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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Mallorie Rebekah Tate

    Matt and Kathryn Tate of Owenton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Mallorie Rebekah. Mallorie was born on Nov. 7, 2012, at 10:42 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Terry and Melissa Gaines. Paternal grandparents are Harold and Betty Tate, all of Owenton.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    I could get used to this weather. We needed the rain and the temperature is wonderful. I know it can’t last, but it feels good to my old bones.

  • Rebels run record to 3-0

    It is their best start since 2007.
    The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels are off to a 3-0 start thanks to three solid wins last week. It is the first time the team has started 3-0 since head coach Devin Duvall’s first season.
    The Rebels opened up the season at home Nov. 27 as they hosted Western Hills. Things could not have begun better as their first basket of the season came on a dunk from Carson Williams. The dunk came thanks in part to a nice feed from Hunter Trenary, who tossed up to the rim and allowed Williams to do the rest.

  • An historic moment in Highland Heights

    I have a diploma hanging in my office at my full-time job in Erlanger. It is from Northern Kentucky University.
    Despite not walking through graduation ceremonies (sorry Mom), I am very proud of that framed piece of paper. I was made even prouder last week when the school picked up its first-ever basketball victory as a Division I member. The Lady Norse defeated Youngstown State on a last second shot, 66-64.

  • Lady Rebels are perfect at 3-0

    So far, so good for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels.
    The team played three games last week and won all three to get the new season off to a good start.
    The Lady Rebels opened the new season last Tuesday night on the road against Shelby County.
    After the squad struggled from both the field and the free-throw line, Owen County managed to sneak out of Shelbyville with a 45-43 victory. The team shot just under 35 percent from the field and were 8-18 from the free-throw line.

  • Owen County’s Trenary runs in North Carolina

    While many people spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving running through the malls. Hunter Trenary was running around in North Carolina.
    The Owen County High School junior made the trip to take part in the Foot Locker South Regional at McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, N.C. Trenary competed in the junior boys race where he finished in ninth place.
    The race included 239 runners from eight different states including 19 runners represented Kentucky in the race.

  • Thunder strikes

  • Vandals topple 20 tombstones in Gratz

    Police are investigating the Thanksgiving Day vandalism of a graveyard in Gratz.
    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, about 20 stones were overturned or damaged in the Mount Minish Cemetery sometime between Wednesday and Friday morning last week.
    “Somebody went in there and either turned them over or pushed them off their bases,” Hammond said. “It was discovered when people went in there Friday morning to decorate their family gravestones for Christmas.”
    Some of the stones were decades old, Hammond said.

  • Looking for angels

    Dozens of children in Owen County are looking for a few angels to help make Christmas brighter this year.
    Although the children remain nameless, Owen countians go out of their way each year to help a child in need, either by sponsoring an entire family or picking a child from the county’s angel tree.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said the project began approximately 25 years ago and countless businesses, churches and organizations have stepped up to help make everyone’s Christmas merry.

  • Looking for angels

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    Dozens of children in Owen County are looking for a few angels to help make Christmas brighter this year.
    Although the children remain nameless, Owen countians go out of their way each year to help a child in need, either by sponsoring an entire family or picking a child from the county’s angel tree.