Today's News

  • Delbert and Charlotte Howard anniversary

    Delbert and Charlotte Howard were married on June 3, 1961, at the South Fork Parsonage. The Rev. Terry Bray performed the ceremony.
    The Howards have lived in the Squiresville area for 50 years of their marriage. They have three children, Darrell (Debbie) Howard,  Darin Howard, and Melissa (Greg) Hudnall; two grandchildren, Kristen Hudnall and Dustin Hudnall; two stepgrandchildren, Joshua Holland and Nikki (Casey) Crosser; and five stepgrandchildren, Avery Holland, Cooper Holland, Serenity Crosser, Cadence Crosser and Eli Crosser.

  • Season wraps up for young soccer players

    The Wildcats secured the U8 Owen County Youth Soccer League Championship title with an 8-1 win over Team Dynamite. All four U8 teams competed May 24 and concluded their spring season.

    Consolation Game: Dynamo – 1 vs. Rebels – 1

  • Big day for Rebels at state

    Danielle Hoop was not the only one who had a good day at the State Track Meet Friday in Louisville.
    Several others from Owen County took part in the meet at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park. Each performed well.
    Haley Decandia tied for 12th in the high jump with a jump of 4 feet, 8 inches.
    The boys’ 4x200 meter relay team of Paul Banks, Bobby Mingie, Darian Polley and Collin Trammel brought home a medal with a seventh-place finish.

  • Owen JV team is district champions

  • Wildcats slip past Rebels in district opener

    For three innings May 24, it looked like Owen County might br rolling into the 31st district championship game.
    Then the wheels came off.
    The Rebels led 6-1 as Henry County came to bat in the top of the fourth inning. After the Wildcats put four runs on the board, they were right back in the game.
    The Rebels committed three errors in the inning and misplayed a fly ball to give the Wildcats new life.
    Henry County added two more runs in the top of the fifth and another in the sixth to make the score 8-6.

  • Rebel softball team exits in first round

    The Lady Rebels took on Henry County in the first round of the 31st District Tournament last week in Carrollton.
    The Lady Wildcats prevailed as they defeated the Lady Rebels 10-0.
    The loss meant the end of the season for Owen County. It also marked the first time since 2005 that Owen County has not reached the 8th Region Tournament.
    The team finished the season with a record of 16-14.
    Gallatin County defeated Henry County, 3-1, Wednesday night to win the 31st district championship.

  • Owen Electric holds safety day

    Crewmen converged at the training grounds at Owen Electric Cooperative’s headquarters for the annual Safety Day Wednesday.
    Safety Day is coordinated by safety manager Tony Dempsey and utilizes the assistance of instructors from Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives based in Louisville and other co-ops, including Clark Energy in Winchester.

  • Owen County District Court

    May 27, 2011

    Christopher Beach, 1981, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, in jail, $8,000 cash bond set.
    Christy Lynn Gaines, 1982, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, in jail, $30,000 cash bond set.
    Larry B. Gaines, 1981, third-degree burglary, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, in jail, $15,000 cash bond set.
    Larry B. Gaines, 1981, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    May 24, 2011

    Wallie Asher, 1985, motion for telephonic appearance at hearing, continued to June 28.
    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to June 7.

  • Strawberry Fields Forever and ever

    It’s hard to imagine that a group popular a couple dozen years before I was born — and disbanded long before I was thought of — could make such an impact on the person I’ve become.
    I was about 10 years old the first time I heard a Beatles song. From the opening harmonica in “Love Me Do,” I set out on a never-ending quest of Beatles knowledge.
    In a short time I collected all of their albums, even some on long-playing records — a format not too many kids my age even recognized at the time.