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Today's News

  • Looking Back | October 18, 2017

    Oct. 17, 2012
    5 years ago

    Honor flight sends Owen County man to Washington, D.C.

  • Owenton resident promoted by KSP

    Kentucky State Police Sgt. Josh Lawson, an Owenton resident, received his promotion certificate Sept. 7, from Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley (right) and KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders (left). A 12-year veteran of the agency, Lawson is assigned to the KSP Public Affairs Branch in Frankfort.

  • Branch residents becoming environmentally aware

    I am up! And I’ve have had coffee. Not because I really wanted to crawl out from under the covers, but It’s Monday and duty calls. I called Fay, but she didn’t answer. She is either at her daughter’s or just didn’t want to face the day yet. This transition time of year before the time changes is hard for folks like me. It’s too warm to sleep without the window open but by 7 a.m. it’s too chilly to roll out of bed with any enthusiasm.

  • Parents should limit their own screen time
  • OCHS announces September Teacher and Member of the Month

    Owen County High School recently announced its September Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Megan Hearn, and its September Member of the Month, Mrs. Jennifer Power.
    Hearn teaches freshman mathematics at OCHS and is very involved with the freshman and senior classes, as well as each year’s homecoming festivities.

  • Students participate in See You at the Pole

    Owen County High School participated in See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, Wednesday, Sept. 27.  
    See You at the Pole is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school and nation to God. See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized and student-led event. The 2017 theme is “Fix Our Eyes.” The theme verse is Hebrews 12:2, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

  • Volleyball team honors seniors

    The Owen County volleyball team honored its seniors at the last home game Oct. 11. The varsity team will be playing at 6 p.m., today (Wednesday) in the districts held at Carroll County. They are the number one seed going into the tournament. They finished their season with a 21-11 record.

  • Eminence defeats Owen in final seconds of away game

    By Eli Baker
    Special to The News-Herald

  • Panthers shut out Rebels 4-1 in district tournament

    The Rebels soccer team was back in action at the 31st District Tournament semi-finals in New Castle.
    The Rebels fought a tough battle against the Carroll County Panthers but came up shorthanded when the Panthers offense pounced on the Rebels in a 4-1 victory.
    Luis Perez was the solo Rebel to score when he made an impressive goal off of a header.
    “I’m so proud of the team this year,” Head Coach Jr Herdman said. “Out of 17 players, 10 of them were freshman who grew a lot and improved a lot this year.”

  • Lady Rebels fall short in district tournament

    The Lady Rebels soccer team traveled to New Castle Oct. 9, to play in the 31st District Tournament in hopes of keeping the post season alive.
    The Lady Panthers tournament chances were cut short from crushing Rebels offense led by freshman Izzy Herdman and junior Destinee Epperson.
    Herdman led the scoring with an impressive five goals followed by Epperson with three. Sophomore Maria Bolanos contributed one and freshman Tori Lykins scoring a goal to put the game to an end by a mercy rule.