Today's News

  • Owen countian throws his hat in race for U.S. rep.

    After U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis recently decided not to seek re-election, a 25-year Owen County resident has filed to run for Kentucky’s Fourth District congressional race.
    Republican Marcus Carey, a lawyer, political blogger, public speaker and farmer said he chose to file for election after looking at other candidates who he feels are, “far less than inspiring.”

  • Search begins for next high school principal

    A principal-selection committee has been formed after Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne waas recently named the district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said he hopes the community will become involved in the selection process.

  • Lady Rebels go pink in victory over Trimble County

    The school colors may be maroon and white but Friday night, the Owen County Lady Rebels added another hue to to their home uniforms.

  • Another Perfect Performance

    The football team did it.
    The Lady Rebels basketball team did it too.
    On Thursday night in Eminence, the Runnin’ Rebels also achieved perfection in district play.
    Owen County High School defeated the Warriors 69-44 to finish the season unbeaten in 31st district action.
    When one includes wins over Gallatin County and Carroll County in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic, the Rebels went 10-0 against district competition. It is the first time the team has finished the season unbeaten in the 31st district.

  • State-bound cheerleaders

    Cheerleaders normally spend their time on the sidelines getting fans to cheer for whichever team is on the field or the court.
    Saturday, the Owen County High School cheerleaders themselves will be the ones taking center stage and receiving the cheers.  
    Thanks to their win at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors eighth-region cheerleading competition that took place in January in Owenton, the squad will head to Bowling Green Saturday to compete in the KAPOS State-at-Large Cheerleading Competition.

  • Engagement: Slaughter-Gaines

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Feb. 7, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, set for jury trial.
    Jesse L. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for March 20.
    Michael Cain, 1983, probation violation, revocation hearing, revoked.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, motion to revoke bond, granted, $5,000 cash bond set; motion to forfeit, not forfeited, continued.
    Matthew L. Edmondson, 1963, complicity theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Leadership Owen County 2012: Opening retreat

    By Danny Osborne
    Director of Instructional Support Services of Owen County Schools
    David Raleigh
    Superintendent of Owen County Schools
    Not originally being from Owen County, we were very excited about the opportunity to participate in Leadership Owen County. We viewed this as our opportunity to learn more about the rich heritage and tradition of our county while at the same time working with other Owen County leaders with a passion for continuous growth and improvement of our beautiful county.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Owen countians share their huckster stories

    We didn’t have much money but we had a lot of love, and we shared that with everyone.

    Paying tribute to her mother and father at the historical society meeting last Thursday, Yolanda Lucas Ellis reminisced about her childhood as the daughter of an Owen county huckster.
    Yolanda was born and raised in Bromley, worked in Owen County schools for over 30 years, and she, Glenna Clifton, and Pat Smoot were the first three women to serve on the Owen County fire department.

  • Governor, Thayer introduce gaming legislation

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service

    Saying it’s time for the people to decide Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that legislation would be filed later that day in the state Senate for a constitutional amendment allowing casino gaming in Kentucky.
    The governor was surrounded by 12 legislators as he made the announcement, including Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who will be the primary sponsor. Co-sponsors, according to Senator Thayer, include Sen. R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester, and six other senators, both Democrats and Republicans.