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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wolverines ruin Rebels opener

    The only thing that could slow down Western Hills High School on Friday night at Patterson Field was lightning.
    After waiting out a 43-minute lightning delay late in the first quarter, Western Hills rolled to 43 first-half lead on its way to a 63-13 win over Owen County High School.

  • Lady Rebels play Lady Raiders to tie

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Cardinal Hill Golf Course last week to take on Trimble County High School. The match could not have been any closer. In fact, it ended in a tie.
    Kennedi Dermon had the best round of the day for both teams as she fired a 40. Lydia Merrifield and Morgan Woodyard each shot 47 and Grace Chilton shot 52 for a team total of 186.
    Trimble County’s top four scores were 45, 46, 47 and 48 also for a total of 186.
    Also on the day, Owen County’s Laura Duke posted a 53 and Debbie Farrar fired a 54.

  • Rebels begin soccer season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team opened its season last week. The team began the 2014 campaign by hosting Simon Kenton High School Aug. 18.
    Simon Kenton kept constant pressure on the Rebels in the first half. The Pioneers finally found the back of the net three times before halftime. The visitors continued the pressure in the second half and the Rebels were not able to find their offense as they lost 8-0.

  • Aint it The Truth: Pigs don’t want you eating out of their bowls

    There’s the story of the preacher who worked up quite the appetite after a long day of knocking on doors, inviting people to church.
    At the last home he was to visit that day, the lady of the house asked him if he’d like something to eat. He eagerly said yes, and she handed him a bowl filled with a strange, smelly mixture. He wasn’t certain what it was, but he was so hungry he began spooning down the contents.
    As the preacher ate, he noticed this little pig running around the kitchen, squealing loudly and giving him lots of attention.

  • Church news for Oct. 1, 2014

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We were blessed with many visitors Sunday and it was wonderful to have Lu with us as she has returned from China.
    Bro. Bill’s message was from I Peter 1:1-12 on “Great Expectations in Christ.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Politics always emotional in Owen Co.

    Franklin Roosevelt once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”
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    When it comes to politics Kentuckians have always been vocal and involved.
    During the 1900s, political issues dominated much of the talk at Owen County social gatherings and front porches of general stores or wood stumps at community picnics offered convenient stages for politicians to gather the support of voters.