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Today's News

  • Power heads back to state golf tourney

    The Owen County High School girls golf team headed to Eagle Creek Country Club Oct. 1 as the defending sixth region champs. Shelby Power went into competition as the defending individual champion.
    At the end of the day, Notre Dame Academy had reclaimed the team title while the Lady Rebels finished eighth.
    Ryle’s Nadine Innes had claimed the individual title while Power finished third. With her third-place finish, the senior Power will be making her third-straight trip to the state golf tournament in Bowling Green this weekend.

  • Lady Rebels ready to defend title

    The Owen County High School girls soccer team will put its 31st district title on the line next week.
    But before the team turns its attention toward the district tournament, they will have to finish the regular season.
    Owen County played two games last week.
    They began the week by taking on Henry County High School at home. The Lady Wildcats would return to New Castle with a 2-0 victory.
    On Wednesday, the Owen County squad traveled to Dayton to take on the Lady Devils. Again, it would be the Lady Rebels dropping a 2-0 decision.

  • Rebels look toward district tournament

    With just one game remaining in the regular season, the Owen County High School boys soccer team is getting ready for the 31st District Tournament.
    Part of the preparation involved two games last week against two district opponents.
    The first came Sept. 30 when the Rebels traveled to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County High School. It was the fourth meeting between the two rivals this season. The Wildcats won two of the first three games.
    This time, Owen County came away with the 2-0 victory.

  • Volleyball team plays weekend tourney

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels volleyball team spent a busy weekend at Western Hills High School. The team was taking part in the Fight Like a Girl Tournament.
    Before they headed to Frankfort, the Owen girls took on Shelby County on Oct. 1 in Owenton. The Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Rebels 2-0 to win the match.
    On Friday night, the team began play in the Fight Like a Girl Tournament by taking on Franklin County High School. Owen County would lose a tough match 2-1.

  • 2013 OCHS Homecoming Court

    This year’s Owen County High School 2013 Football Homecoming Queen and Court candidates are (from left to right) freshman Audrey Hager, sophomore Haleigh Woods, junior Veronica Chisholm and seniors Hannah Strohmeier, Shelby Power, Allison Dempsey, Ashley Smith, Emily Allen, and Krissy Swigert.

  • Duck Dynasty Day

    On Sept. 18th, Owen County Elementary School celebrated Kentucky High Attendance Day, in conjunction with Duck Dynasty Day. Students dressed as their favorite character from the popular television show. The Upper Elementary School had 100 percent attendance for the day.

  • Trinkle rises in Navy rank

  • Leadership Owen County: Talent and working together creates excellence

    By Susan Hampton and Ginny Cook
    For the News-Herald
    The third session of the Owen County Leadership Program, offered by the Owen County Extension Council, was recently held on Sept. 26.
    We were delighted to have Denise Perkins, a member of the extension council, serve as hostess and emcee for the night.  To begin the class, Perkins asked Glenn Bailey and David Lilly to present what they had found in the media to be strong examples of leadership.    

  • Church to hold remote-control drag races

    The Long Ridge Fall Festival set for Saturday will include remote-controlled drag races and remote-controlled off-road racing for children of all ages.
    The festival, sponsored by Long Ridge Baptist Church, will be held on the church grounds on U.S. 127, about three miles north of Owenton.
    All events are free.
    The festival includes a kiddy Olympics with some unusual competitions, including a frog-jumping contest and turtle racing, as well as some old favorites like sack races, wheelbarrow races, even a bubble-blowing contest.

  • Golden anniversary

    The year was 1963 and the first-ever Owen County High School football team, with coach Guy Patterson at the helm, was set to take on the Carrollton High School Panthers on a temporary field at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
    Fast forward to 2013, 50 years after the inception of the Rebels’ football program, when the Rebels will face-off against Trimble County Friday night on the field named after Patterson.
    Patterson won’t be the only one remembered during a special half-time ceremony at Friday’s homecoming game.