Today's News

  • County cooperation on corridor honored by governor

    The work of the partnership between Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble to promote economic develop and education in the region has gained the attention and admiration of state officials.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for August, 2014

    Kenneth Bowen, Nancy Bowen, Kevin D. Webb and Amy D. Webb to Dale and Marianne Turner, tract #3, Kenneth Bowen Agee Road Subdivision #2, $18,017.80.
    Kenneth Bowen, Nancy Bowen, Brenda Whitaker, Joseph Whitaker and Jonathan Conaster to Dale and Marianne Turner, tract #4, Kenneth Bowen Agee Road Subdivision #2, $17,202.
    Guy Patterson Jr. and Sally G. Patterson to Shawn Robert and Mary Helen Smith, US Route #127 & Eagle Hill.
    George F. Kramer to Kent L. and Mary J. Drotts, $132,500.

  • Building a strong foundation

    A group of local community and school members have formed a new foundation to help support Owen County schools. The foundation’s official name is Educational Excellence Foundation of Owen County.  Its purpose will be to solicit/collect donations and grants to help enhance educational programs within Owen County schools. The organization is an IRS approved non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt foundation.

  • The Chrysler Building of sheds almost done

    Good morning from the Branch, and it’s a very chilly morning here.
    I had to roll out of bed early and I was not ready to leave the warmth of my bed. It really feels like fall.
    I am up before the sun because I made the mistake last spring of making an appointment with Dr. Clements to have my yearly check up on Monday.
    Yes, I still have teeth thanks to Freddie.
    I’ve had my coffee and here I am at the computer before the sun is up typing away.

  • Local residents join global effort to send Christmas gifts to 10 million needy kids

    Local civic group, church and business leaders will kick off the upcoming collection season with 42,000 gift-filled shoeboxes expected to be packed by Louisville area residents, including Owen County, for children in need overseas through Operation Christmas Child by attending a workshop for those designated as their church, school or community group’s organizer of shoeboxes.

  • Special birthday: Hallie T. Parr

    The family of Hallie T. Parr lured her out of her house and to the New Columbus Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, Aug. 31, to celebrate her 90th birthday.
    Mrs. Parr was the former news correspondent of the New Columbus community for the News-Herald and is widely known and respected in this community.
    Hattie T. wishes to express her thanks and appreciation to everyone for giving her, “Such a complete surprise, and there’s so many people here too,” Parr said.

  • Road department to install culvert replacement on Old Monterey Road

    From Sept. 15 through Oct. 6, KY 3549 (Old Monterey Road) will be closed to thru traffic for a culvert replacement project. 
    The work zone will be 0.80 mile-marker north of KY 845 (Greenup Road).
    Crews will be working during the week and on weekends until the project is complete. There will be no signed detours.


  • Girls golf finish fourth in tournament

    Members of the Owen County High School golf teams had a busy weekend. The Lady Rebels were at Woodsen Bend Golf Course while Justin Trusty represented the Rebels at Eagles Nest in the State All ‘A’ Golf Tournament.
    The girls had to deal with weather issues as play was suspended on Saturday and the tournament was not completed until Sunday afternoon.

  • Rebel Ramblings - Friday at Lloyd Memorial, 7 p.m.

    • Lloyd defeated Owen County 34-7 last season in Owenton.
    • This will be the fourth-straight season the two teams have squared off against each other. After the Rebels won in 2011, the Juggernauts have taken the last two.
    • Lloyd is looking for its third-straight winning season.
    • The Juggernauts are coached by Eric Turner who is in his second season. His team finished 6-5 a year ago.

  • Henry County knocks off Owen 63-20

    The Owen County High School football team is still in search of its first win of the 2014 season.
    The Rebels hosted Henry County High School on Friday night at Patterson Field. The Wildcats wasted no time in jumping out to a big lead. They led Owen County 35-0 after the first quarter.
    The Rebels would get on the scoreboard in the second half but would ultimately fall short, 63-20.
    It was the third-straight loss of the season for the Rebels and marks the second-straight year they have started the year 0-3.
    The win improved Henry County to 3-0.