Today's News

  • Program to add safe places for kids in need

    At least once during the course of each school year, an Owen County student will find themselves in a situation where they have no place to go, said Becky Mefford, Owen County’s Youth Services Center director.
    For youth facing scary situations, designated Safe Places throughout Owen County could help make them feel more secure, Mefford said. She hopes at least 10 will be in place here by the end of the 2015-16 school year.

  • iLead students explore local culture

    With iPhones in hand and book bags on their backs, students from Carrollton’s iLead Academy descended Friday on Owen County for a scavenger hunt with a purpose.
    The students, who come from Owen, Henry, Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties, roamed the sidewalks of downtown Owenton, visiting the county clerk’s office, the county courthouse, the history museum and more in an effort to learn about their communities.
    The academy students have spent the past couple of Fridays on scavenger hunts in the different communities.

  • Introducing ... New faces at upper and lower elementary schools

    Editor’s note: Over the next three weeks, The News-Herald will be introducing its readers to the Owen County School District’s new teachers, who kindly responded to our questionnaires. This week we begin with the Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary Schools:

    Blair Baldwin
    Hometown: Owenton
    Subject/grade(s) you’ll be teaching: Community Learning Center (CLC) afterschool director

  • Historical Society News, Aug. 26, 2015

    Most came from Virginia and the Carolinas, but long before they crossed the Appalachian Mountains into Kentucky, many of these hearty pioneers immigrated from England, Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
    Their possessions were limited, but their wealth lay in their heritage, which was embraced in stories, legends, folklore and sayings that had been passed down for generations.
    Like all areas of Kentucky, Owen County had its own unique colloquialisms, yet many old-time sayings were familiar from one end of the state to the other.

  • Owen District Court - Aug. 21, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Aug. 21, 2015

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, improper passing, probable cause established, transfer to grand jury Sept. 8.
    Michael Shuler, 1988, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500; preliminary hearing set for Aug. 28.
    Kody Smith, first-degree robbery, house arrest, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 28.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 26, 2015

    No matter what the calendar tells you, summer is over.
    The weather has cooled, it’s supposed to be into the 40s this week.
    The Halls have gotten their lot cleaned and a bump-out trailer to live in now and are ready to rebuild.
    Ray and Wanda came in Saturday and made a survey of all the piddling jobs I need before cold weather, and Fay and Bruce are getting ready to start cutting their fall hay.
    Ann has one more week of work and she will be retired. Everybody is looking forward to fall and the activities that go with it.

  • At the library - Aug. 26-Sept. 1

    September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Remember that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Snoopy is honorary chair for Library Card Sign-up Month 2015. Come see if you can find him at the library.
    This week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library:  Adventure #6 – Chose a random CD, listen to it all the way through, write a critique. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

    Adult Exercise

  • In brief: Aug. 26, 2015

    Owen County Republicans to meet
    The Owen County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those wishing to dine may arrive by 6:30 p.m. Results of the Aug. 22 vote of the Republican State Central Committee as to whether there will be a presidential caucus for Republicans and what that entails for our county party organization will be discussed. Some yard signs will be available.
    Movie to be held on courthouse lawn

  • Girls golf team tackles invitational challenges

    The Owen County Lady Rebels golf team was in action several times leading up to the beginning of school Aug. 12, starting the season July 31 at at the Pendleton County Invitational,
    As a team they finished in second place. Lydia Merrifield shot a 91 to tie for eighth place; Grace Chilton finished 10th with a 92; Morgan Woodyard shot 96 to finish 13th;  Debbie Farrar fired a 98 to land 16th; and Laura Duke finished a 26th place with a 114.

  • Ready for some Rebel football?

    Owen County Rebels football will not begin the season until next week, when they host Grant County.
    The Rebels will be looking to improve on last year’s 1-9 record. The team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
    Head coach Adam Fowler, who is in his eighth year at the helm, will once again lead OCHS. In his first seven seasons, Fowler and the Rebels stand at 28-48 overall. Before Fowler arrived, the Rebels had won a combined 21 games over the previous seven seasons.