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Today's News

  • No. 3 (Male) Curt Cochran

    He is one of the best players to ever play football at Owen County High School, and he did it while playing for his father.

    Curt Cochran graduated from OCHS in 1981. During his time as a Rebel, he lettered four years in football, three years in basketball and baseball and one year in track.

    While a member of the football team, the Rebels compiled a record of 33-11 including a regional championship in 1980. That season, the team lost just one game during the regular season before falling to Russellville in the state semifinals.

  • Board names new Owen County High principal

    On Aug. 30,  students will say goodbye to Owen County High School Principal Shannon Treece and hello to their new leader, Danny Osborne.

    Osborne, a 33-year-old principal at Virgie Middle School in Pike County, signed his contract with the Owen County School District Monday.

    Owen County Schools Interim Superintendent Don Martin announced the new hire during Monday evening’s Owen County Board of Education meeting.

  • County holds line on taxes

    Despite talk of the national economy being on the rise, the Owen County Fiscal Court met Aug. 10 and decided to keep last year’s tax rates.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the court could have taken the 4-percent increase.

    “With the way the economy has been, I just didn’t feel that people could take that increase,” Keith said. “A 4-percent increase would have amounted to about a $2,000 difference in revenue.”

  • Owen County all-stars fall short of state tournament

    The Owen County 10U baseball All-Stars recently competed in the District 6 Cal Ripken Tournament.

    The team fell short of reaching the state tournament, losing to Grant County in a best of three series. The Rebels lost by a score of 7 to 4 in the first match-up. Owen County was led on the mound by Austin Towles and Jason Gray. At the plate the Rebels were led by Grant Cobb with two hits. Kirby Young, Logan Harrod, Austin Brown and Towles also had hits.

  • Bike mystery solved

    For about week, Owen County’s Greg Estes has been all over the place.

    His picture has been prominently featured on Yahoo News. He’s fielded calls from local, regional and international media organizations.

    All this over a $5 bike.

    Last week, the News-Herald broke the story first of Estes, the custom-made racing bike, and former Tour de France champion Floyd Landis.

  • Mother finds comfort and healing at home

    In 2006, we were told by doctors in another hospital that our mother would die in the next few days.

    The reason I am sharing these thoughts with you is I was approached by someone who wanted more information on the home dialysis and I feel there are more people out there who one day may need to think about going this way instead of going to a clinic and going through a more aggressive treatment.

    Instead of doing it daily, you do it every two to three days and it is more aggressive.

  • An award-winning summer for Owen County golfer

    Many kids have relaxing summers where they sit by the pool or stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning. This is not the case for Krista Power. She spent her summer on the golf course playing on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour.

    Power, who will be a senior this year at Owen County High School, played in the Gatorade Power division of the tour. She said the goal of the division is to prepare her and other golfers to play at the college level.

  • Sprint Cup gets green flag at Sparta

    One of the nation’s premier sporting events is coming to Kentucky. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run a race at Kentucky Speedway in 2011.

    The much-anticipated announcement came yesterday after a week of speculation and 10 years of hard work.

    Since the track opened in 2000, the goal had been to host a race involving NASCAR’s top series. The dream became a reality when Bruton Smith, the CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI), made the announcement at Tuesday’s press conference at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • Letter to the editor: Award winner appreciates honor

    Thank you, Owen County.

    I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the Rotary Club’s “Owen Countian of the Year” award, presented to me at the Owen County Fair 2010. I was so surprised.

    I was about age 42 when I felt the urge to record Owen County’s local history. My dreams, aspirations and desire of yester years began to unfold into action.

  • Get your popcorn ready

    If the air in Georgetown seems a little thinner this summer there may be a simple explanation. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco are both there practicing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

    That’s right, T.O. and Chad on the same team. Forget if there will be enough balls to go around on the field. Will there be enough oxygen to go around the locker room for the post game news conferences? Not only that, but can you imagine the touchdown celebrations. The NFL has to love the fact that it could make a lot of money on fines between the two of them this year.