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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Jan. 5, 2010

    James B. Barker, 1976, failed to pay fines or costs, owes $525, $600 cash bond set, to pay $50 a month.

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, adopted plea agreement.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, failed to pay fines or costs, owes $295, $400 cash bond set, to pay $50 a month, 90 days.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, flagrant non-support, second-degree persistent felony offender, dismissed.

    James P. Grider, 1987, cultivation of marijuana, jury trial set for March 18.

  • Rebels enjoy reversal of fortune

    The week before Christmas, Owen County hosted Gallatin County and Henry County. The Rebels defeated the visitors from Warsaw and then lost to the Wildcats from New Castle. The teams squared off again last week.

    First, the Rebels traveled to take on Gallatin County. Owen County defeated Gallatin County 77-56 in Owenton. That night, it was the Rebels who wore down the Wildcats with their dominating play in the paint.

  • Letter to the editor: Support for local research appreciated

    Thank you for your article, “Perkins Pursues Research Dream,” in last week’s edition of the News Herald. 

    Thanks also to the Rotary Club for the opportunity to speak, and an advance thanks to the Owen County Chamber of Commerce.

    Within hours of the Rotary Club presentation on Dec. 14, we received a review from a representative of the National Institute of Health that stated, “The approach used here could potentially revolutionize the methods used in drug development.”

  • Boys All “A” Classic Preview

    Where: Walton-Verona High School

    When: Jan. 18-23

    • The Rebels take on Gallatin County in the first round Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to play Trimble County at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

    • The other first round games pair Eminence with Williamstown and Walton-Verona versus Carroll County. The winner will square off in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

  • Lady Rebels avenge earlier losses

    The last time Owen County played Gallatin County and Henry County in the same week the results were not what the Lady Rebels had hoped for, dropping both games to their rivals.

    Last week, the game sites changed and so did the results.

    Owen County first traveled to Gallatin County Jan. 5. The Lady Rebels were looking for some revenge after Gallatin County defeated Owen County 54-50 in December. Freshman Hannah Neeley poured in 17 points to lead the Lady Rebels to a 51-36 win. 

    The Lady Rebels held a six-point halftime lead and never looked back.

  • Magazine to spotlight Owen County

    The Owenton City Council is hoping for an increase in local tourism after being featured in the spring issue of “Back Home in Kentucky” magazine.

    When the council met Jan. 5, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier announced that Owen County and the city of Owenton would be featured in the magazine.

    “They were the ones that approached us about the idea,” Wotier said.

    Wotier thinks the magazine article will be good advertisement for both the county and city.

  • Relay kickoff event to be held at gym

    This year’s Relay for Life events will kickoff  Feb. 12 with a special event at the Owen County High School gymnasium.

    During the Lady Rebels’ game against Trimble County, organizers hope to fill the stands with survivors and teams in Relay gear to show support for the Relay for Life event.

    Relay for Life helps raise money and awareness on behalf of the American Cancer Society to honor the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and combat the disease.

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    In Nebraska this week, it’s colder than the North Pole, I read. In Florida, the temperatures dipped below freezing. Here in Kentucky, life lies dormant in the frozen ground covered by snow. The trees, naked, reach their thin arms toward the heavens like a forest of Holocaust victims pleading for help. It’s January, the duplicitous month, named for the two-faced Roman god Janus who looked backwards and forwards at the same time. 

  • Snowball blast

    When forecasters began predicting the first big snowfall of the season, the Owen County Road Department was prepared to work long hours to keep roads safe for traveling.

    Snow began falling early Thursday morning. By Thursday afternoon Owen County Road Supervisor Greg Smoot and Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith set the snow emergency level at two.

  • Wainscott, Dauwe named homecoming queen and king