Local News

  • One man's gold rush

    Colorado Springs, Colo. isn’t the final goal of Olympic hopeful and Owen County native Robert Beverly but it is an important stepping-stone.
    Beverly, who racked up dozens of top Judo honors while competing for Owen County, is currently training at the United States Olympic Complex and is chasing his dream of a gold medal out west.
    Olympic Coach Eddie Liddie recruited Beverly over the summer at the 2012 National Junior Olympics. He joined the OTC team Jan. 9 after completing his first semester at Jefferson Community College.

  • Onto the national stage

    While most college students will be enjoying a break from the books at home this summer, Owen County High School graduate Christina Johnson will travel to Florida where she will represent Kentucky in a nationwide pageant.
    After being crowned Miss Kentucky Collegiate America 2013 in February, Johnson will compete in the Miss Collegiate America pageant in July, where she will be up against 51 other college-age girls.

  • Art for arts sake

    During the month of February, local artists shared their talents with students at the Owen County Primary School. Highlighted artists included: painter Shonna Toole; potter Eliza Petzinger and basket weaver Ken Hanson and wife Mary Ann. After each artist’s presentation students participated in follow-up activities related to the lesson that the artist taught. We are very thankful to our local community artists for volunteering their time and sharing their talents with Owen County Primary School students.

  • Know your rights

  • Robber hits local bank

    Kentucky State Police are seeking information after the New Liberty branch of First Farmers Bank and Trust was robbed Saturday morning.
    Dispatchers at KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call of an alarm coming from the bank, located at 460 U.S. Hwy. 227 N., at 11:46 a.m. Saturday.
    According to a KSP press release, video from bank cameras showed the alleged perpetrator entering the bank and going to a teller window. The subject reportedly then told the tellers to give him “all their money.”

  • 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