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Today's News

  • Baseball wins against Lloyd

    The Owen County baseball team picked up a conference victory last week against the newest member of the NCKC.

    The Rebels welcomed the Lloyd Juggernauts to Dunavent Field last Tuesday. It was the first meeting between the two schools on the diamond since the Juggernauts joined the North Central Kentucky Conference.

  • Track teams earn gold medals at Owen County meet Thursday

    The track team hosted the Owen County Gold Medal Meet on Thursday night. Both the girls and the boys came out on top when the night was complete. The two teams bested Grant County, Frankfort and Carroll County.

    In the girl’s meet, Owen County finished with 118 points. Grant County was second with 59, Frankfort third with 26 and Carroll County fourth with 17. The Lady Rebels finished first in a total of twelve events.

  • Nothing like electric fences and electrifying Christians

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    There’s the tale about the death row inmate who had been strapped into the electric chair, and the warden was ready to flip the switch.

    “Do you have any last requests?” the warden asked the prisoner.

    “All I ask is that you hold my hand,” the prisoner said.

    Every farm kid who has had exposure to electric fences knows just what would happen if the warden were to hold that man’s hand when the switch was thrown.

  • The more I think about it, the more I'm happy I have a God to yell at

    Every Saturday morning I go to the Panera Bread near my house and write my column for the following week.

    I order an egg white and cheese breakfast sandwich and a small coffee and sit at the table that faces the big window so I can watch the traffic go by.

    I spread my stuff out, my notepad and pen and laptop and assorted notes. Most weeks I already know what I’m going to write about, but not always.

  • Local Church News | April 20, 2016

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Bro. Bill’s message was from Isaiah 5:20-21 entitled ‘Pro-God’.  Because we do love people, we need to be willing to share the truth of God’s word with them.

    ARC will meet at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday). If you need transportation call 484-5236 or 514-1594.

    Continue to remember in prayer the Perkins family, the Jennings family and the Duvall family. Also, pray for Craig Howard, Mary Cobb, R.C. Swigert and others who are dealing with illnesses and injuries.

  • Fire destroys home on Gratz Road

    A fire that broke out during the evening hours of April 6 destroyed a home at 3205 Gratz Rd.

    When firefighters arrived on scene at 7:15 p.m., Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney said 95 percent of the structure was engulfed.

    The owner of the home, Tim Walker, was not home when the fire broke out and no one was injured, but three dogs perished, according to Chaney.

    The Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department responded, along with New Liberty, Monterey, Jonesville, Owen County EMS, the Red Cross, Owen Electric and Inside Connect Cable.

  • Owen roots still strong with Shelton

    The University of the Cumberlands swept a double-header last Tuesday against Montreat College. In doing so, their manager, Owen County native Brad Shelton, became the winningest coach in school history.

    The two victories gave Shelton 503 wins at the school, breaking the old mark of 502 held by Terry Stigall who coached at the Cumberlands for 19 seasons. Shelton breaks the record while in his 16th season.

    While Shelton gets credits for the wins in the history book the coach was quick to acknowledge all of those who helped him reach the special milestone.

  • Search and rescue will have to wait for city funds

    Owen County Search and Rescue will have to wait a little longer before the group receives any funding from the city. That announcement was made at last Tuesday’s Owenton City Council meeting.

    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier asked if the council members and rescue squad Chief Greg Estes were OK with opting to not fund the group right now, but waiting until the 2016 fiscal year budget is drafted and discuss funding for the group as part of that.

  • OCHS Project Graduation to host 5K on April 23

    Looking for an event to help motivate personal fitness goals heading into the spring and summer months or maybe just something to do together as a family? Well, break out those tennis shoes because Owen County Project Graduation is having a 5K on Saturday, April 23.

    Throughout the year, parents of the graduating seniors do several fundraisers to have a lock-in on graduation night in a drug-free and alcohol-free environment to celebrate the milestone in their lives, according to the 5K’s registration page online.

  • Gibson left a treasured piece of family history

    Childhood memories leave a lasting imprint upon our souls, and sharing them with others create a picturesque journey into the past.

    These memories come to life in diaries and letters, and are captured and shared at family gatherings.

    In a 1975 News-Herald article, former Owen countian, Herbert Gibson, journeyed back to his youth and presented a colorfully vivid account of early Owen County.

    Herbert was born at Pleasant Home in 1893 and described his small community and its people who shared life together.