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Today's News

  • 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.

  • City hall to charge fee for in-office water payments

    By Molly Haines and Elisabeth Moore
    N-H Staff
    For over a decade, Kentucky American Water has offered customers the convenience of in-office bill pay from its Main Street location. The company recently announced its decision to shutter its Owenton facility following damages sustained to the building earlier this year, leading to a lengthy discussion by the Owenton City Council on future bill-pay options.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday with over 60 vendors

    As the weather begins to cool down, fall festival season is starting to heat up across Kentucky. In Owen County, locals are preparing for Sweet Owen Day, a 16-year-old annual festival that takes place each September on the Owen County courthouse square.
    Set for 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Sweet Owen Day will be a day full of fun for the whole family, according to event organizers.

  • A glimpse into the past: Former N-H publisher visits New Liberty

    In the 1700s families from Virginia and the Carolinas traveled with friends and neighbors into the wilderness of Kentucky. They joined together in large groups for defense against Indian attacks and frontier brigands, and to offer each other assistance in clearing the forest and building homes. Before long communities dotted the landscape of the Commonwealth and these small villages and towns created an unforgettable and enduring history which helped define the character of Kentucky

  • Looking Back | September 13, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 12, 2012
    Downtown ready for changes: Courthouse offices find new spaces

    Questions were circulating about what will happen to offices located inside the county’s 156-year old courthouse after the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office moved into its new $11 million facility last week.
    The building will still be home to the offices of the Owen County judge-executive, the Owen County attorney and the Owen County property valuation administrator.

  • Owen District Court | September 13, 2017

    Phillip William Allen, 1973, second degree fleeing or evading police, pretrial conference on Sept. 22, one headlight, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card.