Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 26, 2015

    No matter what the calendar tells you, summer is over.
    The weather has cooled, it’s supposed to be into the 40s this week.
    The Halls have gotten their lot cleaned and a bump-out trailer to live in now and are ready to rebuild.
    Ray and Wanda came in Saturday and made a survey of all the piddling jobs I need before cold weather, and Fay and Bruce are getting ready to start cutting their fall hay.
    Ann has one more week of work and she will be retired. Everybody is looking forward to fall and the activities that go with it.

  • At the library - Aug. 26-Sept. 1

    September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Remember that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Snoopy is honorary chair for Library Card Sign-up Month 2015. Come see if you can find him at the library.
    This week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library:  Adventure #6 – Chose a random CD, listen to it all the way through, write a critique. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

    Adult Exercise

  • In brief: Aug. 26, 2015

    Owen County Republicans to meet
    The Owen County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those wishing to dine may arrive by 6:30 p.m. Results of the Aug. 22 vote of the Republican State Central Committee as to whether there will be a presidential caucus for Republicans and what that entails for our county party organization will be discussed. Some yard signs will be available.
    Movie to be held on courthouse lawn

  • Girls golf team tackles invitational challenges

    The Owen County Lady Rebels golf team was in action several times leading up to the beginning of school Aug. 12, starting the season July 31 at at the Pendleton County Invitational,
    As a team they finished in second place. Lydia Merrifield shot a 91 to tie for eighth place; Grace Chilton finished 10th with a 92; Morgan Woodyard shot 96 to finish 13th;  Debbie Farrar fired a 98 to land 16th; and Laura Duke finished a 26th place with a 114.

  • Ready for some Rebel football?

    Owen County Rebels football will not begin the season until next week, when they host Grant County.
    The Rebels will be looking to improve on last year’s 1-9 record. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
    Head coach Adam Fowler, who is in his eighth year at the helm, will once again lead OCHS. In his first seven seasons, Fowler and the Rebels stand at 28-48 overall. Before Fowler arrived, the Rebels had won a combined 21 games over the previous seven seasons.

  • ‘15 may be season of firsts for OCHS teams

    Fall 2015 will be a season of firsts for Owen County soccer and volleyball teams. Each will begin play with new head coaches.
    The volleyball team is being led by Amy Wilson. Their season began last night as they hosted Franklin County.
    The team finished 16-18 overall last year.
    The Lady Rebels will hit the road for the first time on Thursday night as they travel to take on Heritage Academy. Owen County defeated the Eagles in both match-ups a season ago.

  • At the library - Aug. 19-25

    This week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #5 – Have everyone in the family find a poem in the poetry section, read it out loud and copy it into your journal. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

  • Weather holds out for wedding...almost

    My week has been fairly dull. The second week of the month is always my “off week,” no card games.
    The third Tuesday and the third Friday fell in the same week this month, so my social life is picking up. This week was filled with chores and mowing. We shall skip to Wanda’s news.

  • Owen District Court - Aug. 14, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Aug. 14, 2015

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; fleeing or evading police, 1st degree; wanton endangerment 1st degree; reckless driving; improper passing; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.
    Michael Shuler, 1988, burglary, 2nd degree; receiving stolen property under $500; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.
    Kody Smith, robbery, 1st degree; not guilty plea, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.

  • If Heaven has a front porch ...

    The day I graduated from high school, my grandfather was sick. There was debate as to whether or not my grandparents would be able to attend this momentous occasion in a young person’s life.
    But I knew “BeBoss,” as his grandchildren affectionately called him, and I knew he would be there.
    “I knowed ol’ P.Q. when she didn’t have a louse on her,” he would say of his youngest grandchild.