Today's News

  • Bethany School group meets at Smith House

    By Jim Lawrence
    For the News-Herald

    The Bethany School group met at the Smith House on Friday, Nov. 16. Attendance was down, but those present enjoyed a delicious meal and fellowship.
    Those present were Lucille Mason, Gene and Betty Jo Wynn, Melvin and Belle Mason, Don Crupper, Betty and Jim Lawrence, Naomi Shriver and Tracie Perkins.
    Thanks to Billie Jo Ashcraft for the use of the restaurant during the past several years.

  • MBMS students help disabled veterans with donation

    Students at Maurice Bowling Middle School honored those who served in the military with their annual Veterans Day program Nov. 12 As part of the celebration, the students made a donation to the Disabled American Veterans. Randy Reese, a representative of DAV National Headquarters, located in Cold Spring, was present to accept a donation of $550 collected by the students to help injured veterans. Last year, DAV’s free services helped more than 300,000 veterans access a wide range of services and benefits.

  • Owen students win sack attack with handmade robot

    Saturday, four Owen County students traveled to Henderson to participate in the Tri-State VEX Sack Attack Robotics Competition.
    The team of Nash Croley, Ben Allen and Tyler True came home with trophies for tournament champion and sportsmanship award.
    Will Dempsey also competed and was presented with the Amaze Award.
    Teams compete with robots they design, build and program.  

  • Hoop continues to shine at University of the Cumberlands

    NAIA National Championship was held in Vancouver, Wash. on Nov. 17 where Owen County High School alumni and University of the Cumberlands sophomore Danielle Hoop finished 18th with a time of 18:22   to qualify for All-American honors.

  • Soccer team hands out awards

    The Owen County High School boys soccer team has handed out its year-end awards.
    The Rebels finished the season with a record of 13-10 and won the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Championship and were the 31st District runners-up. They were also the NCKC champs.
    The team won the Owen County Invitational and were the runner-up in the Frankfort High Invitational.
    The team also set a couple of records. The 30 assists by the team were the most in school history as were the seven shutouts.

  • 2012 Golden Gobble Awards: Reds, Ryder Cup and Armstrong highlight the lowlights

    The envelope please.
    Thanksgiving is here and that means it is time for another edition of my Golden Gobble Awards - my annual look at the biggest blunderers of 2012. The holiday would not be complete without them. They are the dressing to your turkey. They are the gravy to your mashed potatoes. I just hope that, unlike dinner, they don’t leave you with heartburn.
    My first Golden Gobble goes to the United States Ryder Cup team. The team went into Sunday with the lead against the European team. There was no way they could lose.

  • Tip-off time: Lady Rebels look to continue domination

    If one was looking for a single word to describe the last five years of Owen County Lady Rebels basketball it would have to be ‘dominant.’

  • Tip-off time: Rebels look to take next step forward

    The Owen County High School Rebels reached the Eighth Region semifinals three of the last four seasons. Each of those years, the team to beat them has gone on to win the title.
    This season, the Rebels are hoping to go one game farther and become the team standing on top of a ladder come early March.
    The Rebels open up their season Nov. 27 at home against Western Hills. The team is coming off its best season under head coach Devin Duvall.

  • Open Season: Kade New

    Open SeasonL Kade New, 6, got his first buck - an eight-pointer - Nov. 13 on his farm on Squiresville Road. He is the son of John Russell and Kristal New.

  • Open Season: Canaan Eades

    Canaan Eades, 6, shot his first deer on Nov. 12 while hunting with his father Robbie Eades.