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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels ready to return to glory

    For five years, the Owen County High School girls basketball team had been the dominant force in the 31st District.
    Things changed last season when they were knocked off that perch. They are hoping a new year means a return to their old form.
    The Lady Rebels began last season 10-3 before the calendar turned to 2013.
    After Jan. 1, 2013,  the team finished the season 8-8 to end up 18-11 overall. They would go 6-2 against district competition.
    Those two losses would come against the same team.

  • Girls 31st District Preview

    Carroll County Lady Panthers
    • The Lady Panthers finished 7-20 a year ago.
    • Carroll County will be under the direction of Paul Stone.
    • They finished 3-7 last season against district competition.
    • The Lady Panthers return their top three scorers from last season. Miranda Groseclose averaged 8.9 points, Makena Kindall added 8.8 points and Lauren Moore tossed in 8.6 points a game.

    Eminence Warriors
    • The Warriors finished 6-14 last year.

  • Soccer standouts honored with post-season awards

    The 2013 Owen County High School boys soccer team recently passed out its annual awards.
    The varsity awards include Preston Forsee and Robert Towles being named defensive players of the year while Alex Hernandez was named offensive player of the year.
    Bernie Engleman was named rookie of the year.
    Seth Bush and Tucker Cull received the coaches award while Logan Beckham was given the 110 Percent Award.
    Jace Bruener was recognized for having the most assists and Nash Croley was honored for scoring the most goals.

  • In season: Jullena Wagers

    Jullena Wagers, 15, recently shot her first buck, an eight-pointer, during the youth hunt.

  • In season: Heather Perkins

    Heather Perkins, 13, daughter of Michael Perkins and Stacey Jump, killed her first buck with her daddy this season.

  • In season: Cody King

    Cody King, 9, killed his first buck, a four-pointer, on opening day at his uncle Tommy Webster’s farm.

  • In season: Luke Dunavent

    Luke Dunavent, 13, killed a 10-point buck while recently hunting with his dad in Owen County. He is the son of Brad and Michelle Dunavent.

  • In season: Cameron Burden

    Cameron Burden shot this 8-point buck while hunting with his grandfather Barry McCormick. He harvested this buck Nov. 24.

  • To Russia with love: Owen native to represent USA in Winter Olympics

    When the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team steps up to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, not only will Adam Clark be representing the red, white and blue, he will be representing Owen County.
    Clark, who graduated from Owen County High School in 2003, was recently named to the bobsled team. The Centre College graduate will serve as a “pusher” and helping getting the bobsled off to a fast and accurate start will be one of this jobs.
    The recognition comes after four long years of hard work and dedication.

  • Blaze damages Monterey home

    A fire on Old Monterey Road during the early morning hours Satruday has been ruled an electrical fire.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said the call was received around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
    “The call came in as a flue fire,” Canchola said. “But once we got there, it was actually a fire that had already gotten to the attic. We made an attack, got it knocked down, but I would say it was about a 75-percent loss.”