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Today's News

  • Fifth-grade gifted and talented take a step back in time at Pine Mountain

    By Teena Gamble
    For the News-Herald
    On March 21-24, 23 gifted and talented students and 13 chaperones made their annual trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe.
    The students were glad to turn in the winter vortex they have been experiencing for some much needed sunshine. They also traded in their televisions, video games and computers for four days of time spent learning, laughing, socializing and making fifth grade memories that they all will cherish.

  • 4-H News: Volunteers reap benefits through program

    People of all ages can gain enormous satisfaction and other benefits by being a 4-H Youth Development volunteer in their communities.
    Teenage volunteers usually are older 4-H members. Volunteering helps teens build confidence, improve communications abilities and develop life skills. Youth volunteers do better in school, learn about career options, and sometimes develop new career goals. Those involved in community service consistently show improvement in mathematics and reading scores.

  • OCHS class of 1964 plans reunion

    From near and far, former classmates of Owen County High will come together once again in Owenton on April 12 when the school’s class of 1964 holds their 50th anniversary class reunion in the Owen County Extension Service’s community room at 357 Ellis Road. The class’s last reunion was held in September 2004.

  • Lady Rebels fall to Lady Bearcats

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels played just one game last week.
    The team hosted Walton-Verona March 26. The Lady Bearcats won the game 5-1.
    The loss dropped the Lady Rebels to 0-2 on the season.
    Owen County will be back on the field on Friday at Grant County.
    They will be at home on Monday and Tuesday as they take on Gallatin County and Carroll County high schools.
    They will be the first two 31st District games of the season.
    Carroll County defeated Owen County twice last season.

  • Rebels sparkle on diamond

    After a tough start to last week, the Owen County High School baseball team finished strong.
    The Rebels began March 24 by traveling to take on Harrison County High School on Monday evening.
    The Thorobreds won the 10th Region title a year ago and reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
    Things would not go well for the Rebels as the Thorobreds would defeat Owen County 15-5.
    The team would remain on the road on March 27 as they made their way to Eminence to take on the Warriors.

  • Owen County students selected to join National Beta Club

    The Owen County High School Beta Society induction ceremony took place  March 18.
    Thirty-three new members were recognized and sworn into the society by chairman Randy Bishop and Mark McDaniel.
     Members are required to maintain a 3.25 or higher GPA. Members are also required to serve volunteer hours their junior and senior years. For eight volunteer hours, members will receive their black cords and 16 volunteer hours, members will receive both black and gold cords to be worn at graduation.

  • Legal ordinance fails to be published

    The City of Owenton has failed to publish at least one of its completed ordinances in The News-Herald, a violation of state law.
    The Owenton City Council approved an ordinance regulating the use of golf carts on city streets in January.
    The ordinance was never sent to the News-Herald for publication.

  • Murder case sparks second plea bargain

    A second man has plead guilty to lesser charges in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man whose body was dumped on the side of Interstate 64.
    James Simons, 37, of Grant County, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    Simons’ trial began March 17 but ended early on March 18 in a plea agreement.
    Simons was sentenced the same day to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve 17 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.

  • Grant will fund monthly help for Owen Co. hungry

    The First Christian Church of Owenton has accepted a grant from the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank to continue distributing food over the next three years in hopes of becoming a partnering agency with the Foodbank.
    The church had been distributing food four times a year, but with the grant will now distribute the third Saturday of every month through March 2015.
    After March 2015, a new schedule will be put into place.

  • Grant will fund monthly help for Owen Co. hungry

    The First Christian Church of Owenton has accepted a grant from the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank to continue distributing food over the next three years in hopes of becoming a partnering agency with the Foodbank.
    The church had been distributing food four times a year, but with the grant will now distribute the third Saturday of every month through March 2015.
    After March 2015, a new schedule will be put into place.