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Today's News

  • Fighting for salvation

    Hesler Assembly of God welcomed new pastor Jerry and Cherie Peters July 15.
    Pastor Jerry and his wife of 32 years Cherie spent the majority of their lives in Kansas City, Miss.
     For the past eight years, they have lived in Manteo, N. C. They are very excited about serving the family at Hesler Assembly and the people of Owen County.
    Peters has also been asked to serve as one of the chaplains for the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department and has already begun to provide crisis intervention services to other Owen County residents.

  • Division champions

    Owen County third grade girls teamed with Walton-Verona in an AAU basketball  
    league over the summer. On Saturday, the girls won the division championship  defeating a fourth-grade team. Pictured are (left to right, back row) Sarah Hicks (WV); Cheyenne Coppola (OC);  Coach Roy Neeley (OC); Abby Colligan (OC); Paige Heuser (OC); Josie Isom   (WV). Front row: Caitlin Sizemore (OC); Natalie Smith (OC); Haylee Neeley  (OC); Madison Brown (OC). Not shown: Meg Gamm (OC); Kylie Lay (WV).

    Photo by Michelle Heuser

  • Owen fall sports season begins

    The 2012 fall sports season is getting underway this week for the Owen County High School.
    The Lady Rebels will begin the volleyball season on Monday at Trimble County. Owen County is hoping for better results against the Lady Raiders than they had in 2011. The two teams met three times last season with Trimble County winning all three matches.
    At the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic, it was Trimble County who ended the longest winning streak in Owen County’s short volleyball history at seven matches in a row.

  • Owen Co. boys squad hits the links

    The Owen County High School boy’s golf team began the 2012 campaign last week.
    The team was on the course July 30 at Sugar Bay where they took on Walton-Verona High School. The match was a good early season test against the team that captured the NCKC and All ‘A” championships a year ago.
    The Bearcats would get the better of the Rebels on this day as they won the match by 10 strokes.
    Zach Ripy led Owen County with a nine-hole total of 40 while Cole Hamilton fired a 42.

  • Owen girls golf team taking on top competitors

    The Owen County High School girl’s golf team has begun the 2012 season by taking on all challengers.
    In three of their first four matches, the team has competed against six of the teams that finished in the top 10 in the 2011 State Golf Tournament.
    In the Lady Rebels’ opening match of the year on July 28 at the Green County Invitational, the team competed against Henry Clay High School which finished eighth; Glasgow High School which finished tied for sixth; and Green County High School which  was the runner-up.

  • Owen residents have options to stay in touch in times of emergency

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald.
    What are the sirens for?

  • Judy Hetterman: Always consider food allergies, sensitivities

    Did you know as many as 15 million people in America suffer from food allergies and sensitivities? According to a study released in 2008 by the CDC, an increase of about 18 percent was seen between 1997 and 2007 and the prevalence of peanut allergy among children has tripled. Although the terms “allergy” and “sensitivity” is sometimes used to interchangeably, the two are not the same.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Yard sale over for another year

    The big 127 Yard Sale is over. Wanda said they had a big sale at her house.
    Vanessa’s husband Willis’ mother passed away recently and they have been cleaning out her house, so they had a lot of stuff to sell. She and Barbara helped them set up and sell things as well as the stuff they brought.
    She said they survived heat, rain and wind but made it through the weekend.
    Charles Gregory and his friend Billy Kemper cooked and sold food as they have done for several years now.

  • Phoenix Todd Walton

    Joshua and Sarah Walton of Dry Ridge wish to announce the birth of their son  Phoenix Todd Walton, who was born at 916 a.m. on July 21, 2012. He weighed 6 lbs, 10.6 oz. and was 19 inches long.
    His maternal grandparents are Bo and Kathy Smith of Owenton and his maternal great-grandparents are  Raymond and Gracie McIntosh of Owenton.
    His paternal grandfather was the late Sgt. Todd Walton of Morningview and his paternal great-grandparents are Larry and Sherry Walton of Walton.
     

  • Anniversary: Bonnie and Robert Carter

    Bonnie and Robert Carter of Frankfort will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 14. They were married by the Rev. Don Karsner at her parent’s home in Frankfort on Aug. 14, 1987.