Today's News

  • Tough week for Rebel soccer

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team enters this week hoping for better results than they experienced last week.
    The team opened last week by hosting Henry County High School. The Rebels fell behind 2-0 at the half. The Rebels had some scoring chances in the second half but could not convert while the Wildcats added a goal late in the half. The visitors would head back to New Castle with the 3-0 win.
    On Sept. 11, the team headed to Carrollton for a game with the Panthers. Carroll County High School would win 5-0.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results - Sept. 17

    Sept. 6
    Perry’s Fireballs vs. Team Dempsey
    The first game of the U8 fall season started Saturday.
    The teams have been practicing skills and learning the game of soccer.
    The Fireballs demonstrated passing skills and showed much improvement from the first day of practice.
    The Fireballs players are Shaya Smith, Lena Smith, Athena Smith, Megan Jones, Brody Hearn, Joshua Brooks, Gabrielle Perry and Nathan Kemper.
    The team put forth a great effort and came out playing very hard.

  • Sports Briefs - golf, cross-country

    • The Owen County High School boys golf team claimed the Henry County Invitational on Saturday.
    Justin Trusty fired a 76 and Cole Hamilton shot 78. Both were named to the all-tournament team.
    On Sept. 9, the boys defeated Williamstown High School. Seventh-grader Braden Howard led the Rebels by shooting a 48 to earn medalist honors.
    • The Owen County High School girls golf team hosted Ryle High School on Sept. 9 at Fairway Golf Course.

  • Owen High student honored in school-promotion contest

    An Owen County student’s project has been recognized as one of the best by judges as part of the annual “Promote Your School” essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
    Makenzie Davis of Owen County High School received an honorable mention certificate for her project.
    A junior at the Somerset Christian School was named winner of the competition.

  • Owen Co. 4-Hers honored at Kentucky State Fair

    Owen County 4-H was well represented at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, with 65 exhibits in Cloverville and several exhibitors showing livestock.
    Exhibit entries were eligible for the state fair after winning first in their classes at the Owen County Fair.
    Congratulations to out to:
    Cailey Stedham for winning first in her scrapbook page class;
    Emma Miller whose sun dress won in her sewing class;

  • Stewart shares remade history with community

    Bob Stewart’s passion is history.
    Stewart’s accurate reproductions of Paleo, Woodland Archaic and Late Woodland people’s tools are displayed and used in museums, educational programs, state and national parks, film studios and historical re-enactments.
    His “Archaic Arts” business began over 19 years ago due to the demand for quality reproduction primitive tools.

  • Remember the Raisin: Program to focus on War of 1812

    “Frenchtown, Fort Meigs, Mississinewa, the Battle of Lake Erie, the River Thames, New Orleans...”
    Kentucky’s contribution in the War of 1812 was vital to the American War effort.
    The Owen County Public Library will present a program with Eddie Price focusing on The War of 1812 on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.
    This presentation shows how deeply Kentuckians were involved economically, politically, militarily, and emotionally. The massacre at River Raisin gave rise to the battle cry of the war: “Remember the Raisin!”

  • A round for Rick

    Members and friends of the Owenton/Owen County Fire Department gathered at Fairway Golf Course Saturday for the Rick Morgan Memorial Golf Outing. The department raised $1,410. The money will be used for items such as flowers for ill members or past members, food and drinks at scenes and toys for children who have lost their home due to fire.

  • Owenton voters to answer wet/dry question

    Voters in the Owenton Incorporated precinct will head to the polls Sept. 16 to decide on the possible sale of alcohol at some restaurants within the city limits of Owenton.
    Only those registered to vote in the Owenton Inc. precinct can vote in the election.
    The polling place will be the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Police seize drugs; make three arrests

    Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after a drug bust that began Friday night.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said Shawn Ruff, 29 and Donavan Adams, 25, are each being charged with six counts of trafficking in heroin and 20 counts of possession of heroin.
    Hammond said the drug bust took place near the southeast end of the county at Ruff’s residence.
    Hammond declined to give Ruff’s address, citing an ongoing investigation.