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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.

  • 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.

  • Looking back | April 13, 2016

    City, county brace for budget battles
    April 13, 2011
    Five years ago

    With the 2011-2012 budget looming over the Owen County Fiscal Court and Owenton City Council, cuts are expected to come from both entities.

    Owen Couty Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said everything is being looked at when it comes to making cuts.

    Both of the county’s largest sources of revenue – the real estate tax and insurance-premium tax – are down.

  • Court News | April 13, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court | April 5, 2016

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to April 19.

    Larenzo Berry, 1993, first-degree complicity robbery, continued to April 19.

    Carrie R. Burgener, 1985, fraudulent use of a credit card under $10,000, continued to April 19.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, continued to April 19.

    Amanda J. Burke, 1986, tampering with physical evidence, failure to appear, bench warrant set for $5,000 cash.

  • Good news in abundance on Branch

    The weather man said March will finally leave us this week and we’ll get some spring weather. It’s about time. This is a bit much, even for Kentucky.

    I have had a fire all week. John brought over more wood, thinking this week was going to be cold too. My bones take more heat than the average person. He is finally over his cold and feeling much better.

  • Parker sisters shine with musical abilities

    On Wednesday, March 9, Kaitlyn Parker had the honor of representing OCHS at the girls Sweet 16 basketball games at Northern Kentucky University by singing the National Anthem.

    Kaitlyn completed the audition process and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the opening session.

    The Owen County Rebel Band and Owen County High School are proud to announce that once again one of our finest was selected to participate in the 2016 Northern Kentucky Band Directors Association Select Band.