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Today's News

  • Recipes for life: Program helps kids learn healthy habits

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to welcome family and say goodbye to a friend

    Just a quick note to clear up some errors in last week’s column. I should reread it before I send it rather than reading it when the paper comes out. Gene Rose is Stony’s “cousin.”
    In the paper last week, that sentence bumped up against the line dividing the next item on the page and “cousin” got left out.

  • Local author to read from holiday book

    Georgia Green Stamper’s essay, “Shepherds in Bathrobes,” is included in Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas, the latest book offering from Kentucky Monthly.
    Described by critics as a landmark anthology, the book features works from Harriette Arnow, Wendell Berry, Irvin S. Cobb, James B. Goode, Stephen M. Vest, Frank X Walker, Robert Penn Warren, and many others, including Stamper.

  • Open Season: Carrier, Wihoite and Eades are this week's best hunters

    Here are some of this week's best hunters. If you have a hunting or fishing photograph you would like to submit for publication, send the photo and information to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com

  • Former Rebels lifting their game to the next level

    The college basketball season is under way with two former Owen County High School standouts in the middle of it all. Sawyer Williams and Rianna Gayheart are both playing college basketball this fall and making history at the same time.  
    Williams is at Morehead State University and Gayheart is playing at Northern Kentucky University. It marks the first time two Owen County High School graduates are playing Division I basketball at the same time.
    Gayheart is the first former Lady Rebel to ever play Division I basketball.

  • Owen County makes a run at state meet

    The Owen County High School cross-country team wrapped up its season on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    The Rebels took part in the state cross-country meet.
    As a team, the boys finished 12th out of 27 teams.
    Owen County was led by junior Hunter Trenary who finished fourth overall. The outcome was an improvement from last season when Trenary finished eighth.
    “I was very happy with the way I ran today,” Trenary said.  “(Saturday’s race) might have been the best race of the season for me.”

  • Tis the season: Extension service hold trimming sessions

    The holiday season is off to a great start with the holiday trimmings program held a the Owen County Extension Office on Nov. 8 with 180 individuals attending from eight different counties. Participants learned new ideas for decorations, gifts and foods for the holidays.

    Judy Hetterman, FCS extension agent, explained how to make a tobacco-stick basket.

  • Honoring service: OCHS students show their respect for veterans

    Friday, Owen County High School had its annual student-led Veteran’s Day program. This year, juniors Hannah Strohmeier and Andi Burford took over planning the program, following the lead of graduates Mattie Cook and Amber Patton from the previous two years, and Mary Kennedy and Lindsay Slayback who started the program in 2008.
    Many students participated in planning the program, decorating, reading poems, singing, interviewing the veterans, and making sure the entire day ran smoothly.

  • Election 2012: Big night locally for Republicans

    By Molly Haines
    and John Whitlock
    N-H Staff
    Nearly 60 percent of Owen County’s registered voters took to the polls Tuesday in a big night for Republican candidates locally.
    Mitt Romney, the Republican Party candidate for president, carried Owen County by over 30 percent.
    Incumbent State Senator for the 17th senatorial district Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, defeated his opponent Democrat David Holcomb and carried Owen County by over a 1,000 votes.

  • Over 150 years in the making

    By John Whitlock
    N-H Editor
    For Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, the judges who will call it home and countless other state and local officials, the big day had finally arrived.
    Friday, the doors of the new Owen County Judicial Center formally opened to the public.
    Keith said as she was preparing her remarks for the ceremony, she researched the history of the old Owen County Courthouse and found some similarities.
    “In 1857 when the Owen County Courthouse was built, they too were facing tough economic times,” Keith said.