Today's News

  • Local church news | Dec. 23, 2015

    Cedar Hill Baptist Church

    Great message Sunday morning on the “Gifts of Christmas” taken from Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6-7. Jesus brought the gifts of wisdom, power, and peace to us if we call upon Him to be our shepherd.

    We delivered our Christmas stockings Sunday evening.  

    There will not be ARC tonight. It will resume Jan. 6.

    Remember to bring new tennis shoes, any size, by Jan. 10.  


    N-H Sports Reporter

    In a big time game against a big-time opponent the Owen County Rebels came up just short. 

    The Rebels and their fans traveled to Louisville on Friday night to take part in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic. Their first opponent in this most prestigious event was the Trinity Shamrocks. Both teams came into the contest ranked in the top 10 in the state. 

  • Lady Rebels break losing streak

    N-H Sports Reporter

    The Lady Rebels needed things to go their way. 

    The team had dropped four games in a row after winning the season opener at Eminence. Each game was close with their largest margin of defeat being a seven-point setback on the road at Switzerland County. 

  • Letter to the editor | Dec. 16, 2015


    I would like to invite your readers to embark on a big reading adventure, “The Kentucky 120 United Bible Reading Marathon.”

    We are asking for 120 readers to read from Genesis 1:1 on 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, to Revelation 22 ending at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4.

    All 120 counties will be reading the exact same scriptures at the same time. Our location is the IOOF Lodge on Friday, Saturday and Monday and on Sunday we are asking every church to read Ezekiel and Daniel.

  • One-room schoolhouses and Christmas trees

    Owen County Historical Society

    They were designated Agee, Beech Grove, Buck’s Run, Clark Ridge, Fortner, Hawkins, Little Hope, Mint Springs, Slab Lick, Panther Lick and White Chapel. They dotted the hillsides and backroads of Owen county, and according to the July 4, 1974 Bicentennial issue of the News-Herald, at one time there were more than 70 of them in the area.

  • Owen District Court | Dec. 16, 2015

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, continued to Jan. 15.

    Ariana Nordman, 1989, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

    Bradley S. Taylor, 1984, second-degree assault, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 18.

    Phillip Taylor, 1976, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 18.

  • Looking back | Dec. 16, 2015

    It’s snow problem
    Dec. 15, 2010
    5 years ago

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County temperatures plummeted into the teens. Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating no major problems occurred.

  • Christmas decorating finished on the Branch

    It’s still unusually warm this morning and raining. I am not in the mood to write, but I guess I’ll think of something.

    I took advantage of the mild weather to get the outside of the house decorated. I hadn’t really planned to do much, but with Harley now in residence in New Hampshire I have no fear of the decor being eaten.

    Jess is well past the age of chewing up artificial flowers. With the help of my daughters, the inside is pretty well covered in Christmas too.

  • Community Events | Dec. 16, 2015

    Holiday schedule for Owen County Transfer Station announced

    Free Saturday for December will be Dec. 19. The transfer station will be closed Dec. 25 for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.


    Christmas light display judging

  • At the Library | Dec. 16, 2015

    Festivals of the World continues at the library this month. This is passive programming that adults and children can participate in at their own pace.