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Today's News

  • Wolverines ruin Rebels opener

    The only thing that could slow down Western Hills High School on Friday night at Patterson Field was lightning.
    After waiting out a 43-minute lightning delay late in the first quarter, Western Hills rolled to 43 first-half lead on its way to a 63-13 win over Owen County High School.

  • Lady Rebels play Lady Raiders to tie

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Cardinal Hill Golf Course last week to take on Trimble County High School. The match could not have been any closer. In fact, it ended in a tie.
    Kennedi Dermon had the best round of the day for both teams as she fired a 40. Lydia Merrifield and Morgan Woodyard each shot 47 and Grace Chilton shot 52 for a team total of 186.
    Trimble County’s top four scores were 45, 46, 47 and 48 also for a total of 186.
    Also on the day, Owen County’s Laura Duke posted a 53 and Debbie Farrar fired a 54.

  • Rebels begin soccer season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team opened its season last week. The team began the 2014 campaign by hosting Simon Kenton High School Aug. 18.
    Simon Kenton kept constant pressure on the Rebels in the first half. The Pioneers finally found the back of the net three times before halftime. The visitors continued the pressure in the second half and the Rebels were not able to find their offense as they lost 8-0.

  • Aint it The Truth: Three-legged pig lauded for heroic exploits

    One of my favorite stories involves a newcomer to town who was standing in his neighbor’s yard when a three-legged pig came walking by.
    “Why does that pig have only three legs?” the newcomer asked.
    The neighbor explained: “Well, it’s like this. Late one night when we were all in the bed asleep, the house caught fire, and we’d have all been goners except for that pig. With no regard for his own safety or well-being, he broke down the front door, woke us all up, and got us out of the house alive.”

  • Church news for Sept. 10, 2014

    Elk Lick Baptist Church
    Bro. John’s sermon was on Jeremiah 5:1-9, “Shall I Not Visit For These Things and Sayth the Lord.”
    Bonnie Woodyard and young girls sang, “I Am Blessed.”
    Happy birthday wishes to Brandon Dempsey, Darlene Washer, Michaela Washer, Patricia Elliston, Carrie Elliston and LeAnn Webster.
    Remember the items for the Wayside Christian Mission Collection.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Characters color Owen County history

    Louisville Courier Journal columnist Alan Trout described him as “a grizzled specimen of cantankerous benevolence.”
    He relished life as a Owenton publisher, Middlesboro banker, U.S. marshal at Covington, and Bryan Democrat.
    Most knew him as a “keen judge of human nature,” and R.C. Ford made a name for himself in the annals of Owen County history.
    Their traits ranged from whimsical to wise to outrageously funny.

  • Sensabaugh named superintendent for Kentucky American in Owen Co.

    Kentucky American Water has announced that Justin Sensabaugh will be taking a new role as operations superintendent for the utility’s Northern Division. In this role, Sensabaugh will oversee the company’s water and wastewater operations in Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties, with his office based in Owenton.

  • Special birthday: Bessie Chowning

    Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville celebrated her 90th birthday. Her picnic was held at her farm in Owen County. Shown here, standing in front of their farm, is Chowning, with her brother Nelson Jones. Family and friends came from three different states. Chowning has three children, Wanda Bailey, Nancy Metts and Mike Chowning and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Lady Rebels win on links

    The Owen County High School girls golf team took to the course on Aug. 12 against Williamstown and Trimble County high schools. The match took place at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
    Kennedi Dermon had the lowest score of the day for Owen County. The senior fired a 42 for nine holes. Lydia Merrifield shot a 46; Morgan Woodyard, 51; Debbie Farrar, 52; and Grace Chilton, 55. Laura Duke posted a 47 for the day.
    Williamstown High School’s Hannah Scroggins had the best round of the day with a 40 but it was Owen County that won the match.

  • Golf event will benefit God’s Special Little Hearts charity

    God’s Special Little Hearts is hosting its annual golf scramble Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. 
    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun at 8 p.m.
    Lunch will be served approximately at noon.
    If you don’t golf but would like to come by and support the organization by purchasing a lunch, the lunch is $7.
    The winning team will win a gift certificate to the Belterra Golf Course in Indiana.  There will also be door prizes drawn throughout lunch.