Today's News

  • Petting partners

    A student technology leadership project group at Maurice Bowling Middle School is helping to educate the community on being a responsible pet owner.
    The group chose to assist Owen County Friends of Animals in fundraising and is comprised of four seventh grade students, including Kaitlyn Gabbard, Ellie Stout, Autumn Maddox and Ashley Dawson.
    The group is called “Animal Allies.”
    The group designed a T-shirt to generate funding for OCFA and sponsored a supply donation drive at MBMS.

  • School board chairman steps down

    The Owen County Board of Education may have one member less following a meeting that is expected to take place March 12.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Brian Young, who currently serves as the chairman of the school board, notified Raleigh and other board members Feb. 28 that he was resigning.
    In a letter of resignation, Young cited “personal issues” as his reason for stepping down from the board.  The letter didn’t elaborate on the reasons.

  • Owenton gets grant for police gear

    The city of Owenton has been awarded $3,900 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program to purchase body armor vests and duty weapons for its police department, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced.
    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.  

  • Tornado hits Owen County

    By Molly Haines
    and John Whitlock
    News-Herald Staff
    Three people were injured and structural damage occurred to multiple barns and two houses after an EF2 tornado touched down five miles north of Owenton Friday.
    According to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service, the initial touch down occurred near a farm south of Highway 227 at 4:25 p.m. where minor structural damage to a barn and house were observed.

  • Game rescheduled; severe weather expected in region

    Due to severe weather in central Kentucky this afternoon and going into this evening, tonight's Girls 8th Region semi-finals have been postponed.  The semi-finals have been rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The Lady Rebels will play their semi-final game against Walton-Verona at 4 p.m. at Anderson County High School.


  • Owen County Parks and Recreation Basketball League

    The following are results from the Owen County Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues:

    Biddy Ball K/1
    Colonels: N. Kemper 1, B. Kemper 7, Hudson 1, Jimino 4.
    Hilltoppers: New 4, Ferguson 2, Myers 2, Wobrey 1.
    Bearcats: Baxter 2, House 2, Doss 1, Prather 9, Wilson 4.
    Thorobreds: Clemmons 2, Spencer 2, Logan 4, Patton 9.
    Wildcats: Hobbs 2, Isaacs 9.
    Huskies: Cammack 3, Hanson 1, Rice 4, Bond 4.
    Huskies: Gentry 1, Rice 7, Bond 6, Perkins 1, Layne 8.
    Bearcats: House 4, Ogen 2, Prather 3, Wilson 3.
    Wildcats: Mason 4, Carter 2, Hobbs 1, Howard 2, Isaacs 10, Griffin 2.

  • Judo team brings home medals from Tennessee competition

    On Feb. 11, 2012, the Owen County Judo Team competed in Springhill, Tenn. at the 2012 Tennessee State Judo Championship. The team returned with three medals.
    Zac Widener dominated both of his opponents.
    Underestimating the effectiveness of Wideners’ choke, his first opponent refused to forfeit, which resulted in him passing out.
    In under a minute in his second match, Widener countered a forward throw with Ushiro Goshi, which involved bumping his opponent forward at the hips, lifting him straight up, and slamming him flat on his back.

  • Owen Co. fifth and sixth graders take NCKC tourney

    The fifth-grade team includes (first row) Baileigh Young; (second row, left to right) Haley Young, and Madison Yancey; (third row, left to right) Lexie Robinson, Emma Herdman, Destinee Epperson and Audrey Lewis.  The coaches are Rhonda Young and Brian Young (not pictured)

  • Lady Rebels capture fifth-straight district championship

    Winning never gets old. Just ask the Owen County High School Lady Rebels.
    Owen County High School captured its fifth-consecutive 31st District Championship on Friday night as they dominated Gallatin County High School from the opening tip in cruising to a 61-38 victory.
    The Lady Rebels were never challenged as they used pressure defense and a well-run offense to jump out to a 36-13 at halftime.

  • Owen County boys celebrate winning the ‘triple crown’

    Defense wins championships and it is nice when those championships come against your rivals.
    Owen County High School’s defensive effort against Gallatin County High School Saturday night in the 31st District championship game allowed the Rebels to raise the trophy and cut down the nets.
    The 67-58 win gave the Rebels their first 31st District title since 2009 and gave them four straight wins over their rivals from Warsaw.
    Owen County Junior Justin Shelton said beating Gallatin County to win the district makes the night even sweeter.