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Today's News

  • Aint it The Truth: Unlike us, Jesus is never too busy to take our calls

    I was amused the other day to read some suggested voicemails greetings that truly are a sign of the times in which we live.
    Here’s one that gave a chuckle:
    “Hello, I’m not here right now. In fact, I’m out getting a new parakeet. If you leave a message after the beep, I’ll be sure to get back to you. Oh, and by the way, a word of advice; never try to clean a parakeet cage with a vacuum cleaner.”
    And this one:

  • Hot streak continues for MBMS volleyball

    The last week of August found the MBMS Lady Rebels Volleyball Team on the road.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Gallatin Aug. 26 where the sixth-grade and eight-grade teams swept the Lady Cats in two-set matches.
    On Aug. 27, the Lady Rebels traveled to Williamstown and faced the Lady Demons.
    The eight-grade team (6-0) captured the first set but dropped the second. The Lady Rebels rallied to defeat the Lady Demons and held onto the winning streak.

  • Hot streak continues for MBMS volleyball

    The last week of August found the MBMS Lady Rebels Volleyball Team on the road.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Gallatin Aug. 26 where the sixth-grade and eight-grade teams swept the Lady Cats in two-set matches.
    On Aug. 27, the Lady Rebels traveled to Williamstown and faced the Lady Demons.
    The eight-grade team (6-0) captured the first set but dropped the second. The Lady Rebels rallied to defeat the Lady Demons and held onto the winning streak.

  • Memories of Morgan: Friends and comrades look back on life of long-time public servant

    “Gentle giant” was a repeated phrase Monday as former and current firefighters and first responders remembered Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan.
    Morgan, 61, passed away at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Aug. 20.
    Morgan had served as emergency management director since 1994 and had also served as county fire chief.
    In a 2013 interview with The News-Herald, Morgan said it was his dream growing up to become a firefighter.

  • Top chefs: Rebel Cuisine captures state title

    Owen County is home to a new state championship team.
    Friday, the Owen County Cuisine Rebels took top honors at the second annual Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef State Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
    The team, made up of Hailey Chappell, Carley Bennett, Kadee Carter, Cannon Goodrich, and Morgan Woodyard, took home top honors for its potato-crusted bacon cheeseburger quiche.

  • Owen County native returns and he’s ready to rock

    For several years, Dan Bourne has only returned to his native Owen County for funerals, reunions and family get-togethers.
    This weekend, Bourne will be back … and he is ready to rock.
    Over the course of the past four decades or so, Bourne has made his living as a musician. He has found success with Caught Red Handed along with band mates Todd Starns, Jimmy Calhoun, John Stinnett and Jack Kennedy.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 12, 2014

    Bryan P. Briede, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 23.
    Carrie R. Burgener, 1985, fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000, motion to void pretrial diversion, order to follow.
    Jeremy T. Deming, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 23.

  • Engagement: Riley-Perkins

  • Birth Announcement: Kylee Rose Estes

    Anna Garrett Perkins and Bryan Estes are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Rose Estes. She was born June 24, 2014 at LaGrange Hospital, weighing 7 lbs., 14.5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Her grandparents are Elizabeth Garrett and the late Robert Garrett of Ghent and Diana and Larry Estes of Owenton.  Kylee was welcomed home by her brothers Brandon, Brentan and Jerek.

  • Owen Senior Citizens Club News: Candidate speaks to seniors

    With 12 members and two guests present, the Owen County Senior Citizens Club monthly meeting was called to order on Aug. 20 by president Wanda Moreland.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason provided the monthly scripture reading and the thought for the day, “A few minutes of kindness shown to others, including strangers, can make this world a better place for all.”