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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court

    Editor’s note: The News-Herald reports all misdemeanors, felonies and small claims judgments in district court, except for juvenile court proceedings, which are confidential; however, traffic offenses by juveniles are reported because they are public record. All civil suits in circuit court are reported. Claims made in a lawsuit present only one side of a case. Charges or citations reported to the News-Herald do not imply guilt. That is determined by the court. Information on this page is public record. Names will not be withheld by request.

  • Under 12 soccer team captures second in tournament

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League hosted a U12 mixed tournament Oct. 31. 

    Owen County welcomed Nicholas County, Carroll County and Clark County for a day of soccer.

    Owen County and Nicholas County started the day with a match at 9 a.m.

    Owen County came out on top with a 7-1 victory. 

    Game two followed at 10:30 a.m. with Carroll County taking on Clark County in a match that proved to be an exciting game to watch. 

    At the end of the game, the score was a 2-2 tie.

  • With election over, officials look forward

    The dust has settled on the 2010 general election and now the county and city’s top officials are looking toward the future of Owen County.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will see three new magistrates —  James “Asa” Phillips will fill Jerry Jones’ first-district seat; Robert “Casey” Ellis will take over Bobby Gaines’ seat as second-district magistrate; and after defeating incumbent Ray Smith, Troy Bramblett will become fourth-district magistrate.

  • Turned-off phones aren’t much help

    It was 20 degrees on my thermometer Sunday morning. By the time we got out of church, it had risen to 53 degrees. We got the last of the wood cut, hauled in and stacked last week. We got two loads cut and split for Ann, too. We hauled it up to her house Nov. 2. She was off a half day to vote.

  • Partying with Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow

    I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Seems like people are really getting into decorating for Halloween these days. In fact, I believe it to be Lori’s favorite holiday.

  • Teen’s tragedy leaves legacy

    I was 16 years old when Carl Johnson died on this ribbon of a road that winds between the river and a limestone cliff. He was not much older. We never spoke a word to each other. At least, I have no memory of his voice. But his black eyes looked out on the world through long, angel lashes and all the girls agreed that he was beautiful. If you favored delicate-boned, olive skinned boys, that is, which I didn’t, preferring taller, sturdier types.

  • Celebrate all we have to be thankful for this holiday

    In a few weeks, Owen County families, some of whom have traveled many miles to return home, will gather to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    Most dinners will feature “Mr. Turkey,” complemented by potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, and a variety of pies served in the good old-fashioned Owen County way.

  • Owen High students will continue tradition of honoring veterans

    When local veterans are honored next month at Owen County High School for their service to the country, a new young leader will be behind the scenes making sure the event goes off with military precision.

    The annual Veteran’s Day program at OCHS will be held Nov. 11. All veterans are invited to stop by the high school at 11 a.m. for a special lunch provided by the students. At 1 p.m., a special recognition program – which is open to the public – will honor the veterans.

    All guests are asked to RSVP by calling 484-4173.

  • Rebels bumped from playoffs in opening round

    Another Owen County football season is in the books.

    The Rebels finished the season Friday night in the first round of the Class A Playoffs with a 70-20 loss to Newport Central Catholic.

    Despite the loss, Owen County’s Adam Hazelett threw three touchdown passes.

    Friday’s performance gave Hazlett over 1,000 passing yards for the season.

    The Thoroughbreds scored first but the Rebels responded with a Hazelett touchdown pass to Sawyer Williams to tie the game at 7-7.

  • Kay’s Branch News By Bee Spicer

    The Branch is as dry as I have seen it in the 33 years we’ve lived here. We did have a hard freeze one day last week but there was nothing to kill. The weeds, grass, and leaves have all dried up and turned to dust. John went to the woods on Thursday and cut the big tree that had been hit by lightning about three years ago. He cut it into burn lengths and we split it Saturday. It was a beautiful day to be out but it was so dry and dusty that we were both barely able to talk from the dust and sawdust in our throats. I hope the hunters are very careful.