Today's News

  • May is Wildland Fire Awareness Month

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    People start most wildfires. Owen County fire departments are responding to an increase of grass fires in Owen County due to dead grass from the winter.  It only takes a minute for the wind to blow the fire from a fire and cause it to get out of your control.
    David Lilly, the chief of the Owenton Volunteer Fire Department, said the public can promote and practice wildfire safety.  

  • Birth announcement: Sadie Mae Tuggle

    John and Heather Tuggle are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Sadie Mae Tuggle.  Sadie Mae was born at 10:13 a.m., March 9, 2014. She weighed 6 lbs. and 6.4 oz. and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Randy and Karen Collins of Dry Ridge. Her paternal grandparents are Wendell and Peggy Tuggle of New Liberty.  Her maternal great-grandmother is Fern Whiteker of Falmouth; and her paternal great-grandmother is Edith Gabbard of Glencoe.

  • Zeroes help and hurt Owen County Rebels

    The Owen County High School baseball team found itself on both sides of shutouts last week.
    After dropping an 8-3 decision May 5 to Franklin County High School, the Rebels welcomed Grant County High School to Dunavent Field on May 6.
    The team was looking for its second win of the season against the Braves. Owen County won 8-4 in Dry Ridge on April 21.

  • Boys finish third at region

    Saturday was a good day overall for the Owen County High School boys track team at the Region 5A Track Meet.
    For one runner, it was a championship Saturday.
    While the team finished in a tie for third-place overall in Danville, OCHS senior Hunter Trenary captured the regional title in the 3200-meter run. Trenary had finished second a year ago.
    Trenary, along with teammates Cory Hudnall, Daniel Lopez and Keith Stout, finished third in the 4x800-meter relay.

  • Girls finish fifth at region

    The Owen County High School girls had a good day at the Region 5A Track Meet in Danville. Four members of the team qualified for the KHSAA State Cross County Meet.
    Paula Rivera won the discus title after finishing second last year. She also placed second in the shot put after a ninth place finish in 2013.
    Rivera and the rest of the 4x100-meter relay team of Andi Burford, Haley Hatchett and Nicki Jacobs finished second. All four girls will be heading to the University of Kentucky on May 24 for the KHSAA State Cross County Meet.

  • OCYSL results - May 14, 2014

    Under 6 May 10
    Allnut’s Pirates vs Dempsey’s Oreos
    The last game of the season was a rough one for the Pirates as they played the Oreos but they all played with lots of heart. Faith McFadden, Tyler Cammack, and Arisa Bays all had awesome moves on offense.
    Kairie Crowe and Clayton Allnutt showed off their defensive skills and came up with some big plays.
    Oreo’s Carson Carter made several great plays. In one, he turned the ball to set up his teammates for a chance to score a goal.

  • Ain’t It The Truth: Think the world stinks? It could be you

    We certainly could learn a lesson from the grumpy old man caught napping in the recliner by his mischievous grandson. The boy sneaked off to the refrigerator and got a chunk of stinky Limberger cheese and quietly rubbed it into Grandpa’s beard. Soon enough the stench awakened the old man who fussed that the house stinks. He walked outside, took a whiff and complained that the yard stinks. He walked out on the hillside, drew another breath and declared that the whole world stinks, when, in fact, it was only that old man who stunk.

  • Graduation: Chelsea L. Gibson

    Chelsea Lauren Gibson graduated May 10 from Kentucky State University. She received her degree in elementary education and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with departmental honors.

  • Graduation: Shaun Gullion

    Shaun Gullion graduated from Northern Kentucky University bachelors of Arts and Sciences program on May 10 with a double major in criminal justice and history.

  • Planting party

    The 4-H Cloverbuds recently hit the streets of Owenton to plant flowers and beautify downtown.