Today's News

  • Showing support

    First Farmers Bank presents a check for $750 to officials from Owen County High School as part of the bank’s annual Touchdown Challenge which gives the school $10 for each first down made during the regular season. Pictured are (from left to right) TJ Wesselman, Owen County High School athletic director, First Farmers Marketing Business Coordinator Glenn Bailey and Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne.


  • Halloween Heroes

    The streets of Owenton were filled Monday night with witches, cowboys, aliens and super-heroes as kids of all ages took part in trick-or-treat.

  • Rediscovering the dead

    At first glance, an acre of land on Claxon Ridge Road looks like any other vacant lot — overgrown with trees and shrubbery — but upon inspection, over 150 years worth of history can be found there.
    The acre of land was the final resting place of over 100 Owen countians – including the great-great-grandparents of Christina Rice, a member of the Owen County Historical Society who is hoping to clean up the cemetery and preserve its history for generations to come.

  • Study finds 10 percent of all Owen County income comes from Social Security

    By Bill Bishop and
    Roberto Gallardo
    The Daily Yonder for the News-Herald
    If Owen County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 10.0 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost — a total of $27,614,572 in 2009.

  • Court adopts new rules for county workers

    County employees now have an updated administrative code to follow.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a second reading on the updated administrative code during its Oct. 25 meeting.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said there were no major changes to the code, but it now more closely follows state guidelines.
    Under the changes, new disciplinary procedures have been implemented, but Keith said they are recommended and do not have to be followed. The procedure gives employees a verbal and written warning; suspension with or without pay; and dismissal.

  • League announces all-star team

    Under 8
    HotShots – 2 vs. Little Blue Monsters – 0

  • Sports briefs Oct. 26, 2011

    Sports Briefs
    Girls soccer

    • Several Lady Rebels have been recognized for their play on the soccer field. Playing in one of the toughest regions in the state, three players were named All-Region Honorable Mention. Andi Wash, Ashley Byers and Katie Haines all were honored. Autumn Gover was named to the All-District Tournament Team following the 25th District Tournament.

  • Rebel Ramblings Oct. 26, 2011

    Rebel Ramblings

    • Ludlow will come to Owenton with a record of 2-7 overall and 1-2 in the district.
    • The Panthers are coached by Rick Hornsby, who is in his fourth season as head coach. After winning five games in his first two years, Hornsby is looking to avoid a second straight two-win campaign.
    • The Owen County defense recorded the team’s first shutout of the season. Ironically, the last time Owen County shutout an opponent was Oct. 21, 2004, when they blanked Trimble County, 36-0.

  • Nine down, one to go

    It wasn’t their best effort, but don’t tell that to Gallatin County.
    Owen County continued its dream run through the 2011 season Friday in Warsaw by shutting out the Wildcats, 33-0, and improving to 9-0. The win also meant the team finished district play with a perfect 4-0 mark.
    Those who just looked at the final score might think the game was an easy one for Owen County. It was anything but.
    The Rebels faced their fair share of adversity last week leading up to the game.

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