Today's News

  • Kays Branch News: It’s a good time to stick close to home

    I’m back into my routine -- rush around and get it done on Monday morning. This means the holidays are finally over and I can get back to normal, whatever that is.
    I went to Frankfort on Saturday and stocked up on books and pet food. I have enough leftovers to last me till February.
    It was 0 degrees on my thermometer when I got up this morning. I got in enough wood last evening to last till Wednesday, so I won’t have to get out of the house. We cancelled bridge this week so I have no reason to, but nothing lasts forever in Kentucky.

  • 4-H News: Owen Co. 4-H helps build character through dairy and livestock programs

    Participating in livestock programs are one of the most recognized aspects of 4-H, but along with learning about animals young people can develop positive character traits to become the leaders of tomorrow.
    There are many ways youths can be involved in livestock programs through 4-H. Programs offered through 4-H include quiz competitions, skillathons, livestock judging, projects and shows. Owning an animal is not a requirement for participation.

  • Loans available for socially disadvantaged Owen farmers

    USDA Farm Service Agency reserves funds each year to make loans to socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms.

  • A heart-warming story

    2013 marked the third year a local 10 year old, Carsyn Inman, has been able to successfully collect blankets, jackets and other miscellaneous items for the homeless people in Jefferson County.
    Inman receives help in her efforts from her sister Claire, her family, friends and the members of her church.
    In 2011, Carsyn Inman told her mother that she wanted to take blankets to homeless people so they wouldn’t be cold during the winter.  

  • Rebels finish fourth in Florida

    The Owen County High School Rebels spent part of their Christmas break in Florida.
    The team traveled to Orlando, Fla. where they took part in the KSA Events Holiday Tournament.
    After winning their first game 69-50 over Griswold High School from Connecticut, the team dropped their next three to finish in fourth place.
     In their second game, Owen County took on Portsmouth, Ohio.
    Tournament most valuable payer Carson Williams finished with 29 points and 20 rebounds and Hunter Trenary added 16 points.
    The Rebels however would fall 61-54.

  • Lady Rebels busy over break

    The Owen County High School girls basketball team had a busy Christmas break. Starting on Dec. 26, 2013, the team played three games in three days.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to Raceland to take part in the Ohio River Classic.
    The Owen County team took on three opponents and dropped all three. Owen County lost 54-36 to Lawrence County and 58-36 to Bracken County. The team then lost a 46-37 decision to Villa Madonna.
    The Lady Rebels finished the break by traveling to Warsaw to take on Gallatin County High School.

  • Owen judo stars share skills

    The Owen County Judo Team hosted a clinic Saturday at Owen County High School.
    Robert Beverly and James Thompson shared with attendees the latest techniques and teaching methods being used in the sport. The pair themselves are training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. where they are team members.
    Those in attendance included several people from Owen County but also coaches from all over Kentucky. They were looking to learn some new training methods to take back with them to their teams.

  • Adult Education Center opens at new location

    After a year of anticipation the Owen County Adult Learning Center moved into their new home on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
    The move to 103 West Perry (the old senior center) is an exciting change for the learning center and came just in time.
    According to the director, Veronica Gayle, the adult learning center program will be making changes to accommodate the new version of the GED test. The move to West Perry will enable the adult learning center to expand its services to include broader use of computers and other technologies.

  • Kids Count: Owen stacks up well against other counties in the region for factors that affect children

    For the News-Herald

    For the first year, the annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, has ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being.

  • Commodity distribution at Long Ridge parsonage begins Jan. 14

    Meeting the Needs hopes to clear up any confusion regarding its move to the Long Ridge Baptist parsonage, as well as spread information to those in need of assistance.
    The faith-based ministry recently took over the Emergency Food Assistance Program, a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income people by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.