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Today's News

  • Lady Rebels look for repeat performance

    Last season was one to remember for the Owen County Lady Rebels. The team captured the 31st District Title en route to a 19-win season and a trip to the 8th Region Tournament. The team also won the Gallatin Steel Invitational just after Christmas last season. The girls won the first three games of the tournament handily before defeating Meade County 39-38 in the championship game.

    Heading into the 2008-09 season, the team is looking to continue its successful ways. It will not be easy but the team and their coach believe they have what it takes.

  • Giving Thanks: Community celebrates Thanksgiving

    This week will be filled with food, family and football. The smell of roasted turkey will infiltrate our homes as families gather around the dinner table to give thanks.

    Monterey Baptist Church celebrated early with a community Thanksgiving meal Saturday. Pastor Tony Watkins said the church has the dinner every year. He said these holiday dinners have become incredibly successful. They had so many people attend their Halloween party that they ran out of food.

  • Veteran moved and impressed by service at high school

    I enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served four years during World War II. After being honorably discharged, I returned home and met my wife, Jackie, who was two-years younger than I and still in school.

    We went to her prom, and it turned out to be the longest prom date in history, as we eloped that very evening. We enjoyed 59 years and 9 months together before Jackie passed away in January last year. Soon after, I moved to Owen County and became a permanent resident in Perry Park Country Club.

  • Garvey family appreciates classmates

    The family of Eric Garvey would like to take this opportunity to let the OCHS Class of 1988 know how appreciative we are for the living memorial in Eric’s, and other fallen classmates, memory.

    We were blessed when we read the paper and saw the pictures from the 20-year high school reunion.

    Eric would have been pleased to have known you had remembered him in such a special way.

    May God bless each and everyone.

    Ron and Diana Garvey and family

  • Williams adjusts to college life

    When one spends a Saturday afternoon watching college football, he or she might believe that being a college athlete is full of glitz and glamour.

    Don’t be fooled.

    Most of the athletes who play a sport on the college level never fly on an airplane, stay in a five-star hotel or play in front of millions of people on television.

    That does not mean, however, they enjoy their experience any less.

  • Volunteers made Veterans Day very special

    I would like to submit the following about our Veterans Day activities Nov. 11.

    There were several people who were responsible for putting it together who deserve recognition. Several students were involved in the activity. Those were Elaina Callahan, Cory Warren, Heather Patton, Danielle Hoop, Emma Englemann, Caleb Ashcraft, Alexa Howard, Ty Goodridge, Daniel Dauwe, Christina Johnson, Sarah Paige Tuttle and Lindsay Slayback. A special thanks also goes to Chuck D

  • Plans move along for middle school

    The Owen County School Board met Monday and received a report from Ron Murrel, the architect responsible for the new middle school. He reported the plans for the school are continuing without problems, and he is finalizing the plans for the exterior of the school. They will also be deciding the materials and colors for the exterior walls.

    The board also received the results of the 2008 audit. Bernadette Smith, CPA with the Charles T. Mitchell Co., said the audit went smoothly and they did not find any problems.

  • The people will be watching

    Over the past couple of weeks, we have been talking to new and returning local officials following the general election earlier this month.

    Plenty of promises have been made and lots of goals and ambitions established in hopes of winning support from the public.

    In the next few months, we will monitor the progress of these issues and many others topics.

    The News-Herald will support and encourage their agendas for the betterment of the community while still working as watchdogs for the effective use of taxpayers’ money.

  • Owen County’s season ends in playoffs

    To anyone who just saw the final score, it may have looked like a first-round playoff blowout .

    And while the outcome of Friday night’s game might have been a loss, it was not due to a lack of effort.

    The Owen County Rebels traveled north to take on Newport Central Catholic in the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. The Thoroughbreds came into the game as one of the favorites to win the state championship. That fact did not seem to intimidate the Rebels.

    It looked like the Rebels’ worst fears might come true early in the game.

  • Record breaker:Hoop makes history with fourth-best finish ever in Kentucky

    She did everything but win.

    Danielle Hoop ran the fourth-fastest race in state history Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    She finished second.

    Danville’s Kaitlin Snapp won the Class A State Championship because she ran the second-fastest time.

    Snapp finished four seconds better than Hoop to claim her third consecutive state title.

    “I feel so bad for this kid,” Owen County Cross Country Coach Jeff Sutton said.