Today's News

  • Owen County girls drop home opener

    If this season for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels will be a learning process then their first lesson was a tough one.
    The team began the season Dec. 3 as they hosted Shelby County High School.
    The Lady Rockets got off to a quick start and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Rebels 58-30.
    Owen County trailed 25-15 at halftime and was able to trim the deficit to 7 points in the third quarter but would not be able to get any closer.
    Freshman Alex Clifton led Owen County with 9 points. Another freshman, Morgan Ellis added 8 points.

  • Hoop runs at NAIA nationals

    Former Owen County runner does not let anything get in the way of running - not even surgery.
    After having surgery a little over a month ago, Hoop, a sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, traveled to Lawrence, Kansas to compete in the NAIA National Cross Country Championships Nov. 23. She earned her place in the event by finishing second earlier in November at the Mid-South Conference Championship in Rio Grande, Ohio. It was the second year in a row she had finished second.

  • UPDATE: Owen County Christmas Parade, Santa's Castle cancelled

    The Owen County Christmas Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled due to the chance of inclement weather. The parade will not be rescheduled.
    Christmas With the Artist could be rescheduled and we will let you know as soon as that information becomes available.
    Santa's Castle, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Owen County Extension Office has been cancelled. Santa's Castle has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m.

  • Santa to make appearance at Christmas parade Sunday

    Santa Claus will make his way back through the streets of Owenton Sunday, with an afternoon of events slated around the annual Owen County Christmas Parade.
    The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas Melodies” and approximately 25 people have signed up to participate.
    Owen County Extension Support Staff Stephanie Howard said State Senator Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, will serve as this year’s grand marshal.
    Those interested in participating will have until Friday to reserve their spot in the parade.

  • County settles building question

    Owen County Adult Education will soon have a new home after a special Owen County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, but Meeting the Needs has yet to find a permanent residence.
    The court voted to honor its contract with Gateway Community and Technical College to house the adult-education program at the former senior-citizens building at 103 W. Perry St.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Meeting the Needs has yet to find a new location but will distribute food to those in the emergency food assistance program.

  • Be an angel: Angel Tree gives community a way to reach out and help children during the Christmas season

    While shopping for loved ones this holiday season, Owen countians will also have the opportunity to remember dozens of local children in need.
    Over 50 tags adorn this year’s Angel Tree located at the News-Herald office and the project’s committee members are hopeful that every gift will bring smiles to those who receive them.
    About 40 families received full sponsorship this year by taking classes through the Owen County Extension Office and volunteering in the community.

  • Owen County cheerleaders earn spot on national stage

    The Owen County High School Competitive Cheer team is off to a great start this season and have already qualified for a trip to a national competition in  Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Jenna Gray, Maurice Bowling Middle School and OCHS cheer coach, said this is first time her squad has competed at CANAM in several years.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen County is used to freezing weather

    The request came as a surprise to the Dunavents.
    As Christmas drew near the wish list of most Owen county girls their daughter’s age included ice skates, nylons, makeup, and the latest fashions on display at the Blue Front Department Store.
    But for Carlene Dunavent, the one item she most wanted was a nice warm robe to ward off the winter chill that invaded  her upstairs bedroom.

  • Senior Citizens Club News - Dec. 4, 2013

    The Nov. 20 Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by President Wanda Moreland.
    Marlene Mason, chaplain, did the pledge to the flag. Devotion was taken from John 15, subject about new life.
    The poem “Turkey Complaint” was read.
    “They fatten me up, they sharpen the axe. I’m getting so nervous I just can’t relax. I know what I’ll do, I’ll hide in the hay and then they can’t find me on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Honoring energy conservation

    Owen County Upper Elementary School has been recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for earning the prestigious Energy Star, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. 
    A certificate signed by Governor Steve Beshear was presented to the OCUES Student Council during a ceremony that included representatives from the Kentucky School Boards Association, teachers, students, and district leaders.