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Today's News

  • Ready to serve

    Keith Miller of the Modern Woodmen of the World, left, stands in front of a new volleyball court at the Owenton Park along with Owenton Parks and Recreation Director Buck Beverly. Miller and the Modern Woodmen of the World donated $4,300 to the parks and rec. Department. Some of the funds were used for a community-wide Easter egg hunt in March. The rest of the money was used to erect the new volleyball court and to replace nets on the park’s soccer goals.
     

  • Owen emergency management says check on elderly during heat

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week, Owen County Emergency Management reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
    The following tips can help you remain safe during the hot weather:
    • Drink plenty of fluids. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates.
    • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.  

  • Teachers continue to give

    Annually, the Owen County Retired Teachers Association and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association present matching funds of fifty dollars each to local Family Resource Centers. Early in August, Mike Ramsey, treasurer of OCRTA, presented Beverly Marcum, Owen County Schools’ family resource director, with a check to help with costs of school supplies for children in the schools in Owen County. 

  • Rebels drop season opener on road

    The Owen County High School football team hopes Friday night’s loss at Western Hills High School will be a learning experience for a young team.
    For the second year in a row, the Rebels traveled to Frankfort to take on the Wolverines.
    After winning big last year, Owen County mistakes and a solid ground game by Western Hills led to a 33-6 defeat to begin the season.
    It is the second season in a row the Rebels have lost their first game of the season. Owen County began last year with a loss at Lloyd Memorial in Erlanger.

  • Rebel Ramblings: At Grant County • Saturday • 8:00 p.m.

    • Owen County defeated Grant County 44-14 last season in Dry Ridge. It was the third-straight win over the Braves.
    • Grant County is under the direction of second-year head coach Kevin Siple.
    • The Braves finished 3-7 last year and failed to make the playoffs.
    • Grant County will be playing its home opener on Saturday night after losing 48-20 last Saturday at Middlesboro.
    • Since 2000, the Rebels are 3-5 against Grant County.

  • Rough start for Lady Rebels

    Coming off  its first-ever district championship, the Owen County High School girls soccer team has not gotten off to the start they were anticipating.
    The Lady Rebels began the season with a pair of home games last week. The first came Aug. 19 as they welcomed Villa Madonna High School to town.
    The Blue Lightning got off to a good start as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead at halftime. They would add another in the second half and leave with the 5-0 victory. For Owen County, the loss came 364 days after Villa Madonna defeated them 6-0 in 2012.

  • Tough week for boys soccer

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team would probably prefer to forget last week and their time in the Rotary Capital Classic. The Rebels played three games but dropped all three.
    The first came Aug. 20 when they took on Frankfort Independent High School.
    Owen County would fall 6-2 to the Panthers.
    On Thursday night, the Rebels would travel back to Frankfort to take on Western Hills High School. The Wolverines would defeat Owen County 4-0.

  • Judo sign-ups start Sept. 5 at OCHS cafeteria

    Girls and boys in grades 1-12 can sign-up to join the Owen County Judo Team during the month of September. 
    Practices are Mondays and Thursdays from Sept. 5 to mid-May in the cafeteria at OCHS. They will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Students from will need a note to ride the bus each day. The cost is $30 a month which covers entry fees, T-shirt, awards banquet, USJI card, etc. New uniforms are $40 each, some old uniforms are available for $20.

  • Golf teams have busy week

    The Owen County High School boys golf team took on rivals from Warsaw last week. The Rebels would come out victorious over Gallatin County at Sugar Bay as one of their own set a career best.
    In the nine-hole match, Jordan Prather shot a career low one over par 37 to pace Owen County in the victory.
    Austin Fitzgerald, Justin Trusty and Cole Hamilton each shot 41.
    On Wednesday, the team took on Simon Kenton High School at Perry Park. Cole Hamilton was the medalist while the team won the match.

  • Volleyball picks up road win

    It may have only been the second match of the season, but the Owen County volleyball team is hoping to build on their come-from-behind win in Dry Ridge.
    After winning the first set 25-15 against Grant County on Thursday night, the Lady Rebels dropped the next two 31-29 and 25-15.
    Staring an 0-2 start in the face, Owen County bounced back and won the fourth set 25-15 and then held on in the fifth set 16-14 to come home with a hard-fought victory.
    The victory evened up the team’s overall record to 1-1 to begin the season.