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Today's News

  • Baseball team picks up win over Trimble Co.

    The Owen County High School baseball team picked up a win last week.
    The Rebels played three straight games last week dropping the first, winning the second and falling in the third.
    The first game came on the road April 16 at Anderson County. Owen County was no match for the Bearcats who won the game 10-0. It was the first time the two teams had met since May 2012 when Anderson County knocked off Owen County 2-1 in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament.
    On April 17, the Rebels hosted Trimble County.

  • Girls track team finishes second

    The Owen County High School girls track team finished second on Friday night at the Grant County Invitational. The team finished behind Boone County and ahead of Dayton which finished third.
    Nicole Jacobs finished fifth in the 100-meter dash while Andi Burford was fourth and Sara Wilhoit came in 15th in the 200-meter dash.
    Veronica Chisholm was sixth and Mikala Byers seventh in the 400-meter dash. Autumn Hunter placed fifth in the 800-meter run.
    Hunter was also fourth in the 1600-meter run with Samantha Tamplin coming seventh place.

  • Williams wins statewide honor

    Owen County High School standout Carson Williams has been named  to the Louisville Courier-Journal third team all-state team.
    Williams finished the season ranked second in the state in rebounding with 13.8 rebounds per game; third in field-goal percentage at 70.1 percent; and 10th in scoring with 24.3 points per game.
    Williams also joined the 1,000 point game club and is the youngest player to reach 1,000 points in program history.
    Williams is also the first sophomore to receive all state recognition in the history of OCHS boys basketball history.

  • Owen Co. softball earns first victory

    The Owen County High School softball team picked up win number one last week.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to New Castle April 15 to take on Henry County High School.
    Owen County’s last victory of 2013 came there when the Lady Rebels defeated Eminence in the first round of the 31st District Tournament.
    Their first victory of 2014 would come in New Castle this season as Owen County knocked off Henry County 3-2. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak to begin the season.

  • Boys run to third-place finish at Grant

    The Owen County High School boys track team was in Dry Ridge on Friday night where they took part in the Grant County Invitational. The team performed well enough to finish in third place.
    In the 100-meter dash, Kyler Law finished fifth; Drew Smith, seventh; and Dakota Humphries, 15th.
    In the 200-meter dash, it was Mariano Bolanos placing seventh; Logan Bitler, eighth; and Rhyan Hatchett, ninth.
    It was Hatchett coming across the finish line fifth in the 400-meter dash with Dakota Pence, seventh; Kaleb Wilhoite, eighth; and Keith Stout, ninth.

  • MBMS soccer team off to strong start

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School girls soccer team has gotten out of the gates fast this season.
    The Lady Rebels are 5-0 after posting impressive wins. The team did not give up a goal in the first two games defeating Williamstown, 10-0, and St. Patrick, 8-0.
    They also have a 6-3 win over Henry County High School.
    The team played its closest contest of the season so far against Calvary Christian at Walton-Verona.

  • Justin Shelton to continue career at Erskine College

    Former Runnin’ Rebel Justin Shelton signed a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Erskine College in Due West, S.C. The “Flying Fleet” are a member of the NCAA Division 2 and compete in Conference Carolinas. Shelton averaged 9 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocks for Owen County in 2012-13; was All NCKC; and a member of back-to-back 31st District and Eighth Region All “A” championship teams.

  • Roger Alford: Godly people bravely face up to life’s hard parts

    I can’t help but laugh when I think of the story I heard long ago about the young preacher’s visit with an elderly widow who, upset about losing her dentures, needed to be consoled.
    The preacher sat on the sofa and nibbled from a dish of peanuts on the end table while he tried to cheer her with the latest news about her church friends. Before long he realized he had made a real pig of himself and apologized to the woman for having eaten every last one of her peanuts.

  • Owen girl wins grant to help feed hungry kids

    Anna Riddle, a third-grade student from Owenton has been awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.
    The grant will support Riddle in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day.
    Service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Days - the largest volunteering and service event in the world.
    Riddle is using her grant to purchase food for Owen County Schools’ Power Pack Program – a program that sends food home with hungry children on the weekends, when school meals are not available.

  • Wife of suspect in murder case indicted

    One of the three men allegedly involved in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man, along with his wife, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.
    According to the State-Journal, Joshua Hammond, 33 and his wife, Louanna Hammond, were charged after testimony from Travis Wright, a witness in the James Simons trial last month.
    Joshua Hammond, Simons, 37 and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Walmart parking lot on Leonardwood Drive in Frankfort.