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Today's News

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1946-1954

    The following is the fourth entry in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.

    1946-1954
    By Dorris Gill and Kim Strohmeier

  • Owen County Circuit Court - March 18, 2014

    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, promoting a sexual performance by minor under 16 years of age, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 8.
    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 22.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Season to stay glued to TV

    This has been a very disjointed morning.
    I received Wanda’s news she had sent last night. I called Fay and talked to her and was getting ready to copy off Wanda’s email when she called to ask if I had received it.
    We talked a while and I went to the sun room to get a note I had made about a lady who had called in mid-week. I talked to Wanda and looked but the scrap of paper I had put Rosemary “Hawkins” Gaines’ name on was missing.

  • Pageant to benefit Relay for Life

    The second annual Queens for a Life Pageant will take place April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Owen County High School Auditorium.
    The deadline to enter is April 5 for a fee of $30.  There will be no door entries this year.
    This pageant is an open pageant to all counties that have contestants who wish to participate. 
    All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Owen County Relay for Life. 
    If you would like to make a donation or sponsor an award, contact Rita Lathrem at 502-750-1928 or Brittany Clark at 502-514-5926. 

  • Leadership Owen County: Group explores services for kids

    By Doug Brooks, Joan Kincaid and Meagan Greenlee
    For the News-Herald
    March 5 was our second Leadership Owen County session. We traveled to the schools, day cares, and to the Owen County Library.
    Owen County really loves and takes care of their children.
    After visiting the school system, we found out that they have several different programs helping children.

  • Athletes shine on home turf

    On March 15,27 teams from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Penn. took part in the 2014 Rebel Judo Invitational.
    The Marion Police Athletic League from Marion, Ind. took first-place honors with 59 points. DAMAC from Dayton, Ohio took home second place with 42 points. Owen County Judo Team took third with 40 points.

     

  • Baseball team has perfect opening week

    No one may have a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket but the Owen County High School baseball team has begun the season unblemished.
    The team began the season last week with a pair of road games. The first came in Bedford against Trimble County on March 17.
    The Rebels put up 10 runs in the first three innings but had to hold off a Raider rally to win the game 10-6.
    Trimble County put up a five spot in the bottom of the fifth inning but could not manage to get any closer to drop their home opener.
    The next game meant another bus ride for Owen County.

  • Lady Rebels drop softball season opener

    The 2014 softball season is under way.
    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Franklin County last week to begin the new season.
    The team took on the Lady Flyers in the first game for both squads.
    Franklin County scored runs in each of the first four innings to take a 9-0 lead into the fifth inning.
    In the top of the fifth, Reagan Sutton doubled and came around to score on Allison Dempsey’s single for the lone Lady Rebels’ run.

  • Track teams face frenzy in Union

    The Owen County High School track teams spent Friday night in a frenzy.
    The teams traveled to Union where they took part in the Ryle Friday Night Frenzy. Paula Rivera, Hailey Hatchett and Autumn Hunter had good nights for the girls and Hunter Trenary performed well for the boys.
    Rivera finished fourth in the discus and ninth in the shot put while Hatchett was fourth in the shot put. Hunter finished eighth in the 3200-meter run. Trenary was second in the 3200-meter run and sixth in the 1600-meter run.

  • Friday fire ruled arson

    A Friday morning fire on Claxon’s Ridge Road has been ruled arson by the state.
    Monterey Volunteer Fire Chief Larry House said the fire at 645 Claxon Ridge Rd. began around 6 a.m.
    “It was mostly smoke damage,” House said. “It was burnt on the inside real bad, but it didn’t burn all the way down.”
    House said an arson investigator was called to the scene and ruled the blaze arson.
    “The (house door) had been kicked in from the outside and gas had been poured in the hallway next to the furnace,” House said.