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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Pitino, Vick on different paths

    Hypocrisy? 

    Last week was an interesting week in sports. It was also one that made me think about whether certain things that happen are not somewhat hypocritical.  

    Two big sports stories hit during the week and both were full of controversy and raised many an eyebrow. 

    The first came when it was reported that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino admitted to police that six years ago he had an affair with a woman in Louisville.

  • City looks for new street light contract

    The Owenton City Council is preparing to take bids on a contract that expired three years ago.

    The contract, which provides every street light in the city of Owenton, was first signed in 1986 with Kentucky Utilities. 

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said the contract was signed before he became mayor.

    Wotier said he was unaware the contract had expired and had not been contacted by KU until now.

  • Victory

    The monkey is off their back.

    On Aug. 11 at Owen County High School, history was made. The Lady Rebels’ volleyball team picked up its first ever varsity win.

    “It’s everything we’ve been working for,” said Owen County Head Volleyball Coach Amanda Borchers following the win.

    Going down in the annals will be the Eminence Lady Warriors, who were on the losing side of the match. Owen County won 25-18 and 25-12.

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    Last Thursday, the Senior Citizens Center echoed with the memories of childhood as author Charlotte Ann Kemper Atchison entertained the crowd with stories of growing up in Owen County. People broke out in laughter as Charlotte described how, as a curious little girl, she wondered what would happen if she quickly shut the screen door on her cat’s tail. Would the tail bounce like a bowl of jelly or break in two? Much to her dismay, when the cat yowled in pain, Charlotte’s momma administered a bit of pain to Charlotte’s own tail.

  • Future is now for Rebels soccer

    With just one senior and two juniors on the roster, Head Coach Jerry Doolin will get to see the future of the Owen County soccer team every time he looks out on the field this season.

    The season kicked off  Tuesday for the Rebels when they competed at the Capital City Classic in Frankfort. The tournament continues Thursday and Saturday at Sower Field.

    The only senior on the Rebels’ roster is goalie Justin Davis. Doolin said Davis is one of the best goalkeepers in the state. Davis will also kick for the football team.

  • Fire destroys one of the oldest homes in county

    Fire claimed a home belonging to Monterey Mayor Dennis Atha.

    Some people say the home had the distinction as being one of the oldest – if not the oldest – homes in Owen County.

    Firefighters said the blaze began early Saturday morning and was still smoking late into the evening. Firefighters stayed at the site Saturday and most of Sunday to make sure the blaze didn’t reignite.

    Bee Spicer, columnist for the News-Herald, told firefighters her family once lived in the home, and it was the oldest in the county and once served as a trading post.

  • Coach optimistic as girls soccer opens

    The soccer season kicked off Monday for the Owen County Lady Rebels.

    As the season begins, Owen County Girls Head Coach Mike Haines has to replace four of his top six scorers from a season ago. Three players graduated and last year’s leading scorer, Devin Jouett who scored 12 goals, moved out of the county.

    The next leading scorer was Alexis Ellis, who is returning. The sophomore scored two goals last season as a freshman. Sophomore Katie Haines scored one goal last year.

  • Letter To The Editor: Bus department appreciates professionalism

    The Owen County Bus Transportation Department would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the New Horizons clinic workers who made our physicals go smoothly and timely.

    The new facility is really something special for Owen County. It was spacious and well staffed. Their friendly atmosphere and pleasantness meant a lot to all of us.

  • Letter To The Editor: Patient praises New Horizons

    I would just like to commend the staff at New Horizons Medical Center for the excellent care I received while a patient at our hospital.

    Having been a nurse myself for over 20 years, I am not used to being the patient but I must say, I was impressed with New Horizons. We are so fortunate to have this facility in our community and more people should take advantage of it and support it.

    So to everyone at New Horizons, keep up the good work you are doing to improve the health and well being of our citizens.

    Tammy McDonald

    Owenton

  • Businessman leaves legacy for community

    Owen County has lost one of its most recognizable citizens.

    James Edgar “Ed” Ashcraft, originally from Covington, passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer.

    Ashcraft was the former publisher and owner of The News-Herald, a retired horse trainer and owner of Ashcraft Realty.

    Ashcraft was extremely involved with Owen County in many different aspects.

    Ashcraft’s son, John Ashcraft, said his father will be remembered for his commitment to the community.