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Today's News

  • Top chefs: Rebel Cuisine captures state title

    Owen County is home to a new state championship team.
    Friday, the Owen County Cuisine Rebels took top honors at the second annual Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef State Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
    The team, made up of Hailey Chappell, Carley Bennett, Kadee Carter, Cannon Goodrich, and Morgan Woodyard, took home top honors for its potato-crusted bacon cheeseburger quiche.

  • Owen County native returns and he’s ready to rock

    For several years, Dan Bourne has only returned to his native Owen County for funerals, reunions and family get-togethers.
    This weekend, Bourne will be back … and he is ready to rock.
    Over the course of the past four decades or so, Bourne has made his living as a musician. He has found success with Caught Red Handed along with band mates Todd Starns, Jimmy Calhoun, John Stinnett and Jack Kennedy.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 12, 2014

    Bryan P. Briede, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 23.
    Carrie R. Burgener, 1985, fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000, motion to void pretrial diversion, order to follow.
    Jeremy T. Deming, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 23.

  • Engagement: Riley-Perkins

  • Birth Announcement: Kylee Rose Estes

    Anna Garrett Perkins and Bryan Estes are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Rose Estes. She was born June 24, 2014 at LaGrange Hospital, weighing 7 lbs., 14.5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Elizabeth Garrett and the late Robert Garrett of Ghent and Diana and Larry Estes of Owenton.  Kylee was welcomed home by her brothers Brandon, Brentan and Jerek.

  • Owen Senior Citizens Club News: Candidate speaks to seniors

    With 12 members and two guests present, the Owen County Senior Citizens Club monthly meeting was called to order on Aug. 20 by president Wanda Moreland.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason provided the monthly scripture reading and the thought for the day, “A few minutes of kindness shown to others, including strangers, can make this world a better place for all.”

  • MBMS volleyball team opens season strong

    The MBMS volleyball team opened its season strong.
    The Lady Rebel’s eighth-grade team attended the Bluegrass Games in Lexington for some preseason action where they faced some of Lexington’s top middle-school teams.
    After falling to Tates Creek, Southern and Jesse Clark middle schools, the Lady Rebels rallied to defeat Bondurant of Frankfort to take third in the bronze division.
    With the season opener on the road with Walton-Verona, the Lady Rebels brought home wins for both the seventh and eighth-grade teams.

  • Lady Rebels soccer return on the pitch

    The beginning of the soccer season meant a pair of road games for the Lady Rebels.
    The first came Aug. 18 at Grant County. The Lady Braves stymied the Lady Rebels’ offense on their way to a 5-0 victory.  It was the second year in a row Grant County has shutout Owen County. They won 3-0 last season.
    On Aug. 20, the team traveled to Covington Latin. Amber Gover and Mikala Byers each had goals while Shelby Sawyer had an assist as the Lady Rebels came back home with a 2-2 tie.

  • Owen volleyball team comes in third at Berea

    The Owen County High School volleyball team opened up the 2014 season last week against some stiff competition.
    The Lady Rebels played at Franklin County High School Aug. 18 and then hosted Walton-Verona on Aug. 20.
    The Lady Flyers finished 20-14 last season and reached the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament.
    The Bearcats also won 20 matches a year ago and reached the Eighth Region Tournament but fell in the opening round to Eminence High School.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The Braves defeated the Rebels 35-10 last year in Dry Ridge.
    • The last time Owen County hosted Grant County at Patterson Field was on Sept. 14, 2007.
    • This will be the 10th straight year the two schools have met on the gridiron. Before then their previous meeting was on Sept. 11, 1998.
    • OCHS Head Football Coach Adam Fowler is 3-3 against Grant County.
    • GCHS Head Football Coach Kevin Siple is in his third season at the helm.
    • Grant County finished 1-9 last season.