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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels win district rematch

    The last time Owen County and Carroll County met in Owenton the 31st District Championship was on the line.

    That night, the Lady Rebels won the game 49-39 and cut down the nets.

    Nine months later, the Lady Panthers came back to town looking to get even.

    It looked for a while like the visitors were going to go home happy.

    The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 19-10 at the end of the first quarter. They extended the lead to 24-10 before the Lady Rebels began the comeback.

  • Bowling Middle School Girls take title

    The last time it happened was 2003. Some of the names on that team included Kelsey Wiliams and Kendall Cochran. On Dec. 6, the Bowling Middle School girls basketball team again captured the Eighth Grade Single “A” title.

    This year’s squad won the tourney by defeating Gallatin County 48-34 in the championship game. It was the third time this season the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Wildcats.

    Bowling Middle School opened up the event with a bye in the first round before defeating Williamstown 40-24 in the second round.

  • Residents urged to attend meeting on West Perry project

    Do we have eminent domain going on here in Owenton? It sure seems like it.

    I encourage all of you to go and look at the old drug store and the building beside it. Plaster is falling off the ceiling. Water has stood in the floor. In the old drug store, the ceiling fan is bent down from where it has leaked. Hardly any of the windows are left in the building.

    I encourage you to go and look behind these buildings. You might be surprised to see what is back there. There are broken steps, wires are everywhere and the backdoor is open for kids to go in.

  • Letter about Fido Fiesta was off the mark

    After reading the letter to the editor titled “Mother Says Wine and Kids Don’t Mix” in last week’s paper, initially I decided there is no point in responding.

    However, after further consideration as director/founder/president of OCFA, the entity that hosted “Fido Fiesta” and the representative that invited minors to assist, I believe it is my responsibility to respectfully respond to Ms. Morris. 

  • Coaches honor Owen County soccer team for academic success

    The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named the 2008 winners of the Team Academic Awards and once again the Owen County Rebels have made the list.

    The list includes only those teams with a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 for the entire academic year. For Coach Jerry Doolin, his team’s GPA was 3.30. Only four other boys teams qualified for the award. They were Danville, Owensboro, St. Xavier and Trinity. It is the 11th year in a row the Rebels have made the list.

  • Parents feel pain as kids grow up

    I know most kids can’t wait to “grow up.”

    But I never knew how much I would miss my own kid’s childhood until this year.

    My daughter, Elizabeth, turned 13 in late November. This is her first Christmas as a teen.

    It’s a lot harder for me than it is for her.

    For 12 years now, I searched the toy aisles for something I thought she would love. The wish list or letter to Santa was an annual ritual.

    But not these days.

  • 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.