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  • Firefighters lend a hand

    Members of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department helped out the community while performing a training exercise at the Claxton Ridge Cemetery Saturday. Firefighters burned brush that had accumulated as part of the clean-up and renovation effort at the historic cemetery. The volunteers behind the renovation effort would like to say thanks to the members of the department for taking the time to help.

  • Hudson-Jones continue tradition with reunion

    The descendants of The Rev. Silas Alexander Hudson will meet on Sunday for a 1 p.m. potluck lunch at the old New Columbus Schoolhouse. This is now the private residence of Bill and Faye Prewitt, and is located at 16065 New Columbus Road/KY 607. 
    This is thought to be the oldest documented consecutive family gathering in Kentucky.
    Lilly Hudson Cooke organized the first reunion in 1932, and the family has met on the Sunday before Labor Day each year since.

  • ‘Old’ friends meet for Bethany School reunion

    Persons attending the Bethany School group annual fellowship are always full of enthusiasm. When 18 school friends meet, there is much “old” news to share.
    Those present for the July 14 meal at Noble Restaurant near Corinth were Lucille Mason, Naomi Shiver, Lair Skirvin, Frances Lloyd, Ann Siders, Marion and Joyce Mason, Arthur Wright, Liz Dunavent, Linda Allnutt, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass, Ernest and Sara Smith, Donald Crupper, and Jim and Betty Lawrence.

  • Three Rivers District Health Depart. director elected to national board

    Georgia Heise, director of the Three Rivers District Health Department, has been recently elected as the vice president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

  • Saying Thanks

    On Aug. 14, the Owen County Chamber of Commerce along with local business owners sponsored the staff appreciation breakfast for the Owen County School District. This year’s theme was “Only In America.”

  • Juggernauts sneak past Rebels

    The last time they lost a regular season football game was Oct. 29, 2010.
    Friday night in Erlanger, the Rebels saw their 10-game regular season winning streak come to an end as Lloyd defeated Owen County 25-21.
    The Juggernauts took the lead with less than two-minutes left when their quarterback Dexter Smith plunged into the end zone from one-yard out.
    Things looked good early for the Rebels. The opening drive culminated with Owen County quarterback Adam Hazlett connecting with Collin Trammel on a five-yard touchdown pass.

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  • Owen County’s McIntosh on the job at state fair

    For more than a decade at this very time, Lee McIntosh has been preparing for one of the Commonwealth’s great traditions: the Kentucky State Fair.
    McIntosh is one of about 80 employees at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture who work around the clock in the mid-August heat to put on the fair. This year, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is honoring career employees such as McIntosh who work behind the scenes for the event but rarely get the recognition they deserve.

  • Leadership lessons: Group examines area utilities

    Whitney Duvall, Josh Hearn & Wayne Herrington
    For the News-Herald
    “Industries and utilities” was the theme of the August gathering of the Leadership Owen County program, as the group was able to visit a few key examples of these producers and service providers in our home area, including Owen Electric Cooperative, Itron, and Kentucky-American Water Company.

  • Beshear honors five Owen County Governor’s Scholars

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently congratulated the 1,073 outstanding Kentucky high school juniors who attended this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program for five weeks in June and July.
    “The Governor’s Scholars Program is an outstanding educational experience for Kentucky, and one I’m proud to say both of my sons had the opportunity to enjoy years ago,” Beshear said. “My congratulations go out to those young Kentuckians who had the great opportunity to share in this exciting program.”