Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 3, 2014

    Patrick E. Boothe, 1985, rear license not illuminated, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Oct. 17.
    Mary K. Corbin, 1978, second-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing, continued to Oct. 10.
    Thomas Dean Jr., 1973, theft by deception, continued first appearance set for Oct. 17.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 17.

  • See You At The Pole 2014: Students share time of faith

    See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.
    It started in the Fort Worth, Texas suburb of Burleson in 1990, at the initiative of 10 students praying at several schools in their community.
    Now, 24 years later, the ‘See You At The Pole’ day still demonstrates to schools, parents, and the whole country that prayer is still allowed in public schools, just not the official kind led by school officials or teachers.

  • 4-H News: Owen County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

    More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.
    Owen County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.
    Owen County 4-H will be highlighting this special week by featuring quotes and stories on Facebook about how 4-H has positively affected the youth in Owen County.

  • Hoop crowned queen

    During the 2014 Homecoming ceremonies Danielle Hoop was crowned University of the Cumberlands’ 2014 Homecoming Queen. Kasey Malone was named king. Hoop, a biology major with a prephysician emphasis, runs cross country and track for the Patriots. She is the daughter of Gary and Patricia Hoop of Owenton.

  • Local district court judges take part in fall college

    District Court Judges Thomas M. Funk and Elizabeth A. Chandler, who represent Owen, Grant and Carroll counties participated in the 2014 District Judges Fall College that took place Sept. 14-17 in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s district judges.

  • Rebels still searching for first win

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Writer
    As the calendar flipped to October, the Owen County High School football team was still seeking its first win of the season.
    They would have to wait.
    The Walton-Verona High School Bearcats came to Patterson Field Friday night and left with a 50-22 victory.
    The loss means the Rebels are now 0-7 on the season and 0-1 in the district.
    The Bearcats improved to 6-1 on the year and 2-0 inside the district.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Next game - at Trimble County, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Rebels beat the Raiders last season 19-6 at Patterson Field
    • Owen County has won five straight over Trimble County. The last Trimble County win came on Oct. 31, 2008, in Owenton when the Raiders won 24-6.
    • Trimble County has already scored more points in six games than they did all of last season. The Raiders scored 66 points in 2013 and have tallied 123 points so far in 2014.

  • Rebels defeat Wildcats on penalty kicks

    The drought is over the Owen County High School boys soccer team.
    Heading into the Sept. 30 contest against Gallatin County High School in Warsaw, the Rebels had lost 10-straight games. In fact, their last win was a 5-1 victory over Gallatin County in the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic.
    It was the second time in five days the two schools had met on the pitch. The Wildcats had defeated the Rebels 2-1 in Owenton on Sept. 25.
    On Sept. 30, both teams would score a pair of goals in regulation. Alex Hernandez notched both of the Owen County tallies.

  • Lady Rebels soccer gets third shutout

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team picked up a district victory last week.
    Hailey Chappell had two more goals and Autumn Gover picked up her third shutout of the season in goal as Owen County blanked Carroll County 2-0 in Owenton Sept. 29. Chappell now has 12 goals on the season.
    The Lady Rebels did not fare as well in their final two games of the week.
    The team dropped a 4-1 contest at Gallatin County Sept. 30 before being shutout 7-0 at Villa Madonna on Oct. 3.

  • OCHS volleyball claims two of three

    The last two weeks have been easy on the Owen County High School travel budget for the volleyball team.
    The only problem is the fact that the Lady Rebels have found more success away from Owenton.
    Heading into play last week, the team had played just five home matches and were just 1-4 in those contests.
    On the flip side, the team had won eight of 14 matches played away from home. The team would get back on track as they hosted three matches at the friendly confines of Floyd Gritton Gymnasium.