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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Softball wins three games last week

    The Owen County Lady Rebels enjoyed a busy week that saw them win in blowout fashion and also in their final at bat.

    The Lady Rebels opened up play last week on the road at Eminence. The teams played a doubleheader that was dominated by Owen County. In the first game Megan Wilhoite tossed seven innings allowing just one earned run as the Lady Rebels rolled to a 13-3 win. Game two lasted on four innings with Owen County winning 18-0. Katelyn Parker picked up the win on the mound pitching all four innings.

  • Boys track finishes firsts at Harrison County

    It was a winning weekend for the Owen County boy’s track team in Cynthiana. The team took part in the Harrison County Invitational on Saturday and squeaked past Harrison County to claim the overall title.

  • Girls finish second at NCKC Meet

    The Owen County girls track team competed on Tuesday night at the NCKC Meet at Walton-Verona. The girls finished second overall behind the Lady Bearcats of Walton-Verona.

  • Only in a small town

    You always hear of small town love, support and pride – but what does that really mean?

    Unlike John Mellencamp, I wasn’t born in a small town, but my family’s roots were pretty deep in one. Born and raised in Frankfort, we had the conveniences of more than a choice of either a burger or pizza and a bigger selection than the Dollar Store and Save-Way could provide.

    I guess I really didn’t understand it and fall into the mindset of loving the small-town atmosphere until I made Owen County my home in 2000.

  • Preserving stories of Owen’s World War II vets

    “It was a most amazing generation. To say they changed the history of the world is an understatement.”

    With these words, Marlene Browning Wainscott described a moving chapter in the lives of six Owen county veterans.

    Marlene’s program, presented at the historical society meeting last week, brought to life the stories of these Owen County heroes.