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Today's News

  • Owen squad takes third in inaugural Halloween Express of Lexington Memorial Challenge

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League held its inaugural Halloween Express of Lexington Memorial Challenge May 24 at the Owen County High School.  
    The event was a great success due to the support of our local businesses, community and parents.  

  • Rebels’ season ends in Henry

    The Owen County High School baseball team was making its third straight appearance in the Eighth Region baseball tournament May 26 in Henry County.
    The Rebels entered their contest with Simon Kenton hoping to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2007.
    The Pioneers were looking to advance for the second straight season by knocking out a 31st District opponent. They defeated Gallatin County in the quarterfinals last season.
    The Pioneers would get quality pitching and timely hitting to defeat the Rebels 5-1 to end Owen County’s season.

  • Rebels perform well at state track meet

    Several members of the Owen County High School track team spent Saturday morning taking part in the Class A State Track Meet at the University of Kentucky. Each of them represented themselves and their school well.
    he top finisher was Hunter Trenary, who finished third in the 3200- meter run. This was an improvement for the senior who finished seventh in the same event last year.
    Also for the boys, it was Seth Shafer placing 23rd in the discus while the 4x800-meter relay team of Kyler Law, Cory Hudnall, Daniel Lopez and Keith Stout placed 15th.

  • Aint it The Truth: When trouble rains down, just shake it off and step up

    With his homespun humor, the late great storyteller Jerry Clower could spin yarns that carried weighty messages. One of my favorites was about his Uncle Versie’s beloved mule, Della, that fell into a deep cistern.
    With no way to get her out, Clower said Uncle Versie decided to just bury Della there. He began shoveling dirt into that hole, but every time a shovelful hit that mule’s back, she shook it off and stepped up.

  • Church news for July 9, 2014

    Elk Lick Baptist
    Bro. John’s sermon was on Matthew 26:27-28, “Power In the Blood.”
    All the goats, sheep, doves or anything they scarified weren’t good enough. They had to keep sacrificing to cover their sins.
    Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross once for the atonement for our sins. Jesus’ blood has the power to redeem. Jesus’ blood can free us from eternity in hell and separate from him in his heavenly glory.
    Louise Johnson sang “Without Him.”

  • Baseball Rebels advance to region

    By reaching the 31st District championship game May 23, the Owen County High School baseball team assured a third-straight trip to the Eighth Region baseball tournament.
    They were also hoping for something a little more as well.
    The Rebels began the tournament May 19 in New Castle and needed two wins to reach the championship game.
    The defending district champs played like it on the first two nights as they knocked off Eminence 10-0 in the first round and Gallatin County High School 5-0 in the semifinals.

  • 2014 Summer Reading Program’s “Science” theme features Mr. Bond and The Science Guys

    The 2014 Summer Reading Program theme at libraries across the United States is “science,” and Nashville’s Mr. Bond and The Science Guys are excited for another summer of introducing and making science fun for kids at libraries in South Carolina, Virginia,  

  • Napier graduates with bachelors degree

    Tammy Clifton Napier of Frankfort and formerly of Owenton received her bachelors degree from Mid Continent University in a ceremony  held in Mayfield on May 10. Napier graduated magna cum laude with a 3.9  GPA and majored in psychology and counseling.  She is a 1976 graduate of Owen  County High School.

  • Sawyer Williams named to dean’s list

    Sawyer Williams makes Carson-Newman University’s spring 2014 dean’s list
    Sawyer Williams of Owenton was among students honored recently with inclusion on Carson-Newman University’s dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
    Students earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while taking 12 or more credit hours are awarded the distinction of Dean’s List honors.
    Carson-Newman University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution in Jefferson City, Tennessee,

  • Wedding announcement: Dugan-Cochran

    Mick and Shelly Cochran of Grandview, Texas and Cylinda Bedford of Kennedale, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their loved ones Cameron Chase Cochran and Charissa Rene Dugan.  Charissa is the daughter of Tracey White and the late Dennis Dugan.  A September wedding is planned.