Today's News

  • Smith’s ‘story’ includes her Owenton upbringing

    Owen County native Ashley Renae Smith is bringing a piece of the OC to the Nashville music scene with the release of her EP, “My Story.” The EP is currently sold in local businesses and several Nashville hotspots and chronicles the beginning of her big-time music journey.

    Smith’s producer, Matthew Miller, writes and co-writes the lyrics, but collaborated with Ashley on the more personal songs of the EP, paying homage to her small town upbringing.  

  • Community Events | Jan. 25, 2017

    Fifth-Sunday Hymn Sing will be at Pleasant Ridge Baptist 

    The Owen County Baptist Association will have the Associational Fifth-Sunday Hymn Sing at 2:30 p.m., Sunday. It will take place at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Come out and listen, sing a solo, and have a good time singing some great hymns. 

    OCHS Dual Credit Informational Meeting

  • Lead once extracted from Gratz and Moxley communities

    Sought after by both the American Indians and the early frontier settlers, it was necessary when hunting game in the wilderness, and a means by which an army attained victory on the field of battle. 

    Round balls, molded from lead, was the ammunition of early America. They were used in muskets and the famous Kentucky rifle, and this vital commodity helped conquer the American frontier.

  • Looking Back | Jan. 25, 2017

     Jan. 25, 2012

    5 years ago

    Rebels head to All ‘A’ State tournament after winning championship over Walton-Verona: ‘A’ great achievement


    The Owen County Rebels were expected to play an unscheduled road game Jan. 26. None of them were complaining.

  • Parker wins $100 for outstanding essay
  • Old dogs make for fine friends on the Branch
  • MBMS announces honor roll for second nine weeks

    Editor’s note: Due to errors in the digital list submitted by Maurice Bowling Middle School, some names were omitted and others were incorrectly listed. The schools have now corrected problems with the lists for the newspaper to reprint today.


    Fifth-Grade Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

    All “A” Honor Roll


  • At the Library | Jan. 25, 2017

     Western Wednesday

    Come join us for our screening of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne and James Stewart from 1-3 p.m., today (Wednesday). 

    After School Movie — Balto

    This exciting adventure movie is based on a true story about the sled dog who led a famed mission of mercy for Alaskan children in 1925. Popcorn provided at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25.

  • Rebels score district win against Carroll County

    by brian blair

    N-H Sports Reporter 

    The Owen County Rebels went to Carroll County on Tuesday night looking for their first win of 2017. 

    They would get it as they knocked off the Panthers 58-42. The win avenged an earlier season loss at home to the Panthers. The Rebels used a big second half to pull away from the Panthers after the two teams were tied at 22-22 at halftime. 

  • Busy week ends with tough loss for Lady Rebels

    They were seconds away from having a perfect week. 

    A busy week of basketball ended with disappointment for the Owen County Lady Rebels on Saturday. Gallatin County grabbed a rebound after a missed free throw and scored in the closing seconds to defeat the Lady Rebels 44-42. The basket came after Owen County led 41-38 with just over forty seconds to play in the game.