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  • 127 N. fire claims life of 61 year old

    A trailer fire that broke out some time before noon Monday claimed the life of a 61-year-old man.
    Charles Seniours was home alone at 7745 Hwy. 127 North, likely sitting in a chair near the front end of the house, where those that knew him said he spent much of his time.
    Passersby told firefighters, who arrived on scene at 12:11 p.m., that’s where the fire began.
    “When we arrived it was at the peak of being inflamed,” New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said. “There was no putting it out.”

  • Owen County's memorable moments of 2015

    As we look back at the year 2015, it becomes clear that many elements of life in Owen County will always stay the same.

    Owen County is a community that values its traditions, but continues to look for ways to improve itself while honoring and preserving history. 

    We hope you enjoy this special looking back edition of the News-Herald. 

  • Board approves athletic field lighting project

    BY JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Reporter

    The Owen County Board of Education selected an electrical company to complete the athletic field lighting project at Monday night’s school board meeting.

  • Christmas 1944: World War II Veteran recalls holiday in Germany

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT
    Special to the News-Herald

    Jarl Lee Harris of Owen County was 18 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1943.  

    He was a paratrooper and a member of the 101st Airborne Screamin’ Eagles.  

  • Fiscal court eliminates cleaning position

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Editor

    A recent unanimous vote by the Owen County Fiscal Court eliminated the Owen County Courthouse cleaning position, effective Dec. 31.

    The cleaning position, filled by Regina Walker, was created under the administration of former judge-executive Billy O’Banion. 

  • Towles’ giving back to community with new coffee shop

    BY JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Reporter

    Nestled away from the cold temperatures and snow flurries outside, the lunchtime crowd was warming up inside and visiting downtown’s newest addition Friday morning.

  • Monterey, Owen Co. Fire Departments provide aid in Henry Co. fire

    BY MELISSA BLANKENSHIP
    Henry County Local

    When Helen Doss woke up in the middle of the night early Friday morning, she thought her porch light was on.

  • Two concerns found in 2014 fiscal court audit

    BY JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Reporter

    Earlier this year, State Auditor Adam Edelen went through the Owen County Fiscal Court’s financial statements for the 2014 fiscal year to check for accurate reporting, concerns and other errors.

    Unlike the 2013 fiscal year audit, which did not have any issues of noncompliance, the auditor raised two concerns, noted in a press release for the 2014 fiscal year audit.

  • Mayor reflects on 2015, looks ahead to future

    BY JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Reporter

    With the year wrapping up, it’s time to look back at this year and also look forward to the next.
    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier talked about some of the city’s big projects this year in a phone interview Tuesday.

    “One of the things that has been time-consuming is the new water line in town,” Wotier said.

  • Lady Rebels will play opening act to NBA’s Indiana Pacers

    BY BRIAN BLAIR
    N-H Sports Reporter

    On Feb. 6, 2016, the Owen County Lady Rebels will have the opportunity to be the opening act for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.

    The Lady Rebels will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. and take on the Collins Lady Titans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. Following the girls game, the Collins boys will take on Harrison County. That game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.