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Today's News

  • Talent Time

    Project Graduation 2013 would like to thank all the participants in Owen’s Got Talent and to thank all those who came out to support this event. Kaitlyn Parker won forth place. Ashley Smith won third. JD Chappell was the second-place winner. Mandy Holbert and Dustin Ellis won first place with a song Mandy had written. Organizers would like to express a special thank you to the judges and to the emcee for this event Dave Stowe.

  • Owen Extension Service News: New studies find link between energy drinks and heart disease

    Energy drinks are flying off the grocery shelves and are becoming increasing popular with teens.
    Medical experts are concerned with the long-term consequences of these beverages, especially relating to the heart.  Energy drinks contain large amounts of stimulants, such as caffeine, which has been shown to boost both blood pressure and heart rate.  In some study participants, they caused heart palpitations.  Young adults who drank two cans a day for one week saw their blood pressure and heart rate increase about 10 percent for several hours after drinking.

  • 4-H News: First time 4-Her ice-cream social

    Are you 9 years old? Is this your first year in 4-H? Come out to the Owen County Extension Office and enjoy some ice cream as we introduce you to all of the opportunities the 4-H program has to offer you.
    The event will be held Oct. 9  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the extension office.
    There will be information available about the Livestock Club, Horse Club, Shooting Sports Club, New Columbus Community Club, Spring Break Project Day, Flower and Vegetable Project,  4-H Summer Camp, 4-H Sewing and many more.
    The deadline to register is Oct. 5.

  • Reese/Holbert family comes together for annual reunion

    The descendants of Farmer Reese and Nannie Bell Holbert met Sunday, Sept. 16 at Owen County Extension Center for their family reunion. All those that were able to attend enjoyed reminiscing about happy times together in the past.   

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 11, 2012

    Sarah B. Aylor, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complic drug paraphernalia, violation of conditions of release, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Oct. 9.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Oct. 9.
    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, complicity controlled substance prescription not in original container, complicity drug paraphernalia, complicity possession of marijuana, jury trial set for Oct. 12.

  • MBMS wins again

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School football team is making a habit of winning. The Rebels were in action Sept. 11 and defeated Summit View 34-12. The win improved the team to 5-0.
    The Rebels got on the board first in the opening quarter when MBMS took the opening kickoff and marched the ball to the four-yard line where Michael Thorton took it in for the score.
    After a failed extra point, the Rebels had the early 6-0 lead.

  • Volleyball team picks up pair of wins

  • Soccer team runs into tough week

  • Championship belongs to Lady Rebels

    The Owen County High School girls golf team played at the Henry County Country Club twice last week and in both cases, they dominated.
    The Lady Rebels won a team match last week in New Castle against the Lady Wildcats.
    They then returned and won the NCKC Tournament.
    Against Henry County, the team was led by Shelby Power, who fired a nine-hole total of 38. Kennedi Dermon and Lynsey Farrar each shot 43. Julie Spaulding posted a 47 while Aly Minch shot 48. Mackenzie Payton from Henry County finished with the low round of the day as she carded a 35.

  • Rebels having big year on pitch

    The Owen County High School boys soocer team has already doubled its win total from last year. They hope they are not finished.
    In three games last week, the Rebels went 1-2.
    On Sept. 11,  the Rebels dropped a 2-1 decision at Carroll County before defeating Gallatin County 2-1 on Sept. 12 in the Frankfort High Invitational.
    On Thursday night, Owen County returned to Frankfort where they fell 1-0 to Spencer County.
    Austin Collins scored the lone goal against the Panthers and was assisted by James Marston.