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Today's News

  • Osborne named Coach of the Year while Gayheart named Player of the Year

    The Eighth Region announced its year-end awards last week and the Lady Rebels were well represented.
    Junior Rianna Gayheart was named Eighth Region Player of the Year.
    She beat out Carroll County’s Hannah Devine to receive the honor.
    For the year, Gayheart is averaging 16.3 points and 3.6 rebounds.
    It is the first time a Lady Rebel has been given the honor since 2004 when Katie Smith won.
    Owen County Girls Basketball Head Coach Bob Osborne was named Eighth Region Coach of the Year.

  • It all comes down to this for Rebels

    The Owen County Rebels have been to the Eighth Region semifinals the last two years. If they want to get back, they have to win tonight.
    The season will end tonight for the Owen County Rebels or the Gallatin County Wildcats. The two teams will square off in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament at Henry County. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 following the first game between Henry County and Carroll County.

  • Osborne and Williams named to all-region team

    Two Owen County Rebels have been named to the All Eighth Region basketball team.
    Juniors Sawyer Williams and Stone Osborne both have been honored for their efforts on the hardwood. For Williams, this is the second straight year to be named to the team, and it is Osborne’s first.
    Owen County High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall has high praise and expectations for Williams.

  • OCHS basketball players named All-Conference

    Three members of both the boys and girls’ basketball teams have been named to the NCKC All-Conference Team.
    For the Lady Rebels, Rianna Gayheart, Hannah Neeley and Samantha Toole were each named to the team. Gayheart, a junior, is averaging 16 points and three rebounds a game. Neeley, a sophomore, is averaging 12 points and three rebounds a contest. Toole, a senior, is contributing with seven points and six boards a game.

  • Hannah Neeley named Player of the Week

    Another week means another Lady Rebel has been named NCKC Player of the week.
    Hannah Neeley received the honor last week for her effort in the Lady Rebels’ two wins over Collins and Oldham County. In the two victories, Neeley poured in 31 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists.
    It was the third straight week a member of the Owen County Lady Rebels was named Player of the Week. The previous two winners were Samantha Toole and Rianna Gayheart.

  • Lady Rebels ready for postseason

    The 2010-2011 regular season will be one to remember for the Lady Rebels.
    The team won 20 games for the first time since 2003-2004. Three separate players were named NCKC Player of the Week. Rianna Gayheart was named Eighth Region Player of the Year, and Head Coach Bob Osborne was named Eighth Region Coach of the Year.
    This team, however, does not want to only be known for what they accomplished in the regular season. They want to have people remember them for what they do in the postseason.

  • Now and Then

    Left: In an photo from 1976, Owenton Patrolman Doug West, left, and then-Owenton Police Chief John Saylor pose outside the office of the News-Herald with the department’s latest cruiser. Earlier this month, current Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and officer Rufus Shearer show off the department’s newest cruiser.
     

  • Sorghum referendum deadline is Monday

    The USDA announced that a referendum on the Sorghum Promotion, Research and Information Order continues through Monday.
    For the program to continue, a simple majority of those voting must support the continuation of the program.
    The referendum will be conducted at local Farm Service Agency  offices for producers. Ballots may be obtained in person, by mail or facsimile at county FSA offices.

  • Owen County District Court

    Feb. 18, 2011

    Joann M. Adams, 1974, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann M. Adams Blackmore, 1974, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann M. Adams Blackmore, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann Blackmore, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann M. Blackmore, 1974, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.

  • If you rent spaces, contact local health department

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone planning to rent campsites or open a campground in coordination with any event including, but not limited to, the upcoming Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Sparta this July, must contact the local health department for proper guidelines and permitting.  
    A permit is required to operate any campground used to rent spaces for two or more motorhomes, RVs, and all camping units as per 902 KAR 15020.