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Today's News

  • Seven habits for Halloween: Students apply curriculum to holiday books

    As part of the “Leader in Me” program being implemented at the Owen County Elementary Schools, students are focused on how to improve their school and how the “Seven Habits” have become an intricate part of how the school operates on a daily basis.
    The seven habits include:
    1: Be Proactive
    2: Begin with the End in Mind
    3: Put First Things First
    4: Think Win-Win
    5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    6: Synergize
    7: Sharpen the Saw

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Sitting up with the dead was a tradition

    She knew her heart was weak, and that if she bore another child the stress of labor might prove fatal.
    In June of 1925, this young Owen County woman’s heart gave out as she attempted  to deliver her fourth child; and Mattie Agnes Smith Karsner and her unborn baby were buried together on the gentle rolling slope of Monterey cemetery.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 10, 2014

    Mary K. Corbin, 1978, criminal trespassing, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served; theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14 days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served.
    Linda Johns, 1984, flagrant non-support, $5,000 surety, continued to Oct. 17.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 28.
    Daniel Thornton, 1990, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 28.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 17, 2014

    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, theft by deception, appointed public attorney, continued to Oct. 31.
    Nathan Fitzgerald, 1984, flagrant non support, dismissed.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Nov. 14.
    Josie Hazlett, 1962, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 30 days, conditionally discharged for 335 days, court costs, public attorney fee.

  • Kay’s Branch News: A column fan checks in on Kay’s Branch

    This has been a slow week. I needed one after the departure of my cousins. They arrived back in Missouri safely. I have spent the week changing beds and doing laundry, and sitting in my chair in the sunroom with Dobbs. We were both exhausted.
    I did get to Frankfort on Wednesday to empty the recyclables. My soft drink can was overflowing. Friday was Hand and Foot day. We played at Barbara Hecker’s house this month. That was a lot of fun. I am back into my routine this week.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of financial management

    This is the second installment of a series looking back at 100 years of the extension service's home demonstrations.

  • Rebels win a wild one

    The start of Friday’s game was not great but for fans of the Owen County High School Rebels football team, the finish was fantastic.
    After trailing 19-6 in the second quarter, the Rebels’ offense came to life and beat Carroll County on Friday night in Carrollton, 43-39.
     It was the Owen County football team’s first win of the season.
    The Rebels opened the scoring late in the opening quarter when Jace Bruener raced 53 yards for a score to make the score 6-0.

  • Rebel Ramblings - Next game - At home Gallatin County, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Wildcats defeated the Rebels 48-0 last season in Warsaw.
    • Gallatin County’s 10 wins last year was the most wins for any Wildcat team in their eight seasons. They also reached the third round of the Class 2A State Playoffs last season.
    • Tim Browning is the only the coach the school has ever had.
    • Owen  County High School Head Football Coach Adam Folwer is 4-2 versus Gallatin County High School.
    • Owen County is 5-3 all-time against Gallatin County.