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Today's News

  • Wet/dry petition organizers say they want to keep local dollars in Owen Co.

    Editor’s Note: For several weeks, a wet/dry petition has been circulating across the county. The move has sparked controversy, excitement and public interest throughout Owen County.
    Last week, Billy O’Banion, the unofficial spokesman for the group behind the petition drive, agreed to submit a series of questions by the News-Herald to the petition organizers. They declined a face-to-face interview. The following contains their responses:

  • Landowner chases down suspects in burglaries

    Three northern Kentucky men and a 15-year-old juvenile have been arrested following a pair of burglaries in Owen County.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, the suspects were involved in two separate break-ins Feb. 28.
    The first incident happened around 9 a.m., at Hwy. 22E, north of Sweet Owen Road.
    The second break-in happened about an hour later at a home on Hwy. 845.

  • Home in Perry Park explodes

    Officials are still trying to contact an Erlanger man after his house in Perry Park reportedly exploded in a liquid propane gas explosion.
    New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said the New Liberty Fire Department received the call at 12:26 a.m. March 3.
    Firefighters arrived at 115 Tanglewood Dr. at 12:41 a.m.
    Davis said the explosion blew 50 to 60 feet in all directions.

  • City council accepts mayor’s recommendation

    After two months without a city attorney, the Owenton City Council recently voted to appoint Mitzy Evans to the vacant position.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West chose to not reappoint long-time city attorney Mark Cobb in January and recommended Evans to the council.
    No motion to appoint Evans was made during the council’s January meeting.
    Councilman Larry Dale Perry made a motion to appoint Evans during the council’s Feb. 1 meeting and Gerald Powell seconded the motion.
    Bob Osborne, Robert Walker and Tim Cammack voted against the appointment.

  • Tuesday crash claims life of Owen County man

    An automoblie accident late Tuesday afternoon has claimed the life of an Owen County man.

  • Owen County announces winners of annual science fair

    The flu didn’t stop 103 young scientists from participating in the 2011 Science Fair at the Owen County Elementary School Feb. 23.
    Teena Gamble, gifted and talented program resource teacher for Owen County primary and elementary schools, said the excitement ran high as students and parents set up projects that showed many hours of hard work and patience.

  • Four years – four titles

    The Owen County Lady Rebels are making a habit of cutting down other people’s nets.

  • Season ends for Runnin' Rebels

    Another season is in the books for the Owen County Rebels.
    The 2010-2011 campaign concluded last Wednesday night in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament at Henry County. Owen County fell to Gallatin County by the score of 62-53 to finish the season.
    With the loss, the Rebels finish the year 15-9. The defeat means Owen County will not take part in the Eighth Region Tournament for the first time since 2007.

  • Owenton Livestock report

    Feb. 23, 2011
    Compared to the previous sale: feeder steers under 600 lb. $2 to $3 lower; over 600 lb. $2 to $3 higher; feeder heifers steady; slaughter cows $1 lower; and slaughter bulls steady.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lb. $143-150; 400-500 lb. $140-146; 500-600 lb. $130-146; 600-700 lb. $126-133; 800-900 lb. $110-115. Groups with 20 head or more: 55 head, 647 lb. $132 mostly black; 61 head, 867 lb. $115, mostly black.

  • Royalty crowned

    Owen County Primary School held its first ever Valentine Banquet/Luncheon Feb. 11. Congratulations to second-grade students Haylee Neeley and Caden Hedger who were crowned Valentine King and Queen during the day’s events. Members of the Valentine Court were Cheyenne Coppola, Lilly David, Tori Lykins, Jorden May, Maddie Walker, Cody Anderson, Micah Duvall, Darren Patrick, Logan Wagers, and Dylan Woods.