Today's News

  • New arrivals in 2008

    The following births were recorded in the pages of The News-Herald during 2008:

    October 2007

    Luke Austin Rice, Oct. 16

    November 2007

    Taryn Louise Alcorn, Nov. 5

    Carson Carter, Nov. 15

    Audrey Star Gaines, Nov. 24

    December 2007

    Braydon Tindle, Dec. 11

    Kylee Grace O’Banion, Dec. 12

    Matthew Carmack, Dec. 12

    Pyper Jensen Keith, Dec. 12

    Michael Wagers, Dec. 18

    Austin Blackwell, Dec. 22

    Bindi Gail Hudson, Dec. 22

    Bryson Shane Tirey, Dec. 27

  • Lady Rebels reach tourney finals

    For the second year in a row, the Owen County Lady Rebels reached the finals of a holiday basketball tournament.

    Last year, the team reached the championship game of the Gallatin Steel Invitational where they defeated Meade County. This year, the Lady Rebels made it to the finals of the North American Stainless Classic where they took on Carroll County.

    Along the way to the championship game, the Lady Rebels defeated North Bullitt (41-32) on Dec. 20 in the first round; and on Dec. 22, they took on the Lady Bears of Spencer County in round two.

  • Santa bashing? Not on my watch

    Back when I was the editor of a paper in Corbin, I had a pair of religion columnists who submitted the same pre-Christmas article every year.

    These columnists were very devout, very conservative and very traditional in their writing. They often came out and decried the “modern’ world and urged readers to abandon some of the more secular aspects of Christmas.

  • 2008: Saying goodbye

    These deaths were recorded in the pages of The News-Herald during 2008.

    December 2007

    Charles Joseph Taylor, 63

    Irene Thompson Craigmyle Bilyeu, 93

    Robert C. Florey, 82

    Florene Bishop, 85

    William B. “Webie” Scruggs, 81

    Alta Fay Carver, 71

    Ida Lee Johnson, 70

    Arvel Shelton, 81

    Robert W. Cohorn, 87

    Irene Bilyeu, 93

    Glenn Allen Johnson Jr., 33

    Kendra Nicole “Kelly” Johnson, 26

    Sevin Zyrin Johnson, 5

    Mekenzie K-Lynn Johnson, 2

  • District title victory named top local sports story of the year

    There were many big moments in sports throughout 2008. The New York Giants were the improbable winners of the Super Bowl over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots. Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open on one leg. Michael Phelps won eight Gold Medals at the Olympics in Beijing. The Tampa Bays Rays made it to the World Series before falling to the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a good year.

    Owen County also had its share of sports memories over the past year. I have chosen five memorable moments of 2008. 


  • 2008: Looking back at a landmark year in Owen County history

    Although every year has moments that will be considered historical, 2008 will likely go down as a turning point in American history.

    Whether it be the election of the first African-American president, the financial meltdown or one of the many stories that made headlines in The News-Herald, 2008 should always stand out in the memories of Owen countians.

    To commemorate this important moment in our history, The News-Herald presents a recap of some of the most significant stories of the past year:

    Jan. 2, 2008

  • Rebels' comeback falls short

    The hole was too deep and one the Rebels could not climb out of.

    On Dec. 22, Owen County headed to Erlanger to take on the Lloyd Juggernauts. The teams met a season ago with Owen County coming away with the 65-53 win in Owenton. The Rebels also played in the Lloyd Memorial Invitational last December.

    This year, the result was different.

  • State seeks public input on project to widen section of KY 22

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking for public input concerning the reconstruction and widening of KY 22 from KY 227 to the KY 845 intersection.

    There will be a public meeting Jan. 28 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Owen County High School.

    The format for the meeting will be informal and visitors can drop by at anytime and stay as long as they like.

  • Owen County girls soccer team hands out annual awards

    The Lady Rebels’ soccer team handed out its team awards for the 2008 season.

    Owen County Girls Soccer Head Coach Mike Haines said  he would have liked to have seen more wins but thought the season was a success.

    Haines said he did not lose a single minute of practice or playing time to academic eligibility issues.

  • Community speaks out on West Perry project

    Questions and concerns were abundant at Owenton City Hall Thursday during a public hearing concerning the West Perry renovation project.

    Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said he felt the meeting had a positive outcome.

    “I think overall the meeting went very well,” Wotier said. “People still had some questions, but by the time they left, they seemed to have a better understanding overall.”