Today's News

  • Everybody cries sometimes... and throws hard-boiled eggs

    Sometimes when we’ve had a good day at our house, as we crawl into bed I’ll say to my husband, “Nobody cried and nobody threw hard-boiled eggs.”
    The “nobody cried” is self-explanatory. The “nobody threw hard-boiled eggs” refers to the time I became so frustrated and enraged that I took a plastic container filled with a dozen hard-boiled eggs that I had just finished peeling and threw them with all my might, one by one, on the entry floor.

  • Fowler steps down as head coach

    The Owen County Football team will have a new head coach on the sidelines in 2016.
    After their first round playoff loss to Holy Cross, head coach Adam Fowler resigned. Fowler leaves the job after eight seasons at the helm. During his tenure, the Rebels posted three winning seasons and won the district once.
    “The last eight years have been wonderful,” Fowler said of his time at Owen County. “The kids there are great kids.”

  • Rebels prepare for basketball season

    With the start of basketball season getting close, fans will have a chance to come out and get a look at the Rebels and Lady Rebels.
    Everyone is invited to come out for Maroon Madness, which begins at 6 p.m., Thursday night in the Floyd Gritton Gymnasium. The event includes player introductions, inter-squad scrimmages and a 3-point shooting contest between the boys and girls.
    Between the scrimmages, Carson Williams will be signing a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball next season at Northern Kentucky University.

  • Owen residents fought for freedom

    If age determined manhood, perhaps they didn’t qualify. Many were eighteen or nineteen, some younger. Yet, that fact was insignificant in battle. In all the wars which our country fought, young men served as a testimony that age is not a qualifying factor that determines honor, sacrifice, or heroism.
    The Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 tested the mettle of our nation, as a new breed of Americans fought and won their independence.

  • Uncle Murf: The man who defied the odds of survival

    Veterans Day – formerly known as Armistice Day until we realized peace would ever elude us – seems a good time to tell my Great-Uncle Murf’s story.
    This November day of observance first began to honor the veterans of his war, World War I.  And he was the archetypal American soldier. A Kentucky farm boy who’d never been more than a 100 miles from home, drafted but willing and patriotic, he did his duty without glory, without complaint.

  • Looking back | Nov. 11, 2015

    5 years ago
    Thieves using weatherization pretense to steal
    Nov. 10, 2010

    After an elderly Owen County homeowner was recently robbed, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond is warning Owen Countian’s about the dangers of people posing as “weatherization” workers.
    A woman’s purse was stolen Oct. 26 after she let a man into her home who was posing as a Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission weatherization worker.

  • Owen District Court | Nov. 11, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Nov. 6, 2015

    Tracy C. Kannady, fraudulent use of credit card under $10,000, arraignment set to Nov. 13.
    Phillipi Polito, 1962, restitution hearing, continue to Nov. 20.
    Edgar L. Lancaster Jr., 1994, prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure minor-PE sex offense; distribution of obscene matter; continue to Nov. 20 for preliminary hearing.


  • At the Library | Nov. 11, 2015
  • Country was united as one during WWII

    The days are getting shorter and colder.
    Wanda’s favorite pastime, fishing, has about come to an end till next spring. She and Barbara went to Elmer Davis Lake last week, on one of those mild day to wet a line.
    Wanda said it was slow going, but they did catch enough for supper. It was just nice to be out on the water and spending time with her sister. She and Ray went back to the Game Farm to try their luck over the weekend, but the wind was so cold they gave up and packed it in. They did catch a few fish. The fishing poles are stored for the winter.

  • Fleming Co. author to visit Owen County Public Library

    Author Don Curtis will be at the Owen County Public Library at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16 to discuss his book “Uncommon Valor...Common Virtue: The Franklin R. Sousley Story.”
    Fleming County native, Franklin Sousley, was on Iwo Jima that fateful day, Feb. 19, 1945, where he participated in raising the American flag in the iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal.  
    Meet the author who will impart his knowledge about the Kentucky hero and discover Sousley’s early life growing up in Fleming County and becoming a Marine.