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  • Saying "NO"

    As some people against Owen County becoming completely wet discuss their opposition, one word seems to be repeated over and over.
    “Why?”
    With the local option vote scheduled for Tuesday,  Steve Delaney and Dave Jones with Citizens for a Dry Owen County not only keep pondering that question but also the potential for harm that could come from expanded alcohol sales in the county and if it could bring significant new money into the county coffers.

  • Saying "YES"

    With the local-option vote looming Tuesday, two local officials have come out in support of going wet.
    Owen County magistrates Troy Bramblett and Casey Ellis have announced they are backing the drive to legally allow the sale of beer, wine and alcohol across the county.
    “This wasn’t a decision I made quickly,” Bramblett said. “It took a lot of thought and research on the issue and I come to the conclusion this is best for the future of Owen County.”

  • Mother of the Year

    According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, a mother is a woman in authority and a person who provides care and affection – but it doesn’t say much about the sacrifices many women make for their children.
    This year’s Mother of the Year award was presented July 13 at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show to a woman who knows a thing or two about sacrifice.

  • Owen Countians Of The Year

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    Year after year, an unsuspecting citizen of Owen County arrives at the Owen County fairgrounds pavilion during fair week for a special reason. Some think they’re there to see a friend win an award or to watch a family member in one of the pageants.

  • Court appoints members to new tourism board

    In March, the Owen County Fiscal Court approved a 3-percent transient room tax (lodging tax). Owen countians could soon see the effects of the tax placed on those traveling through the county.
    According to the lodging tax ordinance, it includes motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations. The ordinance also includes campgrounds.
    The fiscal court recently approved the appointment of seven local citizens to a tourism commission, which was required by the ordinance.

  • And now for some good news ... coupons come back to News-Herald

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting in this edition, the News-Herald will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside the News-Herald each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a News-Herald subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Office getting ready for tax-bill sale and local-option election

    The sun is bright and it is a beautiful day here in the clerk’s office. We are preparing for both the special election on July 26 and for the delinquent real estate tax bill sale July 25.
    On July 26, voters will go to the polls to vote on the question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County?”

  • Pleasant Ridge to celebrate milestone

    On a typical Sunday morning, the pews at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church are filled with about 200 people, some who are descendants of those who founded the church in 1836.
    This Sunday, the church will relive 175 years worth of memories through stories, pictures and videos.

  • First Fan Fair finale

    The Owen County Visioneers have deemed the first Owen County Fan Fair a “huge” success.
    The event took place July 6-10 at Owen County’s industrial park. Its goal was to introduce those attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway to the many things Owen County has to offer.
    Visitors who attended Fan Fair came from 24 different states and Canada. States ranged from Maine to Kansas, from Texas to California, as well as Florida to Wisconsin.

  • County fair time again

    As the annual Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show got into full swing Monday, another Miss Owen County was crowned.
    Madison Gamble, the 16-year-old daughter of Kelley and Teena Gamble, received the crown over 10 other contestants.
    Gamble was also named Miss Photogenic.
    Brittany Clark was the third runner-up, Danielle Hoop was second runner-up and Christina Johnson was first runner-up.
    Christina Ueltschi was named Miss Congeniality.
    Unlike many girls who compete for years in pageants, Gamble said this was her first pageant.