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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Holidays bring lots of news

    Happy New Year!
    I guess that’s still appropriate. Things go so fast now I should be mentioning Ground Hog Day.
    I hope your Christmas was as good as mine. Everyone was healthy and got to my house on Christmas morning and everyone meaning all my children and their spouses, my granddaughters and their husbands and the four great-grandchildren.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Early photos preserved history

    They were dressed alike, and as the two young men gazed at the camera from beneath jaunty caps atop their heads, all the anticipation and zest for life was  reflected in their eyes.

  • Looking back

    Every year, the News-Herald looks back at the year that was.
    And each time we go through these stories, we see things in a different light with new context and appreciation.
    These Owen County stories will become part of our shared history and we hope you enjoy this look back at 2012, a year that brought many changes and will resonate with this community for many years to come.
    Happy new year from the staff of the News-Herald.

     - John Whitlock, News-Herald editor

  • Kentucky had a banner year for outdoorsmen

    It was a year for deer and bear season records, expanded public hunting opportunities and improved access to Kentucky’s premier trout stream.
    Here’s a look back at a few of the top stories from 2012:

    Kentucky hunters harvested a record number of white-tailed deer.
    With 35 days of archery hunting and a two-day youth season remaining before season’s end, hunters eclipsed the overall deer harvest total record. As of Dec. 18, hunters harvested 126,923 deer. This total breaks the previous season record of 124,752 set in 2004.

  • Warriors out duel Rebels

    Sometimes, it’s just not your night.
    For the Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels, that night was Dec. 18.
    The team traveled to Eminence last week and looked to build off the positive momentum they picked up in their win at Henry County.
    The Rebels would play well. They shot 52 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line. On most nights, those numbers would be good enough to come home with a win.
    For all the Rebels’  efforts, the Warriors played just a little better.

  • Rebel Review 2012

    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter
    Another year is nearly in the books. When one looks back on 2012, there will be plenty of highlights to remember.
    The year began with the boys’ basketball team winning the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic. They went to Frankfort and won their first-round game before falling in the quarterfinals. As expected, the Owen County faithful came out in large numbers to support the Rebels during the two games in the All ‘A’ State Tournament.

  • Community events

    Library to hold March Madness Teen Book Tournament
    Teens, vote for your favorite young adult books as they face off against each other in March Madness.
    Each week, there will be a new round of voting and for each round you vote, you will be entered to win a prize.
    You can vote in the library or on the library’s Facebook page throughout the entire month.

  • Tall in the saddle
  • Runnin' Rebels get first district victory

    The Owen County High School boys’ basketball team entered last week needing to get a bad taste out of their mouths. The Rebels were coming off their first loss of the season after a loss in overtime at home to Carroll County.
    The first chance to get back on the winning path came Dec. 11 against Walton-Verona.
    After falling behind 14-9 at the end of the first quarter, the Rebels came back in the second quarter to take a 28-27 lead into the locker room at halftime.
    The second half belonged to Owen County as they pulled away for the 63-52 win.

  • Lady Rebels stay perfect in district

    The Lady Rebels continue to be the dominant team in the 31st District.
    Owen County picked up two more wins last week over district competition as well as a victory over a visitor from the Hoosier state.
    The team began last week by traveling to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County.  The Lady Wildcats are considered to be the biggest competition for Owen County in its quest for six-straight district titles.