Today's News

  • Rebels knock off North Oldham

    The  Runnin’ Rebels (14-5) traveled to North Oldham (13-12) Tuesday night and picked up a road victory 57-51.
     Junior Sawyer Williams led the Rebels with 23 points, seven rebounds and three  steals.
    Junior Stone Osborne and sophomore Zach Ripy each contributed 11 points in the win.
    Freshman Jarrod Ball went 8-11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
    Thursday, Owen County will travel north to face the Highlands Bluebirds.

    For a full report on the game, check out the next edition of the News-Herald.

  • Clarifying who can sign wet-dry petition

    In the print edition of the News-Herald. it was stated that names on the wet-dry petition would be checked to make sure the signees voted in the last general election. This is incorrect.
    To take part in the petition, signees must be been registered to vote in Owen County. They do not have to have voted in the last election.
    The signatures will only be checked to make sure voters registered in Owen County took part in the petition drive.
    We apologize for any confusion.

  • ‘Kentucky’ doesn’t mean invincible

    The Kentucky Wildcats will lose in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Why? It is simple. The game will not be played in Rupp Arena.
    The joke goes that Willie Nelson got injured last week when he was playing “on the road again.” The same can be said about Kentucky only it would not be a joke. With my apologies to Willie, the Wildcats now have a new theme song. The lyrics go like this:
    “On the road again. I can’t wait to lose on the road again.”

  • Even the young helped make Owen stronger

    When Gary Duvall reminisces about his childhood, one thing is evident: Parents considered hard work essential for children to develop character and to lay the foundation for responsible adulthood.
    Recalling working in tobacco fields when he was only 8, Gary didn’t consider that fact to be unusual, nor did his parents think the work too difficult. That was life in Owen County, and had been so since the first settlers arrived. Everyone, including the very young, contributed to the success of the family unit.

  • This week's church news

    Elk Lick Baptist

    We were all created in the image of God. Adam and Eve lived in paradise and were sinless.
    The tempter came to Eve and she gave to Adam. They gave in to sin for forbidden fruit and to know good and evil.
    They were naked and ashamed and hid from God. God asked him where aren’t thou? Man turned from God and caused him to judge us.

  • Youth basketball league results

    Despite all of the inclement weather, the Owen County Parks & Recreation youth basketball season has begun. The following are results from the first two weeks of action.

    K/1 League
    Cardinals: Hensley 12, Anderson 4.
    Wildcats: H. New 4, Ogden 9, Perry 1.
    Bearcats: Johnson 6, Blair 6, Wash 11, Varner 2.
    Colonels: Goodrich 11, S. Edmondson 4, K. Edmondson 4, Dunn 1.
    Thoroughbreds: Lindsey 3, Little 3, Barnes 2, Wilson 2.
    Junior Boys and Girls
    Lakers 12, Sparks 8.

  • Owen outlasts Grant

    The rivalry may not be what it once was, but don’t tell that to members of the Owen County or Grant County boys’ basketball teams. The two schools — that for years played heated contests in equally hot and cramped gymnasiums — played another close game Saturday in Dry Ridge.
    The gyms may now be bigger but the game Saturday was equally good. On Saturday night, Owen County held off Grant County for a 73-67 win.
    It was the second win this season over Grant County.

  • Gayheart named player of the week

    Another Lady Rebel has been named NCKC Player of the Week.
    Junior Rianna Gayheart was given the honor for her efforts during the week of Jan. 23-29.
    In games versus South Oldham, Williamstown and Carroll County, Gayheart scored a total of 45 points, dished out 12 assists and had 12 steals.
    Owen County won two of the three games as they defeated Williamstown and Carroll County.


  • A Milestone Victory

    His first win came Dec. 2, 2005. That night, Owen County won at Williamstown, 48-40.
    Friday night, Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne picked up win number 100 as Owen County defeated Oldham County, 81-70, in Owenton.
    “It’s a nice milestone to accomplish in six years,” Osborne said.
    The Lady Rebels played their best game of the year Friday night as four players reached double figures.

  • Owen County livestock report

    Feb. 2, 2011

    Compared to the previous sale: Weaker undertone on slaughter cows. Slaughter bulls not tested. Feeder cattle steady to $2 lower on light supplies. Heavy rainfall and high winds curtailed receipts.
    Slaughter cows were 5 percent of the supply: slaughter bulls 0 percent; replacement cows 3 percent; and feeders 92 percent. The feeder supply included 31-percent steers, 28-percent heifers and 29-percent feeder bulls. 41 percent of the supply weighed over 600  lb.