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Today's News

  • Youth football continues to shine

    The Owen County youth football team continues to make history and completed its regular season with a perfect season and a super bowl championship against surrounding teams such as Gallatin, Grant, Walton-Verona and Pendleton County.

    The squad traveled to Jessamine County to play in a 9-and-under tournament. They fought through the tough, cold conditions to continue their winning streak. Their record stands at 19-0.

    Saturday, they won their pool against Larue County (18-0) and a close game in overtime against Jessamine County (12-6) making them the No. 1 seed.

  • Racism plays no role in decisions

    Let’s get one thing straight first – I’m not a racist.

    I’m a Democrat and more likely to be accused of being a member of “the liberal media” than a conservative mole.

    Last week, two ladies called me following the election of Barack Obama and the publication of our election edition.

    They both said they were African-American who live in Owen County.

    They both wanted to know why the paper chose to run a picture of John McCain on the front page instead of announcing the presidential victory of Barack Obama.

  • Never say never

    The year was 1953. A small school in Milan, Ind., and its young coach prepared for the upcoming season.

    The expectations were high following a trip to the final four the year before. Even with four returning starters, no one could have imagined what happened.

    Milan High School, with an enrollment of 161, finished off the 1953-54 season by doing what many believed to be impossible.

    The Indians won the Indiana High School basketball championship. Milan remains the smallest school to ever claim the title.

    How did they do it?

  • Fido Fiesta will help fulfill OCFA shelter dream

    An animal shelter for Owen County has been the dream of many of its citizens since the inception of the Owen County Friends of Animals.

    Now, five years later, that dream may very well come true with the help of a special fund-raising event – The Fido Fiesta.

  • Times are changing

    I just wanted to let the employee at (a local institution) that was worried about the “coon” running for president – he’s your president now.

    At another business, my son was told “speak up – just because we’re all white doesn’t mean you can’t speak up”

  • Young Rebels grab super bowl wins

    The Owen County Parks & Recreation Competitive Football teams completed their North Central Kentucky Youth Football season with a bang.

    The Mighty Pro and Power House teams finished as NKYFL Super Bowl champions.

    Mighty Pro Division

    Owen County 19

    Gallatin County 0

  • 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.