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Today's News

  • At last ... a champion

    It seemed like it was never going to happen. Instead, the final chapter of Danielle Hoop’s illustrious high school career had a very happy ending.
    In the last race she would ever run in high school, Hoop won the state championship in the 800-meter run.
    She won it in thrilling fashion as she edged out Ann Eason from Sayre School. The race was so close that officials had to get together to determine that Hoop won just .005 seconds.

  • Relay 2011: A celebration of life

    Celebrating the 13th year in Owen County, hundreds gathered at Itron Field Friday evening and throughout the early hours of the morning Saturday for a highly-successful Relay for Life.
    About 1,300 people came out for the event and as the sun came up Saturday morning, the event’s chairperson, Jenni Duncan, said about $70,000 had been raised.
    Duncan said the this year’s goal was set at $78,000, which she believes will be raised by the time fund-raising ends in a few weeks.

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  • Owen County Historical Society News: Faces reflect rich Owen County history

    The Owen County Historical Society Museum is not only a repository of Owen County artifacts, but it is also a photo gallery of the people who lived, worked, and died in Owen communities. Their contributions to Owen County history vary, but their presence serve as a  reminder of the importance and responsibility of each and everyone of us to create a lasting legacy.

  • The 'badder' get left behind

    If Christians were raptured up to Heaven last Saturday as that fellow in California predicted, I didn’t know anybody good enough to make the cut.  Since I hang out with a lot of church-going folk most every Sunday, that’s a disconcerting thought.

  • Tournament time for youth soccer league

    Under 8 • May 14
    Team Dynamite – 4 vs. Rebels – 0

  • Owen County plays host for regional track meet

    The Class A Region 5 Track Meet was held last week in Owenton.
    As a team, the girls finished eighth and the boys finished fifth. As a result of several outstanding performances, the Rebels will be well represented this week at the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet.

  • Success on and off the court

    Four members of the Runnin’ Rebels were named to the Academic First Team All-State in recognition for the 2010-2011 basketball season. These boys maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.75-4.0, while representing OCHS on the basketball floor.  This year’s varsity Rebels had an average GPA of 3.53. Pictured are Jarrod Ball, left, and Tucker Trenary, right. Not pictured are Carson Williams and Justin Shelton.

  • MBMS coach pleased with team’s progress

    Wrapping up his first year as a soccer coach for the Maurice Bowling Middle School boys soccer team, Derrick E. Clemons said he is encouraged with the progress the squad made since the start of the season.
    “We finished the year with four wins, three loses and two ties. We started off with two wins in a row and feeling good about ourselves”
    The team lost its first game of the season to Good Shepherd and followed it up with a tie with Frankfort and another tie with Grant County.

  • Rebels on a roll

    The Owen County baseball team entered the final week of the regular season having already doubled their win total from last season.
    The team was hoping to finish the regular season on a positive note when they hosted Eminence Thursday and Villa Madonna Friday.
    The Rebels did indeed finish strong as they defeated Eminence, 10-0 on the strength of a no-hitter by Freshman Jarrod Ball and then beat Villa Madonna, 11-4.