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Today's News

  • Rebels fall to Raiders

    The Patterson Field lights were turned off for the final time this season Friday night.

    The Rebels closed out the home portion of the schedule by dropping a 24-6 decision to Trimble County on Senior Night.

    The game began with the recognition of the seniors from the cheerleading squad, marching band and football team.

  • Young football squads continue to shine

    The Owen County Parks and Recreation competitive football teams hosted the Gallatin County Wildcats and the Grant County Gold Braves recently.

    All three teams came away victorious to gain a clean sweep The following is an account of the action:

    Midget Division

    Owen County 18

    Gallatin County 0

    It was a welcome return for one of the young Rebels’ best players as Blake Burke returned to action after a shoulder injury. Burke scored on runs of 50, 75, and 40 yards on his way to three first-half touchdowns to lead the Rebels to the win.

  • Americans should celebrate voting

    We expect a peaceful exchange of power. Once a presidential term is complete, he/she steps down and someone else steps up to take their place – no guns, no violence, no military take-over. It seems typical, completely natural. But it is really amazing that every four years we have the opportunity to overhaul our government.

  • And the local winners are ...

    PRESIDENT

    John McCain

    2,969 votes

    Barack Obama

    1,694 votes

    U.S. SENATE

    Mitch McConnell

    2,683 votes

    Bruce Lunsford

    2,019 votes

    U.S. REPRESENTATIVE

    Geoff Davis

    2,843 votes

    Michael Kelley

    1,720 votes

    STATE SENATE

    Damon Thayer

    2,815 votes

    Robert Powell

    1,692 votes

    Micah Ingram

    97 votes

    STATE REPRESENTATIVE

    Royce W. Adams

    2,975 votes

    Stephen Wood

  • Owen County District Court Oct. 31, 2008

    Angela M. Blackwell, 1971, regulations necessary to implement KRS 150 purpose, pleaded guilty, continued to Nov. 14.

    Russell W. Echaves, 1966, no operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of unspecified controlled substance or drug, speeding 11 mph over the limit, transferred to grand jury, $10,000 cash bond set.

    Lynn Hatfield, 1970, first-degree possession of cocaine, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, transfered to grand jury, continued to Nov. 14.

  • John McCain wins support in mock election

    The organizers would like to thank everyone for their help and cooperation in this year’s high school mock election. We feel it is very important to inform our students on the issues and candidates, and although most of our students cannot vote in tomorrow’s election, the winner of this election will affect all of our students as they enter college, the military or the workforce in the next four years. Again, thank you for your participation and cooperation over the last few weeks.

    And now for the news you have all been waiting for:

  • Everyone should share trick-or-treat

    There is an older couple in my neighborhood. They are nice enough. Both of them are retired and stay pretty much to themselves most of the time.

    Since we only moved to the neighborhood a few weeks ago, my wife, Kellee, asked the lady neighbor if we could expect a lot of trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

    I was kinda shocked by their answer.

    My wife was told that they don’t participate in trick-or-treat – not because of a religious belief against Halloween but simply because they don’t want to hand out candy.

  • Strong turnout in Owen

    Voting precincts were swarmed with voters as Owen County chose its leaders.

    The Owenton voters as requested a change as Robert “Casey” Ellis, Bobby Walker, Rita Osborne, and Larry Dale Perry were elected to the Owenton City Council.

    The Owen County School Board will be Brian Young, Stuart Bowling, and Magaret Forsee,

    In the state elections, Owen County voted for Damon Thayer for the Kentucky Senate and Royce Adams for the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Former Owen County magistrate looks back

    My how times have changed!

    I was second district magistrate in the late 1950s until 1965.

    I was appointed by then Gov. Bert Combs to fill out the term vacated by Edgar Sowder and won a full term in 1960 with Paul J. Jones as my opposition.

    I served under two county judges – Horace Ransdell and Kepple Roland.

    The fiscal court at that time had jurisdiction over the courthouse, jail, roads and the hospital along with the commodity program and the food distribution program.

    The magistrates were paid $15 a month and no benefits.

  • Writer urges public to vote by the Bible

    Our founding fathers spent much time in prayer and fasting for this great nation. I hope each reader has spent much time in prayer and fasting for this election.

    We sure have.

    Our forefathers knew full well that our great God Jehovah is a jealous god and will have no other gods before him (Exodus 20:3) Blessed is the nation whose god is The Lord (Psalm 33:12).

    Please consider each party platform and judge it by the Bible and then everyone go vote.

    It is my prayer that you vote the Bible.