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Today's News

  • Carroll says shifting city’s designation not on his agenda

    State Senator Julian Carroll said he isn’t one to get into local politics but concerns about a non-existent bill to reclassify the City of Owenton have him speaking out.
    The City of Owenton voted in July 2011 to begin the process of reclassifying Owenton from a fifth to a fourth-class city, but the bill was later trashed by Owenton Mayor Doug West after some citizens felt the move would bring alcohol into the city limits.

  • College and career readiness event to be held

    There will be a college and career readiness parent night at Maurice Bowling Middle School March 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a free spaghetti dinner in cafeteria provided by Youth Service Center.
    From 6 until 6:30 p.m., ILP Awareness and parent sign-off will be held.

  • College and career readiness event to be held

    There will be a college and career readiness parent night at Maurice Bowling Middle School March 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a free spaghetti dinner in cafeteria provided by Youth Service Center.
    From 6 until 6:30 p.m., ILP Awareness and parent sign-off will be held.

  • Farmers’ market to hold kick-off meeting

    The Owen County Farm and Craft Market would like to invite anyone interested in participating in this season’s market to our “start-of-the-season” meeting on March 20 at 9 a.m. at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service office.
    While this will be an opportunity for prospective vendors to gain insight into how our market operates, there will be information necessary for returning vendors as well, so please make plans to attend.  
    For more information, call the extension office at 484-5703. 

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 28, 2014

    Eric McGuire, 1979, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to March 14.
    Eric L. McGuire, 1979, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to March 14.
    Harry Offutt, 1971, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded guilty, 60 days, to serve five days, conditionally discharged for the balance, credit time served, no further offenses, plus costs.

  • Author Georgia Green Stamper to speak at DAR

    By Peggy Trinkle, Regent
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR
    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet today (Wednesday) at the Owen County Public Library at 1 p.m.
    To commemorate Women’s History Month, the chapter welcomes Georgia Green Stamper as its speaker.
    Stamper, a native of Owen County, is a recognized and award-winning author. Her books “You Can Go Anywhere” and “Butter in the Morning” tell short stories of rural life in Owen County and others.

  • 3peat: Buzzer beater gives Rebels third-straight district title

    The Owen County High School Rebels got their third-straight 31st District title the old-fashioned way - they earned it.
    The last time Owen County faced Henry County High School, the game went to overtime before the final outcome was decided.
    It appeared Friday night’s game in Carrollton was headed for the same fate. That is until the Rebels got the final shot.
    Facing a double digit fourth-quarter deficit, Henry County scratched and clawed its way all the way back and tied the game with 15 seconds to play.

  • Eight facts about the Boy’s Eighth Region Tournament

    • The tournament will once again be played at Henry County High School. It has been played in New Castle every year since 1962. The last school to host besides Henry County was Shelby County in 1961.
    • The last time Owen County hosted the Eighth Region tournament was back in 1958.
    • South Oldham will enter the tournament as the defending champion. The Dragons defeated Oldham County 58-48 in last year’s championship game.
    • The last team to repeat as champions was Oldham County who won in both 2011 and 2012.

  • Lady Rebels keep streak alive as season ends

    The season ended for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels but not before they kept an impressive streak alive.
    Owen County opened up play last week in the 31st District tournament.
    The Lady Rebels hadn’t lost their first game of the event since they joined the 31st District in 2005-2006.
    The last time they did not win their opening round contest was back on March 3, 2005, when they lost to Scott County in the 32nd District tournament at Williamstown.

  • Wedding announcement: Gamm-Norman