.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

    There is a saying: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It was based on an ode that Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote when he turned over a newly built mouse nest as he plowed his fields. Seeing the mouse scamper away with no hope of rebuilding that nest because the season was so late, Burns reflected on how many times, although carefully thought out, plans don’t always turn out the way we envisioned them.

  • Public helps bring Christmas to needy Owen County kids

    With the nation suffering through an economical crisis, many people throughout Owen County became angels to 76 boys and girls on this year’s angel tree.

    The angel tree started out with 54 children but as the weeks passed by, more and more parents went through the Owen County Extension Office to receive assistance for their children.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said 76 is the highest number of children the records show, which go back to 1994.

  • Preview: Rebels ready to host Henry County Wildcats Friday

    Opponent: Henry County Wildcats

    Where: Owen County High School

    When: Friday at 8 p.m.

    What more can be said about three of the four meetings between these two teams last year. Two were decided at the buzzer and both teams had to watch the other cut down the nets at Carroll County. Henry County defeated Owen County to win the 8th Region All “A” Classic in Carrollton in January. Owen County then beat Henry County in the same gym in February to claim the 31st district championship.

  • Pair of Rebels named NCKC Player of the Week

    A pair of Owen County boys basketball players have been named North Central Kentucky Conference Player of the Week for the first two weeks of the season.

    Rebel sophomore Sawyer Williams had a tremendous opening week for the Owen County basketball team.  For the week Dec. 1- 6, the sophomore big man averaged 18 points and nine rebounds. Williams shot 70 percent from the field in the three games. The Rebels went 2-1 last week, picking up wins over Williamstown and Berea.

  • Holiday heists

    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond is warning all Owen County citizens to keep their vehicles locked up tight.

    Hammond said he received 16 reports of vehicles that had various items stolen from them Sunday night and Monday morning.

    “A lot of people are going out and doing their Christmas shopping,” Hammond said. “They’ll leave $10 or $15 dollars lying in their car and the doors unlocked.”

    Hammond said the reported thief or thieves were not breaking into any vehicles, but instead stealing from vehicles that were not locked.

  • Over 200 students help create ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

    Owen County students of all ages gathered Friday and Saturday night at the Owen County High School gymnasium to perform a holiday classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

    Band members, choir members, drama and art students were involved in the presentation of the story of the Herdmans, six unruly children who lie, steal, cheat, smoke cigars and hit little kids.

    The Herdmans invade church one Sunday and wind up volunteering to act in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.

  • Lady Rebels grab wins at Trimble, Carroll

    The Lady Rebels’ road trip to open the season came to a successful conclusion last week. The team picked up a win at Trimble County Dec. 8 and another against Carroll County Friday night to remain perfect on the young season.

    Against the Lady Raiders, three Lady Rebels scored in double figures to power the team to a 56-36 win. Rianna Gayheart and Jensen Wainscott each had 11 points while Samantha Toole added 10 points in the victory.

  • Art from Owenton Manor resident to be featured on card

    Teddy Caulk, a resident at Owenton Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Owenton, recently produced holiday-themed artwork and won second place in a nationwide art contest with his painting, “Winter Chill.” The work was first selected as the Kentucky state regional winner and then earned second place at the national level.

    His artwork was one of four original paintings created by SunBridge residents as part of SunBridge Healthcare’s 10th annual Holiday Art From the Heart contest. The top four selections are then used to create holiday cards for the company.

  • Solid-waste building will get repairs

    Repairs to the Owen County solid-waste building and a new steel trailer for refuse are on the way.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Dec. 8 and approved a bid for work on the solid-waste building.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith announced at the Nov. 10 meeting that the county was entitled to an area development fund of $7,100 from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    The county received a bid from Gary Perkins, who will begin work on repairs to the solid-waste building for $4,291.07.

  • Santa letters contain a lesson

    My first Christmas season here at The News-Herald brought with it a lot of responsibility. I found out that it would be my duty to type hundreds of letters from Owen County children, each addressed to the big guy at the North Pole – Santa Claus.