Today's News

  • Don’t let scam stop woman from chasing dream

    Starting up a small business is hard enough.
    Countless hours of planning and many sleepless nights will be spent when a person decides to chase their dream and build something out of nothing.
    It’s part of the American dream.
    It doesn’t help when people are our to take advantage of you.

  • Georgia: On my mind - My memories of the world’s longest creek

    It was one mile short of being a river, folks said when I was a child, and I believed them. Eagle Creek was our Nile, sustaining our livelihood, nurturing our culture. Its winding path had carved out our place on earth a million years before the mighty Ohio was born, mapping where the hearts of my people would rest. Even the edge of the sky stopped at a wall of tall, boney sycamore trees that grew along its banks.

  • Relay for Life schedule

    June 15-16
    7 p.m.-7 a.m.

    • 5-6 p.m., Survivor registration (in front of extension building)
    • 5:45-6:45 p.m., Survivor reception at extension building, silent auction begins, and tent judging starts.
    • 7-7:30 p.m., Opening ceremony
    • 7:30-7:45 p.m., Survivor ceremony (Survivor Recognition and Walk of Fame Lap, all friends and family will line the track to cheer on survivors. Care Giver Recognition and Lap and Big Top Goody Bag Lap).
    • 7:45-8 p.m., Parade of Teams (Introduction of teams, sign up for Relay Idol and team photographs).

  • Judicial center enters home stretch

    Construction on the Owen County Judicial Center is nearing completion and employees could be moving in during the latter part of this summer.
    The project initially began in 2006 when the Kentucky General Assembly approved a new judicial center for Owen County.
    Two years later, the General Assembly authorized the approximately $10 million needed to build the 33,000 square foot building, which will house the court system and the circuit clerk’s office.
    The county judge, county attorney and PVA’s offices will remain at the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Alleged theft sparks indictment

    A former United Producers Stockyard manager was indicted on the charge of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $10,000 or more June 5.
    According to the indictment, Gregory A. Evans, 43, unlawfully took or exercised control over movable property of another, namely over $10,000 belonging to United Producers Stockyard with the intent to deprive the owner thereof between April 30, 2007 and October 14, 2011.
    If convicted he is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.
    A bench warrant has been set at $10,000.

  • Library’s summer reading program kicks off

    One of the hurdles an educator must always face when school resumes in the fall is getting kids back into the habit of learning.
    But the staff of the Owen County Public Library have been tackling that problem through the summer reading program.
    Jennifer Nippert, director of the Owen County Public Library, said the program helps keep children in the frame of mind of learning and visiting the library while offering them something enjoyable to do during the summer months.

  • Son keeps his father’s legacy alive with Relay

    When Gilbert England lost his father to cancer in 1981, the Owen County man looked for ways to continue his father’s memory.
    England began by supporting the American Cancer Society, which eventually led him to Relay for Life.
    “Supporting the American Cancer Society was easy for me because of my father,” Gilbert said. “Then I visited a Relay for Life in Carrollton and saw what a great event it was and we were able to get one started here in Owen County.”
    Owen County’s Relay for Life began 14 years ago and has been going strong ever since.

  • Owen County Elementary awards presented

    Rotary Awards
    Fifth Grade: Calyn Trenary, Colton Stedham
    Sixth Grade:  Kaylee Miller, Wade Cammack
    Seventh Grade: Taylor Lykins,  Alex Gomez
    Eighth Grade: Courtney Gullion, Colton Matt

    Perfect Attendance

  • Clark offers benediction

    Editor’s Note: In a recent edition of the News-Herald, Emily Clark’s benediction was inadvertently omitted from a story on the 2012 Owen County High School graduation.
    Here is her presentation in its entirety:

    Ecclesiastes 11:8-10 says;
    “For if a man should live many years,
    let him rejoice in them all,
    and let him remember the days
    of darkness, since there will be many,
    All that comes is futile.
    Rejoice, young man,
    while you are young,

  • Was this the best year ever for Owen County athletics?

    I have only been covering Owen County athletics for a few years now but as the year concluded last week I can’t remember a better one.
    Let us start last fall with the football and volleyball teams. On the gridiron the Rebels went 10-0 during the regular season. They won the district and a first round playoff game before eventually losing in the second round to the team they would go on to win the 2A state championship. The Rebels were not just winning games by narrow margins. They were punishing the opposition winning their 11 games by an average of 22 points.