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  • Winding roads from the past still remembered by some

    Many early roads that snaked through the hills and hollows of Kentucky have been lost to history, their names and locations forever erased from the memory of man. Most were named after a settler who held a patent on land through which the road ran. However, remnants of the some of these roads exist, and their stories linger in local folklore.
    Road names were known to change over time, perhaps when the pronunciation of a road wasn’t clearly understood. Such seems the case with Kay’s Branch Road.

  • Owen District Court | October 4, 2017

    Patrick Isaac Soliman, 1982, first degree possess controlled substance, probable cause established, transfer to Grand Jury, continued on Oct. 10, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, third degree possession of a controlled substance.
    James Stamper, 1979, second deree wanton endangerment, not guilty, pretrial on Oct. 13, and third degree terroristic threatening, bond $1,000 surety.
    Eric Stivers, 1977, resisting arrest, continued on Oct. 13, and second degree fleeing or evading police.
    Laura N. Willhoite, 1984, contempt of court, review on Oct. 27.

  • Looking Back | October 4, 2017

    5 years ago
    Oct. 3, 2012

    Local and presidential races will dominate Nov. ballot

  • With help of extension office, students learn to properly prepare food

    Properly preparing food became second nature to fifth graders this week at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Office. With a mixture of fruits, vegetables and other foods, students had the chance to create a five-course meal that they would then eat.
    To bring a greater knowledge of food to Owen County fifth graders, Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman led students in the grant-funded nutrition education program titled Recipies For Life. The program offers students the opportunity to learn more about the good they eat.

  • Beckham Robert O’Toole

    Danny and Kendall O’Toole along with big sister, Reese, proudly introduce the newest addition to their family, Beckham Robert. 
    Beckham was born at 12:46 p.m., April 14, 2017, at Baptist Health Lexington.  He weighed 9 lbs. 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    His paternal family includes grandparents Dan and Diane O’Toole, uncles Denny O’Toole and David (Celeste) O’Toole and great-grandparents Bob and Wanda Mills.

  • Rebels defeat Gallatin County Wildcats on the road

    Special to the News-Herald

  • Season struggles continue for the Rebels

    The Rebels soccer team failed to score at home last week against the strong defense of the Gallatin County Wildcats with a 2-0 loss.
    The team traveled to New Castle Thursday in hopes of defeating the Henry County Wildcats on senior night. Owen County’s defense was no match for Henry Couny’s swift offense that outscored the Rebels 8-1 in a tough battle.
    Ricardo Perez was the only Rebel to connect for a goal against the Wildcats.
    The Rebels were back at home Saturday with a match against Garrard County.

  • Lady Rebels tame the Wildcats on senior night

    The Lady Rebels continued their winning streak last week with two victories added to their season record.
    Monday’s senior night ended at halftime after the ladies shutout the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats with a 10-0 mercy rule.
    Freshman Izzy Herdman led the Rebels with seven goals followed by Destinee Epperson with two and senior Jodi Ransdell with one.
    Senior Maci Osborne and McKenzie Edgett, along with Ransdell, were all recognized before the game during a senior night ceremony.

  • Stray seed, hybrids and the Hubbard squash

    By Jeneen Wiche
    N-H Columnist

  • Livestock Market Report | October 4, 2017

    Sept. 27, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 411
    Sept. 20: 435
    Last Year: 407

    Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers sold $2-$4 higher, plainer cattle steady. No test on slaughter cows, bulls $3-$4 lower on a very limited test.

    Feeders: 373
    Slaughter: 33
    Replacements: 5