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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels busy on volleyball court

    No one could blame the Owen County High School volleyball team if they needed a nap.
    The team played eight matches last week. Owen County played matches on Oct. 6 through 9 and five matches on Oct. 11
    On Oct. 6, the team hosted Trimble County High School. After losing the first game 25-23 the Lady Rebels bounced back to take game two 25-21. The Lady Raiders would have the final say as they won the deciding game 25-20 to claim the match.
    The next day, the team traveled to Williamstown High School to take on the Lady Demons.

  • Cross-county team runs at Saint Henry

    The Owen County High School cross-country team took part in the Saint Henry Invitational on Saturday.
    Noah Hunter and Carson Cram ran in the elementary boy’s race with Hunter finishing 17th and Cram coming in 30th.
    In the elementary girl’s race, Allison Bourne finished fifth.
    Lucinda Beach placed 35th in the middle school girl’s race with Piper Walker coming in 75th place and Kailey Cram finished in 97th.
    In the boys junior varsity race, it was Westley Johnson placing 87th and Lee House finishing106th.

  • Owen County Youth League Soccer results 10-15-14

    Sept. 27
    Perry’s Fireballs vs. Team Dempsey
    The U8 soccer teams are looking great as we head toward the middle of the season.
    Both teams showed great improvement since the last matchup.
    Team Dempsey’s team had a great deal of shots taken on goal. The goalies for the game were Brody Hearn, Shaya Smith, Nathan Kemper and Lena Smith, who collectively had 11 saves for the game.  Also while in the keeper position, Kemper had a punt that resulted in a goal for the Fireballs.

  • Teen safety driving program could bring concert to Owen County

    During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Owen County High School is participating in Celebrate My Drive and is asking the public for support.
    OCHS is participating in the program because teen driver safety is important and the school will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant from State Farm,
    Owen County High School could also win one of two hometown concert events by a chart-topping musical artist.
    But to win, the school needs help from the public.

  • In season: Christien Meece

    Christien Meece, 14, of Walton, shot this 10-point buck with a .44 magnum rifle on Oct. 11 on his own during the youth hunt at his Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dave Risch’s farm on Hwy 227 in Owenton. He hunted this year with his dad R.j. Teipel, This was his first hunt and was his first kill.

  • In Season: Lexie Wilson

    Lexie Wilson shot this 8-point buck during youth hunt.  Wilson was hunting with her dad on Granny Sarah McCormick’s land

  • Aint it The Truth: Old man’s moped outruns brand-new Corvette

    An old man on a moped pulls up next to a young fellow in a Corvette at a stoplight.
    “What kind of car you got there?” the old guy asks, his thumbs tucked into his suspenders.
    “It’s a 2014 Corvette, special made,” the young fellow boasted. “It cost me nearly $80,000.”
    The old fellow leaned in and took a look. He saw the stick shift on the floor, the stylish steering wheel, and the speedometer that registered over 200 mph.
    “Mighty nice,” the old man said.

  • Safety lesson

    Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Firemen J.O. Powers and Jude Canchola and retired fireman Richard Hampton visited Storytime With Ms. Susan at the Owen County Public Library Oct. 9. Those in attendance were taught how to stop, drop and roll and what to do in other fire emergencies.

  • School district accommodates transgendered primary student

    A 7-year-old Owen County student, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female.
    According to WXIX Fox 19 Cincinnati, after seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay, lesbian and straight education network, Nicki Sullivan’s daughter Ella made her identity public last week.
    “She came back Monday as a girl,” Sullivan told WXIX. “New teacher, new wardrobe, new backpack, completely changed. She was introduced as a new student, Ellie Grace.”

  • Tailgating for Troops lands on deck of U.S.S. Yorktown

    When the Owenton-based charity Tailgating for Troops was looking for a venue for its national championship tournament, founder Joe Montgomery knew they wanted to go big.
    After months of planning, phone calls, scouting and negotiations, Montgomery found the perfect spot that not only epitomizes the organization’s dedication to the military but its unique sense of fun - the flight deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown.
    Montgomery said the idea to use the Yorktown for the first-ever Tailgating for Troops championship was sparked by a vacation.