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Today's News

  • Rebel claims Eighth Region title

    Owen County High School golfer Justin Trusty is a regional champion.
    On Thursday at Cardinal Hill Golf Course, the senior fired a 75 to win the Eighth-Region All ‘A’ Classic. The win means a second-straight trip to the All ‘A’ State Tournament this weekend in Somerset at Eagles Nest Golf Course.
    Trusty finished the day one shot better than Tanner Stark from Trimble County and two shots ahead of Clint Burgess from Carroll County, who carded a 77.

  • Rebel Ramblings: Next game - Grant at Owen, 7:30 p.m.

    • The Wildcats beat the Rebels 41-7 last season in New Castle.
    • Henry County is coached by Jason Spencer, who is in his fourth season on the sidelines.
    • Owen County High School Head Football Coach Adam Fowler is looking for his first win against the Wildcats. He is 0-4.
    • The last time the Rebels defeated the Wildcats won Oct. 17, 2002. Owen County defeated  Henry County that night 47-6 in Owenton.
    • The last time Henry County started the season 2-0 was in 2009 when they started the year 4-0.

  • Braves run past Rebels, 60-7

    As quickly as momentum was on Owen County’s side Friday night in Dry Ridge, it was gone.
    After falling behind 14-0 in the opening quarter against Grant County High School, the Rebels seemed to have turned the tide in their favor.
    On the first play of the second quarter, Elijah Hafley picked off a Braves’ pass and returned it to the Owen County 49-yard line.

  • Tough week for OCHS girls soccer team

    The last few days have not been ones to remember for the Owen County High School girls soccer team.
    The team began the week Aug. 25 in Shelbyville against Shelby County High School. The Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Rebels 6-0.
    Owen County played its first home game of the season on Aug. 27 when they hosted Franklin County High School. The Lady Rebels would find themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard as they fell 5-1.

  • Volleyball team falls twice

    The Owen County High School volleyball team played a pair of competitive matches last week. Unfortunately, they came up just short in both.
    The week began with a road match at Grant County High School. After the Lady Braves won the opening game of the match 25-22, the Lady Rebels came back to even things up with a 25-23 win in game two. Grant County regained control of the match in the third game with a 25-12 win. Game four was tight throughout but the Lady Braves came out on top 25-22.

  • Rebels prepare for All ‘A’

    As the Owen County High School boys soccer team gets ready for the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic this week, they will be looking for better results than the tournament they just finished.
    The Rebels spent last week traveling back and forth between Owenton and Frankfort where they took part in the Frankfort Rotary Capital City Classic. They played three games in the event and dropped all three in shutout fashion.
    They lost to Franklin County on Tuesday, Western Hills on Thursday and Frankfort on Saturday.

  • Aint it The Truth: Unlike us, Jesus is never too busy to take our calls

    I was amused the other day to read some suggested voicemails greetings that truly are a sign of the times in which we live.
    Here’s one that gave a chuckle:
    “Hello, I’m not here right now. In fact, I’m out getting a new parakeet. If you leave a message after the beep, I’ll be sure to get back to you. Oh, and by the way, a word of advice; never try to clean a parakeet cage with a vacuum cleaner.”
    And this one:

  • Hot streak continues for MBMS volleyball

    The last week of August found the MBMS Lady Rebels Volleyball Team on the road.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Gallatin Aug. 26 where the sixth-grade and eight-grade teams swept the Lady Cats in two-set matches.
    On Aug. 27, the Lady Rebels traveled to Williamstown and faced the Lady Demons.
    The eight-grade team (6-0) captured the first set but dropped the second. The Lady Rebels rallied to defeat the Lady Demons and held onto the winning streak.

  • Hot streak continues for MBMS volleyball

    The last week of August found the MBMS Lady Rebels Volleyball Team on the road.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Gallatin Aug. 26 where the sixth-grade and eight-grade teams swept the Lady Cats in two-set matches.
    On Aug. 27, the Lady Rebels traveled to Williamstown and faced the Lady Demons.
    The eight-grade team (6-0) captured the first set but dropped the second. The Lady Rebels rallied to defeat the Lady Demons and held onto the winning streak.

  • Memories of Morgan: Friends and comrades look back on life of long-time public servant

    “Gentle giant” was a repeated phrase Monday as former and current firefighters and first responders remembered Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan.
    Morgan, 61, passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Aug. 20.
    Morgan had served as emergency management director since 1994 and had also served as county fire chief.
    In a 2013 interview with The News-Herald, Morgan said it was his dream growing up to become a firefighter.