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Today's News

  • Rough start for Lady Rebels

    Coming off  its first-ever district championship, the Owen County High School girls soccer team has not gotten off to the start they were anticipating.
    The Lady Rebels began the season with a pair of home games last week. The first came Aug. 19 as they welcomed Villa Madonna High School to town.
    The Blue Lightning got off to a good start as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead at halftime. They would add another in the second half and leave with the 5-0 victory. For Owen County, the loss came 364 days after Villa Madonna defeated them 6-0 in 2012.

  • Tough week for boys soccer

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team would probably prefer to forget last week and their time in the Rotary Capital Classic. The Rebels played three games but dropped all three.
    The first came Aug. 20 when they took on Frankfort Independent High School.
    Owen County would fall 6-2 to the Panthers.
    On Thursday night, the Rebels would travel back to Frankfort to take on Western Hills High School. The Wolverines would defeat Owen County 4-0.

  • Judo sign-ups start Sept. 5 at OCHS cafeteria

    Girls and boys in grades 1-12 can sign-up to join the Owen County Judo Team during the month of September. 
    Practices are Mondays and Thursdays from Sept. 5 to mid-May in the cafeteria at OCHS. They will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Students from will need a note to ride the bus each day. The cost is $30 a month which covers entry fees, T-shirt, awards banquet, USJI card, etc. New uniforms are $40 each, some old uniforms are available for $20.

  • Golf teams have busy week

    The Owen County High School boys golf team took on rivals from Warsaw last week. The Rebels would come out victorious over Gallatin County at Sugar Bay as one of their own set a career best.
    In the nine-hole match, Jordan Prather shot a career low one over par 37 to pace Owen County in the victory.
    Austin Fitzgerald, Justin Trusty and Cole Hamilton each shot 41.
    On Wednesday, the team took on Simon Kenton High School at Perry Park. Cole Hamilton was the medalist while the team won the match.

  • Volleyball picks up road win

    It may have only been the second match of the season, but the Owen County volleyball team is hoping to build on their come-from-behind win in Dry Ridge.
    After winning the first set 25-15 against Grant County on Thursday night, the Lady Rebels dropped the next two 31-29 and 25-15.
    Staring an 0-2 start in the face, Owen County bounced back and won the fourth set 25-15 and then held on in the fifth set 16-14 to come home with a hard-fought victory.
    The victory evened up the team’s overall record to 1-1 to begin the season.

  • Clark honored
  • Clark honored

  • Thayer, Linder could be out; Quarles, Carroll in

    If a proposed legislative redistricting plan is approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear, Owen County’s representation in state government will dramatically change.
    The Kentucky General Assembly was called into special session Monday to address the need for the 2010 U.S. Census dictated legislative redistricting.
    Under the plan that will be addressed by the General Assembly this week, Owen County would lose its current State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and State Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge.  

  • Raving on the river

    Showboats and calliopes may seem like a thing of the past, but the past was alive and well during Kentucky River Day held Saturday.
    Special guests included authors William Grier and William Ellis, who told stories of life on the Kentucky River.
    The Owen County Historical Society and Kentucky-American Water sponsored the event.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West, who remembered sand barges traveling along the Kentucky River from his days as a Monterey resident, made opening remarks.

  • School tax rate to be focus of meeting

    Taxpayers will have the opportunity to speak their minds on a proposed 2014 fiscal year tax increase for the Owen County School District Thursday.
    A public hearing on the proposed increase will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Owen County High School.
    Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said due to less federal money coming in and the impact the loss will have on the district, he’s recommending the board opt for a 4-percent increase.