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Today's News

  • Tackling a sense of costume doom

    I once knew a man who got kicked out of his Blue Christmas therapy group because he was a little bit too cheerful. I thought about him last week as I stumbled through yet another Halloween.

    For some, Halloween is all about the supernatural, the scary stuff like “the living dead” and werewolves.

  • Kay’s Branch News

    I hope everybody had a happy Halloween. That holiday kind of passed us by. There aren’t many children on the Branch now.

  • Playoff Preview

    Opponent: Covington Holy Cross Indians

    Place: Scott High School, Taylor Mill

    Time: 7 p.m.

    • The Indians finished the season 5-5 overall and 2-1 in the District 6. They defeated Newport and Lloyd and lost to Newport Central Catholic.

    • Holy Cross is coached by Bruce Kozerski. Bengal fans may be familiar with Kozerski, who played for the orange and black for 12 seasons. He was a member of the Superbowl team that lost to the San Francisco 49ers in 1989.

  • Owen schools to honor veterans for military service

    For the third year in a row, Owen County High School will host a Veterans Day lunch and assembly. The event will give students the chance to connect with and learn from Owen County veterans.

    The yearly assembly began when the state passed legislation for an hour-long program commemorating veterans in the schools.

    After the legislation passed, OCHS principal Shannon Treece approached teachers Kevin Webster and Greg Wilhoite about coordinating the event.

  • 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.