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Today's News

  • Hooray for mediocrity

    I love “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” I especially love the scene where Charlie Brown is sitting with Lucy telling her about his problems. He admits that he knows he should be happy about Christmas, but says for some reason he is not.

    By the way, on a completely unrelated note, why is Charlie Brown the only one with a last name? Think about it. There is Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and so on and so forth. No last names.

    Anyway, over the last week I have sort of felt like Charlie Brown but about something else besides Christmas.

  • Kennedi Dermon breaks MBMS scoring records

    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne shouldn’t have any trouble finding someone to put the ball in the basket for the next several years.

    Osborne currently has Rianna Gayheart, who was Maurice Bowling Middle School’s all-time leading scorer.

    He also has Hannah Neeley, who was the record-holder for most points scored in a single season.

    The key word in both of those sentences is “was.”

    Last year, as a seventh-grader, Kennedi Dermon broke Neeley’s record by scoring 292 points.

  • Lady Rebels rattle off two straight wins to open new season

    The first two games for the Lady Rebels turned into a pair of blowout wins. Owen County first took care of Grant County, 74-36, Nov. 29 before easily defeating Williamstown, 76-48,  Friday. Both games were played in Owenton.

    Rianna Gayheart began her junior season by scoring 22 points, dishing out four assists and grabbing eight steals against Grant County. Also adding 22 points in the opener was sophomore Hannah Neeley.

    If the Lady Rebels had any first-game jitters, there were no outward signs.

  • Monterey News: A tough but wonderful Thanksgiving

    I realize I’m a little late with this news but wanted to share some things with you all.

    Thanksgiving has come and gone. I’m very thankful for a lot of things – my health and family first off – but also for all the wonderful things God has provided for me and my family through the years.

    However, this year was a little tough on us all with it being our first Thanksgiving without Mom.  We sure did miss her. I now know what she went through each and every holiday without her parents.

  • Return of Santa highlights Christmas Parade

    Despite cold temperatures and snow flurries throughout the afternoon, dozens of families braved the cold Sunday for Owen County’s annual Christmas parade.

    The parade began at Southern States and made its way downtown, where children and adults alike lined the streets in anticipation.

    This year’s theme was “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Eight floats led the way for Santa Claus.

  • Cheering in Philly

    As they marched their way down JFK Boulevard and 20th Street at the United States’ oldest Thanksgiving Day parade, two Owen County cheerleaders were surrounded by hundreds of adoring young girls.

    Veronica Chisholm and Hannah Runion traveled to Philadelphia, Nov. 23 to perform with 250 other cheerleaders in the 92nd Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    The two tried out for the event this past summer at UCA Cheerleading camp.

    Chisholm said the two tried out as part of a squad and each were judged on one routine, one cheer and one jump.

  • Williams earns Player of the Week honors

    Owen County High School’s Sawyer Williams was named North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 4. Sawyer averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds in two games last week while shooting 77 percent form the floor and blocking 12 shots.

     

  • Historical Society News: Flood of '37 a favorite topic for holiday party chat

    Dressed in her finest Christmas attire, she patiently awaited the arrival of her guests; and as they entered her decorated doorway, her rooms echoed with laughter and camaraderie.

  • Soccer players recognized for achievements on and off the field

    Most goals: Austin Collins (Varsity), Will Dempsey  and Jordan Henderson (JV)

    Most assists: James Marston (varsity), Cooper Taylor, Caleb Ashcraft and Austin Collins (JV)

    110 percent award: Austin Willis (varsity) and  Gabe Osborne

    Coaches award: Ryan Marston and Jared Fitzgerald (varsity),  Nash Croley (JV)

    Rookie of year:  Jose Munoz (varsity), Dalton Mertz (JV)

    Most Improved: Devin Ricketts (varsity), Tucker Cull (JV)

    Offensive player of year: James Marston (varsity). Jordan Henderson (JV)

  • Young tech-savvy students will show skills at state

    After recently traveling to Northern Kentucky University for a regional Student Technology Leadership Program competition, Owen County School’s students once again proved that hard work pays off.

    Nine out of 10 STLP projects  —including an Owen County Primary School project — will advance to state competition in May in hopes of continuing on to the International Society for Technology in Education conference next summer in Philadelphia.

    STLP is a project-based learning program that teaches students how to use technology to learn and achieve.