Today's News

  • Realtor Corner: As the weather warms, more people may look for new home

    At last the snow has melted, the bulbs are sprouting, and the home hunters have started their search for just that right home at the perfect location.  They are looking for the community that is a better place for not only their family but for generations to come.
    Every realtor has a diversity of ideals and perspectives as to just what is available and best for the home hunter.  

  • Riggs named Greenwing of the Year

    Austin Riggs was recently received the first-ever Greenwing of the Year Award presented by Ducks Unlimited.
    Greenwings is the youth organization for Ducks Unlimited.
    Riggs has worked with several chapters across the state with their fund-raising events as well as working in the last two state banquets.
    He also works for the youth by helping prepare food plots for the youth dove shoot; works in the archery for kids program at Wolf Creek Dam and Cave Run Lake; and works when DU helps  at the NWTF Jakes Days in August.

  • Owen County officials urge safety when mowing lawn

    Owen County Emergency Management would like to remind residents of lawn mower safety.
    At the beginning of the year, there is the abundant grass to mow. While too much rain can postpone the mowing season a little, nothing really prevents grass from growing and so the mowers come out.
    Since it is such a common activity, there is a tendency to view lawn mowing as being less hazardous than is really the case.
    The following is safety methods on how to minimize risk while using a lawn mower.

  • Rebels take second in meet

    The Owen County High School boys track team took part in the NCKC Meet April 22 in Carrollton. The Rebels finished second behind only Walton-Verona.
    In the 100-meter dash, Kyler Law and Drew Smith finished tied for sixth.
    Logan Bitler was eighth, Lucas Lyons, 11th; and Mariano Bolanos, 12th, in the 200-meter dash.
    Rhyan Hatchett was fifth in the 400-meter dash.
    In the 800-meter, it was Daniel Lopez, seventh; Kaleb Wilhoite, ninth; and Keith Stout, 10th.

  • Lady Rebels take third place at NCKC

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Carrollton on April 22 for the NCKC Meet. The team finished third behind Walton-Verona and Henry County.
    Andi Burford won the 100-meter dash with Hailey Hatchett finishing in fifth place.
    Burford finished fourth; Sara Wilhoit, seventh: and Julie Herrman finished ninth in the 200-meter dash.
    Mikala Byers was sixth and Herrman seventh in the 400-meter dash.
    Autumn Hunter placed sixth in the 800-meter and fifth in the 1600-meter run.
    Samantha Tamplin was eighth in the 1600-meter.

  • Rebels win three

    The Owen County High School baseball team was busy last week. The team played six games picking up three wins.
    The week started April 21 with a game at Grant County. After winning three of their first four road games the Rebels had dropped five-straight games away from Owenton.
    They would break that streak in Dry Ridge by beating the Braves 8-4.
    Owen County would return home on April 22 to play Carroll County and Eminence on back-to-back days at Dunavent Field.
    Against Carroll County, the Panthers would leave town with a 9-6 victory.

  • Lady Rebels grab pair of victories

    The Owen County High School softball team began the week with an easy win before ending it on the other side of the scoreboard.
    On April 21, the Lady Rebels hosted Grant County High School.
    The team would have its best offensive output on the season as they defeated the Lady Braves 11-1. The previous high for runs had been four in a loss to Walton-Verona.
    The next two outings would not be as much fun as the team dropped a 6-0 contest at Trimble County and 4-1 at Carroll County.

  • Jarrod Ball commits to Campbellsville

    Owen County High School senior Jarrod Ball signed a letter of intent last week to play college baseball. As it turns out, Ball will be trading in one maroon hat for another as he will take his talents to Campbellsville.
    Tigers head coach Beauford Sanders was in Owenton on April 22 as Ball signed his letter. Beauford is in his 24th season as head coach.
    As of Sunday, the Tigers are 14-12 on the season.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results

    Under 6 games - April 26
    Allnutt’s Blue Pirates vs. Stamper’s Little Monsters
    The Pirates did a fantastic job at their game Saturday.  Faith McFadden scored big with three goals and Kairie Crowe celebrated by getting a goal of her own. The Little Monsters played tough and brought their A-game and were lead by Callie Fitzgerald and Trevor Weinberg  along with Zack Wright. Newcomers Leland Carrier and Jake Caldwell joined together offensively and defensively to make for a great game.

  • Roger Alford: What do you call a parrot that doesn’t talk? Delicious

    I love the story about the homesick son who wanted to buy his mom the perfect gift. He searched through every store but nothing struck a chord until he walked into a pet shop and found a parrot that spoke five languages. He immediately paid big bucks for the bird and shipped it home to his mother. A few days later he called and asked her how she liked the parrot. His mom responded, “It was delicious.”
    The son was sad that his mom had eaten a bird that spoke all those languages. Her response: “Well, why didn’t it say something?”