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Today's News

  • Wolverines ruin Rebels opener

    The only thing that could slow down Western Hills High School on Friday night at Patterson Field was lightning.
    After waiting out a 43-minute lightning delay late in the first quarter, Western Hills rolled to 43 first-half lead on its way to a 63-13 win over Owen County High School.

  • Lady Rebels play Lady Raiders to tie

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Cardinal Hill Golf Course last week to take on Trimble County High School. The match could not have been any closer. In fact, it ended in a tie.
    Kennedi Dermon had the best round of the day for both teams as she fired a 40. Lydia Merrifield and Morgan Woodyard each shot 47 and Grace Chilton shot 52 for a team total of 186.
    Trimble County’s top four scores were 45, 46, 47 and 48 also for a total of 186.
    Also on the day, Owen County’s Laura Duke posted a 53 and Debbie Farrar fired a 54.

  • Rebels begin soccer season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team opened its season last week. The team began the 2014 campaign by hosting Simon Kenton High School Aug. 18.
    Simon Kenton kept constant pressure on the Rebels in the first half. The Pioneers finally found the back of the net three times before halftime. The visitors continued the pressure in the second half and the Rebels were not able to find their offense as they lost 8-0.

  • Community events

    Society speaker to discuss John Hunt Morgan
    Dr. James Ramage, author and Regents Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, will present a program on Confederate Brigadier Gen. John Hunt Morgan Thursday  night  at the Odd Fellows Hall. The Owen County Historical Society members and guests will enjoy dinner together beginning at 6 p.m.
    The program will follow. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Aint it The Truth: Pigs don’t want you eating out of their bowls

    There’s the story of the preacher who worked up quite the appetite after a long day of knocking on doors, inviting people to church.
    At the last home he was to visit that day, the lady of the house asked him if he’d like something to eat. He eagerly said yes, and she handed him a bowl filled with a strange, smelly mixture. He wasn’t certain what it was, but he was so hungry he began spooning down the contents.
    As the preacher ate, he noticed this little pig running around the kitchen, squealing loudly and giving him lots of attention.

  • Church news for Oct. 22, 2014

    Beech Grove Baptist
    The message was taken from Luke 9:49-56, “Impressions From Jesus.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Politics always emotional in Owen Co.

    Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
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    When it comes to politics Kentuckians have always been vocal and involved.
    During the 1900s, political issues dominated much of the talk at Owen County social gatherings and front porches of general stores or wood stumps at community picnics offered convenient stages for politicians to gather the support of voters.

  • Sensabaugh named superintendent for Kentucky American in Owen Co.

    Kentucky American Water has announced that Justin Sensabaugh will be taking a new role as operations superintendent for the utility’s Northern Division. In this role, Sensabaugh will oversee the company’s water and wastewater operations in Gallatin, Grant and Owen counties, with his office based in Owenton.

  • Special birthday: Bessie Chowning

    Bessie Chowning of Shelbyville celebrated her 90th birthday. Her picnic was held at her farm in Owen County. Shown here, standing in front of their farm, is Chowning, with her brother Nelson Jones. Family and friends came from three different states. Chowning has three children, Wanda Bailey, Nancy Metts and Mike Chowning and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • Lady Rebels win on links

    The Owen County High School girls golf team took to the course on Aug. 12 against Williamstown and Trimble County high schools. The match took place at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
    Kennedi Dermon had the lowest score of the day for Owen County. The senior fired a 42 for nine holes. Lydia Merrifield shot a 46; Morgan Woodyard, 51; Debbie Farrar, 52; and Grace Chilton, 55. Laura Duke posted a 47 for the day.
    Williamstown High School’s Hannah Scroggins had the best round of the day with a 40 but it was Owen County that won the match.