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Today's News

  • Rebels bring home opening-night win

    Saturday night’s bus ride home from Grant County was much better than the same one they took last year.

    Last year, the Rebels lost a heartbreaker 17-10 to the Braves in the Rebels’ first game of the 2009 season.

    This season, Owen County held on to a 14-13 victory to claim game one of the 2010 campaign.

  • The countdown concludes

    Through interviews and recommendations from the community, News-Herald Sports Reporter Brian Blair has completed a list of the top 10 male and female athletes Owen County has produced. The countdown to No. 1 concludes this week.

    Here is the complete list:

    Male No. 10 - Billy Whitney

    Male No. 9 - David Wainscott

    Male No. 8 - Clark Shelton

    Male No. 7 - Ed Godby

    Male No. 6 - C.W. Ware

    Male No. 5 - Dustin Downey

    Male No. 4 - Bobby Young

    Male No. 3 - Curt Cochran

    Male No. 2 - Bobby Nix

  • Lady Rebels win region volleyball title

    For two years they didn’t win a match. Saturday afternoon in Warsaw they won a championship. The Owen County Lady Rebels volleyball team claimed the 8th Region All “A” Classic earning a berth in the State Tournament.

    “I still can’t believe it,” said head coach T.J. Wesselman. “It shows how much this group of girls has worked.”

    The hard work began to pay in the first round of the tournament when Owen County defeated Gallatin County 21-18 and 25-9.

  • Kays Branch News By Bee Spicer

    The weather was just about as good as it can get last week, pleasant mild days and cool nights, great for golf, mowing and sleeping.

    Bruce and Fay cut hay all week. They did Wanda’s field and then mowed our field across the road and the ones on this side too. I don’t think he got three rolls out of the whole lot of them. It has been so hot and dry here most of July and August that the second cutting just hasn’t grown much. It does look nice and neat now though.

  • Landmark Lost: Baptists raze 116-year-old home

    Preservationists say not enough was done to thwart demolition of a 116-year-old historic home on Main Street. The two-story brick house at 205 N. Main St. was razed Aug. 26. The site will indefinitely serve as a grassy lot for neighboring Owenton First Baptist Church, which acquired the house and a quarter-acre lot in a $220,000, tax-free deal reached four years ago with former owner A.T. Morgan, according to county property records.

  • Grace Notes: Lessons on my knees

    As I was on my knees one Saturday afternoon, I had an epiphany.

    Lest you think I was on my knees praying, I wasn’t, although Lord knows I should have been. And it wasn’t so much an epiphany as it was a random thought.

  • Consignment store debuts downtown

    Linda Smith said everyone has something nice to say about Owen County – and that’s exactly why she decided to bring her consignment shop from Warsaw to Owenton.

    YOUniquely-U recently opened on the corner of West Seminary and Main streets; and Smith said with a new location and more room, she hopes her business will soon take off with Owen countians.

  • Festival 'sweet' for revenue

    Downtown needs more than one-time festivals, parades and special events to attract and retain viable businesses, according to merchants and public officials. Long-range planning and private capital investment is crucial to create a stronger business backbone, they agree.

  • Family ties help build new Mexican restaurant

    For Humberto and Amber Moran, opening a business in Owen County means staying close to family – including their church family at Beechwood Assembly of God.

     

    Humberto, also known as Chino, and Amber have been living in Owen County for three years. He was doing construction work on power plants, but to continue the job he would have had to move to Alabama.

     

    “We just didn’t want to leave our church family. They’ve been great for us,” Amber said.

     

  • Sparta skaters: Park needs upgrades

    Sparta residents Colton Matt and Logan Bailey have skateboarded together for five years. Now, the two are looking to share that passion.

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School students, both 12, are fund raising for concrete and equipment to improve the skate park in Sparta.

    The Sparta city park has one piece of equipment, but Matt said he and Bailey both would like to see the site expanded.