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Today's News

  • Owen County players key to Kentucky Panthers victory

    The Kentucky Panthers won the 16U, including 15-2 victory over the West Michigan Black Sox in the championship.  The team includes Coach Mike Dunaway, Coach Jimmy Ray, Austin Dunn (Carroll County), Cameron Mcannally (Owen County), Michael Dunaway (Trimble County), Garret Lehkamp (Walton-Verona), Zach Hicks (Carroll County) and Coach Jeff Lehkamp.  Front row, (from left) Daniel West (Walton-Verona), Justin Reey (Carroll County), Nolan Tackett (Owen County), Michael Stewart (Owen County) and Mason Wilson (Gallatin).

  • Rebel football returns Friday night

    The 2014 Owen County High School football season is here. The new season gets underway on Friday night as the Rebels welcome Western Hills High School to Patterson Field.
    Owen County is hoping to improve on 2013 when they finished 2-9.
    In order for the team to get back on track, they will need to improve on both sides of the ball. Offensively, the Rebels scored just 135 points all season. It was the fewest points scored in a season since 2007 when they scored 74 points all year.

  • 4-H News: Join Owen 4-H in new school year

    A new school year is upon us, and it’s a great time to join 4-H, the nation’s largest youth organization. 4-H offers experiential learning to youth ages 9 to 18 with something for all interests from insects to space to sewing. There are topics for all youths. By participating in 4-H, youths develop many essential life skills including responsibility, leadership and self-esteem.

  • New adult learning session to begin

    The Owen County Adult Learning Center will begin a new session Sept. 3.
    If you are interested in earning your GED, updating your math or reading skills for work or continuing education, this is a great opportunity to increase your skills free of charge. 
    Call 502-750-3088 or come by the Adult Learning Center at 103 West Perry by Aug. 28 for more information.
     

  • Birth announcement: Ashlyn K. Glacken

    Andrew and Renee Glacken of Glencoe announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn K. Glacken.  Ashlyn was born July 2, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 17 3/4 inches long. Her paternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Glencoe. Her maternal grandparents are Stewart and Melissa Osborne of New Liberty.

  • Special birthday: Mary F. Riddle

    From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, Cedar Hill Baptist Church and the family of Mary F. Riddle will honor her with a reception to celebrate her 100th birthday. Everyone is invited.

  • Wedding announcement: Powers and Northern

    Stephanie Nicole Powers, daughter of Dawn and Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles, and Mark Arron Northern, son of Ernie Northern and Kathy and Gary Northern, all of Richmond were united in marriage Saturday, April 26, 2014, at The Ashley Inn, Bryantsville, with the Rev. Todd Probus of Versailles officiating the ceremony.  
    The matron of honor was Jean Allen Ellington, aunt of the bride, of Owenton. Bridesmaids were Francis Rice Hall of Lexington, and Amy Kinsler of Crestview Hills, friends of the bride.

  • Kay’s Branch News: After a cool week, summer finally comes to the Branch

    Good morning from the Branch. It’s pleasantly cool at the moment  and the sun is shining. Summer has finally arrived.
    We had a horrendous storm on both Friday and Saturday nights, thunder and lightning like I have never seen before.
    Wanda said  it damaged several things at Pat New’s and “got” Barbara’s TV.
    The storm on Saturday night on the Branch didn’t destroy anything but played havoc with all our “programmed appliances.”

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 15, 2014

    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, paid in full, dismissed.
    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, first appearance continued to Sept. 12.
    Maximino Perez, 1967, reckless driving, dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no operator’s license, continued to Aug. 29; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, four days to serve, operator’s license suspended for 120 days.

  • Spirit pumps return to help football

    The Owen County Friends of Football are asking everyone to help the Owen County High School Rebels football team by using Spirit pumps to fill up.
    With decorated pumps at Southern States and Cowboys, the organization will receive a part of the proceeds from those special pumps’ gas sales.
    The promotion will begin Friday and continue until Oct. 31.