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Today's News

  • Birthdays spark memories

  • The News-Herald Year In Review

    As the first decade of the new millennium winds down, Owen County finds itself at a crossroads.
    With a shifting economy, a changing political scene and a new direction in local education, Owen countians are looking at the future while keeping an eye on preserving the past and the community’s rich heritage.
    The News-Herald looks back at 2010:

    Jan. 6: Jokes were made, tears were shed and stories were told Dec. 30 at Owenton First Christian Church when pastor Bill Watson and his wife, Brenda, sat before a crowd of friends and well-wishers.

  • Looking back at the year in high school sports

    Owen County once again enjoyed a successful year on the field of play. Whether it was a football field, a basketball court, a soccer pitch, a golf course, a baseball diamond or a cross-country course, the Rebels once again made their mark.
    Beginning in February both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams reached 31st District championship games.
    For the third-straight season, the girls cut down the nets as they defeated Carroll County.

  • Owen County girls shake off Trimble County

    Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne still doesn’t think the Lady Rebels are where they can be.
    Don’t tell that to Trimble County.
    Owen County closed out the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule Dec. 21 with another double-digit win over Trimble County.
    The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Raiders 54-38 to improve their record to 6-1.
    In their six victories this season, Owen County has won by an average of 21 points.
    Osborne said the squad has room for improvement.

  • Rebels run to overtime victory

    The Owen County Rebels were disappointed after their loss to Henry County Dec. 17.
    And at halftime of their game against Walton-Verona Dec. 20, it seemed like they were going to have a blue Christmas.
    Walton-Verona came to Owenton and after 16 minutes of basketball the Bearcats held a 30-20 lead.
    After intermission, the Rebels began chipping away at the Bearcats’ lead.

  • Find your financial footing

    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions going to be getting your finances in order?
    By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money has gone?
    Does it always feel as if there’s too much month left at the end of your money?
    If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then it’s time to bring your checkbook back into control by attending Financial Peace University.

  • Stafford brothers graduate Eastern Kentucky University

    Landon Matthew Stafford and Michael Vincent Stafford, twin sons of Dallas R. and Melody L. Stafford of Owenton, graduated from Eastern Kentucky University Dec. 18 with bachelor of science degrees. Their majors were  homeland security with minors in asset protection. Both earned a 4.0 GPA during their last semester and were named to the president’s list. Landon was an officer and active member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Sigma Nu is one of Eastern’s top academically ranked fraternities.

  • Maci Raye Moore

    Scott Moore and Nicole Shelton of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their first child, Maci Raye Moore. Maci was born at 7:17 a.m. Nov. 16, 2010, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Doug and Donita Miller of Owenton and Lonnie Jr. and Jane Shelton of Frankfort. Paternal grandparents are Delmar and Mary Moore of Owenton. Maternal great-grandmother is Beulah Corman of Owenton. Paternal great-grandmothers are Alba Wilhoite and Annie B. Cook, both of Owenton.

  • Quiet but chilly end of the year

    Christmas 2010 is over, in fact 2010 is almost over.
    It’s been a good year, if you’ve lived through it without accident, illness, or financial loss. When you get to my age, just to have lived through is a blessing.

  • Historical Society News

      “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven...”
    (Ecclesiastes 3:1-3)