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Local News

  • News-Herald Year in Review

    This year has been one for the records.
    Owen County, still struggling with a weak economy, has seen its sports teams shine as never before and become a source of immense pride for nearly everyone.
    Owen countains faced new challenges and although the winds of change have blown through the community,  the majority preferred to honor traditional and stay the course.
    In the past year, we have seen county divide over issues but still willing to come together in the hour of need or for the betterment of the community.

  • Pamida gives back and invites public to meet new pharmacist

    Pamida Pharmacy invites the public to stop by Friday to welcome David Starkey, the new pharmacy manager.
    Starkey graduated from Georgetown College in 2004 and then attended the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy where he graduated in 2008.
    He is married to Stephanie, who is a teacher, and the couple have two children, Maddie, 4, and Bryan, who is 18 months.
    He is a deacon at Memorial Baptist Church and enjoys University of Kentucky basketball, hunting, four-wheeling and going on mission trips.

  • Extension service news: Stay off the SoFAS this holiday season

    The holidays are here again!
    While being active is important in maintaining a healthy weight, staying off the SoFAS has a different meaning and focus, in terms of weight management.

  • Last call for Santa Claus

    My name is Allen and I am 8 years old. How are you doing? For Christmas, I want a phone and a Ninjaga Spinner Battle set. I also want a big skateboard ramp, a bike ramp and a skateboard. I really want the Lego Death Star!
    Allen Mason

    For Christmas, I want an iPodtouch.
    Jake Patton

    For Christmas, I would like a DSI, a phone, an iPod 2, a dress for Harmony, my own dog and a car.
    Melody Sams

  • Local cheerleaders win competition

    Both the Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County Parks and Recreation cheerleaders recently took top honors at a competition at Grant County.
    On Dec. 10, the two squads competed at the Jingle Bell Classic at Grant County High School. Each team performed and was judged on a two-and-one -half minute routine against teams from Grant County, Gallatin County and Walton-Verona.
    After the judging was completed both squads were awarded first place in their respective divisions.

  • Trio to spread Christmas cheer at Disney World

    For three Owen County cheerleaders, Christmas morning will be more about what is on television than what is under the tree.
    Why?
    They will be watching themselves.
    This summer, five Owen County cheerleaders attended NCA Cheer Camp and were named all-American. Kri Tuttle, Cheyene Gaines, Emily Allen and Ashley Smith were named varsity all-Americans and Tayler Johnson was selected as a middle school all-American.

  • Owen team honored for service

    When disaster strikes Owen County, the Owen County Emergency Management team has continuously been at the ready to assist citizens across the community.
    The team’s hard work recently paid off when they were awarded with the 2011 Spirit of Public Health Community award. The award is given by the staff of Three Rivers District Health Department each year, to a member or group within their community that has made virtuous and admirable efforts toward the overall support of the agency’s mission and the goals of public health.

  • Population at Owen shelter worries officials

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is looking for options to reduce the amount of dogs at the Owen County Friends of Animals Shelter after each magistrate recently visited the shelter and found it in what some feel is an overcrowded state.
    The shelter currently has about 20 dogs, with some in crates in the shelter’s office and bathroom, but Owen County Friends of Animals Director Hilari Gentry said the dogs are not being crated inhumanely.

  • Bethany High alumni enjoy special meeting

    Twenty-one former students and friends of Bethany High School had a delightful day at Smith House Restaurant for their holiday meal. Up-to-date news as well as reflection (with laughter and/or tears) were shared. Congratulations to Duard and Ann Glass, who were recently married.
    A variety of lunch meals were served with almost everyone partaking of homemade dessert. And then it was “good-bye, happy holidays, see you in July.”

  • Third-grade class gives from heart