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Today's News

  • Leadership Owen County 2012: Opening retreat

    By Danny Osborne
    Director of Instructional Support Services of Owen County Schools
    David Raleigh
    Superintendent of Owen County Schools
    Not originally being from Owen County, we were very excited about the opportunity to participate in Leadership Owen County. We viewed this as our opportunity to learn more about the rich heritage and tradition of our county while at the same time working with other Owen County leaders with a passion for continuous growth and improvement of our beautiful county.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Owen countians share their huckster stories

    We didn’t have much money but we had a lot of love, and we shared that with everyone.

    Paying tribute to her mother and father at the historical society meeting last Thursday, Yolanda Lucas Ellis reminisced about her childhood as the daughter of an Owen county huckster.
    Yolanda was born and raised in Bromley, worked in Owen County schools for over 30 years, and she, Glenna Clifton, and Pat Smoot were the first three women to serve on the Owen County fire department.

  • Governor, Thayer introduce gaming legislation

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service

    Saying it’s time for the people to decide Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that legislation would be filed later that day in the state Senate for a constitutional amendment allowing casino gaming in Kentucky.
    The governor was surrounded by 12 legislators as he made the announcement, including Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who will be the primary sponsor. Co-sponsors, according to Senator Thayer, include Sen. R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester, and six other senators, both Democrats and Republicans.

  • Despite loss, family keeps fighting to help others

    In November 2011, 6 year old Cheyenne Bray lost the battle for her life against an infection related to her congenital heart defect.
    But for the family she leaves behind, the fight to help save other kids continues.
    Bray’s mother Naomi Dean said when Bray was 10 days old she became ill and stopped breathing.
    “I gave her CPR and when we arrived at (the hospital) we found out that something was severely wrong,” Dean said. “She had a couple of heart surgeries and more down the road.”

  • Seeing Pink

    The official kick-off for this year’s Owen County Relay for Life was held Friday. 

  • Adams to retire, withdraws from re-election bid

    By Bryan Marshall
    For the News-Herald

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.
    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.

  • Accused radiator rustlers indicted

    Two Owenton men were recently indicted after allegedly being caught with stolen radiators.
    According to criminal complaints, Dustin Reece, 25, is being charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly sold seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling Inc. on Jan. 3, that were identified as having been stolen.
    Edward Gravley, 30, was also charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly unloaded seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling, Inc. on Jan. 3.

  • City council agrees to drop fourth-class bid

    Owenton Mayor Doug West’s decision to trash a bill to make Owenton a fourth-class city was met with applause from approximately 56 people who attended Feb. 7 city council meeting.
    The crowd gathered at city hall, many to voice their opposition to the move that some felt would bring alcohol into the city.
    West said he called State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and told him to trash the bill in the General Assembly.

  • After one close call, Lady Rebels roll past opponents

    On Jan. 30, the Owen County Lady Rebels saw their game with Collins come down to the final possession before they could claim victory. The rest of the week saw much less drama.
    Against Collins, Rianna Gayheart scored 31 points on the night but it was her last two points that propelled the Lady Rebels to a 45-43 win over the Lady Titans.
    The senior scored on lay-up with nine seconds left in the game to give her team the lead.
    After calling timeout, Collins inbounded the ball to halfcourt before calling another timeout to setup the final possession.

  • MBMS’s Young’s star shines bright

    When she is not playing basketball for her team, she can be seen sitting on the end of the Lady Rebels bench.
    Fifth-grader Baileigh Young gets the team water during timeouts but it won’t be long before someone else will be bringing her the water.
    Young spent this season playing for the Shining Stars AAU basketball league.
    Her team played at Midwest Hoops and Sports of All Sorts in Northern Kentucky and included two other girls from Owen County - Madi Yancey and Destinee Epperson.