Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Things starting to slow down here on the Branch

    It really feels like fall this morning. We had three inches of rain over the weekend but missed the bad storms and heavy rain. We did manage to get a load of wood split, hauled in and stacked in the wood shed on Saturday afternoon, but that was the extent of my nod to “gathering nuts for the winter” this week.
    Fay said they did get the Soup Sunday at church in before the rain ran them inside. She said there was a very good crowd and plenty of soup. They were going to start their wood gathering this week but would wait till the woods dried a bit.

  • OCHS students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the students of the month for September. From left to right are Elizabeth Gay, senior class; Kaitlyn Gabbard, freshman class; Miranda Mason, junior class; and Quinn Cole, sophomore class.

  • Three students from Owen Co. named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Benjamin Allen, Julie Spaulding and Courtney Waldrop, all 2013 graduates of Owen County High School, have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Senior Citizens Club News by Wanda Moreland

    Our Senior Citizens Club for September was called to order by president Sharon Miskell.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason gave the pledge to the flag and read from Matthew 5:16, let your light shine and ended with prayers.
    Roll call was given by secretary Ethel Hammond with 14 members present.
    Old business: Discussion on donations that were donated in getting ready for Sweet Owen Day. A lap quilt was donated by Flo Parker. Sharon donated a Visa card to raffle off.

  • Bad night in Bellevue

    The Owen County High School football team went to Bellevue High School Friday night and hoped to take with them some momentum generated by their victory last week.
    It was not to be.
    The Tigers raced out to a 38-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. They would eventually win the game 61-0.
    The win was the second straight for Bellevue over a Class 2A District 5 team. The Tigers defeated Carroll County High School last week.
    Bellevue used a balanced offensive attack from a pair of seniors to win the game.

  • Rebel Ramblings: At Walton-Verona • Friday • 7:30 p.m.

    • Walton-Verona is 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the district after posting a 48-21 victory over Carroll County on Friday night.
    • The Bearcats are coached by Jeff Barth, who is in his fifth season at the helm. In those five years, Barth is 33-19 overall.
    • Owen County lost 21-14 to Walton-Verona last season in Owenton.
    • The Bearcats reached the third round of the Class 2A State Playoffs last season before falling 49-14 to Newport Central Catholic.
    • Walton-Verona has won a playoff game in two of the last three seasons.

  • Lady Rebels claim NCKC title

    To say the Lady Rebels have had success in the NCKC Tournament would be an understatement. On Sept. 24 at Fairway Golf Course, the team won its fourth NCKC title in the last five years.
    The win wasn’t easy as the Lady Rebels finished just two shots ahead of Henry County.
    Shelby Power finished second overall by shooting a 74.
    Mackenzi Peyton from Henry County won the individual title by carding a 73.
    Owen County’s Lydia Merrified and Debbie Farrar each shot 97 while Grace Chilton fired a 112. Morgan Woodyard shot 113.

  • OCHS boys come in second at tourney

    The Owen County High School boys golf team hosted the NCKC Tournament last week. The Rebels would fall two shots shy of claiming the title.
    As a team, the Rebels posted a 326 while Walton-Verona was just a little better as they fired a 324 to win.
    Owen County had three golfers finish in the top five. Justin Trusty was second with a 78; Austin Fitzgerald was third with a 79; and Jordan Prather was fifth with an 81. Matt Atkins and Cole Hamilton tied for 15th as they each shot 88.

  • Rebels run well at Trimble

    The Owen County High School cross-country team spent Saturday in Bedford taking part in the Trimble County Invitational. It was a good day.
    Hunter Trenary won the boys varsity race finishing 38-seconds ahead of Christian Apel from Trimble County High School.
    Cory Hudnall was fifth while Keith Stout was eighth. Logan Bitler placed 11th and Kyle Flood was 16th.  
    The team finished second overall.
    In the girls varsity race, it was Autumn Hunter finishing fourth.

  • Couple swims, runs and bikes their way through Georgia

    Kevin and Gabrielle Welsh competed in a half ironman competition in Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 29. The competition consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run–a total of 70.3 miles traveled. Kevin finished with a time of 6:29:53. Gabrielle finished with a time of 6:39:12.