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Today's News

  • Friends of Gratz school meet

    A few longtime friends with connections to the old one-room school at Gratz gathered at the Smith House Saturday for dinner and remembering. The group hopes to organize a reunion in the fall for the school and community friends.
     

  • Owenton Livestock Report - June 19, 2013

    This week: 445 • June 12: 403
    Last year: 289
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers steady were to $2 higher and heifers steady to $1 higher.
    Slaughter cows sold steady to $1 lower and bulls were not tested.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $145-155; 500-600 lbs.  $136-139; 600-700 lbs.  $135-141; 700-800 lbs.  $128-134; 800-900 lbs.  $123-126 including 30 mixed at 881 lbs.  $124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $116.

  • NASCAR Nation focuses on Kentucky this week

    NASCAR is coming back to Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Speedway will be the place to be this weekend as fans will descend upon Sparta for three races beginning on Thursday night.
    The first race of the weekend will be the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225.
    Matt Crafton will come to Sparta as the points leader. He is 23 points ahead of Jeb Burton, who won the Winstar World Casino 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway June 7.

  • Ten things to watch for this week in Sparta

    01 Austin Dillon has to be looking forward to his return trip to Kentucky Speedway. Dillon has not captured the checkered flag since winning both Nationwide Series events last year at the track. Like Dillon, James Buescher is also excited about his return to Kentucky. Buescher also won both Camping World Truck Series races last year in Sparta but has yet to reach victory lane since.

    02 If Dillon does win on Friday night he would match Joey Logano as the only driver to win the Nationwide Series event three straight times. Logano won the race from 2008 thru 2010.

  • Owen Co. athletic director earns special recognition

    The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association recently announced Owen County High School Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman has been recognized by NIAAA as a certified athletic administrator.
    To earn this distinction, Wesselman demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

  • Owen’s Ball takes part in all-star game

    Owen County’s Jarrod Ball was recently selected to play in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game.
    Ball, who just wrapped up his junior year with the Rebels, was selected by the Eighth Region coaches to represent the West team. The squad was made up from players from the Region 1 through 8.
    Ball said just being named to the team was a special feeling.
    “It was a huge honor being selected to represent the Eighth Region in this event,” Ball said.

  • 50th anniversary - Marksberry

  • Wedding announcement: Mears-Martini

  • Fair Forecast

    FaDana Bramblett
    For the News-Herald

    Can you believe it is just three weeks until the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show begins.
    There are many new things happening at the fair on Tuesday, which is Family Night. The Fair Bears will be there to talk with the children.
    So come out and see all the activities. Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smokers Friendly, North Park, the Owen County Extension Service Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Be careful when staying on 16th floor

    It’s cool at the moment, but our all-knowing weatherman says it will be hot by afternoon, so I must get this written and get what “work” I do out of the way before that happens.
    Right now, it is very quiet on the Branch. The big trucks haven’t started rolling by, nor are the dogs barking at the tow does that have taken up residence under the apple trees, waiting for the apples to drop.
    My June apple trees are full of apples that get ripe the beginning of July. I’ve never been sure why they call them June apples.