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Today's News

  • Early College Program gives students college credit at little cost

    By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Another group of Owen County High School students are finishing up their first semester in college … during high school.

    OCHS offers the unique opportunity of an Early College Program through Jefferson Community and Technical College to students who wish to earn college credit at a fraction of the cost.

    Those enrolled ride a bus to the JCTC Carrollton campus a few days each week for morning classes, then return to OCHS for the rest of their high school classes.

  • OCHS hosts assembly to take stand against substance abuse

    By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    As part of the Take A Stand initiative, the Owen County High School student body attended an assembly on Thursday, April 14.

    The topic of substance abuse hit very close to home with senior Courtney Gullion, who lost a cousin to the pull of addiction and has extended family in recovery from substance abuse.

  • Lawn care habits may lead to extra summertime problems

    By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much; I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • Take precautions to prevent termite colonies

    By STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures.

  • Local Church News | April 27, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    It was a great day in the Lord’s house yesterday as we enjoyed the Capital City Boys concert.  It was a wonderful to worship and fellowship with many other believers.

    Bro. Bill’s message was from 1 Timothy 4 called “Don’t Be Fooled.”

    It was great to have several visitors with us. We invite you to worship with us any Sunday at 11 and 6 with small group study at 9:45.  If transportation is needed call 502-484-5236 or 502-514-1594.

  • Sometimes throughout life people just need the ability to say “You too?” 

    A few months ago, the one I call my uncle dad was out shooting a gun and the noise did something to his hearing so now people sound like Donald Duck to him.

    Since then he’s had a lot of people who are also hard of hearing commiserate with him.

    He says it’s comforting to be able to say, “You too?” However, he really, really, really wants his hearing back.

  • If the gift box is leaking, there could be a puppy inside

    By ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    It was the last day of school and all the kindergarten students were giving gifts to their teacher.

    The florist’s son handed her a beautifully wrapped box. The teacher felt it and said, “I bet I know what this is. Flowers.”

    “That’s right,” the little boy said. “But how did you know?”

    “Oh, just a wild guess,” she said.

  • Toftness signs with Asbury

    Senior Vince Toftness signed his letter of intent to play basketball for the Asbury Eagles Friday at Owen County High School. Standing in the back row are Eagles head coach Will Shouse, Rebels head coach Devin Duvall and OCHS Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman.

  • Wesselman to coach Rebels football

    The Owen County Rebels have a new football coach and it is a familiar face.

    T.J. Wesselman will lead the Rebels next season as Adam Fowler stepped down after the 2015 season. Fowler had been on the sidelines the previous eight seasons.

    As for his new job, Wesselman said the program is in good place thanks to Fowler.

    “I’ve got big shoes to fill thanks to coach Fowler who did a tremendous job with our kids over the past eight years,” Wesselman said.

  • Rebels dominate in four of five games

    The Owen County baseball team had the bats going early and often last week. They won four of the five games they played by a combined score of 45-6.

    The week started with a trip to Florence to take on Villa Madonna. Against the Blue Lightning, it was the Rebels who had all the thunder at the plate as they scored 11 times. Senior Michael Dunaway did the rest as he held the home team hitless to record the first no-hitter of his high school career. Owen County won the game 11-0.