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Today's News

  • Lending a hand: Over 75 student-athletes volunteer to help community with first-ever REBELSoutREACH

    Almost every day, there are fans of the Owen County High School Rebels in the stands for a game.
    But every day in Owen County, there are people in need and things that should get done.
    Earlier this month, the needs of the community and OCHS student-athletes came together for the first-ever REBELSoutREACH, an event that put players out in the public to help neighbors and supporters.

  • Owen County grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down two other indictments on Oct. 7:
    • Caleb B. Shafer, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • City expected to set tax rates at meeting

    The Owenton City Council was expect to approve new tax rates at its meeting Tuesday night.
    According the Owenton Mayor Doug West, overall the rates are similar to last year’s rates. The council is expected to take the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    “The real estate rate is down and the property tax is going up just a smudge,” West said. “It’s going up but it’s so little, I doubt anyone will really notice.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Oct. 7, 2014

    Donavan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 21.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from Sept. 23.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Oct. 21.

  • Rockets to the rescue

    By Jessi Williams
    Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Recently, Owen County 4-Hers learned how creativity and a strong foundation in math and science can help them help others, when they participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment.
    National Youth Science Day gives 4-H professionals and volunteers across the country an opportunity to get youth excited about science, math, engineering and technology and promote 4-H Science programs. Since 2008, more than 5 million young Americans have participated in National Youth Science Day. 

  • Rebel Ramblings

    • The Panthers defeated the Rebels 48-7 last season at Patterson Field.
    • Since 2000, Owen County High School is 5-9 versus Carroll County High School. Three of the wins have come under the direction of current head coach Adam Fowler.
    • The Panthers finished 6-6 last year. It was the fifth-straight season they have finished with a non-losing record.
    • Carroll County defeated Newport Independent in the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs last season. It was the first playoff victory since defeating Bethlehem in 2003.

  • Rebels stumble and fall on the road

    It was another disappointing Friday night for the Owen County High School football team.
    The Rebels traveled to Bedford Friday to take on the Trimble County High School.
    Despite the soggy conditions, it was an exciting night for the Raiders who were playing their first home game at their new stadium. They had not played a home game since Sept. 27, 2013, when the hosted Gallatin County High School.

  • Regular season wraps up for girls soccer team

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels soccer team have put the wraps on the 2014 regular season.
    Owen County got things started by hosting Calvary Christian on Oct. 8 at Patterson Field.
    McKenzie Edgett and Amber Gover each found the back of the net for the Lady Rebels. Calvary Christian however would win the game 4-2.
    For Gover, it was her 10th goal of the season. The achievement marks the first time since 2012 the Lady Rebels had two players reach double figures in goals.
    On Oct. 9, the team traveled to take on Frankfort Independent High School.

  • Boys soccer ends regular season

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The team played a pair of games - one at home against Walton-Verona High School and the other on the road at Grant County High School.
    On Oct. 8, the team closed out the home portion of the season at Patterson Field against the Bearcats. It was the third meeting between the two schools this season. Each had the same outcome – a Walton-Verona victory. Preston Forsee would score for the Rebels but it would not be enough as Owen County fell 5-1.

  • Lady Rebels busy on volleyball court

    No one could blame the Owen County High School volleyball team if they needed a nap.
    The team played eight matches last week. Owen County played matches on Oct. 6 through 9 and five matches on Oct. 11
    On Oct. 6, the team hosted Trimble County High School. After losing the first game 25-23 the Lady Rebels bounced back to take game two 25-21. The Lady Raiders would have the final say as they won the deciding game 25-20 to claim the match.
    The next day, the team traveled to Williamstown High School to take on the Lady Demons.