Today's News

  • 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.

  • Soccer team’s championship bid falls short

    The Owen County High School Rebels soccer team reached the championship game of the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic for the second year in a row.
    Unfortunately, they suffered the same fate as 2013.
    On Sept. 4, the Rebels played Gallatin County High School in the semifinals at Carroll County. Alex Hernandez would score twice as Owen County defeated the Wildcats 5-1. It was the first win of the year for the Rebels. Also scoring in the game was Preston Forsee, Ricardo Perez and Christian Trejo.

  • Volleyball team has up, down week

    The Owen County High School volleyball team played two matches last week. Neither could have much been much closer but both resulted in different outcomes.
    The first match of the week came Sept. 2 in Warsaw against Gallatin County High School. The Lady Rebels went into the match looking for their first district win of the season. They would come up just short in their quest by dropping the final two games of the match to lose 3-2.

  • Middle-school girls fall to Henry

    Following the Labor Day weekend, the Maurice Bowling Middle School Lady Rebels volleyball team found themselves on the road Sept. 2 and 3 and finished the week at home.
    On Sept. 2, the Lady Rebels proved to be tough. The girls, who had held on to their winning streak for six-straight games, picked up their first loss of the season to the Henry County Lady Wildcats.
    The Lady Rebels travelled to Bondurant Sept. 3 to face the Lady Braves for the third matchup of the season.