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Today's News

  • OCHS music department hosts annual talent show

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On Friday, April 1, the OCHS Music Department hosted the annual school talent show.

    With a total of 13 acts and over 20 performers, students at the end of the school day were entertained by a variety of talented peers.

    From singing and playing instruments, to dramatic skits and juggling, our students were proud to show off what they do best.

    Freshman Peyton Burton emceed the show and introduced the student performances:

  • Students can now take part in Bible study at OCHS

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    Three OCHS student leaders have taken the initiative to facilitate a Bible study twice a week before the school day begins.

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to the start of school at 7:45 a.m., OCHS students are welcome to attend a Bible study in Mrs. Katie Ashcraft’s classroom. Juniors Skye Decandia and Ross Ford, and freshman Kaitlyn Parker are the student leaders of this study.

  • OCHS Honor Roll | Third Nine Weeks

    Ninth Grade

    Super Honor Roll: Laura Duke, Ravin McMillian, Kaitlyn Parker, Jared Prather, Dylan Rose and Haley Young

  • Students take field trip to see Grammy-winning group

    BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H Student Correspondent

    On March 29, a bus of OCHS students arrived at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church in Harrods Creek, Ky.

    They took their seats in the church pews and awaited for the concert of Chanticleer to begin.

    Chanticleer is a world-famous all men’s choir, vocalists ranging from soprano to bass. The group is based out of San Francisco, but travels across the globe year-round and rarely ends up as close to Owen County as they did last Tuesday.

  • Choosing the best magnolias for the lawn

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

  • Not now, Donald. Can't you see I'm busy?

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    The way I like to tell the story, Harold Wainscott was in a restaurant with his wife Betty Jo and their friends David and Mary Marlow while on a senior citizens’ trip to New York City.

    Billionaire Donald Trump was seated at a table across the room. Harold saw an opportunity to impress Betty Jo and the Marlows, his neighbors in Owenton, population 1,300.

  • There's a price for your prayer but Jesus already paid the cost

    How much would you pay to have your prayers answered?

    For the past four years, until the Seattle-based website with 1.3 million Facebook fans was taken down, people could pay the Christian Prayer Center between $9 and $35 to pray for them.

    From 2011 to 2015, more than 125,000 people forked over more than $7 million for their more than 400,000 transactions/prayer requests.

  • Local Church News | April 6, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    We celebrated Sunday morning with Brian and Tara Hawkins and their children Austin, Bailey, and Brayden as they officially joined our church family. Welcome Hawkins family!

    We wish Shirley Hardin a speedy recovery as she recovers from a mild stroke.

    There will be a church workday beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Lunch will be on your own.

  • Lady Rebels winning streak comes to an end after loss to Lady Demons

    The Owen County softball team suffered its first setback of the young season last week.

    The team traveled to Williamstown Tuesday to take on the Lady Demons. Both teams entered the contest having won three games in a row. When the game ended it was Owen County who had seen their streak come to an end falling 6-4. Freshman, Baileigh Young had three hits on the night including two triples.

  • Shelton finishes sophomore season at Erskine College

    Former Rebel Justin Shelton has wrapped up his sophomore season playing college basketball.

    Shelton plays at Erskine College in South Carolina. The Flying Fleet is a member of the Conference Carolinas and a NCAA Division II school.

    Shelton averaged 1.8 points and 4.5 rebounds a contest in his sophomore season. He was also second on the team averaging just under a blocked shot every game. Coach Mark Peeler said Shelton is constantly improving on the defensive end of the floor.