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Today's News

  • All I am saying is ... Celebrate your mom this Sunday and every day

    Having a mother for most of my life, I think that I’ve garnered some insight into the dynamic between mother and son.
    After my dad passed away, my mom took on two roles but she was best at simply being my mom.
    Being the “baby” of the family with only an older sister to compare to, I think I had a pretty great relationship with my mom. Being the only boy also allowed me a fair amount of latitude because I could always play the “boys will be boys” card.

  • Owen Historical Society: Find our heroes in the fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below ...
       
    “In Flanders Field” is a poem written during World War I by doctor and Lt. Col. John McCrae.

  • Johnson receives fifth district KSDAR Good Citizen Award

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald

    Keegan B. Johnson, representing the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, received the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Fifth District DAR Good Citizen Award at the 117th KSDAR State Conference,
    The youth awards ceremony was held on April 6 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel in Lexington. The award was presented by Jessieanne Wells, KSDAR State Regent.

  • Owen County District Court - May 3, 2013

    Derick J. Walters, 1982, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, second-degree wanton endangerment, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to May 7.
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center vs. Laura G. Case, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Commonwealth Credit Union Inc. vs. Christopher Juett, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Lisa Noland vs. Cassidy Roberts, judgment to plaintiff for $354, court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. William Stone, agreed order.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for April

    John R. and Amber E. Hall to DGS Development LTD., lots 13 and 14, Old Landing Road Land Division.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Mark Johnson, Mason Lane.
    Dewayne Whitaker, Dewayne Whitaker II, the Unknown Spouse of Dewayne Whitaker, Citimortgage Inc., Citimortgage Inc. and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Leaning Oak Road.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Back to the Branch

    Good morning.
    I said I was going to stop writing this column. I just didn’t have anything to say anymore, but several people have called and written to say how much it would be missed, and since I have no excuse except lack of inspiration, which you have now rekindled, I will try again.
    This was Derby week in Kentucky. I spent most of it mowing and managed to get all the different patches of grass gone over by the weekend.

  • Coming up daisies

  • Wolfe Greene graduates from University of Evansville

    Wolfe Greene of Sparta, has graduated from the University of Evansville with the degree of bachelor of science.
    Greene, majoring in physics and mathematics, graduated during UE’s 155th Commencement, held May 4 at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. During the ceremony, the University awarded 595 degrees to 579 graduates – the largest graduating class in over a decade.

  • NKU names Gayheart Female Freshman Athlete of the Year

    Rianna Gayheart, a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School, was recently named Northern Kentucky University’s Female Freshman Athlete of the Year at the NKU athletic banquet.  The award was only awarded to one freshman female and one freshman male from all of the sports teams.  Gayheart was awarded NKU Athlete of the Week on three separate occasions this year, as well as A-Sun Newcomer of the Week twice and A-Sun All Freshman Team.
     

  • Bats go silent

    If only they could have saved some of those runs …
    On April 29, the Owen County High School girls softball scored 13 runs in a win at Henry County.
    The 13-8 victory was the team’s second straight after beating Shelby County High School the week before.
    In the two wins, the Lady Rebels scored 22 total runs.
    They could have used some of those runs later in the week.
    On Tuesday, the team traveled to Frankfort to take on Western Hills High School. The Lady Wolverines is a team playing well at this point in the season.