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Today's News

  • Softball finishes regular season

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The team hosted Gallatin County High School May 12.
    It was the final home game for a pair of seniors in Allison Dempsey and Krissy Swigert. It would not be a happy send off as the Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Rebels 8-2.
    Owen County finished the regular season 8-11. They were 7-7 against Eighth Region opponents and 4-4 in games against 31st District competition.

  • Grays grab second place

    The major league Owen County Gray baseball team captured second-place trophies May 18 during the spring fling tournament.

  • Maroon Rebels victorious

    The Owen County Parks and Rec Minor League Maroon Rebels won the Henry County Spring Fling Baseball Tournament this weekend. This was the team’s first three games of the season and they are now undefeated.

  • Owen County Youth Soccer League: Spring league tournament results

    Stamper’s Under 8 Big Monsters vs Bastin’s Under 8 Blue Bombers

    The Under 8 Blue Bombers headed into Saturday’s U8 tournament undefeated from the spring soccer season.  In the first game, they successfully faced the U8 Big Monsters to win 4-2. 

  • Hoop receives A.T. Siler Memorial Award at UC

    University of the Cumberlands presented Danielle Hoop, a native of Owenton, with the A.T. Siler Memorial Award during the 55th Annual Honors Day April 27 in the Gatliff Chapel.
    The A.T. Siler Award is awarded to a woman of the junior class who possesses the qualities which indicate the potential for outstanding contributions to her community as well as manifesting the best qualities of potential service to society. Each candidate must possess good academic standing and accords herself with the high moral standards of the University.

  • 4-H Camp will be held June 23-27

    4-H Camp will be held June 23-27 and there are spots available for youth interested in attending North Central 4-H Camp in Carlisle.
    Youth must be 9-14 years of age.
    Camp organizers are in need of male junior counselors, ages 16-17, to make the camp a success.
    Contact the extension office at 484-5703 for more information about the camp or working as a counselor.

  • Relay for Life 2014 Schedule



    Relay for Life - May 23 and 24

  • Murder charge amended to reckless homicide

    A Franklin County jury has found Joshua Hammond not guilty of murder in connection with the death of Charles Monroe.
    During the first day of the Joshua Hammond murder trial, the defense attorney alleged that a former Franklin County sheriff’s detective tainted the investigation.
    The Franklin County jury convicted Hammond on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence but the murder charge was amended to reckless homicide.

  • Owen County service honors past, present

    There aren’t many institutions that can truly say it has and will affect the past, present and future of a community.
    Thursday night, one such institution paused to celebrate Owen and look back at the people who make the Owen County Extension Service such a vital element to the community.
    On the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act that created Kentucky’s extension service, past and present agents, staff members and supporters were honored.

  • Ellis, Evans and West vie for judge executive nomination

    With less than a week left until the primary election, the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Owen County’s top-elected position recently sat down with the News-Herald to discuss some of the county’s biggest issues.
    The three judge-executive candidates – Owenton Mayor Doug West, Owen County’s second-district magistrate Casey Ellis and former Owen County Farm Bureau Manager and Owner Fred Evans – each agreed that finding new opportunities for a younger generation could play a vital role in moving Owen County forward.