-meter dash while Bress finished eighth.

  • Young Lady Rebels hope to make statement

    At first glance, the Owen County softball team appears to be young, but don’t mistake youth for inexperience. The Lady Rebels return all their starters from a team that did not lose a single player to graduation.

    The young players spent last season gaining valuable experience and are ready to improve on an 11-14 record in 2008.

    Owen County will throw the first pitch of 2009 Monday as they welcome Western Hills to Owenton.

  • Adopt-a-Highway program highlights Spring Clean Week

    Adopt-a-highway groups are invited to join the Spring Clean Week, which goes through Saturday. Volunteers from across the state are uniting to show support for a cleaner environment. This is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s first scheduled cleanup for 2009. Groups will also be given time during the month of April for cleaning needs.

  • Opening Day 2009

    Monday was Opening Day in Owenton. The Owen County Rebels opened up the season with Harrison County Monday. They also took on Western Hills Tuesday.

    Before the first pitch of the regular season, the Rebels played a final tune-up against Shelby County March 18. The Rockets are ranked No. 1 in the eighth region heading into the season.

    Owen County High School Baseball Coach Kevin Webster said he was looking to gain some respect.

  • Area ‘spring cleaning’ nets drug suspects

    Area law enforcement had their own version of spring cleaning Friday morning, rounding up 17 of 26 individuals indicted recently by a Carroll County grand jury for drug trafficking.

    Eleven individuals from Owen County were indicted on the drug charges; four were from Gallatin County; five were from Henry County; and one was from Frankfort.

  • Relatives square off for softball alumni game

    It is an annual occurrence for the Owen County softball team. It is a sign that spring and the upcoming season are near.

    The Lady Rebels hosted the Owen County Alumni Game March 19 in Owenton. The 2009 team took on the alumni in a game that displays talent from both the present and the past.

    The game was a family affair. Current Lady Rebel Jensen Wainscott played against her sister Tyne Wainscott and Kenzi Criswell played against her sister Katie Criswell Dunn.

    Another family that was well represented was the Hamilton family.

  • Putting the twit in Twitter

    Maybe I’m old or just plain grouchy, but I don’t get Twitter.

    For those of you who may have not caught up with the latest internet fad, Twitter is an Internet-based, social-networking service that allows the user to send short messages to a group of friends. Since the messages can’t be larger than 140 characters, it’s designed to give friends just a little taste of what’s going on in your life.

  • A basketball party in Lexington

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky threw its annual party last week in Lexington.

    Sixteen teams from around the state earned the right to take part in the National City/Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The tournament tipped off Wednesday afternoon and concluded on Saturday night with the Holmes Bulldogs cutting down the nets after defeating Louisville Central in double overtime in the Championship Game.