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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Kaelyn Avery Stewart

    Matthew Stewart and Lakeshia Crabtree would like to announce the birth of their first child Kaelyn Avery Stewart. She was born on Aug. 30, 2012, at 8:19 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 4.2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton and  Clifford and Patricia Crabtree of Dry Ridge. She was welcomed home by many friends and family.

  • Winners of the Monterey Homecoming Fair games

    Sack Race (older): first place -  Michael Thornton; second place -  Carter Martin; third place -  Logan Dunavent
    Sack Race (younger): first place -  Michael Booth; second place -  Alexandria Perry; third place -  Lakin Ellis
    Sack Race (youngest): first place -  Adin Bowling; second place -  Brie Dunavent; third place -  Gabrielle Perry

  • Owen Electric urges Halloween safety

    With Halloween just weeks away, officials at Owen Electric Cooperative are encouraging parents and grandparents to protect their children and grandchildren by taking these steps:
    • Make sure costumes are flame resistant.
    • Instead of buying masks, which can block vision, use makeup.
    • Attach reflective tape to costumes and bags.
    • If you set out pumpkins with candles inside, place them where kids’ costumes can’t accidentally catch on fire.
    • Remove tripping hazards from your sidewalk and porch.

  • Flying high

    The Owen County High School volleyball team began the season with three straight losses. They ended it with three straight wins.
    The Lady Rebels hope the momentum that comes with those wins helps them as they prepare for the 31st District Tournament that gets underway this week at Carroll County.
    Owen County finished out the regular season last week three matches at home.
    On Oct. 1, they hosted  Williamstown.

  • Lady Rebels golf team fall short of cut

    Golf is a game of what ifs. What if I had made that putt? What if I had kept the ball in the fairway?
    For two members of the Owen County High School golf team they may be asking themselves those questions until next season.   
    The Owen County High School girls’ golf team traveled to Bowling Green last week looking to play well enough on Day 1 to have the chance to play on Day 2.
    For Shelby Power and Kennedi Dermon, they came close.
    Power fired an 87 in her opening round and Dermon shot an 88.

  • Rebels wreck Trimble homecoming

    A week after losing on its homecoming night, the Owen County Rebels ruined the evening for Trimble County.
    The Rebels traveled to Bedford Friday night and dismantled Trimble County.
    The 57-6 win may have been just what the team needed as it prepares for the final two district contests.
    “We needed to gain confidence and score some points,” Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said.
    In their previous two games against Bellevue and Walton-Verona, the Owen County offense had scored just 14 points in each.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Carroll County

    • Carroll County is 5-2 on the season and 1-1 in district play. The Panthers had Friday night off with a bye.
    • Speaking of the bye, since 2000 Carroll County is 8-5 after having a week off. Against Owen County the Panthers are 1-1 after the bye week.
    • The Rebels scored 57 points on Friday night against Trimble County. Since 2000, Owen County is 10-0 when they score 40 points or more.
    • The home field has been an advantage in this series the last four years. During that time the two teams have split four games with each winning at home.

  • Soccer tournament time in Owenton

    Home games are always nice but playing in comfortable surroundings is great when it comes to tournament time. The Owen County High School soccer teams have that advantage this week as they host the 31st District soccer tournament.
    The action got underway Tuesday with the boy’s semifinal action. Carroll County took on Henry County while Owen County took on Gallatin County.
    The Rebels beat the Wildcats four times this season by a combined score of 15-2.
    Carroll County defeated Henry County twice during the regular season.

  • Cross country shines at Trimble

    The Owen County High School cross country team went to Trimble County twice last week.
    Hunter Trenary came home from both trips with wins.
    On Oct. 2, the team took part in an NCKC meet at Trimble County Park.
    Trenary finished first in the boys’ race with a time of 18:08.42, nearly a minute ahead of the second-place finisher Christian Apel from Trimble County.
    Cory Hudnall finished fifth while Logan Bitler placed seventh; Keith Stout finished 12th; Evan Lozier, 15th; Mitchell Griffin, 16th; Howy Herring, 18th; and Kyle Lozier 20th.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results

    Orange Crush – 4 vs. Team Turtleman – 4
     In a very tight match, both Orange Crush and Team Turtleman displayed all the skills they’ve developed over the course of the season. The outcome was uncertain until the final whistle was blown.