Today's News

  • 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

  • Lady Rebels reach tourney finals

    For the second year in a row, the Owen County Lady Rebels reached the finals of a holiday basketball tournament.

    Last year, the team reached the championship game of the Gallatin Steel Invitational where they defeated Meade County. This year, the Lady Rebels made it to the finals of the North American Stainless Classic where they took on Carroll County.

    Along the way to the championship game, the Lady Rebels defeated North Bullitt (41-32) on Dec. 20 in the first round; and on Dec. 22, they took on the Lady Bears of Spencer County in round two.

  • Santa bashing? Not on my watch

    Back when I was the editor of a paper in Corbin, I had a pair of religion columnists who submitted the same pre-Christmas article every year.

    These columnists were very devout, very conservative and very traditional in their writing. They often came out and decried the “modern’ world and urged readers to abandon some of the more secular aspects of Christmas.

  • 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. 


  • 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