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Today's News

  • Castle enters hall of fame

    The Owen County Lady Rebels were not on the floor for Saturday night’s eighth-region championship game, but their former coach was. 

    Delmas Castle was inducted into the Eighth Region Hall of Fame Saturday night. 

    Castle, who began his teaching career at Owen County High School in 1972, became the girls’ varsity coach in 1978.

    During his tenure, Castle’s teams won 433 games.

    Under his tutelage, the Lady Rebels captured three 32nd district titles.

  • Census may mean millions for Owen Co. students

    To the people residing in Owen County:

    The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years to count everyone residing in the United States. It is important to count all residents - both citizens and non-citizens.

    The purpose of the census is multi-faceted, but key to the census collection is that it helps define who we are as a nation; it affects our political representation; and most important to the school system is that it directs the allocation of billions of dollars in governmental funding.

  • City looks for ways to welcome visitors

    A temporary Owen County welcome center could find a home at Owenton City Hall.

    The Owenton City Council met March 2, where Leadership Owen County alumni David and Joy Morgan were present.

    David Morgan discussed the need for a welcome center and tourism director with council members and Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.

    Morgan said the county is ineligible for some programs and grants due to its lack of a tourism director.

  • Spring break stays

    If old man winter can stay out of Owen County, students will enjoy a full week of spring break.

    The Owen County Board of Education met March 3 to amend the 2009-2010 school calendar.

    Since the beginning of the school year, Owen County students have missed 11 instructional days due to inclement weather.

    To make up those days, the school district calendar has been extended to June 4 for students.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said as of Monday spring break is still intact.

  • Win over Gallatin slips away in OT

    The Owen County Rebels in one week felt both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Unfortunately, the latter came Saturday night in the 31st District Championship game.

    On Wednesday night, the Rebels needed a pair of Blake Lewis free throws to take a 34-32 lead with just under five seconds remaining. Then they had to watch as a Henry County three-pointer just missed in order  to advance to the championship game.

  • Snow, ice take toll on mailboxes

    As the snow melted, some Owen countians found that their mailboxes had been damaged by the snow.

    Nancy Wood, a public information officer for Kentucky Department of Transportation, said, “We’ve had a lot of snow this winter. We’ve had a lot of high, drifting snow and in the process of getting roads open or passable sometimes mailboxes are not visible to the driver of snow removal equipment.”

  • Lady Rebels bring home third-straight district title

    If you like the number three, then Gallatin County High School was the place to be Friday night.

    The Owen County Lady Rebels used three-point shooting to beat Carroll County for the third time this season en route to capturing their third straight 31st District Championship.

    For everyone involved, it was the perfect trifecta.

    “Three-peat, baby,” Owen County freshman Hannah Neeley said after the game.

  • Water coming to Teresita Road

    First the water flowed through Harmony Road, then Paytons Ridge Road; and now, residents of Teresita Road will receive the same luxury.

    Water will be provided through the Peaks Mill Water District in Franklin County.

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said funding will come from the Harmony Road project.

    Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis said once water was brought to Paytons Ridge Road, there was nowhere else to go except Teresita Road.

  • Make sure to get involved in primary

    In the coming days and weeks, the pages of the News-Herald will be filled with election stories, campaign advertisements and letters from you, voicing your concerns on the upcoming May primary election.

    There is no doubt that election time is an exciting time for everyone involved, even the average citizen.

  • Letter to the editor: Sign sends wrong message to kids

    Children learn by watching and listening to adults. They also take notice of store marquees, especially in  our rural town of Owenton. While my husband and I were traveling to church this past Sunday morning, I was appalled when I read what the marquee at Dairy Queen said “Gallatin Sucks.”

    Well, without thought, that immediately told me that Owen County had lost to Gallatin County at Saturday night’s ball game.