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  • Leaders look ahead to what Owen Co. can expect in 2012

    With an eye toward the future, Owen County’s many community leaders are already preparing for the months ahead, with hopes for new business, growth and a better economy.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the fiscal court was able to accomplish many of its goals in 2011, including new job descriptions that each county employee signed off on, a new administrative code and a transient room tax which has already collected $12,000 for tourism.
    Expansion of local tourism is just one of the things Keith said she would like to see in 2012.

  • Three Rivers dragon boat team honored

    Members of the Kentucky Thorough-Breasts “Surviving in Sync” dragon boat racing team attended the Three Rivers District Health Departments Annual Awards Ceremony where State Rep. Tom McKee was on hand to present the team’s non-profit with the pink dragon boat on behalf of Three Rivers.

  • Kentucky American offers help to emergency crews

    Kentucky American Water has awarded more than $5,000 in grants to 10 Kentucky firefighter organizations through the company’s first-ever Firefighting Support Grant Program, established this year.
    The company considered grant applications requesting funds for protective gear, communications  equipment, firefighting tools, water-handling equipment, training and other materials used to support  community fire protection. Most grants awarded were approximately $500.
     Local departments and their respective projects receiving funds are:

  • 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.