Today's News

  • 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.


    Nov. 13 was a day for the history books.

    After months of investigation, 68 arrest warrants were issued against suspected drug traffickers in five counties, including 16 in Owen County.

    Chip Perry, public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police Post Five, said this is the largest drug roundup ever for the post.

    He said there are 112 charges pending and all but four charges are felonies.

    The monumental effort started at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and involved every branch of local law enforcement.

  • Soccer players deserve recognition

    I would like to take a moment and say ‘great job’ to all primary students who played soccer this fall.

    My son played for the first time as a first-grader and loved it. Every time they won a game, he felt so good about himself.

    They won all seven of their games. All of these kids deserve more recognition. There were no tournaments, no articles, no pictures, nothing.

    There is always something about middle school or high school sports.

    My point is even though this is park and rec. sports, these kids don’t try any less.