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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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

    FELONY
    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.

  • Historical Society News, Aug. 19, 2015

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
    In the Shakespeare play, “Romeo and Juliet,” these words are spoken by Juliet and imply that a name doesn’t define the character of something. However, just the name “rose” conjures up the image of a lovely flower with a light delicate fragrance. So, perhaps names are significant and play an important part in our lives.

  • Georgia On My Mind: Warm memories of Dad’s charcoal-grilled burgers

    I opened the window of the car and summer slipped in beside me.
    “I know him,” I said when the air conditioner objected to our picking up this hitchhiker. I’d been following him, I could have explained, watching for glimpses of him through the windshield.
    I had almost forgotten the smell of his cologne, one part fresh-cut bluegrass, one part humidity, one part – oh, I can’t name it. Maybe heat, the kind you see rising up in a haze on the horizon? But now I remembered: The scent of summer before time ran away.

  • Historical Society News - July 12, 2015

    Although Kentucky’s economy struggled in the years following the Civil War,  the war didn’t have a huge impact on the productivity of the people in Owen County.
    Farmers continued to ship their fine tobacco and produce on numerous steamboats that plied the Kentucky River; by September 1866, Owen Countians had achieved some semblance of normalcy as they celebrated a week of festivities in New Liberty at the Owen County Fair.

  • Aug. 12, 2015 - Court news

    Owen Circuit Court
    Aug. 4, 2015

    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from July 21, continued to Aug. 25.
    Jesse C. Jones, 1973, incest, third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, continued to Aug. 25.
    Joshua William Lay, 1979, probation violation, continued to Aug. 25.
    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree possession of heroin, motion to void pre-trial diversion, denied, hearing set for Aug. 25.