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Today's News

  • Senior Citizens Club News - Dec. 4, 2013

    The Nov. 20 Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by President Wanda Moreland.
    Marlene Mason, chaplain, did the pledge to the flag. Devotion was taken from John 15, subject about new life.
    The poem “Turkey Complaint” was read.
    “They fatten me up, they sharpen the axe. I’m getting so nervous I just can’t relax. I know what I’ll do, I’ll hide in the hay and then they can’t find me on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Honoring energy conservation

    Owen County Upper Elementary School has been recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for earning the prestigious Energy Star, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. 
    A certificate signed by Governor Steve Beshear was presented to the OCUES Student Council during a ceremony that included representatives from the Kentucky School Boards Association, teachers, students, and district leaders.

  • Birth announcement: Deacon Clyde Alford

    Jordan and Elisha Alford are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Deacon Clyde Alford.
    Deacon was born Nov. 19, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. He weighed 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother Fisher and big sister Fynlee. Maternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Poplar Grove. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Cathy Alford of Sweet Owen.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Holiday brings fun, feasts and family to the Branch as always

    Thanksgiving is behind us and this column will be a list of dinners, birthdays and eating.
    Wanda said they celebrated Joyce’s birthday at the Pizza Inn buffet. They had taken her there before and she enjoyed it so all the children and several others joined her there once again. She was celebrating her 83rd. Wanda said her birthday fell on Thanksgiving Day this year.

  • Forsee honored for efforts

    Owen County High School’s Preston Forsee was honored Nov. 25 by the NKHSSAA. He was named Goalie of the Year (Honorable Mention). He is joined in the picture with other outstanding soccer players from the northern Kentucky region.

  • Ellis shines in Louisville

    Laken Ellis, a fifth grader at Peaks Mill Elementary in Franklin County, ran in the Cross Country 
Coaches Youth National Championships held at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville on Nov. 23. Ellis placed 24th in her age division and set a new personal record of 12:24.92 in the 3K race. Ellis ran her first cross-country season this year with the Elkhorn Middle School team.  She is the daughter of Paul and Jo Carole Ellis, and the granddaughter of Joe and Betsy Peters of Monterey and Don Ellis and Donna Wainscott of Monterey.

  • IN SEASON: Lue Ree Ball

    Lue Ree Ball, 83 1/2 years old, recently harvested this 10-point buck on her farm on Ball Ridge Road.

  • IN SEASON: Kailtyn Parker

    Kailtyn Parker, the 13-year-old daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker, shot and killed this eight-point buck while hunting with her uncle Brad Dunavent during deer season in Owen County.

  • 4-H News: Take the time to make your holidays green this year

    BY JESSI WILLIAMS
    News-Herald Columnist

  • A New holiday tradition

    For the tenth year, Kristal New has held a special Thanksgiving lunch for her students. The students studied the first Thanksgiving and discussed what they are thankful for this year. The class also discussed needs and wants.  The first day of the unit, many girls really thought that diamond rings were a need, but as the weeks passed, the girls learned that it was a want.  The kids were thankful for God, their family, friends, food, house, and their pets and even their teacher.