Today's News

  • Engagement announcement: Lowe-Shelton

    Jayson Richelle Lowe of Sparta and Jordan Kent Shelton of Wheatley announce their engagement.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and DeRhonda Lowe of Sparta. Lowe is the granddaughter of Richard and Judy Smith of Warsaw and Hardin and Katie Lowe of Sparta.
    Lowe is a 2010 graduate of Gallatin County High School and a 2013 graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College with a degree in business. She is employed with Osborne Law Office in Carrollton.

  • Owen Senior Center activities for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

    The Owen County Senior Center provides activities only. The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant.
    Hot meals are served daily at 12 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot cooked meal. All seniors are welcome to attend.

    Wednesday: 9 a.m., games; 12 p.m., potluck Thanksgiving meal; 1 p.m., extension office/craft.
    Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving.
    Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving.
    Monday: 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., drumming with Roberta Schultz.

  • Owen officials offers tips for winter safety

    Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm.
    People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions.
    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan tells the public to be prepared for winter weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio and /television to stay informed about winter-storm watches, warnings and advisories.

  • Rebels looking to stay on top

    The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels have been the class of the 31st District the past two seasons. They are hoping to make it a third.
    The Rebels enter the 2013-2014 season as the two-time defending 31st District champions.
    In that time, they are 21-3 versus district competition. Their 20-10 record last year was also the second-straight season where Owen County has won at least 20 games.
    It was the third time the team has won 20 games under OCHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall.

  • Boys 31st District Preview

    Carroll County High School Panthers
    • The Panthers finished 16-12 last season.
    • Carroll County is once again coached by Carroll Yager.
    • They lost to Owen County in the 31st District semifinals.
    • They need to replace their top three scorers from last year. Dallas Gibson averaged 19 points and 5.5 rebounds a game, Trey Boles averaged 15.8 points while Brandon Stewart tossed in 10.2 points a contest.

    Eminence High School Warriors

  • Lady Rebels ready to return to glory

    For five years, the Owen County High School girls basketball team had been the dominant force in the 31st District.
    Things changed last season when they were knocked off that perch. They are hoping a new year means a return to their old form.
    The Lady Rebels began last season 10-3 before the calendar turned to 2013.
    After Jan. 1, 2013,  the team finished the season 8-8 to end up 18-11 overall. They would go 6-2 against district competition.
    Those two losses would come against the same team.

  • Girls 31st District Preview

    Carroll County Lady Panthers
    • The Lady Panthers finished 7-20 a year ago.
    • Carroll County will be under the direction of Paul Stone.
    • They finished 3-7 last season against district competition.
    • The Lady Panthers return their top three scorers from last season. Miranda Groseclose averaged 8.9 points, Makena Kindall added 8.8 points and Lauren Moore tossed in 8.6 points a game.

    Eminence Warriors
    • The Warriors finished 6-14 last year.

  • Soccer standouts honored with post-season awards

    The 2013 Owen County High School boys soccer team recently passed out its annual awards.
    The varsity awards include Preston Forsee and Robert Towles being named defensive players of the year while Alex Hernandez was named offensive player of the year.
    Bernie Engleman was named rookie of the year.
    Seth Bush and Tucker Cull received the coaches award while Logan Beckham was given the 110 Percent Award.
    Jace Bruener was recognized for having the most assists and Nash Croley was honored for scoring the most goals.

  • In season: Jullena Wagers

    Jullena Wagers, 15, recently shot her first buck, an eight-pointer, during the youth hunt.

  • In season: Heather Perkins

    Heather Perkins, 13, daughter of Michael Perkins and Stacey Jump, killed her first buck with her daddy this season.