Today's News

  • Softball team preparing for All ‘A’ Classic

    The Owen County High School softball team is hoping to get back to a place they were a year ago. If they do get there, they will be looking for a better result.
    Owen County will be taking part in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic this week when they take on Gallatin County Friday evening.
    They will get ready for the tournament by, ironically, taking on Gallatin County. The two teams were scheduled to play on Tuesday night in Warsaw.

  • Rebels play well at Valley tourney

    While others spent spring break relaxing, the Owen County High School baseball team spent the week on the diamond.
    The Rebels played four games in four days at the Valley Invitational in Louisville.
    Owen County opened up the week April 1 against Bardstown.
    The Tigers picked up a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take a 6-3 lead.
    They would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead to 8-4 and eventually win the game by the same score.
    On April 2, the Rebels would take on the Bearcats from Beth Haven.

  • Volunteers get new equipment

    The members of the Owen County/Owenton Volunteer Fire Department recently received a new fire truck to help the community. Above: Members of the department pose in front of the new truck.

  • Owen students need help to attend Washington D.C. event

    The AP U.S. Government and politics class at Owen County High School is planning to participate in an educational program to Washington, D.C.
    The class has been invited to represent the community and state in the 2013 We the People National Invitational on the campus of George Mason University. The event, sponsored by the non-profit Center for Civic Education, takes place over five days this coming May 3-7.
    During the program, the students will:

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Gardening in small spaces and growing more

    Even though outdoor temperatures are still bitter and wintry, it’s never too early to start planning your garden.
    When you imagine a garden, do you picture a large space planted with low neat rows?
    This type of conventional garden has been popular for many years, however because of the space required, it often isn’t practical for those living on small lots or in townhomes, condominiums, or apartments.
    If you find that you don’t have the space or time to care for a conventional garden, you might consider a raised bed or a container garden.

  • Walker signs with Berea

    Morgan Walker, front row, second from left, signs a letter of intent to play soccer next fall at Berea College. Walker helped lead the Lady Rebels to their first ever 31st District championship in 2012. Also pictured are, back row, from left to right, are Walker’s long-time coach Mike Haines; soccer coach Derrick Cleamons; Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman; and Owen County High a Principal Duane Kline. Front row: Morgan Walker’s mother Brandy Neal; Morgan Walker;  her father, Tom Walker; and Berea College Soccer Coach Cary Tsamas.

  • OCYSL: HotShots, Team Ward play to a tie

    HotShots - 0 vs. Team Ward - 0
    The HotShots played Team Ward to a draw on Saturday with every player making improvements from the first game. Players Blaine Spencer, Eli Myers, Luke Myers and Gabi Stewart were aggressive while improving their passing skills during the game.
    Alexa Clifford defended well by clearing the ball down the field many times as fullback.
    Price Griffin stopped the ball after an attack on the goal maintaining the zero score at the second quarter.

  • Owen judo team captures third in state

    The Owen County Judo Team took third place at the 2013 O. J. Helvey Kentucky State Judo Championship in Bowling Green on March 23.  In special recognition for representation of the state of Kentucky at the national level over the course of 2012, the following awards were presented: Erroyl Cheatham Presidential Award,  Robert Beverly; Fighting Spirit Award (Junior), James Thompson. Both young men were unavailable because they were competing in Miami, Fla. at the 2013 Youth Scholastics.


  • Rebels drop district opener

    After four road games to begin the baseball season, The Owen County High School boys baseball team finally played their first home game on Saturday. Unfortunately it was not the result they were hoping for.
    Owen County defeated Carroll County three times last year. In two of the victories, the Rebels shutout the Panthers and the other was a one-run decision in the 31st District semifinals.

  • Lady Rebels rolling early

    The Owen County High School softball team is off to a good start. In fact, they are off to their best start since 2007.
    The Lady Rebels are 3-0 on the season after beating Williamstown on Thursday in Owenton. Owen County got off to a quick start in the game and never looked back as they rolled to the 13-3 victory.
    With the win the Lady Rebels improved to 3-0 on the season. The start is the best since 2007 when Owen County started that year 4-0.
    So far this season the team has not had any trouble scoring runs.