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Today's News

  • Board hears presentation on new scoreboard

    Twenty-five years of service from the Owen County High School football scoreboard may be upgraded by next football season.
    Paul Jared of Slam Dunk Sports presented to the Owen County School Board of Education on how to replace the existing scoreboard by raising money for the district through sponsorships.
    The company works to raise money for the project through business sponsorships, most of which will be local businesses.
    Jared’s presentation included a 5-year warranty for the board and a ground-up installation.  

  • Lady Rebels score back-to-back district titles

    The Owen County Lady Rebels entered the 31st District Tournament last week as the defending champions. They were escorted back home on Friday night with both nylon and hardware having retained the title.
    The Lady Rebels defeated Carroll County on Friday night in New Castle 55-41 to once again claim the 31st District title. Owen County never trailed in the tournament and were tied just once as they beat Eminence in the semifinals and the Lady Panthers in the finals.

  • Remembering Mrs. Payne, an Owen Co. icon

    When a person lives for over a hundred years, wits and spirit intact, you forget that they won’t live forever. I’ve been laying off, as Daddy used to say, to write about Mrs. Payne for a long time. Then a little while ago, without warning, she left this earth as quietly, as efficiently, as she had lived.

  • Many early Owen countians called New Columbus home

     The stream was named after Revolutionary War veteran John Guill. It emptied into Big Eagle Creek, and although most of the time it displayed a serene demeanor, torrential rainfalls could transform its sleepy countenance into a rugged raging deluge.
    John Guill settled in the New Columbus area in 1780, and it was here he built his cabin and raised his family near the stream that bore his name.

  • Looking Back | March 1, 2017

    Feb. 29, 2012
    5 years ago
    New Owen County library building taking shape

    People driving down Hwy 22 East can now catch a glimpse of the beginning stages of the new Owen County Public Library.
    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert said construction recently began on the facilities interior walls and workers will be completing the roof as soon as possible.

  • Owen District Court | Feb. 24, 2017

    Feb. 24, 2017

    Isaac Goematt, 1994, fourth-degree assault, continued to March 10.
    Katina Gordon, 1980, flagrant non-support, three counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for March 10.

  • At the Library | March 1, 2017

    Crazy About Horses
    We welcome special presenter, Cara Stewart, to the Owen County Public Library for this after school program. Those attending will discover fun facts about horses and investigate the many breeds of horses and their unique attributes. The event begins at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Kids and Canvas

  • Nature may think it’s April, we know better

    All in all, it has been a good week on the Branch, though Wanda, Barbara and Joyce started it by going to a funeral on Monday. Joyce’s brother Jimmy’s companion, Naomi, lost her sister, Jessie. She was also the sister of Charlie Carter. We send our condolences to the family. Uncle also had his 89th birthday on Saturday. Tim and Trina’s son had a birthday on the 28th. Trina is one of the Schimmoeller twins. Wanda also said she forgot to mention Butch Lawrence’s birthday on Valentine’s Day. Happy birthday to all the February celebrants.

  • As time grows shorter, work escalates

    FRANKFORT — As our time in Frankfort grows shorter, our work escalates. We passed the halfway mark of the 2017 Legislative Session earlier this week, but there is still much to be done and important bills are still making their way through the legislative process.
    Education has been and will continue to be at the top of our priority list. In the past week, we have passed several measures out of the Senate dealing with education.

  • 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs set for Saturday

    The 12th annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs (congenital heart defects) will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Emily Lowe, Bereavement Coordinator for Congenital Heart Network of Greater Cincinnati through the Pediatric Congenital Heart Association-Ohio, wife of Ryan Lowe and mom to Wyatt and heart angel Maggie, will be our guest speaker. She is attending the 2017 Congenital Heart Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. this week and will be talking about what she learned while there.