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Today's News

  • Rockets to the rescue

    By Jessi Williams
    Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Recently, Owen County 4-Hers learned how creativity and a strong foundation in math and science can help them help others, when they participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment.
    National Youth Science Day gives 4-H professionals and volunteers across the country an opportunity to get youth excited about science, math, engineering and technology and promote 4-H Science programs. Since 2008, more than 5 million young Americans have participated in National Youth Science Day. 

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The Panthers defeated the Rebels 48-7 last season at Patterson Field.
    • Since 2000, Owen County High School is 5-9 versus Carroll County High School. Three of the wins have come under the direction of current head coach Adam Fowler.
    • The Panthers finished 6-6 last year. It was the fifth-straight season they have finished with a non-losing record.
    • Carroll County defeated Newport Independent in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs last season. It was the first playoff victory since defeating Bethlehem in 2003.

  • Rebels stumble and fall on the road

    It was another disappointing Friday night for the Owen County High School football team.
    The Rebels traveled to Bedford Friday to take on the Trimble County High School.
    Despite the soggy conditions, it was an exciting night for the Raiders who were playing their first home game at their new stadium. They had not played a home game since Sept. 27, 2013, when the hosted Gallatin County High School.

  • Regular season wraps up for girls soccer team

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team have put the wraps on the 2014 regular season.
    Owen County got things started by hosting Calvary Christian on Oct. 8 at Patterson Field.
    McKenzie Edgett and Amber Gover each found the back of the net for the Lady Rebels. Calvary Christian however would win the game 4-2.
    For Gover, it was her 10th goal of the season. The achievement marks the first time since 2012 the Lady Rebels had two players reach double figures in goals.
    On Oct. 9, the team traveled to take on Frankfort Independent High School.

  • Boys soccer ends regular season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The team played a pair of games - one at home against Walton-Verona High School and the other on the road at Grant County High School.
    On Oct. 8, the team closed out the home portion of the season at Patterson Field against the Bearcats. It was the third meeting between the two schools this season. Each had the same outcome – a Walton-Verona victory. Preston Forsee would score for the Rebels but it would not be enough as Owen County fell 5-1.

  • Lady Rebels busy on volleyball court

    No one could blame the Owen County High School volleyball team if they needed a nap.
    The team played eight matches last week. Owen County played matches on Oct. 6 through 9 and five matches on Oct. 11
    On Oct. 6, the team hosted Trimble County High School. After losing the first game 25-23 the Lady Rebels bounced back to take game two 25-21. The Lady Raiders would have the final say as they won the deciding game 25-20 to claim the match.
    The next day, the team traveled to Williamstown High School to take on the Lady Demons.

  • Cross-county team runs at Saint Henry

    The Owen County High School cross-country team took part in the Saint Henry Invitational on Saturday.
    Noah Hunter and Carson Cram ran in the elementary boy’s race with Hunter finishing 17th and Cram coming in 30th.
    In the elementary girl’s race, Allison Bourne finished fifth.
    Lucinda Beach placed 35th in the middle school girl’s race with Piper Walker coming in 75th place and Kailey Cram finished in 97th.
    In the boys junior varsity race, it was Westley Johnson placing 87th and Lee House finishing106th.

  • Aint it The Truth: Old man’s moped outruns brand-new Corvette

    An old man on a moped pulls up next to a young fellow in a Corvette at a stoplight.
    “What kind of car you got there?” the old guy asks, his thumbs tucked into his suspenders.
    “It’s a 2014 Corvette, special made,” the young fellow boasted. “It cost me nearly $80,000.”
    The old fellow leaned in and took a look. He saw the stick shift on the floor, the stylish steering wheel, and the speedometer that registered over 200 mph.
    “Mighty nice,” the old man said.

  • School district accommodates transgendered primary student

    A 7-year-old Owen County student, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female.
    According to WXIX Fox 19 Cincinnati, after seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay, lesbian and straight education network, Nicki Sullivan’s daughter Ella made her identity public last week.
    “She came back Monday as a girl,” Sullivan told WXIX. “New teacher, new wardrobe, new backpack, completely changed. She was introduced as a new student, Ellie Grace.”

  • Tailgating for Troops lands on deck of U.S.S. Yorktown

    When the Owenton-based charity Tailgating for Troops was looking for a venue for its national championship tournament, founder Joe Montgomery knew they wanted to go big.
    After months of planning, phone calls, scouting and negotiations, Montgomery found the perfect spot that not only epitomizes the organization’s dedication to the military but its unique sense of fun - the flight deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown.
    Montgomery said the idea to use the Yorktown for the first-ever Tailgating for Troops championship was sparked by a vacation.