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Today's News

  • Owen home to a new champion ... and that’s no bull

    Following in the hoofsteps of his prize-winning dad, Kentucky Star is racking up ribbons and awards as one of the nation’s top bulls in his class.

    Kentucky Star, a 14-month-old bull owned by Larry Osborne of Sparta, is competing to be one of top bulls in the nation.

    “He’s still a yearling,” Osborne said. “He’s on track to be the best in the country. He’s the high-points leader in his class in the nation.”

  • Candidate misses political forum

    About 60 people filed into the Monterey firehouse Thursday where Republican magistrate candidate Troy Bramblett participated in Leadership Owen County’s second forum for the general election.

    Bramblett’s opponent and current fourth district magistrate, Ray Smith, was unable to attend the forum due to sickness.

  • Hoop sets record for Rebel runners

    For the rest of the North Central Kentucky Conference, Oct. 12 was a bittersweet day. Although everyone in the conference respects Owen County senior Danielle Hoop, they also may be happy to see her graduate. Why? Then one of their runners might have a chance to win the NCKC Championship.

    Hoop won her fourth straight conference championship last week and the fifth in the last six years. The senior finished the race 29 seconds ahead of Madison Peace from Walton-Verona.

  • Owen County Circuit 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.

  • Young Rebels fall in playoffs

    Bowling Middle School Football Coach Tommy Tackett knew his team needed to play the perfect game for his team to win their opening game in the Kentucky Middle School State Playoffs.

    Even though they played well, it was not enough. The Wildcats of Henry County knocked off the Rebels 26-6 Saturday evening at Patterson Field.

    Following the game, Tackett told the team how proud he was of them. The coach reminded them of how far they had come during the regular season and told them to hold their heads high as they walked off the field.

  • Society needs pictures of some veterans

    Listed below are the Owen County men who served in World War I and World War II who were killed in action, died in service or were missing in action. The Owen County Historical Society would like for their families to bring us a picture to scan so that we can honor them by displaying their pictures in the museum. We want pictures of any Owen County man or woman who has served in the armed forces for our country. Let’s never forget the price they paid for every American to live in freedom in this country.

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  • Rebels drop fourth straight

    Owen County headed to Carrollton Friday night with their hopes set high on returning with their fourth win of the season. They came home shaking their heads wondering how they lost their fourth-straight game.

    Things began well enough as Joey Wood took a toss sweep and went 10 yards for a score to cap off the Rebels’ second drive of the night. The extra point gave Owen County an early 7-0 lead.

    The Panthers answered right back as they scored to tie the game at 7-7.

  • Next forum to focus on citywide candidates

    The last in a series of three candidate-forums will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Owen County Courthouse. This forum will be for Owenton mayoral candidates, as well as Owenton city council candidates.

    Leadership Owen County alumni David Morgan said both current Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier and his opponent, Horace “Doug” West, have agreed to attend the forum. Five city council candidates have said they will also attend.

  • Doors will open to new water plant

    After years of construction and planning, local residents will get a chance to look inside the new water-treatment plant near the Owen/Franklin County line.

    Kentucky American Water has announced it will hold an open house Friday for the community to get a peek.

    The plant, located on U.S. 127, became operational in September after two years of construction.

    Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water, said  the plant will help provide needed water to many people in the region.

  • Reaching for the stars and ending in a puddle

    Annelise wants to be a spaceman, she told me, so that she and I can fly to the moon.

    “What will we do when we get there?” I asked, not telling her that the astronauts had found the moon to be a cold, dark place.  I sank deeper into my easy chair, though, in case she had any ill-timed illusions of leaving the earth’s atmosphere that afternoon. My bones have been achy lately, and I wasn’t sure I was up to spur of the moment space travel.