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  • Treatment gives child a normal life

    In 2004, Tina Olds took her son for a kindergarten physical. Prior to that day, she had no idea that her son would undergo heart surgery.
    Tina’s son, Jalane Olds, had health problems since he was born, but doctors assured Tina that it was only asthma.
    “They just always said he had asthma,” Tina said. “He would turn really blue and have difficulty breathing. Before he started school we took him for his kindergarten physical and that’s when they told me he had a hole in the right ventricle of his heart.”

  • Crash claims life of Owen County man

    An automobile accident early Thursday morning left one Owen County man dead and another injured.
    According to Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg, the single-vehicle accident  happened at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lane of Sweet Owen Road when the driver of a vehicle apparently failed to negotiate a curve.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and a fence.
    The driver, Zachary S. Asher, 26, from Owenton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

  • Owen grand jury indicts alleged copper culprits

    Two Owen County men were recently indicted after allegedly stealing copper wire from several barns around the community.
    Bud C. Smith, 36 and Justin L. Smith, 20, were each charged with five counts of third-degree burglary and five counts of unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more.
    The incidents began taking place in November 2010 and continued through Jan. 25.

  • End of an era

    After carrying passengers from Owen County to Henry County and back for 80 years, the Gratz bridge was blasted Tuesday, leaving only a memory and some worry behind.
    The iconic Gratz bridge on KY 22, with its distinctive appearance, was a landmark in the community since it opened in 1931. Officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation said the “Warren through truss” construction of the bridge was based on a 1848 design.
    Given the age of the old bridge, a replacement project was added to the Kentucky State Highway Road Plan in 2000.

  • A tide rises against wet petition

    A petition in favor of a wet-dry vote in Owen County began circulating last month. Subsequently,  the Owen County Baptist Association began taking action to prevent changes to the current laws against the sale of alcoholic beverages.
    President of the Owen County Baptist Association and pastor of Beech Grove Baptist Church Steve Delaney presented the petition to the Owen County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Feb. 8.
    Delaney said the petition against the wet-dry vote had garnered the support of 1,028 people.

  • Crash claims life of Owenton man

    An automobile accident early Thursday morning has left one Owen County man dead and injured another.
    According to Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg, the single-vehicle accident  happened at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lane of Sweet Owen Road when the driver of a vehicle apparently failed to negotiate a curve.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and a fence.
    Zachary S. Asher, 26, from Owenton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

  • Rebels knock off North Oldham

    The  Runnin’ Rebels (14-5) traveled to North Oldham (13-12) Tuesday night and picked up a road victory 57-51.
     Junior Sawyer Williams led the Rebels with 23 points, seven rebounds and three  steals.
    Junior Stone Osborne and sophomore Zach Ripy each contributed 11 points in the win.
    Freshman Jarrod Ball went 8-11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
    Thursday, Owen County will travel north to face the Highlands Bluebirds.

    For a full report on the game, check out the next edition of the News-Herald.

  • Clarifying who can sign wet-dry petition

    In the print edition of the News-Herald. it was stated that names on the wet-dry petition would be checked to make sure the signees voted in the last general election. This is incorrect.
    To take part in the petition, signees must be been registered to vote in Owen County. They do not have to have voted in the last election.
    The signatures will only be checked to make sure voters registered in Owen County took part in the petition drive.
    We apologize for any confusion.

  • ‘Kentucky’ doesn’t mean invincible

    The Kentucky Wildcats will lose in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Why? It is simple. The game will not be played in Rupp Arena.
    The joke goes that Willie Nelson got injured last week when he was playing “on the road again.” The same can be said about Kentucky only it would not be a joke. With my apologies to Willie, the Wildcats now have a new theme song. The lyrics go like this:
    “On the road again. I can’t wait to lose on the road again.”

  • Even the young helped make Owen stronger

    When Gary Duvall reminisces about his childhood, one thing is evident: Parents considered hard work essential for children to develop character and to lay the foundation for responsible adulthood.
    Recalling working in tobacco fields when he was only 8, Gary didn’t consider that fact to be unusual, nor did his parents think the work too difficult. That was life in Owen County, and had been so since the first settlers arrived. Everyone, including the very young, contributed to the success of the family unit.