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Today's News

  • Up and down week for Lady Rebs

    The past week for the Owen County Lady Rebels was one of contrasts.

    The week began with a trip to South Oldham to play one of the better teams in the 8th region. The week ended with a home game against Williamstown, a team that is not as highly regarded.

    While the Lady Rebels dropped a 49-45 decision to the Lady Dragons, they played better in defeat than they did in a 34-28 win over the Lady Demons.

  • Georgia: On my mind

    The snow finally arrived early this morning. It’s a measly three inches, but it’s better than nothing. I don’t know who is more relieved to see it – me or Bill, the nice weatherman on Channel 18.

  • History ... hot off the press

    The long-anticipated Owen County Family History Book was released Thursday by the Owen County Historical Society. The hardcover book, over 288 pages with hundreds of photos never before seen by the public, covers the history of many prominent Owen County families, churches, clubs and schools.

    Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Baker said she can wait to start turning the pages.

    “We’ve waited a long time for this,” Baker said. “I am going to curl up somewhere warm and read it straight through.”

  • Special Hearts

    After suffering a congenital heart defect, 12-year-old Nick Smith’s life is finally going back to normal and has taught his family the significance of being close to one another.

    Smith, who played football for Maurice Bowling Middle School, didn’t know what was causing him to feel bad, until one day at football practice in the fall of 2009 when he collapsed on the field.

    Smith’s mom, Debbie Smith, said Nick had told his coach that he wasn’t feeling well.

  • Rebels slam Warriors

    Several questions faced the Rebels as they entered play last week against Eminence.

    Would Owen County be able to get healthy after an eight-day layoff? How would the Rebels respond to an opening round loss to Gallatin County in the All “A” Classic?

    The answer to the first question can be answered with a resounding no.

    While senior Blake Lewis was able to get back on the floor against the Warriors Jan. 26, another senior was not quite as fortunate.

  • Fiscal court workshops get off to rocky start

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith was pleased with the turnout of the first Owen County Fiscal Court workshop, but said she was disheartened after a sometimes contentious exchange between some magistrates and former judge-executive Billy O’Banion.

    Keith said the workshop, which took place Jan. 26, began with discussions on a wide variety of issues.

  • Davis on hand for New Horizons' innovation

    For the residents of Owen County, receiving reliable health care locally just keeps getting easier.

    Last summer, New Horizons Health Systems opened a new state-of-the-art doctor’s clinic on Hwy. 127, just north of Owenton. Last week, the health care group received a $250,000 earmark appropriation in the federal budget for the purchase of a new magnetic resonance imaging machine.

  • Doing something about Haiti

    For the past three weeks we have all seen the images. Each time we saw the horrific pictures flash across our screens we have each thought about what we can do about it.

    The stories coming out of Haiti have been filled with destruction, disbelief and despair. According to those who have come back, it is actually much worse.

    Already orphaned children are now wondering where they are going to end up. Other children who once had someone to take care of them are now orphaned.

  • Friends of Animals needs support from community

    A guest editorial about the Owen County dog shelter ran in last week’s paper. Due to space constraints some information was omitted. The following is the information that was not included. OCFA would like to express our gratitude to Editor John Whitlock and The News Herald for running the weekly ad and periodically updating the community on the shelter’s progress.

  • Morning after workshop, long-time magistrate withdraws from ballot

    After filing to run for second district magistrate, incumbent Bobby Gaines withdrew his candidacy Jan. 27.

    Gaines, whose current term as magistrate will end a 17-year run, said he had no specific reason for withdrawing.

    “I just decided that I had all I needed of it,” Gaines said. “There’s a lot of problems right now and I just didn’t want to be in the middle of it anymore.”

    Gaines said he probably wouldn’t have filed for candidacy had he not been encouraged to do so.