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  • Community Events | Aug. 31, 2016

    Clifton reunion set for Sunday
    The annual Clifton reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Owen County Extension Office, Ellis Road. Doors will open by 11 a.m. with potluck around 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome and probably related in some way. Come by for a visit if you can’t make lunch.

  • BRAVES OUTLAST REBELS IN SEASON OPENER

    They needed to hold on for one more minute.
    On a night that saw the Owen County Rebels battle the heat, leg cramps and the Grant County Braves the team came up just one minute short of winning their opening game of the 2016 season.
    Grant County quarterback, Tanner Souder, scored with 1:01 second left in the game to tie the score before the extra point gave the Braves their first lead of the night at 14-13.

  • Golf teams earn 'A' for their effort in tournament

    The Owen County boys and girls entered the 8th Region All ‘A’ Golf Tournament last Thursday at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley as the defending champs. When play finished for the day, nothing had changed.
    The Lady Rebels captured the title for the eighth straight year. Lydia Merrifield had a career day as she shot her best 18-hole score ever with a 75 to claim the individual title. Debbie Farrar was second with a 78.

  • Volleyball team playing well

    After dropping two of their first three matches to begin the season, the Owen County volleyball team has turned things around.
    The Lady Rebels have won five of their last six games including two over the weekend at the Boyle County Invitational. In the five wins, they have dropped just a single set.

  • Alfred Cobb's narrative provides glimpse into frontier life

    In the 1830s the Second Great Awakening spread like wildfire across frontier Kentucky planting deep religious roots along the way.
    During the same decade, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson, was reelected president, the Oregon Trail beckoned the out to the western frontier and staunch American patriots were slaughtered at the Battle of the Alamo.

  • Owen District Court - Aug. 19, 2016

    Joshua Jackson, 1996, theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 26.
    Chasidy L. Poe, 1981, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, public intoxication controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 26.
    Brian Rosell, 1980, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 26.

  • Son's birthday warrants firing up the oven

    As I begin writing this morning, I’m sitting in long pants and a sweatshirt. The house is still open, and it will warm up as the day progresses, but there is a hint of fall in the air. The grass is still green and growing as I sit here, but fall is definitely on the way.
    Tuesday was John’s 51st birthday, and his only wish was the annual roast beef and veggies and all the trimmings, plus chocolate cupcakes, which meant I had the oven going on Monday and Tuesday, so I welcome the cooler weather.

  • Lady Rebels win opening match of volleyball season

    The Lady Rebels began the season last week at home against Calvary Christian.
    The Lady Cougars defeated Owen County last season in Taylor Mill. The Lady Rebels dominated the first two sets winning 25-7 and 25-9. The third and decisive set was closer with Owen County winning 25-23. The win marked the first time since 2011 the team has won the opening match of the season.

  • LET'S PLAY FOOTBALL

    The Owen County football season gets started Friday night in Dry Ridge.
    The Rebels will begin the new year by taking on Grant County at 7 p.m. The Braves won the matchup last season 47-14.
    Friday night begins a new era for Owen County football as T.J. Wesselman coaches his first game for the Rebels.
    “I can’t explain how excited and honored I am to have the opportunity to coach my alma mater,” the new coach said.

  • Rebel Ramblings - Aug. 24, 2016

    Grant County won last year’s matchup 47-14 in Dry Ridge.
    The Rebels will be looking for their first win over the Braves since 2012 when they won 44-14.
    The two teams have played every year since 2005. Grant County has eight of the last eleven minutes.
    The game will feature a pair of first year head coaches. T.J. Wesselman will be coaching his first game for the Rebels while Jamey Dalzell will be coaching his second game with Grant County.
    Grant County is 1-0 on the season after beating Carroll County 28-12 on Friday night.