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Today's News

  • Looking back at a year of learning

    It all started on a very cold day in February at Elk Creek Lodge and ended where it began on a very warm day in October.

    A group of people ranging in age and occupation set out on a journey to learn more about education, health care, child services, government, agriculture, entrepreneurship and industry relating to our community.

    February was the kickoff to it all as we learn things about the people in the group and each other’s view and perceptions of what to expect of the leadership class.

  • Audit finds problems still linger for government

    The latest audit of the Owen County Fiscal Court has determined that some of the county’s money management problems lingered in 2008.

    The audit revealed seven problems during the 2008 fiscal year. Many of the problems mirror the money management issues discovered during the 2007 audit.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion said many of the problems discovered during the 2007 audit are in the process of being fixed. He said the duplication of the 2007 and 2008 audits is because the two were held so close together.

  • Lady Rebels drop district game at Carroll County

    The Owen County Lady Rebels may not want to go back to Carroll County for a while.

    For the second time in 12 days, the team headed to Carrollton to square off against their district foes.

    During their last meeting Dec. 23, the Lady Panthers pulled away late to get a 46-39 win in the championship game of the North American Stainless Classic.

    Saturday, the home team raced out to a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in picking up the 51-38 win.

  • Lady Rebel runners receive recognition from coaches organization

    The Owen County cross country team enjoyed a great deal of success in 2008.

    The middle school team captured the NCKC Team Title with Julie Spaulding claiming the individual title.

    Danielle Hoop had another solid season as she captured the NCKC title and finished second in both the regional and state meets.

    In light of their achievements, Hoop and Spaulding received postseason accolades.

  • Rebels grab big district victory

    There is no place like home.

    That is what the Owen County Rebels are saying following two weeks of games away from Owen County. The Rebels’ world tour began Dec. 18 with a game at Henry County. They then hit the road for Bourbon County to play in the Kentucky Bank Shootout before traveling to Lloyd for a pre-Christmas game with the Juggernauts. It was then three days in Campbellsville for the Coca-Cola/Campbellsville University Shootout.

    After returning home for a couple of days of practice, the Rebels got on one more bus for a trip to Carrollton Saturday night.

  • Walking track will be focus of public hearing

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will hold a public hearing regarding a grant application for the extension of the existing walking track surrounding Actaris Field at the Owen County Park. 

    The meeting will take place during the Owen County Fiscal Court meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Owen County Courthouse.

    All members of the public are invited to attend and written responses will be accepted at the Owen County judge-executive’s office.

  • Time well spent: Inmates help paint parts of Owen High

    Tis the season to give back to the community; at least it is for inmates at the Frankfort Career Development Center who volunteered to paint the cafeteria and three hallways at the Owen County High School this past weekend. Principal Shannon Treece wanted to paint several areas of the school in preparation for the upcoming Class A Basketball Tournament, which will be held at the high school, in January.

  • Cold night, warm hearts

    Gracious people and our Gracious Lord Jesus were there when our van went over the edge of Highway 22, Dec. 23.

    It was “black ice night.” I made the mistake of tapping my brake, preparing for a curve, past the high school. Sapling trees prevented me from rolling. The seat belt held. The air bag did not even open.

    Mike W. was at my window in less than one minute. “I’ll call 911,” he encouraged after he found I was unharmed.

  • Hank Williams’ legacy lives on

    Music has always been an integral part of my life. The amount of money I have invested in my CD and record collection would more than likely seem foolish to most. My collection spans many genres including country, western swing, blues, classical, jazz and so on.

  • New arrivals in 2008

    The following births were recorded in the pages of The News-Herald during 2008:

    October 2007

    Luke Austin Rice, Oct. 16

    November 2007

    Taryn Louise Alcorn, Nov. 5

    Carson Carter, Nov. 15

    Audrey Star Gaines, Nov. 24

    December 2007

    Braydon Tindle, Dec. 11

    Kylee Grace O’Banion, Dec. 12

    Matthew Carmack, Dec. 12

    Pyper Jensen Keith, Dec. 12

    Michael Wagers, Dec. 18

    Austin Blackwell, Dec. 22

    Bindi Gail Hudson, Dec. 22

    Bryson Shane Tirey, Dec. 27