Today's News

  • Ready for some Rebel football?

    Owen County Rebels football will not begin the season until next week, when they host Grant County.
    The Rebels will be looking to improve on last year’s 1-9 record. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
    Head coach Adam Fowler, who is in his eighth year at the helm, will once again lead OCHS. In his first seven seasons, Fowler and the Rebels stand at 28-48 overall. Before Fowler arrived, the Rebels had won a combined 21 games over the previous seven seasons.

  • ‘15 may be season of firsts for OCHS teams

    Fall 2015 will be a season of firsts for Owen County soccer and volleyball teams. Each will begin play with new head coaches.
    The volleyball team is being led by Amy Wilson. Their season began last night as they hosted Franklin County.
    The team finished 16-18 overall last year.
    The Lady Rebels will hit the road for the first time on Thursday night as they travel to take on Heritage Academy. Owen County defeated the Eagles in both match-ups a season ago.

  • At the library - Aug. 19-25

    This week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #5 – Have everyone in the family find a poem in the poetry section, read it out loud and copy it into your journal. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

  • Weather holds out for wedding...almost

    My week has been fairly dull. The second week of the month is always my “off week,” no card games.
    The third Tuesday and the third Friday fell in the same week this month, so my social life is picking up. This week was filled with chores and mowing. We shall skip to Wanda’s news.

  • Owen District Court - Aug. 14, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Aug. 14, 2015

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; fleeing or evading police, 1st degree; wanton endangerment 1st degree; reckless driving; improper passing; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.
    Michael Shuler, 1988, burglary, 2nd degree; receiving stolen property under $500; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.
    Kody Smith, robbery, 1st degree; not guilty plea, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.

  • If Heaven has a front porch ...

    The day I graduated from high school, my grandfather was sick. There was debate as to whether or not my grandparents would be able to attend this momentous occasion in a young person’s life.
    But I knew “BeBoss,” as his grandchildren affectionately called him, and I knew he would be there.
    “I knowed ol’ P.Q. when she didn’t have a louse on her,” he would say of his youngest grandchild.

  • Historical Society News, Aug. 19, 2015

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
    In the Shakespeare play, “Romeo and Juliet,” these words are spoken by Juliet and imply that a name doesn’t define the character of something. However, just the name “rose” conjures up the image of a lovely flower with a light delicate fragrance. So, perhaps names are significant and play an important part in our lives.

  • In brief: Aug. 19, 2015

    Movie to be held on courthouse lawn
    Movie night on the courthouse lawn will be held at dark, Aug. 29. The movie will be shown rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket. Epoch Fellowship will provide free popcorn.

  • In his blood: McDonald learned operator trade from his father

    The following news article is reprinted from the News-Democrat as part of its “Carroll County At Work” series.


    Landmark News Service

  • Local public transit receives statewide Up and Coming award

    Owen County’s Public Transit program recently received the statewide Up and Coming Public Transit Award.
    The award was presented Aug. 12 to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis during a Kentucky Public Transit conference in Lexington.