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Today's News

  • Volleyball team hosts All A tourney

    Saturday was a busy day at Owen County High School as the volleyball team hosted the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic.
    The tournament began for the Lady Rebels as they took on Williamstown High School in the quarterfinals. They would have little trouble with the Lady Demons as they defeated them 25-13 and 25-19 to advance to the semifinals.
    In the next round, OCHS would take on Eminence High School on Thursday night. The Lady Warriors won in three sets.
    On Saturday, it would again be Eminence who would come out on top.

  • Road-weary Rebels to return home

    After three weeks on the road, the Rebels are coming home.
    The Owen County High School football team played its third-straight road game on Friday night in New Castle.
    Logan Lowe scored a rushing touchdown for the Rebels but it was Henry County who came away with the 41-7 win.
    It was the team’s third-straight loss to open the season.
    The Rebels will now play their first home game on the season on Friday night as they welcome the Lloyd Memorial High School Juggernauts to Patterson Field.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Lloyd Memorial at OCHS • Friday • 7:30 p.m.

    • Lloyd will come to Owenton on Friday night with a 1-2 record. They lost 34-28 last week to Holmes.
    • Sept. 13 is the latest Owen County High School has played its home opener since 2009 when its first home game did not come until Sept. 18. The Rebels defeated Trimble County that night.
    • Owen County is 12-15 at home under head coach Adam Fowler.
    • Since 2000, the Rebels are 1-3 versus the Juggernauts.

  • Football league opens home season

    BY TONY CURTIS
    Director of Owen County Park and Rec. Youth Football

    Owen County Youth Football has their first home games this season against Gallatin County.

    First game: Midgets, Kindergarden-second grade

  • Soccer teams reach All A finals

    The Owen County High School girls soccer team reached its second-straight Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic over the weekend.
    On Thursday night in Owenton, Mikala Byers and Hailey Chappell each had goals as the Lady Rebels got past Gallatin County High School 2-1 in the semifinals.
    Autumn Gover picked up the win in goal while Adreanna Dalton and Amber Gover each had assists.

  • Girls volleyball finish eighth overall at state ‘All A’ tourney

    The Owen County High School girls golf team made its annual trip to the State All ‘A’ Golf Tournament on Saturday. It was their fifth-straight trip to the tournament.
    The team played at Woodson Bend Golf Course in Somerset and as a team would finish in eighth-place overall.
    Shelby Power had a good day for the Lady Rebels as she shot an 81 to finish in seventh place as an individual.
    It was an improvement over last year when she shot an 85 and finished in 19th place.

  • Owen County Emergency Management announces participation in National Preparedness Month

    Owen County Emergency management has committed to participate in National Preparedness to increase preparedness throughout Owen County. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Owen County Emergency Management is participating this year by running a series of articles.

  • County officials attend pipeline meeting

    Some area citizens are urging landowners to take a stand against the Bluegrass Pipeline, a project that has become controversial across Kentucky.
    A group of about two-dozen citizens met at the Three Springs Campground in Corinth to better inform landowners from Owen, Scott and Grant counties on the pipeline.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owen County’s third-district magistrate Teresa Davis, whose district could potentially be affected by the project, also attended the meeting.

  • Local political leaders react to district shift

    Despite losing the state senator and state representative that Owen countians helped vote into office, local officials and party leaders are mostly positive about their future representation in Frankfort.
    The plan that rewrites Kentucky’s legislative districts and changes Owen County’s representation in Frankfort was recently signed in to law by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and State Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, will no longer be representing Owen County.

  • County to tighten rules for shelter

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is expected to adopt new operating procedures for Owen County Friends of Animals.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the Kentucky Association of Counties insists the procedures be adopted for insurance purposes.
    The court discussed the issue at its Aug. 27 workshop.
    Keith said the plan would include standard operating hours as well as guidelines for a fire emergency.
    “Most of the things that would be included are already being done at the shelter,” Keith said.