en Hospital hearing continued to today <p> A U.S. bankruptcy court judge questioned procedures taken by New Horizons Medical Systems, Inc. in a court hearing Nov. 19, leaving the future of Owen County&rsquo;s healthcare up in the air once again. &nbsp;<br /> The court heard a motion that would allow St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthPoint Family Care, Inc. to purchase New Horizons and its assets for $650,000.<br /> THANKSGIVING <p> An estimated 175 meals will be delivered to Owen County residents with the help of volunteers from the Owenton First Baptist Church on Thanksgiving Day.<br /> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a ministry that was started several years ago to make sure that our seniors, shut-ins and families didn&rsquo;t go without a meal for Thanksgiving,&rdquo; Bro. Brad Banks said.<br /> Banks said around 30 volunteers will show up to the church around 7 or 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and will work until around noon to prepare the meals. The meals will then be delivered for lunchtime.<br /> Auditor: OCPS has $3.16 mil liability <img src="" alt="Newly-elected board members Kae Crenshaw and Neese Chilton were sworn in by Kathy Faulkner. " title="Newly-elected board members Kae Crenshaw and Neese Chilton were sworn in by Kathy Faulkner. " align="left" hspace="6" width="148" height="85" /><p> The Owen County Board of Education listened to an auditor Monday night as he ran through his report of the school district&rsquo;s budget for 2014. While he had many positive notes, including revenues being greater than the district&rsquo;s expenses, much of the positivity was mired by the liability of the retirement systems.<br /> Tourism commission hires new director <p> The Owen County Tourism Commission has selected a local businesswoman to be the driving force behind bringing visitors to the area.<br /> Joyce DuVall, owner of Sweet Owen Pics, will serve as director and coordinator for the commission.<br /> DuVall served on the commission after being appointed by former Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith and was recently selected for the director&rsquo;s position out of a total of 12 applicants.<br /> The commission&rsquo;s purpose is to promote and develop tourism and convention activity in Owen County.<br /> UPDATED: Hospital’s fate could be decided Thurs. <p> UPDATE (Thursday, Nov. 19): No decisions were made at today&#39;s bankruptcy court hearing. The hearing has been continued to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25. For more details, see the Nov. 25 edition of the News-Herald. We will be posting updates to this story as they become available.</p> TRDHD discusses needle exchange <p> Owen County may soon have a syringe access exchange program available if the Owen Fiscal Court were to pass a resolution allowing the Three Rivers Health Department to start one.<br /> A last-minute deal reached on Senate Bill 192 at the end of this year&rsquo;s legislative session in Frankfort included a provision for regional health departments to oversee needle exchanges, but before an exchange can start, they have to receive approval from city and county governments.<br /> Louisville man dies in Ky. 368 crash <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A Louisville man was pronounced dead after an accident Saturday afternoon on Cedar Creek Road.<br /> David Neace, 28, from Louisville, was driving in a Buick Century westbound on Ky. 368 around 2 p.m. when his vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree head on.<br /> &ldquo;It was a very bad impact,&rdquo; Owen County Deputy Sheriff Marvin Goodrich said.<br /> The Owen County Search and Rescue worked to extricate him from the vehicle, but Neace succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.<br /> Family with long history in winery business takes over Elk Creek Vineyards <p> A northern Kentucky family has taken over the Commonwealth&rsquo;s largest winery.<br /> Fred Papina, along with his son Barry and daughter-in-law Karin took over Elk Creek Winery, LLC. Oct. 22.<br /> The Papina&rsquo;s plan on continuing to run the winery as Elk Creek Vineyards, but manage the winery as Papina Legacy, LLC.<br /> The Papina&rsquo;s plan on continuing to run the winery as Elk Creek Vineyards, but manage the winery as Papina Legacy Winery, LLC.<br />