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Today's News

  • County Clerk Corner

    As you may know by now, for the past three years the staff of the Owen County Clerk’s office has been working hard learning new technology. With this new technology and our commitment to serve we are looking forward to 2010.

    Election Day is coming in 2010. With my prediction of a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls, the clerk’s office is working to make sure you have a smooth voting experience.

  • Boys back from Florida; grab district win

    After a week of planes, hotels  and Walt Disney World, the Owen County Rebels returned home from Florida Thursday.

    After making it through security and a bumpy flight, the Rebels played three games while in Orlando and went 2-1.

    In the first game, they defeated a team from Ranney, N.J., 81-17. They then squeaked past a team from Ambridge, Penn., 51-50, before finally losing to a squad from Westtown, Penn., 63-35.

    When they were not playing games, the team enjoyed time at Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

  • New extension service book carries special local flavor

    Calling the new book offered by the Owen County Extension Service a cookbook wouldn’t be telling half the story.

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said the new book, “Living Well: More Than a Cookbook,” offers much more than traditional cookbooks including nutritional information, etiquette tips, financial pointers and plenty of helpful information about running a successful home.

  • Lady Rebels drop two at Lady Rocket Invitational

    The days leading up to Christmas provided the Owen County High School girl’s basketball team one nice gift and two lumps of coal.

    The Lady Rebels played in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County last week. The team went 1-2 for the event, defeating Owensboro and losing to Shelby County and Anderson County.

    The week began with a game against the Lady Rockets from Shelby County. The game was a measuring stick for the Lady Rebels since Carroll County had defeated Shelby County earlier in the season.

  • Year in Review: Several familiar faces stay on top of the sports world

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

    That was the case in 2009 when it came to sports. Look back at the teams and players that won championships and I think you will agree.

    Start in February at the Super Bowl XLIV when the Pittsburgh Steelers won yet another title after it appeared the upstart Arizona Cardinals and their “old man” quarterback, Kurt Warner, were going to win their first – that is before Ben Rothlisberger found Santanio Holmes for the winning score with just seconds remaining.

  • Year In Review

    2009 may well be remembered as one of the most pivotal years in the long history of Owen County. New businesses opened while some old favorites closed. A new era in county government began following controversy. We said hello to new neighbors and goodbye to many old friends.

    Here is a look back from the pages of the News-Herald.

    Jan. 7, 2009

    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a public hearing regarding a grant application for the extension of the existing walking track surrounding Actaris Field at the Owen County Park.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    Bing Crosby may have dreamed of snow, but my Christmases in the Bluegrass have been mostly muddy, and have been better for it, in my opinion. I have, however, been stuck in a blizzard with a blind date on New Year’s Eve. Because of that singular experience New Year’s is painted forever white in my memory.

  • Thanks to the angels out there

    I guess I am drawn to stories about angels. I can’t let the Christmas season pass without the mention of all the angels we have as friends and neighbors in Owen County.

    You see every year the community angel tree is started around Thanksgiving. This year was no different. Nicole here at the office wanted to, “Put the tree up,” and me saying, “It’s too early.” We did prepare our spot in the office and decorated our tree and waited for the girls at the extension office to bring our angels to hang on it.

  • Lady Rebels drop pair at home

    The road had been kind to the Lady Rebels during the first two weeks of the season. Owen County Coach Bob Osborne’s team had played four games away from Owenton and had won all four. Most people expected the success to continue when the team played its first two home games last week.

    The Lady Rebels hosted a pair of 31st District rivals in Gallatin County and Henry County. The first game came against the Lady Wildcats from Warsaw.

    The Lady Rebels got off to a slow start as they trailed 11-8 at the end of the first quarter.

  • Rebels win one, lose one

    What started out as a promising week fell flat for the Owen County Rebels.

    The Rebels entered last week riding a four-game winning streak as they welcomed Gallatin County to town for a 31st District showdown.

    The game began with both teams running up and down the court at a frenetic pace. The Wildcats took a 19-17 lead after one quarter.

    The beginning of the second quarter was much the same until Blake Lewis connected from 3-point range to give the Rebels their first lead at 27-24 with 4:20 left in the half.