Today's News

  • Owenton gets grant for police gear

    The city of Owenton has been awarded $3,900 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program to purchase body armor vests and duty weapons for its police department, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced.
    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.  

  • Tornado hits Owen County

    By Molly Haines
    and John Whitlock
    News-Herald Staff
    Three people were injured and structural damage occurred to multiple barns and two houses after an EF2 tornado touched down five miles north of Owenton Friday.
    According to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service, the initial touch down occurred near a farm south of Highway 227 at 4:25 p.m. where minor structural damage to a barn and house were observed.

  • Game rescheduled; severe weather expected in region

    Due to severe weather in central Kentucky this afternoon and going into this evening, tonight's Girls 8th Region semi-finals have been postponed.  The semi-finals have been rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The Lady Rebels will play their semi-final game against Walton-Verona at 4 p.m. at Anderson County High School.


  • Owen County Parks and Recreation Basketball League

    The following are results from the Owen County Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues:

    Biddy Ball K/1
    Colonels: N. Kemper 1, B. Kemper 7, Hudson 1, Jimino 4.
    Hilltoppers: New 4, Ferguson 2, Myers 2, Wobrey 1.
    Bearcats: Baxter 2, House 2, Doss 1, Prather 9, Wilson 4.
    Thorobreds: Clemmons 2, Spencer 2, Logan 4, Patton 9.
    Wildcats: Hobbs 2, Isaacs 9.
    Huskies: Cammack 3, Hanson 1, Rice 4, Bond 4.
    Huskies: Gentry 1, Rice 7, Bond 6, Perkins 1, Layne 8.
    Bearcats: House 4, Ogen 2, Prather 3, Wilson 3.
    Wildcats: Mason 4, Carter 2, Hobbs 1, Howard 2, Isaacs 10, Griffin 2.

  • Judo team brings home medals from Tennessee competition

    On Feb. 11, 2012, the Owen County Judo Team competed in Springhill, Tenn. at the 2012 Tennessee State Judo Championship. The team returned with three medals.
    Zac Widener dominated both of his opponents.
    Underestimating the effectiveness of Wideners’ choke, his first opponent refused to forfeit, which resulted in him passing out.
    In under a minute in his second match, Widener countered a forward throw with Ushiro Goshi, which involved bumping his opponent forward at the hips, lifting him straight up, and slamming him flat on his back.

  • Owen Co. fifth and sixth graders take NCKC tourney

    The fifth-grade team includes (first row) Baileigh Young; (second row, left to right) Haley Young, and Madison Yancey; (third row, left to right) Lexie Robinson, Emma Herdman, Destinee Epperson and Audrey Lewis.  The coaches are Rhonda Young and Brian Young (not pictured)

  • Lady Rebels capture fifth-straight district championship

    Winning never gets old. Just ask the Owen County High School Lady Rebels.
    Owen County High School captured its fifth-consecutive 31st District Championship on Friday night as they dominated Gallatin County High School from the opening tip in cruising to a 61-38 victory.
    The Lady Rebels were never challenged as they used pressure defense and a well-run offense to jump out to a 36-13 at halftime.

  • Owen County boys celebrate winning the ‘triple crown’

    Defense wins championships and it is nice when those championships come against your rivals.
    Owen County High School’s defensive effort against Gallatin County High School Saturday night in the 31st District championship game allowed the Rebels to raise the trophy and cut down the nets.
    The 67-58 win gave the Rebels their first 31st District title since 2009 and gave them four straight wins over their rivals from Warsaw.
    Owen County Junior Justin Shelton said beating Gallatin County to win the district makes the night even sweeter.

  • Living well with diabetes

    The Owen County Extension Office will host a series of workshops dedicated to improving life for people suffering from diabetes. “Living Well With Diabetes” will be held Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Pictured are Paul Kinman, Ruth Kuingkade- RN CDE, Beulah Cornman and Beverly Miller. For more details on the workshops, call 484-5703.

  • Special birthday: Robert Lee Tipton

    Robert  Lee Tipton was born Feb, 5, 1919 and celebrated his 93rd birthday Feb. 5 at  his home in Waddy. Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family  and friends  were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman, Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.