Today's News

  • Volleyball team wins 31st District JV Tournament

    By Gayla Lewis
    Special to the News-Herald
    On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Lady Rebels JV volleyball team traveled to Carrollton for the first ever 31st District JV Tournament. Coached by Kelly Burford, the team went into the tournament as the number one seed.

  • Rebels roll past Raiders in 48-0 Senior Night win

    Special to the News-Herald

  • Lady Rebels end record-breaking season with loss in regional tournament

    The Owen County Lady Rebels soccer team closed out a record-breaking year with a tough loss in the regional tournament at Shelbyville against Martha Lane Collins High School Oct. 16.
    The Lady Rebels night started out slow against a strong and fast offense of Collins but quickly gained momentum after a goal scored by Freshman powerhouse Izzy Herdman. Collins offense quickly scored a goal, but momentum was halted when junior Destinee Epperson connected on a goal kick for another Rebel goal.

  • A beary special passion

    Nestled inside a quaint cabin on New Liberty-Sparta Road, 32-year-old Adam Bear sits in a chair with his pet dog Arfie. Bear’s extended family members sit across the room on an antique bed – a cousin named Rusty, a grandmother, affectionately referred to as “Grammie,” among others.
    Adam and his descendants are not your typical family – they cannot speak, walk or embrace one another as an ordinary family might – but each bear was stuffed and sewn with love at the hands of their creator, 71-year-old Katie Gibson.

  • Deputy arrests three after discovering meth lab

    An anonymous complaint concerning a vehicle to the Owen County Sheriff’s Department Friday led to three arrests after a sheriff’s deputy discovered methamphetamine precursors in the vehicle.

  • Community Events | October 17, 2017

    Miller family reunion will be Sunday

    The Miller family will be hosting a family reunion Sunday. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The reunion will be held at the I.O.O.F. Lodge at 141 Seminary Street, Owenton. A potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m., so bring a dish or two and drinks. For more information, contact Glenna Clifton at (502) 484-2941 or (502) 514-1563 or Pat Miller (502) 484-2009 or (502) 514-2829.

    OCHS holding open house

  • Power House headed for Super Bowl

    The Owen County Parks and Rec League Power House team is headed to the Super Bowl. The team members have been to the Super Bowl a total of three times together, this will be their fourth trip. The team won the Super Bowl championships in 2015 and 2016 as Mighty Pros. They are 4-2 in pre-playoff and 6-2 after the playoffs. They will head to Grant County Saturday to face Pendleton County in the Super Bowl at 4:30 p.m., at the Grant County High School field. The team is coached by Chris Dempsey (head coach), Chad Carter, Randy Robinson, Josh Mason, Sylis Logsdon and Brian Hawkins.

  • Anna Mae’s jam cake still coveted by family generations later
  • Don Crupper recalls childhood at Fortner Ridge

    It struggles to peek from behind tangled weeds and tall grasses as if  to once again claim its place in history, and if one doesn’t look closely, it’s easy to miss this all but forgotten one-room schoolhouse on Fortner Ridge. However, its story was shared last week at the historical society meeting when Fortner Ridge native Don Crupper described the school’s vital presence in the Fortner community.

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