Today's News

  • NKU names Gayheart Female Freshman Athlete of the Year

    Rianna Gayheart, a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School, was recently named Northern Kentucky University’s Female Freshman Athlete of the Year at the NKU athletic banquet.  The award was only awarded to one freshman female and one freshman male from all of the sports teams.  Gayheart was awarded NKU Athlete of the Week on three separate occasions this year, as well as A-Sun Newcomer of the Week twice and A-Sun All Freshman Team.

  • Bats go silent

    If only they could have saved some of those runs …
    On April 29, the Owen County High School girls softball scored 13 runs in a win at Henry County.
    The 13-8 victory was the team’s second straight after beating Shelby County High School the week before.
    In the two wins, the Lady Rebels scored 22 total runs.
    They could have used some of those runs later in the week.
    On Tuesday, the team traveled to Frankfort to take on Western Hills High School. The Lady Wolverines is a team playing well at this point in the season.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League results - Saturday, April 27

    Saturday, April 27

  • Rebels grab second at NCKC championships

    The results of the Boys NCKC Track Championship Saturday at Henry County High School couldn’t have been any closer with three teams finished within one point of each other.
    Kentucky Country Day won the meet by one point over both Owen County and Henry County high schools.
    The Rebels had some outstanding individual performances in the meet.
    Paul Banks won the 100-meter dash with Ian Oaks finishing second.
    Collin Trammel captured the 200-meter dash.
    Hunter Trenary finished first in the 3200-meter run.

  • Fifth-place finishes for girls track team

    The Owen County High School girls track team competed in a pair of meets last week. They would finish fifth in both the Scott County All-Comers Meet and the NCKC championships.
    On April 30, the team traveled to Georgetown for the Scott County All-Comers Meet.
    In the 100-meter dash, it was Haley DeCandia, 16th; Amber Gover, 22nd;  Andi Burford, 23rd; Nicole Jacobs, 37th; Samantha  Tamplin, 41st; and Helena Kramer, 48th.
    For the 200-meter dash, Gover finished 11th; DeCandia, 16th; Burford, 21st; Paula Rivera, 22nd; and Veronica Chisholm, 28th.

  • Rebels suffer reversal of fortune

    The Owen County High School baseball team is on the wrong kind of roll.
    From April 8 through April 23, the Rebels didn’t lose a game and won nine-straight contests.
    Since then, they have dropped eight in a row.
    Last week began with a trip to Walton-Verona to take on the Bearcats.
    Despite scoring seven runs, Owen County still lost 13-7.
    The seven runs are the most the team has scored and still lost during the current streak.

  • Gray named future star

    David Gray, son of Eric and Jenna Gray of Wheatley, was recently selected for the 2013 seventh-grade offensive line of the Kentucky Future Stars team. He will report to Lindsay Wilson College in June for a week of training and practice. The Kentucky vs. Tennessee game will be held in Knoxville, Tenn. on June 15.  David Gray is the first seventh-grader from Owen County to be selected for this team, following in the footsteps of Michael Wash, who was selected and played on the eighth-grade Kentucky Future Stars team in 2011.

  • Owen County princesses meet royalty

  • Community seeks cure for drug epidemic

    Charlotte Wethington wants to spare Owen County families the suffering she has endured.
    “I was uninformed and then misinformed and that was a deadly combination for my son,” Wethington told a group of 180 concerned citizens at Thursday’s drug forum, hosted by the Owen County Community Health Collaborative.
    Wethington lost her son Casey to a heroin overdose over 10 years ago, but had she not been steered away from intervening, she feels Casey could still be here today.

  • KABOOM leads to two arrests

    Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller didn’t quite know what was going on when he heard the first KABOOM.
    At about 6 p.m. on April 23, Miller was in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot when he heard the boom and debris began to rain down on his cruiser.
    “When I got out to investigate, another explosion occurred,” Miller said in his report. “I called for another officer to assist and did not know what I was dealing with.”
    Miller began to investigate and found pieces of two-liter soda bottles around the parking lot.