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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Library offers bang for the buck

    I read with interest the opinion of Chris LeSuer (News-Herald, Oct. 14) regarding the rise in our tax bill. He seemed concerned that for every $100,000 home an extra $13 a year ($108 total) would be collected to support the library. Mr. LeSuer wanted his fellow Owen countians to be aware of this fact, stating that they could then form their own opinion as to the justification of the tax.

  • Rebel tricks don’t pay off with treats

    Oh, so close.

    That was the feeling of Owen County High School Head  Football Coach Adam Fowler,  and just about anyone else who watched the final home game of the season Friday night.

    South Oldham defeated Owen County 21-14 on Senior Night. Three big plays for the Dragons and two costly turnovers for the Rebels were the difference in the game.

    The visitors got on the board first when Christian Wallace hooked up with Cody Kollenberg for a 34-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter. Following the extra point, the Dragons led 7-0.

  • Radio icon to speak at chamber dinner

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 10th annual dinner meeting Thursday at the Owen County Extension Building.

    This year’s speaker is former WHAS announcer Wayne Perkey.

    President of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce Pam Chappell said a speaker is chosen each year by submitting names and seeing who’s available.

    Perkey led the WHAS morning team for 30 years. Perkey, along with the morning team, ranked as high as No. 5 in the top-rated morning news shows in America.

  • Owen County Elementary Honor Roll

    First Nine Weeks

    Fourth grade super honor roll

    Destiny Bruce, Grant Cobb, Blake Duncan, Isaiah Gibson, Lindsay Gill, Nash Glacken, Walker Hartman, Reagan Hearn, Taylor Hoffman, Joshua Juarez, Grant McMillen, Rachel Miller, Haileigh Noll, Trace Ogden, Katie Patterson, Breanna Schadler, Madelin Shelton, Sydni Toole

    Fourth grade honor roll

  • Rebel athletes also find success in the classroom

    As a soccer player you are often required to use your head. For the soccer teams at Owen County High School, they can use their heads both on and off the field.

    The boys under the direction of Jerry Doolin have once again been recognized for academic success by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association. The team, along with seven other schools across the state, was honored for having a team grade point average of 3.25 or better.

  • Centurians slide past rebels

    It was a difficult week for the Owen County Rebels. While the school system was being hit hard by the H1N1 virus, the football team was no exception.

    On Friday before the Rebels set off for the game at Christian Academy of Louisville, Owen County Head Football Coach Adam Fowler said the sickness had taken its toll on the team.

    “The most we had in practice all week was 31 out of a 50-man roster,” Fowler said.

    On top of the sickness, the team also lost two players for the season.

  • Red ribbons mark ongoing fight

    The school colors may be maroon and white, but next week, students in the Owen County School District will be wearing red in honor of Red Ribbon Week.

    The national awareness week began in the late 1980s in honor of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique (Kiki) S. Camarena who had spent four and a half years on the trail of one of Mexico’s biggest marijuana and cocaine traffickers. Just days before Camarena was to make a bust that would unlock the pipeline that sent many drugs into the United States, he was kidnapped. His body was discovered nearly a month later.

  • Three students injured in crash

    Three Owen County High School students were injured Thursday morning after a crash on Cull Road outside of Owenton.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Justin Chappell, 17, of Owenton, Brandon and Justin Stevens, both 17 of Owenton, were traveling in a Ford Ranger pick-up truck on Cull Road Thursday morning when another pick-up driven by Denver Stafford, 18, of Owenton, tried to pass.

    The Stafford vehicle failed to clear the front of the truck driven by Chappell. The impact forced Chappell’s truck off the road and it struck a tree.

  • Paying taxes in Owen helps out your community

    Through the years I have shared my favorite tips with my family and friends. One example is, “If you don’t need it, don’t buy it.” As I am now working on the budgeting for the clerk’s office for 2010, this saying comes across true and clear.

  • Owen 4-H holds achievement banquet

    On Oct. 1, the Owen County 4-H Program held its annual achievement banquet.

    The goal of the annual banquet is to recognize and acknowledge the local 4-Her’s for the involvement, participation, and accomplishments they have received over the course of the club year. This year, the following Owen County 4-H members were recognized: