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Today's News

  • Owen youth football results

    Aug. 26  
    Game 1:
    Owen County Midgets 20 - Gallatin County Midgets 7

    The first quarter of the game saw both teams battle defensively.
    Gallatin scored in the early in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead.
    Owen County responded with a touchdown by Eli Rice and an extra-point conversion by Kenny Wagers to make it 7-7.
    Owen County got the ball to start the third quarter and Eli Rice took the ball 45 yards for his second touchdown of the day. Eli Myers scored the extra-point conversion to put Owen County up 14-7.

  • MBMS football wins two to begin season

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School football team is off to a 2-0 start to begin the season. The team beat East Oldham in the opener before defeating Henry County last Thursday at Patterson Field.
    Against East Oldham, the Rebels fell behind 8-0 before MBMS answered with a long drive that ended with a short touchdown run by Austin Riggs. Nolan Tackett and Ross Ford connected for the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 8-8.

  • Saying Thanks

    On Aug. 14, the Owen County Chamber of Commerce along with local business owners sponsored the staff appreciation breakfast for the Owen County School District. This year’s theme was “Only In America.”

  • Sports Briefs

    • The girl’s soccer team was in action last week at the Capital City Classic in Frankfort. The team lost to Western Hills, Franklin County and Frankfort. The team will be at home today (Wednesday) as they host Henry County in their first 31st district game. They will travel to Ludlow on Saturday before returning home on Monday for a game with Bryan Station.

  • Rebels claim Owen County Invitational title

    Week one was a winning week for the Owen County High School boy’s soccer team.
    The season got started Aug. 14 when the team hosted Simon Kenton.
    The Rebels and Pioneers were tied at 2-2 with 16 minutes left in the game before Simon Kenton scored on a penalty pick. They would make the lead stand up in the game’s closing minutes winning 3-2.
    The Rebels got goals from Austin Collins and Carlos Perez and goalie Ben Allen made 10 saves. James Marston assisted on both goals.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Grant County

    • The Braves are 0-1 after they dropped a 29-14 decision against Rockcastle County on Saturday night. The game was a part of the Thorobred Bowl at Harrison County.
    • The Rebels will be making their fourth straight trip to play the Braves in Dry Ridge. They currently have a two-game winning streak in the series. Owen County won last year’s matchup 20-6.
    • Since 2005, the Rebels are 2-5 against Grant County.
    • Grant County finished last season 3-7 and failed to reach the 5A state playoffs.

  • Juggernauts sneak past Rebels

    The last time they lost a regular season football game was Oct. 29, 2010.
    Friday night in Erlanger, the Rebels saw their 10-game regular season winning streak come to an end as Lloyd defeated Owen County 25-21.
    The Juggernauts took the lead with less than two-minutes left when their quarterback Dexter Smith plunged into the end zone from one-yard out.
    Things looked good early for the Rebels. The opening drive culminated with Owen County quarterback Adam Hazlett connecting with Collin Trammel on a five-yard touchdown pass.

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  • Owen County’s McIntosh on the job at state fair

    For more than a decade at this very time, Lee McIntosh has been preparing for one of the Commonwealth’s great traditions: the Kentucky State Fair.
    McIntosh is one of about 80 employees at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture who work around the clock in the mid-August heat to put on the fair. This year, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is honoring career employees such as McIntosh who work behind the scenes for the event but rarely get the recognition they deserve.

  • Leadership lessons: Group examines area utilities

    Whitney Duvall, Josh Hearn & Wayne Herrington
    For the News-Herald
    “Industries and utilities” was the theme of the August gathering of the Leadership Owen County program, as the group was able to visit a few key examples of these producers and service providers in our home area, including Owen Electric Cooperative, Itron, and Kentucky-American Water Company.