Today's News

  • A tale of two games

    As fun as the Dec. 9 game was for the Owen County Rebels, Thursday night was not.

    The Rebels opened up the week by hosting Trimble County and sent the Raiders home with a 74-40 defeat.

    On Thursday, Owen County welcomed Carroll County to Owenton and the Panthers walked out with a 54-44 victory.

    The student body turned out Dec. 9 in hard hats and watched their team give a workman-like effort in picking up the win. The Rebels led 13-9 at the end of one quarter and opened up the lead to 32-23 at the half.

  • Neeley breaks single-season scoring record

    The Bowling Middle School eighth-grade girls hosted Carroll County Thursday night. The Lady Rebels rolled to a 52-16 win over the Lady Panthers.

    During the second half of the game, Hannah Neeley broke the single-season scoring record by scoring her 266th point on the year.

    Neeley breaks the previous record of 265 set by Rianna Gayheart.

    The eighth grader finished the game with 16 points to give her a total of 269 for the year.

    Neeley is not finished setting the record as BMS hosted Walton-Verona in the final game of the season.

  • Owen jury will hear case against officials

    A jury comprised of Owen countians will hear the case against three locals officials charged with theft.

    Tuesday, Owen County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates heard arguments to decide where Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion’s trial will be held.

    Bates ruled the trial will remain in Owen County – at least for now.

    “I have looked at this backward and forward, and we have to get back to the law,” Bates said.

  • Students thank leaders with tea

    The Owen County fifth-grade leadership group had 20 participating students this year.

    Since late September, these students have worked diligently to identify community leaders and interview them.

    The first task of this outstanding group of students was to define leadership and what it means to them.

    After this first step, they commenced to identify someone in the community who portrayed leadership qualities.

    Conducting the interview proved to be a challenge to some students, but they all came through with flying colors.

  • Memories of family farm will live on

    While reading the Courier-Journal online several weeks ago, I found an interesting article that hit close to home. The headline read “Kentucky’s small tobacco farms are fading away.”

    I read the article over several times and learned that there are only an estimated 6,000 tobacco farms in Kentucky as of 2007. While in 1997, there were 46,850.

  • You can become an angel

    Where do a angels come from?

    I’m not talking about the heavenly host or female detectives from a cheesy ’70s TV show.

    The angels in question are the ones who look out for the less fortunate in our community.

    Angels don’t need the spotlight and don’t seek recognition for their good deeds.

    An angel is content to touch the lives of people in need and ease their pain through simple gestures of caring and concern.

    Are you an angel?

    I, for one, am certainly not but from time to time, I try.

  • Owen falls to Western Hills, but bounces back against Williamstown

    The Owen County Rebels lifted the lid on the 2008-2009 season Dec. 9 in Owenton against Western Hills.

    Given the outcome, they may have wished for a do-over.

    The Wolverines got the best of the Rebels in a 64-56 win.

    Western Hills led 14-12 late in the first quarter before going on an 11-0 run to stretch the lead to 25-12 two minutes into the second quarter.

    The Rebels managed to keep the score close by going on a 7-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 25-19.

    Western Hills righted the ship and maintained the lead at intermission.

  • Alice Lloyd’s Richardson nails nine triples in win

    She is not someone you would want to challenge in a game of horse. Kaylan Richardson can shoot the ball from the outside,  and Nov. 24,  she proved it to the University of Cincinnati-Clermont.

    Richardson, a senior shooting guard for Alice Lloyd College, almost single-handedly beat the Cougars that night by connecting on nine 3-pointers,  scoring a game-high 29 points.

    The Lady Eagles won the game 77-58.

    Trailing 31-29 entering the second half, Richardson proceeded to make seven of her nine 3s, bringing her team back for the win.

  • Christmas comes to downtown

    A swarm of people braved the cold Sunday to watch the Owen County Annual Christmas Parade.

    The parade had 40 groups participate ranging from floats to fire trucks. The floats were decorated in this years theme – There’s No People Like Snow People.

    First Christian Church took the top prize for best church group float, and Hesler Assembly of God Royal Rangers won second place. The Girl Scouts and the Owen County Soccer League won first and second place in the civic youth float contest.

  • Owen’ County Hoop runs in national race

    It was not a typical Saturday after Thanksgiving for Danielle Hoop.

    Instead of staying home and eating leftovers or hitting the mall for all the best deals, the sophomore was in Charlotte, N.C., running.

    Hoop took part in the Foot Locker South Regional at the McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte.

    She was running against some of the best runners throughout the South. Competing against more than 300 runners, Hoop finished in the top 50.

    The race wrapped up another successful season for the sophomore.