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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Kay's Branch News: Cold weather means slow news

    Good morning. The sun is out and it’s lighting up the hard frost and freeze of last night.
    The TV said it’s in the teens but my thermometer says 38. Bless it’s little mercury heart. It always gives me a false sense of warmth in the winter. You see, when the sun comes up over the hill in front of my house, it shines directly on the thermometer which causes the mercury to shoot up and it rises to about the roof. When the shade finally comes, it drops back into its proper reading. I know this, but it makes me feel like spring is on the way for a few minutes.

  • Trammel signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Owen County High School football standout Collin Trammel signed with Lindsey Wilson College on National Signing Day. On Feb. 6,  Collin Trammel signed an NAIA scholarship to play football for the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders in Columbia for the 2013 season.

  • 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.

  • Owen Historical Society News: A glimpse into the origins of phrases

    He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…
    Many a young girl recites these words as she pulls petals off a flower. The purpose is to reveal the true intent of an admirer.
    Sayings, superstitions and old wives tales were tucked away in the memories and embedded in the culture of early Owen County settlers. Most were of Scotch-Irish, German and English descent, and along with their few belongings, they brought a rich legacy of these sayings  from Europe to the New World.

  • Damon Thayer: Students deserve a chance

    This week, the regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly reached its halfway point, with the Senate passing legislation on education, healthcare, judicial matters and economic development.