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Today's News

  • If Heaven has a golf course: Remembering an old friend

    Sorry I didn’t write the column last week. I was very “down” over the death of Frank McDonald and just couldn’t think of anything to say.
    Everybody else was thinking about cutting hay. Should I or shouldn’t I. Most got faked out about the extended forecast and decided not and it would have been a great week for haying. You win some; you lose some. That’s farming.

  • OCHS announces end-of-year honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super
    Honor Roll

    Alli Gill, Ariella Hansford, Connor Jacobs and Samantha Mason

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Liz Ashcraft, Madison Bramblett, Ashley Buffin, Isabella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Dylan Cobb, Mitchell Culbertson, Ethan Fitzgerald, Braden Howard, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Taylor Nevins, Canaan Osborne, Mason Roberts, Kevin Smith and Shelby York

    10th Grade Super Honor Roll

  • OCHS announces end-of-year honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super
    Honor Roll

    Alli Gill, Ariella Hansford, Connor Jacobs and Samantha Mason

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Liz Ashcraft, Madison Bramblett, Ashley Buffin, Isabella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Dylan Cobb, Mitchell Culbertson, Ethan Fitzgerald, Braden Howard, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Taylor Nevins, Canaan Osborne, Mason Roberts, Kevin Smith and Shelby York

    10th Grade Super Honor Roll

  • 'An amazing ride' comes to an end

    Life is like a roller coaster. It is full of ups and downs, twists and turns and the anticipation of what waits around the next turn. It also goes by fast.
    I began writing for the News-Herald 10 years ago. I took a camera and a notepad to Eminence High School to watch the Runnin’ Rebels play in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic. On January 24, 2007, they would beat Walton-Verona and advance to the championship game. Two nights later the team lost to Gallatin County and thus began my career as a sports reporter.

  • Baseball, softball seasons come to a close

    The season came to an end last Monday for both the baseball and softball team as both were eliminated from their respective 8th Region Tournaments.
    The softball team played last Monday morning and were knocked out by Collins who defeated the Lady Rebels 4-0. The Lady Titans would eventually go on to win the tournament by defeating Anderson County 6-3 in the championship game. Owen County finished the season with a record of 14-16.

  • St. Elizabeth Owen announces closure of emergency department

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced today its plans to close its local emergency department.

    The closure, set for July 31, comes after months of consistent low patient volume, according to a news release.

    A business analysis has shown that a majority of patients and conditions that have been seen at the emergency department could be cared for at a primary care office, according to the release.

  • Owen County home to Purple Heart recipients

    Perhaps it was the letters written by her great-aunt Bea that inspired Marlene Browning-Wainscott to record stories of Owen County veterans. Aunt Bea had lost her husband in the war, and years later, her correspondence with Marlene provided a link to the past and a treasure of cherished memories
    Marlene Browning-Wainscott has devoted much of her life the past few years interviewing Owen countians who served in World War II. She felt an urgency to record the stories of these vital freedom-fighting Americans before they were lost.

  • April 2017 Property Transfers

    Robert and Joyce Clifton to Elizabeth Paige Clifton, two tracts of land in Owen.
    Jimmy and Joyce Browning to Jonathon Zach Waller, land in Owen and Grant counties.
    Elizabeth May and Charles Catron to West Lex LLC, land in Owen County, $95,000.
    Karen S. and David R. Creamer to David R. Creamer, lot 16, Perry Park Subdivision.
    John W. True, Vivian Darlene True and Mark R. Cobb Trustee to Mark R. Cobb Trustee, John W. True and Vivian Darlene True, Farm No. 1 and Farm No. 2, Wild Deer Lake Farms.

  • What more could a mother want?

    The weather is finally starting to look like spring. Saturday was a beautiful day for mowing, pulling weeds and sprucing up the outdoors. John brought Liam down to play in my yard with Jessie and to play in the creek. There is very little water in the creek at the moment, only puddles here and there but just right for a 2 year old to manage.

  • Gratz man victim in fatal Frankfort crash

    A Gratz man died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash in Frankfort Friday evening.
    S.J. Smith, 81, was driving northbound on U.S. Hwy. 127 near Frankfort’s Cove Spring Park when a southbound tractor-trailer crossed the median, striking Smith’s Chevy Malibu and a Ford F-250. The semi then careened through the guardrail and down a hill just past the entrance to Cove Spring Park, according to the Frankfort State-Journal.