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Today's News

  • Robert C. Haydon

    Robert C. Haydon, 83, died March 30, 2009, at Golden Living Center.

    He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nelba Bourne Haydon.

    He was a member of Graefenburg Baptist Church since 1972. He retired with 33 years of service as an engineer with Blue Grass Energy.

    He was a World War II Army veteran, serving two tours of duty overseas, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

    He was preceded in death by his son, Dan Haydon.

  • American Idol 101

    Although I consider myself current with pop culture, this is the first season I’ve watched “American Idol.”

    In years past, I’ve seen the last 15 minutes of some of the final shows to see who wins, but not knowing who’s who, I didn’t really care one way or another.

    This season, mostly because I hate being left out of the water-cooler conversation, I decided early on to watch every episode – from first auditions to finale – and I even hope to buy tickets to see the Top Ten Idol contestants when they go on tour this summer.

  • 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.