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  • Rebels reign

    There was more than a 31st District title on the line Saturday night in Carrollton. It was a chance for the Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels to secure a place in history.
    The Owen County High School boys basketball team entered the game with a chance to become the first team to win back-to-back district titles as well as post consecutive 20-wins seasons for the first time. With their 58-50 win over Eminence, they accomplished both.

  • County to sign deal with board to use building

    A deal to bring new life to the former Owen County Public Library is expected to be approved by Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith.
    The property at 118 North Main Street is being deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court for use by the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Tourism Commission will also have space for a welcome center and promotional area near the front of the building.

  • Sharing 'Butter'

    Owen County native, author and News-Herald columnist Georgia Green-Stamper visited the Owen County Public Library Saturday to read selections from her newest book, “Butter In the Morning.” In addition to her reading, Green-Stamper also signed copies of the book.
    Green-Stamper said she was impressed with the library’s new facility and recounted a story of a trip to the public library with her father as a child.

  • OCHS students of the month
  • Knowing your rights
  • Community events

    District championship shirts are available

    The 31st District championship T-shirts are available for sale in the high-school gym from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    The cost is $12.

  • Great Partners

    Owenton Mayor Doug West recently accepted an award from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for significant achievement to the partnership between The Housing Authority of Owenton and the Housing Authority of Frankfort in recognition of outstanding performance.

  • Burn restrictions now in place

    The Division of Forestry and Division of Air Quality advises that Kentucky has entered the fire hazard season and it will be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30.

  • In the pink

    The Owen County High School cheerleaders showed their support for breast cancer awareness and the local Relay for Life organization by wearing pink and replica ribbons.

  • Owen County grand jury issues indictments

    On Feb. 12, 2013, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    • Darian T. Carter, 40, on the charges of three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment on the three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule III controlled substance, namely hydrocodone.