Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch New: I hope the walnuts are wrong

    Ahhhh! I’m late.
    I am suffering from company-lag this morning. My cousins from Missouri and Savoy, Illinois came last Monday evening and left this morning at 7 a.m.
    I was up at 5:45 a.m. to cook breakfast and help them find their stuff, finish packing and load their van.
    Dobbs and I went to the sunroom to sit down and listen to the quiet and went back to sleep. I finally stirred myself and came to the kitchen and start a load of towels and wash the dishes, when it suddenly dawned on me – This is Monday and I should have the column in by now.

  • Perkins bags elk on charity trip

    An Owen County girl in remission from cancer had the experience of a lifetime when she was invited to hunt elk at the Arrow Ridge Ranch.
    Owners Forrest and Lisa Pike and Matt Brown of Arrow Ridge Ranch were just opening the ranch this year and wanted to give a charity hunt.
    They are friends with G.O. Heath of the Sportsmen Channel.
    Health was aware that Craig Bowling was with Beka’s Toppers.
    After the men spoke about finding a potential young hunter to take advantage of the offer, Brianna Perkins of Owen County was selected.

  • Library offers events for young people

    As part of The Big Read community literacy event celebrating the classic book, “The Call of the Wild” an after-school DIY Adventure took place Sept. 17.  Participants in “Leaf Creations” used leaves and grasses to make a picture. 
    This Wednesday’s DIY Adventure will be making paracord/parachute bracelets from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library.  All materials are provided.

  • No burn laws in effect from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

    Even through we have had some precipitation, it doesn’t take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    We need all Owen County residents to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry the no-burn seasons starts Oct.1 and goes through Dec. 15.

  • Rebel golfers take NCKC titles: Lady Rebels win by the numbers

    When the NCKC Tournament teed up on Sept. 24 at Sugar Bay Golf Course,  Owen County High School Head Girls Golf Coach David Wainscott had a number in mind. He thought if his team could shoot a team score of 340, they had a great shot at winning.
    The Lady Rebels were 13 shots better than their coach’s number and it was a good thing.
    The Owen County team fired a score of 327 to defeat the Henry County High School team which shot 335 to win its third-straight NCKC title.
    It was their fifth title in the last six years.

  • Rebel golfers take NCKC titles: Trusty leads the way for Owen boys

    After finishing second in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic to Carroll County High School, the Owen County High School boys golf team had something to prove last week when they teed off at the NCKC Tournament in Warsaw.
    The Rebels made their point.
    Justin Trusty shot 71 to lead Owen County as the Rebels bested Carroll County by 18 shots as they brought home their third NCKC title under the head coach Kevin Webster.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Next game - at home vs. Walton-Verona, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Rebels lost 50-21 last year in Verona.
    • Rebels are 1-2 all-time against the Bearcats. The 27-6 victory came in 2011.
    • In their first six seasons of varsity football, the Bearcats have had four winning seasons.
    • Walton-Verona has won at least one playoff game in three of the last four years.
    • The Bearcats are coached by Jeff Barth, who carries a  42-22 in six seasons at the helm.

  • Bellevue spoils Rebel’s homecoming

    Friday night was homecoming at Patterson Field for the Owen County High School family. It was a time to celebrate the history and success of the Rebel football program and how it’s touched the lives of so many people.
    Someone forgot to tell Bellevue High School.
    The Tigers spoiled the festivities by defeating the Rebels 52-0.
    Bellevue High School quarterback Tate Grainger accounted for five touchdowns. The senior threw for three scores and ran for two more as the Tigers raced out to 44-0 lead at halftime.

  • Shutout victory and shootout loss for Lady Rebels soccer

    After scoring six goals in a win to open the week, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team had a tough time finding the back of the net in a pair of losses to close out the week.
    Owen County began the week with a home match against Ludlow High School on Sept. 22. The team got contributions from several people in its 6-0 victory.
    Hailey Chappell had another big game and notched three more goals and added two more assists. Chappell has a hat trick of hat tricks for the season. The sophomore has 10 goals in 2014 after she scored nine in 2013.

  • Owen County Youth League Soccer results 10-1-14

    U10 Baumann Dead Red Rebels

    The Dead Red Rebels U10 soccer team played two games this past weekend.
    The first game was against Mercer/Black on Saturday morning.
    Fullbacks Heidi Stedam and Griffin Gentry played great defense for the team while Nash Cammack used his great foot skills to help the team in both defense and offense.
    Kallista Ogden and Hayden Wilson played their hardest trying to move the ball up the field and Brook Doss worked especially hard taking the ball away from the other team.