Today's News

  • Softball team back on track

    A week that began on a sour note finished strong for the Owen County High School softball team.
    The Lady Rebels lost their first two games of the week before finishing with wins on Thursday and Saturday.
    On May 7, the team traveled to take on Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats would score in every inning but the fourth and limit the Lady Rebels to just three hits in the Walton-Verona 7-0 victory. It was the third time this season Owen County has been shutout.

  • OCHS girls track team finishes sixth at region

    The Owen County High School girls track team headed to Danville Saturday for the Class A Region 5 Meet at Admiral Stadium. Thanks to some solid performances, the team was able to finish in a tie for sixth place. The team placed eighth last year.
    Some of the top individual performances included Haley DeCandia, who finished second in the high jump for the second year in a row.
    Paula Rivera placed second in the discus.

  • Stars off the court

    During the team banquet May 8, 12 members of this year’s varsity basketball team were recognized for their work off the court.
    Teammates Nolan Tackett, Vince Toftness, Mason Borchers, Hunter Trenary, and Zach Ripy were honored for maintaining a cumulative GPA between 3.25-3.74 and were named 2012-13 KHSAA Honorable Mention Academic All-State.
    Blaine Forsee, Chad McDonald, Carson Williams, Jarrod Ball, Trevor Lykins, Tucker Trenary, and Justin Shelton were named 2012-13 KHSAA First Team Academic All-State for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.

  • Big Monsters take down Team Ward

    HotShots - 2 vs. Clemons - 2

    Blaine Spencer scored first for the HotShots when he powered the ball to the back of the net in the second quarter.
    Luke Myers played incredible defense for the HotShots stopping many scoring opportunities for Team Clemons. Team Clemons took the lead during the third quarter but the HotShots were determined to score again. Price Griffin shot one through the defense during the fourth quarter to end the game in a tie.
    Big Monsters - 5 vs. Team Ward - 2

  • Owen County celebrates a Kentucky tradition - Derby Day

    Despite the threat of rain Friday and Saturday, the second annual 227 Yard Sale rolled on.
    KY 227 resident and Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis, who started the Kentucky Derby themed event in 2012, said there were approximately 14 yard sales along the stretch of highway.
    “The number of yard sales was down some, everybody was afraid it was going to rain,” Davis said. “But it was still a good event.”
    Prizes were given out to those who had the best Derby hat and Davis said Teresa Green was the overall sales winner.

  • City sidewalk projects continue despite wet weather

    Rain may have slowed the city’s sidewalk repairs down, but Owenton Mayor Doug West said the work is expected to be finished this week.
    Approximately 100 yards of repairs to city sidewalks were completed in 2012, including the area around the Owen County Courthouse.
    The Owenton City Council approved for another round of concrete work to be completed this spring.
    West said about 70 yards will be completed, including the sidewalk at the corner of Seminary and Main Street and a crosswalk for pedestrians near Itron.

  • Owen Farmers’ Market make grand reopening Friday

    After a five-month break, the Owen County Farmers’ Market will be back in business Friday with the judge-executive’s office hosting its annual cookout in support of Relay For Life.
    Local vendors are expected to gather once again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday behind the Kentucky Farm Bureau office, located at 430 Roland Avenue.
    Owen County Farmers’ Market President Jim Bush said there will be 15 vendors taking part in this year’s market.

  • Arts in the Park returns

    Budding and established artists, craftsmen and musicians will showcase their talents this Saturday at the annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.
    The event features student art along with demonstrations of different forms of arts and crafts along with music and food.
    Owen County Arts Council event organizer Patty Petzinger said the group is excited by this year’s event.

  • Focused on the future: Group to update public on 20/20 Vision Project

    Those who long dreamed of a better Owen County have begun “living the dream” since the development of the Owen County 20/20 Vision Plan.
    Signs now welcome visitors at each entrance to the county, a farmers’ market, quilt trail and agriculture trail are now in place, a tourism website points people in the direction of places to shop, eat and stay and candidate forums have helped guide voters.

  • All I am saying is ... Celebrate your mom this Sunday and every day

    Having a mother for most of my life, I think that I’ve garnered some insight into the dynamic between mother and son.
    After my dad passed away, my mom took on two roles but she was best at simply being my mom.
    Being the “baby” of the family with only an older sister to compare to, I think I had a pretty great relationship with my mom. Being the only boy also allowed me a fair amount of latitude because I could always play the “boys will be boys” card.