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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Owenton police make arrests in connection with park break-ins

    Owenton Police have made arrests in connection with three break-ins at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
    According to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller, the break-ins occurred between Sept. 29 and mid October.
    Miller said the first instance happened at office of Owen County Director of Parks and Recreation Buck Beverly in the community building near the stage.
    Miller said the door was kicked in and about $450 worth of damage was caused.
    The suspects are minors and have not been identified by police.

  • Special Veteran’s Day column: The Death of Capt. Waskow

    Editor’s Note: Veterans Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, and Scripps Howard Foundation have allowed us to reprint of Pyle’s most famous column “The Death of Capt. Waskow.” It’s a reminder to all of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many Americans to maintain the freedoms we enjoy.

    By Ernie Pyle

  • Retired teachers organization stays busy

    On Oct. 17, members of the Owen County Retired Teachers Association enjoyed a buffet lunch at Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Park. Members welcomed new teacher retirees and also celebrated Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Week.
    Those who attended were Martha Hamilton, Barbara Ramsey, Susan Burress, Vonda Howard, Suzanne Peak, Rita Ball, Babs Newcomb, Doug Ball, Wilma Perkins, Faye Shelton, Phyllis Malcomb, Julie Donahue and Mike Ramsey.