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Today's News

  • 2008: Saying goodbye

    These deaths were recorded in the pages of The News-Herald during 2008.

    December 2007

    Charles Joseph Taylor, 63

    Irene Thompson Craigmyle Bilyeu, 93

    Robert C. Florey, 82

    Florene Bishop, 85

    William B. “Webie” Scruggs, 81

    Alta Fay Carver, 71

    Ida Lee Johnson, 70

    Arvel Shelton, 81

    Robert W. Cohorn, 87

    Irene Bilyeu, 93

    Glenn Allen Johnson Jr., 33

    Kendra Nicole “Kelly” Johnson, 26

    Sevin Zyrin Johnson, 5

    Mekenzie K-Lynn Johnson, 2

  • District title victory named top local sports story of the year

    There were many big moments in sports throughout 2008. The New York Giants were the improbable winners of the Super Bowl over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots. Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open on one leg. Michael Phelps won eight Gold Medals at the Olympics in Beijing. The Tampa Bays Rays made it to the World Series before falling to the Philadelphia Phillies. It was a good year.

    Owen County also had its share of sports memories over the past year. I have chosen five memorable moments of 2008. 

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  • 2008: Looking back at a landmark year in Owen County history

    Although every year has moments that will be considered historical, 2008 will likely go down as a turning point in American history.

    Whether it be the election of the first African-American president, the financial meltdown or one of the many stories that made headlines in The News-Herald, 2008 should always stand out in the memories of Owen countians.

    To commemorate this important moment in our history, The News-Herald presents a recap of some of the most significant stories of the past year:

    Jan. 2, 2008

  • Rebels' comeback falls short

    The hole was too deep and one the Rebels could not climb out of.

    On Dec. 22, Owen County headed to Erlanger to take on the Lloyd Juggernauts. The teams met a season ago with Owen County coming away with the 65-53 win in Owenton. The Rebels also played in the Lloyd Memorial Invitational last December.

    This year, the result was different.

  • State seeks public input on project to widen section of KY 22

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking for public input concerning the reconstruction and widening of KY 22 from KY 227 to the KY 845 intersection.

    There will be a public meeting Jan. 28 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Owen County High School.

    The format for the meeting will be informal and visitors can drop by at anytime and stay as long as they like.

  • Owen County girls soccer team hands out annual awards

    The Lady Rebels’ soccer team handed out its team awards for the 2008 season.

    Owen County Girls Soccer Head Coach Mike Haines said  he would have liked to have seen more wins but thought the season was a success.

    Haines said he did not lose a single minute of practice or playing time to academic eligibility issues.

  • Community speaks out on West Perry project

    Questions and concerns were abundant at Owenton City Hall Thursday during a public hearing concerning the West Perry renovation project.

    Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said he felt the meeting had a positive outcome.

    “I think overall the meeting went very well,” Wotier said. “People still had some questions, but by the time they left, they seemed to have a better understanding overall.”

  • Long-time Owen circuit court clerk Cindy Wright retires

    On Dec. 31, Cindy Wright will enter the courthouse for the last time as the Owen County Circuit Clerk. After serving the county for 30 years, Wright is retiring.

    “I will miss her extremely. I worked with her for 20 years and she was always there for me. She was far more than just a boss, she was and is family. We shared a lot of laughs and we also cried. I can speak for everybody in our office to say we love her and wish her the best,” said Leigh New, Chief Deputy Clerk.

  • Giving the Gift of Life

    Christmas is often called the season of giving.

    But for one Owen County woman, the season of giving was in early October.

    Leeann Foree said the health problems of her father, James Hill, 61, began with a doctor’s diagnosis that he needed a quadruple bypass.

    “We knew something was wrong even before the bypass surgery,” Foree said. “But the five arteries were 95-percent blocked so they went ahead with the surgery.”

  • More missing money

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is searching for over $600 that has apparently disappeared.

    At the December meeting, it was revealed that $629.28 was withheld from a county employee’s paycheck for tax purposes. However, the money never made it to the IRS.

    The magistrates voted to pay  the employee’s missing taxes as well as all interest and penalties due to the IRS. The court also voted to reimburse the same employee for $119.41 in overpayment of taxes.

    However, the main question is still unanswered. Where did the money go?