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Today's News

  • Ten things to watch for this week in Sparta

    01 Austin Dillon has to be looking forward to his return trip to Kentucky Speedway. Dillon has not captured the checkered flag since winning both Nationwide Series events last year at the track. Like Dillon, James Buescher is also excited about his return to Kentucky. Buescher also won both Camping World Truck Series races last year in Sparta but has yet to reach victory lane since.

    02 If Dillon does win on Friday night he would match Joey Logano as the only driver to win the Nationwide Series event three straight times. Logano won the race from 2008 thru 2010.

  • Owen Co. athletic director earns special recognition

    The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association recently announced Owen County High School Athletic Director T.J. Wesselman has been recognized by NIAAA as a certified athletic administrator.
    To earn this distinction, Wesselman demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

  • Owen’s Ball takes part in all-star game

    Owen County’s Jarrod Ball was recently selected to play in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game.
    Ball, who just wrapped up his junior year with the Rebels, was selected by the Eighth Region coaches to represent the West team. The squad was made up from players from the Region 1 through 8.
    Ball said just being named to the team was a special feeling.
    “It was a huge honor being selected to represent the Eighth Region in this event,” Ball said.

  • 50th anniversary - Marksberry

  • Wedding announcement: Mears-Martini

  • Fair Forecast

    FaDana Bramblett
    For the News-Herald

    Can you believe it is just three weeks until the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show begins.
    There are many new things happening at the fair on Tuesday, which is Family Night. The Fair Bears will be there to talk with the children.
    So come out and see all the activities. Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smokers Friendly, North Park, the Owen County Extension Service Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Be careful when staying on 16th floor

    It’s cool at the moment, but our all-knowing weatherman says it will be hot by afternoon, so I must get this written and get what “work” I do out of the way before that happens.
    Right now, it is very quiet on the Branch. The big trucks haven’t started rolling by, nor are the dogs barking at the tow does that have taken up residence under the apple trees, waiting for the apples to drop.
    My June apple trees are full of apples that get ripe the beginning of July. I’ve never been sure why they call them June apples.

  • Retired teachers staying busy

    Earlier in June, members of the Owen Country chapter attended the quarterly Retired Teachers Association Fifth District meeting at Shelbyville.
    OCRTA member Denise Perkins was presented a certificate by District President Debby Murrell for being named the District RTA Volunteer of the Year for 2012-2013.
    Denise was one of 14 district winners from across Kentucky.
    The fifth district is made up of Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

  • Grimes graduates

    Ethan Nathaniel Grimes graduated June 2 from Franklin County High School. He received several scholarship awards and a certificate for his high-grade point average. He is active in his church and recently left for a mission trip to New York. He will attend Asbury University in the fall. He is the son of Paul and Peggy (Smith) Grimes of Frankfort and the grandson of Foster and Geri Smith of Monterey.

     

  • Georgia on her mind - When fear runs wild, gas-station glasses can be ideal for defense

    When things go bump in the night and the house creaks, I lie in bed and worry that someone is living in our attic. My guess would be the mysterious Gerald Stamper whose mail has been delivered to our address for over a decade.  “White Pages” even lists him as a member of our household though we have no clue who he is.