Today's News

  • Big year at MBMS

    Mission accomplished.
    The Maurice Bowling Middle School girls soccer team set a goal at the beginning of the season.
    This year marked the first season for the North Central Kentucky Soccer Conference and they wanted to be the first team to claim the title.
    MBMS Girls Soccer Coach Scotty Chappell said he challenged the players to win.
    “I told the girls at the start of the season they could win this conference and hang a conference championship banner in the gym,” Chappell said.

  • Rebels finish regular season

    The Owen County High School baseball season wrapped up the regular season last week.
    The Rebels were hoping to finish the season on a high note heading into the 31st District Tournament this week.
    Instead, the team dropped four of five games.
    The week began with a pair of games May 13 against Gallatin County and Carroll County.
    The Wildcats edged the Rebels 5-4 in the NCKC Tournament before the Panthers shutout Owen County 9-0.

  • Lady Rebels compete in district tourney

    The Owen County High School softball team ended the regular season in style last week.
    After dropping a 9-3 decision to Shelby County to open the week, the team rebounded by defeating Trimble County 2-0 may 15 to close out the regular season.
    The win was the second over the Lady Raiders this year.
    Monday, the team began play in the 31st District Tournament at Henry County.
    The girls took on Eminence in the opening round Monday night.
    The Lady Rebels crushed the Lady Warriors 17-1 in three innings.

  • Neeley takes talent to Transylvania

    Hannah Neeley ended her career at Owen County High School in March. She will begin a new career this fall in Lexington.
    On Thursday, the senior signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Transylvania University.
    Neeley scored 1,347 points in her career and help lead the Lady Rebels to three straight 31st District titles during her four years. She and the team also reached the Eighth Region semifinals twice during her career and had a total of 72 victories.

  • Owen County youth soccer league - May 22, 2013

    Saturday, May 11
    Orange Crush - 2 vs Team Ward - 1
    Ashton Moore scored early in the game to give Orange Crush the lead.

  • Kentucky FSA state executive director urges producers to enroll in DCP/ACRE

    USDA Farm Service Agency Kentucky State Executive Director John W. McCauley encouraged farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program before the deadline.
    Producers who wait until the last minute to sign up could face increased waiting time in FSA county offices.

  • Owenton Livestock Report

    May 15, 2013

    Receipts for the week: 461 • May 8: 523 • Last year: 301
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers below 700 lbs., $1 to $3 lower; above 700 lbs., $3 to $5 lower. Heifers $3 to $5 lower. Slaughter cows $1 higher and bulls $2 lower.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 500-600 lbs.  $141-145; 600-700 lbs.  $130-140; 800-900 lbs.  $115; 900-1,000 lbs., 61 head (mixed); 928 lbs.  $115.

  • Gray Grisham named to Transy dean’s list

    Owen County High School graduate and Transylvania University sophomore Gray Grisham has been named to the dean’s list for the 2013 winter term.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.
    Grisham is the son of Glenn and Shawn Grisham of Owenton.
    Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

  • Benefits will cost county more

    Uncertainty over new federal health-care regulations has Owen County public employees facing a possible 10 to 30 percent increase in the cost of benefits.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved its 2013-14 budget at a May 14 meeting.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said county employees are currently receiving their health-care benefits from Anthem. A new provider could be chosen in the second half of the fiscal year.

  • Council amends annexation ordinances

    In the May 22 print edition of the News-Herald, it was reported that the Owenton City Council would repeal five ordinances annexing five roads into the City of Owenton. Shortly after deadline, Owenton Mayor Doug West announced that the council would not repeal the ordinances, but amend them. The following is an updated version of the original story.