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Today's News

  • Looking Back | September 20, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 19, 2012
    Raleigh resigns: Superintendent to leave Owen post for job with Kentucky Department of Education

  • Owen District Court | September 20, 2017

    Sept. 12, 2017

    Justin W. Alvor, 1989, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, buy or posses drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, no tail lamps, no brake lights, failure to notify address change to department of transportation.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property $10,000 or more.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, resume pay 90 days.

  • Auditions for ‘A Mayberry Christmas’ will be Saturday

    With the help of the Owen County Arts Council and Owen County Tourism Commission, people of all ages will have the chance to get into the holiday spirit sooner than expected, as the two organizations host auditions for “A Mayberry Christmas” Saturday.
    Auditions for the play, based on the “Andy Griffith Show,” will be open to all ages, ranging from young actors who could potentially be cast as Sheriff Andy Taylor’s young son, Opie, to adults who can sing in the choir.

  • Branch residents take in local events

    I hate getting up before it’s good light. If this were Tuesday, I’d still be in bed, but duty calls.
    Wanda has been busy this week. We both went to Catherine Raisor’s funeral last Monday. Not a good way to start the week. Barbara and Joyce were there. Joyce and Wanda’s uncle Jimmy used to visit her often when she was still at home in Frankfort. She lived close to her uncle, Harold. She had lived a long and sometimes hard life, but she was a wonderful woman and was always ready to help a friend. She will be missed.

  • At the Library | September 20, 2017

    Calling all investors: We are excited to be involved in an innovative program to make use of our venue to help educate local investors. An integral part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens, and we believe that DASH for the STASH is an excellent means by which to do so. Come to the library, scan four posters and take a one-question quiz about each one on your phone to be entered into a contest to receive a $1,000 contribution to your IRA. This contest runs all through September at the library. Come in at your convenience.

  • Make breakfast a priority for school-aged children
  • Lady Rebels win big at Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational

    Although the Lady Rebels season is far from being over, the team made history Saturday, breaking the school’s record for most wins in one season.
    The last record set was in 2001 when the team finished out their season 8-9.
    The Lady Rebels started out the busy week of four games with a 3-1 loss at home against Villa Madonna. Although the Lady Rebels had 25 shots on goals, the excellence of the Blue Lightning’s goalkeeper only allowed one to slip through, a shot made by Destinee Epperson.
    The Lady Rebels quickly rebounded on the road with two wins.

  • Volleyball team picks up win against district rival at home

    By Eli Baker
    Special to the News-Herald
    The Lady Rebels volleyball team picked up a big 31st District win against Henry County at home Thursday, winning the game 3-1.
    The win put the Lady Rebels at 14-6 on the season.
    In the first set of the varsity game, the Rebels were up 15-4, forcing the Lady Wildcats to call a timeout and figure out a game plan.
    Henry County fought back after the timeout, but the Lady Rebels won the first set, 25-15.
    In the second set, the Wildcats slowed the Rebels down, winning 25-16.

  • Rebels score a win against Wildcats

    The Rebels soccer team brought home their first win of the season following a trip to Warsaw where they took on the Wildcats Sept. 14.
    Senior Wade Cammack helped carry the Rebels to victory with a goal and two assists. Freshman Caden Hedger and Richardo Perez also scored a goal, bringing the Rebels up by three.
    Strong defense from the Rebels only allowed the Wildcats to score one goal.
    The win came after a loss against the tough defense of the Carroll County Panthers Sept. 12. The Panthers outscored the Rebels 9-1.

  • Second Dollar General location on the rise

    A second Dollar General Store could open locally by late winter, just a few miles down the road from the company’s existing Owenton location.
    Groundwork has already begun on the new location, which will be located at 20 Sweet Owen Road, the former site of Hunter’s Greenhouse off Highway 127 North, according to Dollar General spokeswoman Laura Somerville.
    The company purchased the land from Gary and Darlene Hunter for $225,000 earlier this year, according to Owen County Clerk Laurel Stivers.