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Today's News

  • Owen volleyball team comes in third at Berea

    The Owen County High School volleyball team opened up the 2014 season last week against some stiff competition.
    The Lady Rebels played at Franklin County High School Aug. 18 and then hosted Walton-Verona on Aug. 20.
    The Lady Flyers finished 20-14 last season and reached the semifinals of the 11th Region Tournament.
    The Bearcats also won 20 matches a year ago and reached the Eighth Region Tournament but fell in the opening round to Eminence High School.

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The Braves defeated the Rebels 35-10 last year in Dry Ridge.
    • The last time Owen County hosted Grant County at Patterson Field was on Sept. 14, 2007.
    • This will be the 10th straight year the two schools have met on the gridiron. Before then their previous meeting was on Sept. 11, 1998.
    • OCHS Head Football Coach Adam Fowler is 3-3 against Grant County.
    • GCHS Head Football Coach Kevin Siple is in his third season at the helm.
    • Grant County finished 1-9 last season.

  • Wolverines ruin Rebels opener

    The only thing that could slow down Western Hills High School on Friday night at Patterson Field was lightning.
    After waiting out a 43-minute lightning delay late in the first quarter, Western Hills rolled to 43 first-half lead on its way to a 63-13 win over Owen County High School.

  • Lady Rebels play Lady Raiders to tie

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Cardinal Hill Golf Course last week to take on Trimble County High School. The match could not have been any closer. In fact, it ended in a tie.
    Kennedi Dermon had the best round of the day for both teams as she fired a 40. Lydia Merrifield and Morgan Woodyard each shot 47 and Grace Chilton shot 52 for a team total of 186.
    Trimble County’s top four scores were 45, 46, 47 and 48 also for a total of 186.
    Also on the day, Owen County’s Laura Duke posted a 53 and Debbie Farrar fired a 54.

  • Rebels begin soccer season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team opened its season last week. The team began the 2014 campaign by hosting Simon Kenton High School Aug. 18.
    Simon Kenton kept constant pressure on the Rebels in the first half. The Pioneers finally found the back of the net three times before halftime. The visitors continued the pressure in the second half and the Rebels were not able to find their offense as they lost 8-0.

  • Aint it The Truth: IRS man not the only one who can put the squeeze on

    I told a story at church the other day about the weightlifter who had found a sure fire way to make some extra money. He would take a lemon in his big powerful hand and squeeze all the juice out of it. Then he’d make bets that no one would be able to squeeze out even one more drop.

  • Church news for Aug. 28, 2014

    Cedar Hill Baptist
    We were blessed with wonderful services today and invite you to worship with us each Sunday morning at 9:45 for small group and 11:00 for worship.
    Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 we have ARC (Actions Reflecting Christ). We looked at God’s Grace last week and tonight (Wednesday) will be looking at “One Way.” We really enjoy growing in Christ with the children and young people.
    Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m.,  the men will have breakfast at church.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Classic Kentucky soda has local connection

    It was like a homecoming, not only for  Pleasant Home folks, but for all Owen countians and their friends.
    As the crowd reminisced, they journeyed back and forth through time; and yesterday met today in a whirlwind of family names and places.
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and its community of Pleasant Home was the topic of a program presented by Ernie Stamper to a crowded room at the historical society meeting last week.

  • Lady Rebels win on links

    The Owen County High School girls golf team took to the course on Aug. 12 against Williamstown and Trimble County high schools. The match took place at Eagle Creek Golf Course.
    Kennedi Dermon had the lowest score of the day for Owen County. The senior fired a 42 for nine holes. Lydia Merrifield shot a 46; Morgan Woodyard, 51; Debbie Farrar, 52; and Grace Chilton, 55. Laura Duke posted a 47 for the day.
    Williamstown High School’s Hannah Scroggins had the best round of the day with a 40 but it was Owen County that won the match.

  • Golf event will benefit God’s Special Little Hearts charity

    God’s Special Little Hearts is hosting its annual golf scramble Saturday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. 
    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun at 8 p.m.
    Lunch will be served approximately at noon.
    If you don’t golf but would like to come by and support the organization by purchasing a lunch, the lunch is $7.
    The winning team will win a gift certificate to the Belterra Golf Course in Indiana.  There will also be door prizes drawn throughout lunch.