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Today's News

  • No. 1 for Wesselman

    It was a new experience for Owen County’s volleyball coach.  The Lady Rebels defeated the defending 30th District champ Walton-Verona Aug. 17 in Owenton. Owen County won the match 25-17 and 25-20 to pick up its first win of the season. The victory was also the first win for T.J. Wesselman as coach of the Owen County volleyball team. “It feels good,” Wesselman said after the match. “That’s a big win. They are top notch.” The Lady Rebels jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the opening game.

  • No. 2 (Male) - Bobby Nix

    He is the only person from Owen County to have played in a NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament.

    From 1966 through 1969, Bobby Nix had an outstanding career at Owen County High School. As a basketball player, he may be the best shooter to have ever come through the school. He was so good that as a senior in 1969 he led all of Kentucky with his 30 points per game average.

  • And the races are on ...

    The deadline to file for races in the November general election has passed.

    In the coming weeks, the News-Herald will be profiling candidates in the contested races and their positions on the issues facing Owen County.

    The race that will likely generate the most interest will be challenger and former Owen County Judge-Executive Doug West taking on incumbent David “Milkweed” Wotier for mayor of the city of Owenton.

    Here is the list of candidates who have filed papers with Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid.

  • Letter to the Editor: Marcum’s impact goes beyond the field

    In light of recent events, I felt compelled to personally and publically thank Mr. Tim Marcum for his continuing service to Owen County schools, Owen County athletics and Owen County students.

  • Tractor parade to roll across Owen County

    This coming Sept. 11 will mark a day of remembrance across the country.

    But a special event in Owen County will mark and honor a treasured part of Owen County’s agricultural history.

    A special tractor parade will wind its way across Owen County starting at 10 am. Sept. 11.

    Johnny Stewart, who is organizing the parade, said he hosted a tractor show in May as a fund-raiser for Relay for Life and the success of that event sparked the idea for the parade.

  • No. 3 (Female) Kaylan Richardson

    She is the only female basketball player in Owen County history to accomplish such an impressive feat.

    Kaylan Richardson scored 1,122 points as a Lady Rebel. That is good for fifth on the all-time scoring list. She then when to Alice Lloyd College where she scored 1,097 points making her the first, and to this point only, player in Lady Rebels’ history to score over 1,000 points in her college career.

  • Is life after death for cream of mushroom soup?

    The other day, I was throwing together a hash-brown potato casserole at the last minute for a potluck family reunion when I realized the recipe called for a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, an item I’d forgotten to pick up on my run to the grocery store. But not to worry, I thought.

  • No. 3 (Male) Curt Cochran

    He is one of the best players to ever play football at Owen County High School, and he did it while playing for his father.

    Curt Cochran graduated from OCHS in 1981. During his time as a Rebel, he lettered four years in football, three years in basketball and baseball and one year in track.

    While a member of the football team, the Rebels compiled a record of 33-11 including a regional championship in 1980. That season, the team lost just one game during the regular season before falling to Russellville in the state semifinals.

  • Board names new Owen County High principal

    On Aug. 30,  students will say goodbye to Owen County High School Principal Shannon Treece and hello to their new leader, Danny Osborne.

    Osborne, a 33-year-old principal at Virgie Middle School in Pike County, signed his contract with the Owen County School District Monday.

    Owen County Schools Interim Superintendent Don Martin announced the new hire during Monday evening’s Owen County Board of Education meeting.

  • County holds line on taxes

    Despite talk of the national economy being on the rise, the Owen County Fiscal Court met Aug. 10 and decided to keep last year’s tax rates.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the court could have taken the 4-percent increase.

    “With the way the economy has been, I just didn’t feel that people could take that increase,” Keith said. “A 4-percent increase would have amounted to about a $2,000 difference in revenue.”