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    Everything was working for the Owen County Rebels on Friday night against Trimble County. The Rebels scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams as they rolled past the Raiders 44-0 to pick up their third win in their last four games.
    Things began well for the home team as Ross Ford intercepted a Trimble County pass on the first play of the game. The Rebels would however turn the ball back over to the Raiders on their opening drive as well.

  • Boys soccer goes scoreless against Villa Madonna

    The Owen County boys wrapped up their regular season last week.
    The team honored seven seniors playing their final home game last Tuesday night. Michael Bruener, Blake Epperson, Preston Forsee, Rhyan Hatchett, Alex Hernandez, Mateo Perez and Quinn Cole were each recognized before the team hosted Villa Madonna. Unfortunately, it would not be a happy send off as they fell 4-0.
    The day before the team traveled to Spencer County where they also were defeated 4-0.

  • Lady Rebels win on senior night

    The Owen County Lady Rebels played their final home game of the season on Thursday night. The team was looking for some momentum heading into the 31st District Tournament and they got it in a big way.
    Before the game with Fleming County, the team recognized its four seniors; Amber Gover, Shelby Sawyer, Shyan Stivers and Reagan Sutton.

  • Boys elementary cross country team brings home second

    The Owen County cross country team took part in the St. Henry Invitational on Saturday at Idlewide Park in Florence.
    It was a good day for the elementary boys who finished in second place overall in their race. Isaac Cockrell was the highest finisher for the boys in the one-mile race as he placed seventh. Noah Hunter was 11th, Salin Holbert 18th, Anthony Martin 19th and Bailey Carrier 24th.

  • Volleyball team honors breast cancer survivors

    On Thursday night the Owen County volleyball team did their part to bring awareness to the breast cancer. The team hosted Williamstown on Volley for the Cure night. The team wore special pink jerseys and the match was played with a pink volleyball.
    Before the varsity match, members of the team honored survivors and also those who tragically lost their struggle with the disease. Pink flowers were given to those honored while white flowers were placed in a vase in memory. A moment of silence was observed before the Owen County High School Chorus sang the National Anthem.

  • Are you nuts? Squirrels are busy this year

    JENEEN WICHE – Weekend Gardner

  • Sept. 23, 2015: Old-time tunes have long been a local tradition

    Hans Christinan Anderson once asserted, “Where words fail, music speaks.”
    As settlers climbed across the Appalachian Mountians to create homes in Kentucky, they brought with them the culture, traditions, and music of their forefathers.
      Songs they brought from distant lands marked the history of their people. Their music chronicled their fight for freedom, their moments of sadness and joy and brought solace into lives which at times were impacted by danger and despair.

  • Introducing ... Newest additions to Maurice Bowling Middle School staff

    Editor’s note: This the second of our three-week series of articles introducing News-Herald readers to the new teachers in the  Owen County School District, who  kindly responded to our questionnaire. This week we are featuring Maurice Bowling Middle School:

    Chassity D. Barker
    Hometown: Morehead, Ky.
    Subject/Grade(s) you’ll be teaching: 5th-8th grade art
    Educational background: Bachelor’s in studio art from Morehead State University; master’s of art in teaching from University of the Cumberlands

  • County holds line on taxes

    Local taxpayers won’t see any changes on their upcoming tax bills following a decision to take the compensating rate from the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The court voted to take the compensating rate at its Aug. 25 meeting.
    The rate for real property will remain at $0.1240; the motor vehicle tax at $0.1480; the personal property rate at $0.1340; the water craft rate at $0.1480 and the aircraft at $0.1480.
    The court also reviewed rates set for special districts, including soil conservation, library board, board of education and extension.

  • Grant Co. man killed in 127 N. accident

    A 32-year-old Grant County man was killed Aug. 12  in a single-vehicle accident in Owen County.
    Jarrod Richardson of Dry Ridge was traveling south near the 1200 block of U.S. Hwy. 127 North when he rounded a curve and struck an embankment, according to Public Affairs Officer Josh Lawson of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg.
    Lawson said Richardson was ejected from the vehicle, which traveled about 200 feet off the road before coming to a stop. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.