Today's News

  • Giant grasshoppers or kangaroos? Texan had never seen such a sight

    N-H Columnist

  • Hope, like light, scatters the darkness

    The other morning I ate breakfast in the moonlight.
    The temperature outdoors was several degrees cooler than the temperature indoors, so I took my bowl of Cinnamon Chex/Fiber One with unsweetened almond milk and my cup of coffee, opened the sliding glass door that separates the living room from the back screened-in porch and sat at the high-top tile table.
    It was early — I’m a ridiculously early riser — and it was still dark out except for a sliver of a moon.

  • Local Church News | Oct. 21, 2015

    Long Ridge Baptist Church
    We are excited to have the Outdoor Channel’s Chuck McAlister coming to Long Ridge this Saturday. Chuck was the longtime host of AdventureBound Outdoors, a program that gave him the opportunity to hunt and fish across the country and beyond.
    That program pioneered the magazine-style format for outdoor programs and won four national awards. It won the Fan Favorite Award twice on the Outdoor Channel.

  • World renowned paranormal investigator to visit public library

    Special to the News-Herald

  • In brief | Oct. 21, 2015

    Absentee voting has begun
    Absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 3 election has begun at the Owen County Clerk’s Office, located at 136 W. Brian St.

    Owenton First Baptist to hold fall festival
    A fall festival will be held at Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

  • Boys soccer falls to Carroll Co. in District Championship

    The Owen County boys entered the 31st District Tournament last week looking to do something they had not done since 2012.
    A win over Gallatin County last Tuesday night would mean a trip to the district finals and a spot in the 8th Region Tournament this week. Goals by Ricardo Perez and Christian Trejo gave the team a 2-0 win over the Wildcats and kept their season alive for at least two more games.

  • Volleyball finishes season play, begins tournament

    The Owen County volleyball team concluded the regular season last week.
    The Lady Rebels played their final regular season and home match of the 2015 season on Thursday night and recognized their five seniors in the process. Tori Cammack, Arielle Columbia, Bertha Aguazal, Courtney Gullion and Kirsten Parker were each honored during a ceremony before the team’s match with Heritage Academy.
    Once the match began the two teams played a hard fought, competitive match with the Eagles defeating the Lady Rebels 25-22 and 27-25.

  • Effort led by Chappell, Epperson not enough to defeat Henry Co.

    The season for the Owen County Lady Rebels ended in heartbreaking fashion last week in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament.
    The girls traveled to Carrollton on Wednesday night to take on Henry County. Hailey Chappell and Destinee Epperson would each score goals and the game would go to overtime tied at 2-2. The Lady Wildcats would, however scored in extra time to win the game 3-2 and end the season for the Lady Rebels.

  • Cross country competes at Woodford Co.

    It was a Saturday spent in Versailles for the Owen County cross country teams as the boys and the girls took part in the Woodford County Invitational.
    The best performance of the day was put in by freshman Lucinda Beach who won the junior varsity girls race. Morrissa McPherson also placed in the top 10 as she finished eighth. Caylin Trenary was 13th, Kailey Cram 14th, Julie Herrmann 16th, Autumn Hunter 21st, Samantha Tamplin 29th, Alexia Keeton 30th, Nicole Jacobs 31st and Jessica Herrmann 33rd.

  • Rebels victorious at Senior Night

    For the Owen County seniors, they are hoping Friday night was not their final home game.
    The Rebels used an excellent running game and good defense to defeat Carroll County 30-18 at Patterson Field. The win improves Owen County to 4-4 overall and 2-1 in district play, setting up a showdown this week in Warsaw against Gallatin County. A win by the Rebels clinches a second place finish in the district and a home playoff game the first Friday night in November.