Today's News

  • Author Georgia Green Stamper to speak at DAR

    By Peggy Trinkle, Regent
    John Guill Chapter, NSDAR
    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet today (Wednesday) at the Owen County Public Library at 1 p.m.
    To commemorate Women’s History Month, the chapter welcomes Georgia Green Stamper as its speaker.
    Stamper, a native of Owen County, is a recognized and award-winning author. Her books “You Can Go Anywhere” and “Butter in the Morning” tell short stories of rural life in Owen County and others.

  • 3peat: Buzzer beater gives Rebels third-straight district title

    The Owen County High School Rebels got their third-straight 31st District title the old-fashioned way - they earned it.
    The last time Owen County faced Henry County High School, the game went to overtime before the final outcome was decided.
    It appeared Friday night’s game in Carrollton was headed for the same fate. That is until the Rebels got the final shot.
    Facing a double digit fourth-quarter deficit, Henry County scratched and clawed its way all the way back and tied the game with 15 seconds to play.

  • Eight facts about the Boy’s Eighth Region Tournament

    • The tournament will once again be played at Henry County High School. It has been played in New Castle every year since 1962. The last school to host besides Henry County was Shelby County in 1961.
    • The last time Owen County hosted the Eighth Region tournament was back in 1958.
    • South Oldham will enter the tournament as the defending champion. The Dragons defeated Oldham County 58-48 in last year’s championship game.
    • The last team to repeat as champions was Oldham County who won in both 2011 and 2012.

  • Lady Rebels keep streak alive as season ends

    The season ended for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels but not before they kept an impressive streak alive.
    Owen County opened up play last week in the 31st District tournament.
    The Lady Rebels hadn’t lost their first game of the event since they joined the 31st District in 2005-2006.
    The last time they did not win their opening round contest was back on March 3, 2005, when they lost to Scott County in the 32nd District tournament at Williamstown.

  • Wedding announcement: Gamm-Norman

  • Birth announcement: William Gage Haines

  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at event

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Owen County Lower Elementary School.
    There will be literacy-based activities provided by the Owen County Preschool, Owen County Head Start, North Key, and the Owen County Public Library.
    Pictures will be taken with Dr. Seuss.
    Information booths with be set up from local community partners including North Key, Head Start, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and the HANDS Program.
    Two deluxe Dr. Seuss book sets will be given away as door prizes, You must be present to win.

  • Leadership Owen County: Next group of Owen Co. leaders begin journey

    By De Parker and Faith Mulberry
    For the News-Herald
    The 2014 Leadership Owen County participants began their yearlong program on Feb. 7 and  with the Leadership Skills Retreat.
    Angie Woodward led a discussion about Owen County’s history, strengths and how the group would like to see the county move forward.  

  • Owen County Cooperative Extension history: 1918-1928

    Extension work began in Owen County in 1918 with an appropriation made by the Fiscal Court. J.P. Ricketts became the first county agent on March 15, 1918.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial

    By Kim Strohmeier
    For the News-Herald
    May 8 of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, the federal legislation that created the Cooperative Extension Service. President Woodrow Wilson, in signing the act, called it “one of the most significant and far-reaching measures for the education of adults ever adopted by the government.”