Today's News

  • More change is needed

    It’s time for a change!

    I should have written this sooner. But with all the recent changes we have seen, I feel there is not a better time than now.

    Every school night, my three girls – twins age 5 and another daughter age 13 – come to me and ask, “Mom, is this OK?”

    I say what I think is appropriate.

    We go through a regular routine. My 13-year-old comes to me and asks is this OK. I say I think so.

  • Have you seen this kangaroo?

    Like millions of people throughout the world, Angela Perkins’ disability has forced her to rely on her service animal, Cletus Eugene, to keep her safe. But Perkins’ story is unique because Cletus is a miniature kangaroo.

    Perkins lives with multiple sclerosis and credits Cletus with giving her the confidence to live a normal life.

    With her kangaroo by her side, she has the confidence to drive to the grocery store or the bank. He is a constant companion, watching over her. He keeps her company when attacks leave her paralyzed and homebound.

  • With election over, officials look to future

    After the excitement of election night, the Owenton City Council and the Owen County School Board set their priorities for the next year.

    Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said he is happy that five incumbents were re-elected. He is also looking forward to working with Rita Osborne, a new face to the city council.

    “I am confident we can work together for the betterment of the city,” he said.

  • New disc golf course opens on Owen schools campus

    Owen County High School has recently developed a new recreational disc golf course that’s not only for student use, but public use as well.

    Disc golf is played with a disc, similar to a Frisbee, but heavier. Each individual attempts to throw a disc into a basket or a target. Whoever gets their disc in the basket with the least amount of throws is the winner.

  • Playoff time is here

    Owen County will compete in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs Friday.

    The Rebels will travel back to Newport Stadium to take on the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds. It will be the second time this season the Rebels have played at Newport Stadium. They opened up the year by taking on Bishop Brossart High School in August.

    The task of leaving Newport with a win this time will be distinctly tougher.

  • Council to tackle messy Owenton properties

    The Owenton City Council has agreed to look into its nuisance policies after receiveing several complaints.

    Four of the six city councilmen presented comments concerning complaints they had been receiving about everything from junk cars to trash in the yards of Owenton residents.

    Councilman Joshua Willoughby said not only had he been receiving complaints, but people were bringing him pictures of different properties they felt needed to be cleaned up.

    Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier also showed concern.

  • More than just an apple a day

    For the past 25 years, Larry Ayres spent every day walking among his apple trees. With hard work and determination, the Ayres family has become a local icon of entrepreneurship.

    The Ayres Family Orchard started in 1983, when Ayres and his wife, Sherry, took a leap of faith and planted 1,400 apple trees on his 40-acre Owen County farm.

  • Owen Co. Middle School runners race in Lexington

    More than 300 runners representing 37 teams gathered at the starting line Saturday in Lexington. Included in the sea of runners were members of the Owen County Middle School cross-county team.

    Haley DeCandia, Amber Gover, Morgan Walker, Megan Barnes and Maggie Barnes took part in the race. The best finish of the day for the Rebels came from eighth-grader Julie Spaulding, who finished the race in 95th place.

    Cody Downey ran in the boys’ race and finished the course in 17:47.69.

  • Rebels fall to Raiders

    The Patterson Field lights were turned off for the final time this season Friday night.

    The Rebels closed out the home portion of the schedule by dropping a 24-6 decision to Trimble County on Senior Night.

    The game began with the recognition of the seniors from the cheerleading squad, marching band and football team.

  • Young football squads continue to shine

    The Owen County Parks and Recreation competitive football teams hosted the Gallatin County Wildcats and the Grant County Gold Braves recently.

    All three teams came away victorious to gain a clean sweep The following is an account of the action:

    Midget Division

    Owen County 18

    Gallatin County 0

    It was a welcome return for one of the young Rebels’ best players as Blake Burke returned to action after a shoulder injury. Burke scored on runs of 50, 75, and 40 yards on his way to three first-half touchdowns to lead the Rebels to the win.