• Letter to the Editor: More Facebook pages on local schools added

    The Facebook webpage “Owenton - KY Elementary School” has received a lot of  attention from News-Herald readers and I would like to thank the paper and supporters.
    There are two additional pages I have recently created: Owenton -  KY High School” and “Owen County - KY High School.”
    These are works in progress, which will be more interesting when the pages   are visited regularly, people make comments, and share their school   photos online. Many articles and pictures from the News-Herald have been  used.

  • Lettter to the Editor: Corinth firefighters may survey residents

    The Corinth Rural Fire Board and Volunteer Fire Department have received a $100,000 FEMA grant for the purchase of a new 2,000 gallon water transport truck. The new equipment should be in the fleet within the next 45 days.
    In addition, the above groups are working with Grant County Fiscal Court in preparation of a $200,000 grant to construct a new six bay firehouse. The building will have one bay devoted to house an ambulance to serve local area residents.

  • Letter to the editor: Youth and church grateful for chance to learn responsibility

    On behalf of Corinth Community Worship Center, we would like to say thank you for the opportunity to serve Owen County.
    Our youth group picked up 10 miles of trash that stretched from the county line on Hwy. 330 to the bridge by Duncan Hill.
    This was a learning experience for our youth in being responsible and not littering, and they also learned how important it was to work together as a team.
    We take pride in knowing that our roads are clean and that we could be a part of it.

  • Letter to the editor: Oklahoma disaster reminds us all to be prepared

    The recent events in Oklahoma have shown the spirit of the community residents.
    When people lose their home and are hurt or missing, people rush to the scene and send money or supplies to help strangers.  Watching on TV and the Internet, you see how people turn bad into good. The need for the community to be resilient is an ongoing subject throughout disasters. Planning for natural and man-made disasters is on the Internet and TV. You see plans for what items you should have ready in case of disaster and where you should go.  

  • Letter to the editor: Owen County Arts Council has varied schedule

  • Letter to the editor: Hammond praised for work with ranch

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch would like to send a very special thank you to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond for working so diligently and continuing his efforts to raise money for needy children in Kentucky. Most recently, Sheriff Hammond was instrumental in obtaining a very nice donation from a local contributor.

  • Letter to the editor: Few statesmen remain in our country today

    Recently I overheard a local gentleman advise his friend not to allow his children to “go too far to the left or too far to the right, but instead keep them in the middle.”
    That, my friends, is what has happened in our country. Not willing to offend anyone we have become lukewarm middle of the road Christians.
    Christ has a few words to say about lukewarm Christianity. “So, then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:16)

  • Letter to the editor: Satterwhite golf shamble needs public support

    We are proud to announce that we have set a date for our 14th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble. This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, April 6, at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. Your participation over these past 11 years has been greatly appreciated. Your efforts have allowed us to raise over $110,000 for our two charitable organizations.

  • Letter to the editor: Jesus was pro gun

    In recent months we have heard a lot about the right to keep and bear arms. What is our duty as Christian Americans in regard to this important matter?

  • Letter to the editor: Changes made at school to enhance student safety

    We know that everyone has been really concerned about school safety since the Newtown tragedy. Be assured that OCES is continuously thinking about our students’ safety. Owen County Elementary School practices emergency situations throughout the year.
    When our SBDM committee last met, the committee agreed on the modification of a few procedures that stood out as concerns. Below, we have bulleted the changes or modifications that will be implemented as of Feb. 1.
    As of Feb. 1: