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Today's News

  • An historic moment in Highland Heights

    I have a diploma hanging in my office at my full-time job in Erlanger. It is from Northern Kentucky University.
    Despite not walking through graduation ceremonies (sorry Mom), I am very proud of that framed piece of paper. I was made even prouder last week when the school picked up its first-ever basketball victory as a Division I member. The Lady Norse defeated Youngstown State on a last second shot, 66-64.

  • Lady Rebels are perfect at 3-0

    So far, so good for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels.
    The team played three games last week and won all three to get the new season off to a good start.
    The Lady Rebels opened the new season last Tuesday night on the road against Shelby County.
    After the squad struggled from both the field and the free-throw line, Owen County managed to sneak out of Shelbyville with a 45-43 victory. The team shot just under 35 percent from the field and were 8-18 from the free-throw line.

  • Owen County’s Trenary runs in North Carolina

    While many people spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving running through the malls. Hunter Trenary was running around in North Carolina.
    The Owen County High School junior made the trip to take part in the Foot Locker South Regional at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C. Trenary competed in the junior boys race where he finished in ninth place.
    The race included 239 runners from eight different states including 19 runners represented Kentucky in the race.

  • Thunder strikes

  • Vandals topple 20 tombstones in Gratz

    Police are investigating the Thanksgiving Day vandalism of a graveyard in Gratz.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, about 20 stones were overturned or damaged in the Mount Minish Cemetery sometime between Wednesday and Friday morning last week.
    “Somebody went in there and either turned them over or pushed them off their bases,” Hammond said. “It was discovered when people went in there Friday morning to decorate their family gravestones for Christmas.”
    Some of the stones were decades old, Hammond said.

  • Looking for angels

    Dozens of children in Owen County are looking for a few angels to help make Christmas brighter this year.
    Although the children remain nameless, Owen countians go out of their way each year to help a child in need, either by sponsoring an entire family or picking a child from the county’s angel tree.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said the project began approximately 25 years ago and countless businesses, churches and organizations have stepped up to help make everyone’s Christmas merry.

  • Looking for angels

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    Dozens of children in Owen County are looking for a few angels to help make Christmas brighter this year.
    Although the children remain nameless, Owen countians go out of their way each year to help a child in need, either by sponsoring an entire family or picking a child from the county’s angel tree.

  • Panel to review superintendent applications

    Owen County School District’s superintendent screening committee will meet Thursday to review applications in hopes of finding a new leader.
    Owen County Primary School Principal Sharen Hubbard, who also serves as the committee’s principal representative, said the meeting will be closed to the public.
    The screening committee screens all applicants, calls and checks all references and chooses the top applicants, which is usually between three and five.

  • Santa coming to town as part of Sunday Christmas parade

    Santa Claus is coming to town ... again.
    Owen County’s annual Christmas parade will makes its way through the streets of Owenton Sunday, officially kicking off the holiday season in the community.
    This year’s theme is “A Kentucky Christmas” and was chosen by a council who took ideas from Judy Grisham.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said the grand marshal of this year’s parade will be State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, in honor of his 20-year service as representative.

  • Owen County Christmas Parade

    Owen County Christmas Parade
    “A Kentucky Christmas”
    Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

    1-6 p.m.: Open house at participating merchants
    2 p.m.: Lining up of floats at Southern States parking lot
    2:15 p.m.: Judging of floats
    2:30 p.m.: Other groups in parade start lining up at Southern States
    2:30-3:15 p.m.: Singing at the courthouse square
    3 p.m.: Leave Southern States
    3:30 p.m.: Christmas parade (Owen County Rotary Club and Owen County Extension Homemakers)