Today's News

  • Goodbye and good riddance

    And 2009 started off so promisingly ...

    The past 12 months have not been such a good stretch for the United States.

    We did have an historic inauguration in January 2009 but its been pretty downhill since then.

    The summer brought us discontent as the two sides in the health-care debate fought tooth and nail to have their voices and concerns heard.

    The economy sputtered along. Although the numbers later in the year started getting stronger, I don’t think anyone is ready or willing to say there will be a vast improvement in 2010.

  • Perkins pursues research dream

    Dr. Ray Perkins of New Liberty Proteomics spoke at the Owenton Rotary Club meeting held Dec. 14 on the research facility he hopes to build in New Liberty.

    Perkins and his daughter, Sarah Leonard, have worked for 10 years to develop effective and economical methods in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

    Perkins said these methods will also apply to many forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other infectious diseases.

  • Owen Co. girls squad wrap up break with win victory

    The Lady Rebels spent the week after Christmas traveling back and forth between Owenton and Frankfort. The team took part in the Wolverine Classic at Western Hills High School.

    Owen County played three games in the tournament going 2-1. The girls opened the tournament by taking on East Jessamine. Rianna Gayheart had 21 points but it was not enough as the Lady Rebels fell, 43-38.

    Owen County squared off against 8th Region foe South Oldham on day two.

  • County Clerk Corner

    As you may know by now, for the past three years the staff of the Owen County Clerk’s office has been working hard learning new technology. With this new technology and our commitment to serve we are looking forward to 2010.

    Election Day is coming in 2010. With my prediction of a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls, the clerk’s office is working to make sure you have a smooth voting experience.

  • Boys back from Florida; grab district win

    After a week of planes, hotels  and Walt Disney World, the Owen County Rebels returned home from Florida Thursday.

    After making it through security and a bumpy flight, the Rebels played three games while in Orlando and went 2-1.

    In the first game, they defeated a team from Ranney, N.J., 81-17. They then squeaked past a team from Ambridge, Penn., 51-50, before finally losing to a squad from Westtown, Penn., 63-35.

    When they were not playing games, the team enjoyed time at Disneyworld and Universal Studios.

  • New extension service book carries special local flavor

    Calling the new book offered by the Owen County Extension Service a cookbook wouldn’t be telling half the story.

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said the new book, “Living Well: More Than a Cookbook,” offers much more than traditional cookbooks including nutritional information, etiquette tips, financial pointers and plenty of helpful information about running a successful home.

  • Lady Rebels drop two at Lady Rocket Invitational

    The days leading up to Christmas provided the Owen County High School girl’s basketball team one nice gift and two lumps of coal.

    The Lady Rebels played in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County last week. The team went 1-2 for the event, defeating Owensboro and losing to Shelby County and Anderson County.

    The week began with a game against the Lady Rockets from Shelby County. The game was a measuring stick for the Lady Rebels since Carroll County had defeated Shelby County earlier in the season.

  • Year in Review: Several familiar faces stay on top of the sports world

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

    That was the case in 2009 when it came to sports. Look back at the teams and players that won championships and I think you will agree.

    Start in February at the Super Bowl XLIV when the Pittsburgh Steelers won yet another title after it appeared the upstart Arizona Cardinals and their “old man” quarterback, Kurt Warner, were going to win their first – that is before Ben Rothlisberger found Santanio Holmes for the winning score with just seconds remaining.

  • Year In Review

    2009 may well be remembered as one of the most pivotal years in the long history of Owen County. New businesses opened while some old favorites closed. A new era in county government began following controversy. We said hello to new neighbors and goodbye to many old friends.

    Here is a look back from the pages of the News-Herald.

    Jan. 7, 2009

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

  • Georgia: On My Mind

    Bing Crosby may have dreamed of snow, but my Christmases in the Bluegrass have been mostly muddy, and have been better for it, in my opinion. I have, however, been stuck in a blizzard with a blind date on New Year’s Eve. Because of that singular experience New Year’s is painted forever white in my memory.