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Today's News

  • Historical Society News: Flood of '37 a favorite topic for holiday party chat

    Dressed in her finest Christmas attire, she patiently awaited the arrival of her guests; and as they entered her decorated doorway, her rooms echoed with laughter and camaraderie.

  • Soccer players recognized for achievements on and off the field

    Most goals: Austin Collins (Varsity), Will Dempsey  and Jordan Henderson (JV)

    Most assists: James Marston (varsity), Cooper Taylor, Caleb Ashcraft and Austin Collins (JV)

    110 percent award: Austin Willis (varsity) and  Gabe Osborne

    Coaches award: Ryan Marston and Jared Fitzgerald (varsity),  Nash Croley (JV)

    Rookie of year:  Jose Munoz (varsity), Dalton Mertz (JV)

    Most Improved: Devin Ricketts (varsity), Tucker Cull (JV)

    Offensive player of year: James Marston (varsity). Jordan Henderson (JV)

  • Young tech-savvy students will show skills at state

    After recently traveling to Northern Kentucky University for a regional Student Technology Leadership Program competition, Owen County School’s students once again proved that hard work pays off.

    Nine out of 10 STLP projects  —including an Owen County Primary School project — will advance to state competition in May in hopes of continuing on to the International Society for Technology in Education conference next summer in Philadelphia.

    STLP is a project-based learning program that teaches students how to use technology to learn and achieve.

  • Kays Branch News: Margie England changed our lives

    I went to Margie England’s funeral last week.

    If a funeral could be said to be nice, her funeral was. Maybe appropriate would be a better word. Two gentlemen spoke. One was her pastor at Dallasburg Baptist Church and the other a contemporary of Gilbert’s.

    Both their talks were about Margie. Her obit gave all the details of how she had spent her life as a teacher, supporter of her church, and member of organizations in the county and state. She was a very busy lady.

  • Letter to the editor: Unite in prayer and meditation for World Peace Day

    World Peace Day is a global event celebrated at noon Greenwich Mean Time or 7 a.m. EST on the last day of each year.

    At this time, people the world over gather together for an hour of prayer and meditation for world peace.

    Stop for a moment and think how profound this really is. People the world over set aside personal issues and step into the moment, coming together to be of one mind, of one place, of one time, aware that as they combine their thoughts and energies, they create opportunities for positive changes to manifest in the world.

  • Defense sparks Rebels

    The old saying goes defense wins championships.

    For the Owen County Rebels, defense has been the difference since dropping the opening game of the season to Western Hills.

    The Wolverines scored 57 points in their 1-point overtime win over the Rebels on night one.

    In their next three games, no opponent has managed to score more than 44 points, resulting in three victories for the Rebels.

    Trimble County and Carroll County were the latest opponents to struggle offensively and fall to Owen County.

  • Letter to the editor: Help make a girl’s prom dream come true through Cinderella Closet

    It may be hard to think past Christmas, but before we know it prom season will be here. 

    Some students think about it the whole school year, planning what they will wear, who might ask them to go, and looking forward to that rite of passage. 

    Others dread thinking about prom because they know that a fancy dress or tux is a luxury that their family cannot afford. 

  • 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.

  • Letter to the editor: Woman wants to share dream of new care facility

    In college, I was asked to write an essay about what I would do if I won the lottery and the paper turned out to be more of a business idea that is still my dream today.

    My long-term vision is for Owen County to have a daycare center adjoining an assisted living facility where the children and the elderly of our community will have access to the best-possible care.

    My short-term  goal is to partner with caregivers who currently provide childcare services in their homes to establish a state of the art daycare cooperative.

  • After dropping opener, Rebels run over Demons

    It was not the sort of opening night the Rebels were hoping for. But they did bounce back.

    Owen County opened the season Nov. 30 against Western Hills. The contest was tight throughout with neither team able to take command of the game. The Wolverines eventually won in overtime, 57-56.

    The Rebels were playing somewhat shorthanded as Zach Ripy was battling an illness. The team, however, got a boost from an unexpected source. Junior Cooper Taylor played well, scoring 10 points. Ripy did play and scored seven points but it was obvious that he was not his usual self.