Today's News

  • Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of lifesaving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee said. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Too many toys or fire wood on front porch may soon be illegal

    The Owenton City Council could soon be tightening restrictions on outdoor wood storage, doghouses, front yard furniture and outside toys owned by city residents.
    The council gave a first reading of the amendment to its nuisance ordinance during its April 2 meeting.
    The amendment states that any property owner or tenant that houses a dog or dogs outside will keep them in the backyard of the house, apartment or building and will furnish a doghouse to house them.

  • Playing for a cause

    It’s an annual rite of spring and it’s for a great cause.
    Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley hosted the 14th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble on Saturday afternoon.
    Twenty-three teams took part in the event that helps raise money for the Satterwhite Foundation which supports the Trust for Life Organ Donation Program. The event also helps raise money for the Owen County Senior Citizens Activity Fund.

  • Softball team preparing for All ‘A’ Classic

    The Owen County High School softball team is hoping to get back to a place they were a year ago. If they do get there, they will be looking for a better result.
    Owen County will be taking part in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic this week when they take on Gallatin County Friday evening.
    They will get ready for the tournament by, ironically, taking on Gallatin County. The two teams were scheduled to play on Tuesday night in Warsaw.

  • Rebels play well at Valley tourney

    While others spent spring break relaxing, the Owen County High School baseball team spent the week on the diamond.
    The Rebels played four games in four days at the Valley Invitational in Louisville.
    Owen County opened up the week April 1 against Bardstown.
    The Tigers picked up a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 6-3 lead.
    They would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead to 8-4 and eventually win the game by the same score.
    On April 2, the Rebels would take on the Bearcats from Beth Haven.

  • Volunteers get new equipment

    The members of the Owen County/Owenton Volunteer Fire Department recently received a new fire truck to help the community. Above: Members of the department pose in front of the new truck.

  • Owen students need help to attend Washington D.C. event

    The AP U.S. Government and politics class at Owen County High School is planning to participate in an educational program to Washington, D.C.
    The class has been invited to represent the community and state in the 2013 We the People National Invitational on the campus of George Mason University. The event, sponsored by the non-profit Center for Civic Education, takes place over five days this coming May 3-7.
    During the program, the students will:

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Gardening in small spaces and growing more

    Even though outdoor temperatures are still bitter and wintry, it’s never too early to start planning your garden.
    When you imagine a garden, do you picture a large space planted with low neat rows?
    This type of conventional garden has been popular for many years, however because of the space required, it often isn’t practical for those living on small lots or in townhomes, condominiums, or apartments.
    If you find that you don’t have the space or time to care for a conventional garden, you might consider a raised bed or a container garden.

  • Walker signs with Berea

    Morgan Walker, front row, second from left, signs a letter of intent to play soccer next fall at Berea College. Walker helped lead the Lady Rebels to their first ever 31st District championship in 2012. Also pictured are, back row, from left to right, are Walker’s long-time coach Mike Haines; soccer coach Derrick Cleamons; Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman; and Owen County High a Principal Duane Kline. Front row: Morgan Walker’s mother Brandy Neal; Morgan Walker;  her father, Tom Walker; and Berea College Soccer Coach Cary Tsamas.

  • OCYSL: HotShots, Team Ward play to a tie

    HotShots - 0 vs. Team Ward - 0
    The HotShots played Team Ward to a draw on Saturday with every player making improvements from the first game. Players Blaine Spencer, Eli Myers, Luke Myers and Gabi Stewart were aggressive while improving their passing skills during the game.
    Alexa Clifford defended well by clearing the ball down the field many times as fullback.
    Price Griffin stopped the ball after an attack on the goal maintaining the zero score at the second quarter.