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Today's News

  • A million dollar rescue

    West Perry Street won the battle for a facelift. The city is applying for a $1 million grant to rehabilitate a section of the street.

    Brian Kirby, president of Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), is spearheading the project. CEDA representatives went door-to-door to assess the needs of the each home on both West and East Perry.

  • Obama is ready to lead

    I am supporting Senator Obama for President of the United States because he is an intelligent, steady leader that offers us real change from the Bush policies that have failed us for eight years. Our country is facing an economic crisis, war on two fronts, global warming and environmental challenges that must be approached with a steady hand. We must restore our reputation as the leader of the free world. A generational change in leadership by a man that is the embodiment of the American dream is needed; it is the best chance our country has to change our current course.

  • Wood deserves vote

    The 61st District has an outstanding choice for State Representative in the November election.

    I refer, of course, to Steve Wood, whom I have known for over 20 years as a man of God with Christian morals, and who is fiscally conservative and is a hardworking, exemplary businessman and father.

    I urge you to carefully consider this outstanding young man.

    As a graduate of Williamstown High School (1946) I know of no one who has more achievements, both in business and in community affairs.

    Leroy Kinman

    Arlington, Texas

  • Whitlock joins The News-Herald

    With county officials facing indictment and a major election just around the corner, it looks like I picked a good time to jump on board at The News-Herald.

    My name is John Whitlock and I’ve assumed the role as news editor here at the paper.

    First a little bit about my history.

    I was born in Cynthiana in 1965. Although I am a child of the 1960s, no one would accuse me of being a hippie. My father worked for the Harrison County Rural Electric Association. My mother was a nurse at Harrison Memorial Hospital for many years before retiring.

  • Politics and sports make a lot of promises

    In case you just arrived from Mars, we are in the middle of another presidential election. In fact, two weeks from today the election will be over. Notice I did not say decided, but the ballots will be cast.

    With the campaign winding down, I’ve been thinking how politics reminds me of sports. Anyone who knows me would say that everything reminds me of sports but I digress. Follow me here.

  • Judge rejects calls for resignation

    Several concerned citizens came to the Oct. 14 Owen County Fiscal Court meeting looking for answers and explanations regarding the charges brought by an Owen County grand jury against three local officials.

    Last month, former Owen County Deputy Judge-Executive Renaee Gaines, Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion and Owen County Treasurer Gayla Lewis were indicted for allegedly misappropriating money and charges of official misconduct.

    Local attorney Gerald Kemper said the Owen County Code of Ethics Committee should take up the matter.

  • District Court

    District Court

    Oct. 17, 2008

    Victor G. Carson, 1955, no or expired registration plates, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first-degree fleeing or evading police, failure to wear seat belt, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, second-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded guilty, transferred to grand jury.

  • Monday becomes unlucky day for Rebels

    Monday is not a popular day of the week.

    For three Owen County High School athletic teams, Monday of last week was a day they happily put behind them.

    The day began with both soccer teams and the volleyball team opening up play in their respective district tournaments.

    At day’s end, all of their seasons were over.

    Not only would the boys’ soccer team like to forget last Monday, they also do not want to see Western Hills in the 25th District Tournament.

  • On the right track

    It is said there is no place like home.

    For Danielle Hoop and the rest of the Lady Rebel Cross Country team, that old saying seems to be true.

    The Lady Rebels ran in their only home race of the season Oct. 14.

    Hoop took first-place honors in the varsity race. The sophomore outran two runners from Henry County to claim the victory.

    Julie Spaulding captured fourth place. Amber Grover and Haley DeCandia ran to 11th and 12th place finishes while Morgan Walker finished in 14th place. Megan Barnes and Kelsey Johnson rounded out the top 20.

  • Sorghum Festival

    Driving down Hwy. 355, there is no traffic. One can admire the beautiful color of fall. You can feel almost isolated from the world in this awesome place. Seemingly out of nowhere, cars and trucks are everywhere, huge RV’s have parked and set up camp here along the Kentucky River and then you hear it start. The sorghum engine is making its sweet juice, you have arrived at the Sorghum Fest.

    Men are throwing wood in a hole in this big contraption that looks like a train engine. Smoke boils from the top and the wheel starts turning.