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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Rebels look for success against Lady Wildcats

    Opponent: Henry County Lady Wildcats

    Where: Owen County High School

    When: Friday at, 6 p.m.

    The Lady Rebels and Lady Wildcats played a pair of close games last season. Henry County defeated Owen County 50-48 last year in New Castle. The Lady Rebels returned the favor when Henry County came to Owenton by defeating the visitors 52-46.

  • Lady Rebels ready for Lady Panthers

    Opponent: Carroll County Lady Panthers

    Where: Carroll County High School

    When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    • Both teams went through the first week of the season without losing a game. While Owen County was defeating Grant County and Williamstown, the Lady Panthers defeated Shelby County and Trimble County.

  • Owenton teen will speak at Festival of Young Preachers

    Jacob Nicholas Rider of Owenton, a student at Owen County High School, was one of 96 young people preaching at the first annual Festival of Young Preachers in Louisville Dec. 7-9.

    The Festival of Young Preachers offers young preachers from all denominations an opportunity to preach for their family, friends, other young preachers, and seasoned evaluators. The event is hosted by The Academy of Preachers, a fresh initiative underwritten by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment.

  • Historical Society News

    The fine, elegant hands glided effortlessly across the piano keys as music filled the church and embedded itself in my soul. The straight back of Margaret Alice Murphy never once lost its composure as I watched in amazement this almost 91-year-old Owen County historian and genealogist play straight through 17 songs, several of which were difficult to perform.

  • Christmas is all about community

    The Christmas season formally got under way this week in Owenton.

    The annual Christmas parade was held Sunday and Santa Claus made several appearances across the community. It must be tough to pull himself away from the North Pole at this time of year, but that’s the kind of guy he is – anything for the kids.

    But times are tough in the commonwealth these days and we should all think about how we can help each other.

  • Stand up and be counted

    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office Dec. 4, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.

    The Covington office is overseeing completion of the 2010 Census in Trimble, Carroll, Henry, Owen, Oldham and Gallatin counties, as well as Grant, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Franklin, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Shelby counties.

  • Owen girls off to a perfect start

    The Lady Rebels’ tour of Grant County last week could not have gone any better. The team headed north twice and both times headed back home with a win.

    Owen County opened the season by traveling to Dry Ridge to take on Grant County. The Lady Rebels battled through foul trouble to pick up a 51-41 win.

    Rianna Gayheart led Owen County with 14 points. The sophomore had a pair of three-pointers and was six of seven from the free-throw line. Freshman Hannah Neeley came off the bench to contribute 10 points.

  • Workers step in to stop alleged theft

    Quick thinking by several water district employees apparently prevented the theft of copper tubing worth several hundred dollars.

    Steve Dempsey, Randy Teegarden, Paul Tudor and Dalvin King, all of whom are employees of  Kentucky American Water, were having lunch at the office Wednesday when one of them noticed a man removing copper tubing from the back of one of the service trucks.

    The men approached Sean Jarman, a 24-year-old resident of Ohio, and asked him what he was doing.

  • Who is the greatest?

    Muhammad Ali once boasted, “I am the greatest.”

    Was he really? What makes someone the greatest?

    Over the years, sports fans have had the chance to debate who is the greatest at a particular sport? For example, who is better Michael Jordan or Oscar Robertson? Who was the better baseball player, Pete Rose or Ty Cobb? Jack Nickalus or Tiger Woods?

    Each comparison might spark a passionate debate among friends.