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Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Soceity: More insight into early days of Owen County High

    Though the colors may be a bit faded and the seams somewhat frayed, the Rebel uniform remains as a reminder for Charlie Thornton of the four years he spent playing basketball for Owen County High School.

  • Georgia: On my mind - Ice cream should be classified as addictive

    I had just finished tossing my bath salts into the trash, and swept the medicine cabinet clear of cold meds, when news of ice cream’s walk on the wild side popped up on my computer.  At first I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Surely, words like addiction, poison, and sin tax didn’t belong in the same sentence with a double scoop of butter pecan.

  • In case of emergency: State to take part in tornado drill

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald

    The 2012 Statewide Tornado Safety Drill is scheduled for Tuesday at approximately 10:07 a.m.
    Take a minute to conduct the drill and review your severe weather safety plan.
    The National Weather Service Offices serving Kentucky will use a tornado warning test messaage to trigger the drill.
    In the event of pending or inclement weather, the drill will be rescheduled.  

  • Starr’s new shop rising on Main Street

    Starr Caroline would once spend an entire day scouring through items in thrift and consignment stores, but a trip to Owenton recently turned one of her favorite hobbies into a business of her own.
    Caroline, the owner of Starr’s What Nots & What Have You, said opening a thrift store had been an idea of hers for some time, but she hadn’t exactly planned on Owenton.
    The former Grant County resident said she came to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office to pay taxes in 2011 when she spotted the open store at 101 West Seminary Street.

  • New Owen County library building taking shape

  • Ruling means Thayer stays in Owen County

    Damon Thayer will remain Owen County’s state senator after the Kentucky Supreme Court recently blocked the newly formed senate district map that reflected changes in the commonwealth’s population.
    One of the changes moved Owen County from Thayer’s 17th district and into former Gov. Julian Carroll’s seventh district which includes Anderson, Franklin, Woodford and parts of Fayette counties.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • Showing support

    First Farmers Bank made its annual donation to the Owen County High School basketball program as part of its 3-Point Challenge. The bank made a donation for each successful 3-point shot the boys and girls varsity teams made during the regular season. Top: Darryl Traylor, president of First Farmers Bank, gives a $700 check to Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall, left, and Owen County High School Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman. Bottom: Traylor presents the donation to Wesselman and Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne, left.

  • Lady Rebels gear up for postseason

    Tournament time has arrived for the Owen County Lady Rebels. While the team has some lofty goals for the next two weeks, they still had some work to do to get ready.
    Owen County was in action twice last week to close out the regular season. The girls spent Feb. 13 at Anderson County before coming home for Senior Night on Friday against Grant County.
    The game against the Lady Bearcats in Lawrenceburg did not go as planned as the Lady Rebels got off to a slow start and fell 61-46.