https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Remembering Jim https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/remembering-jim <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jimgibson1.jpg" alt="Born with Cerebral palsy, James T. “Jim” Gibson, above, defied all odds at a young age, gaining strength by learning to ride horses and later taking over the chores on his family’s farm just outside of New Liberty. Gibson died Aug. 22, 2019. His widow, Katie Gibson, believes his story of unwavering determination could be an inspiration for those struggling with their own illness or condition. " title="Born with Cerebral palsy, James T. “Jim” Gibson, above, defied all odds at a young age, gaining strength by learning to ride horses and later taking over the chores on his family’s farm just outside of New Liberty. Gibson died Aug. 22, 2019. His widow, Katie Gibson, believes his story of unwavering determination could be an inspiration for those struggling with their own illness or condition. " align="left" hspace="6" width="118" height="85" /><p> When the going gets tough, only those with true grit survive.</p> <p> To those who knew him best, James T. &ldquo;Jim&rdquo; Gibson epitomized true grit.</p> <p> Born Aug. 27, 1941, Jim wasn&rsquo;t expected to live through the night. Though the attending physician, Dr. George Purdy, was unsure of the diagnosis at the time, Jim was later identified as a victim of Cerebral palsy.</p> <p> His mother, Sue Bennie, had experienced a difficult labor that is thought to have attributed to his condition.</p> Sweet Owen Days return this weekend https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/sweet-owen-days-return-weekend <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sweetowenday3.jpg" alt="Leah Forsee and Karmyn Gaines stop by the “slime booth” at the 2018 Sweet Owen Days festival. The festival plays host to a variety of vendors." title="Leah Forsee and Karmyn Gaines stop by the “slime booth” at the 2018 Sweet Owen Days festival. The festival plays host to a variety of vendors." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /><p> The annual Sweet Owen Days festival returns this weekend with a full lineup of music, food, vendors and fun for the whole family.<br /> To help kick-off the festivities, the third Food Truck Friday will be held on the courthouse lawn from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20. Nashville recording artist John Morgen will provide music and several food trucks will be available.<br /> <strong><br /> Saturday, Sept. 21</strong><br /> <br /> 7-11 a.m., Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast<br /> 8 a.m.-9:50 a.m., 5K Run/Walk and Awards<br /> 10-10:30 a.m., Opening Ceremony<br /> Chavez-Canela indicted on manslaughter charge https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/chavez-canela-indicted-manslaughter-charge <p> The local restaurant owner and former court security officer charged in the June 21 death of a Monterey woman was indicted by an Owen County grand jury last week.<br /> Luis Mario Chavez-Canlea, 42, pleaded not guilty to the charges of second-degree manslaughter, a Class C felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, aggravated circumstances, first offense, a Class D felony; and operating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) upon a public highway.<br /> Sept. 18 Community News | Retired teachers meet in Shelbyville Oct. 3 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/sept-18-community-news-retired-teachers-meet-shelbyville-oct-3 <p> <strong>Beverly reunion will be Sunday</strong><br /> The Beverly reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Lockport Methodist Church. A potluck lunch will begin at 1 p.m. All friends and family are invited.<br /> <strong>Vendors wanted for Sweet Owen Days</strong><br /> Vendor space is still available for Sweet Owen Days, Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22. Please contact Christel Buffin at 502-563-3501 for more information.<br /> <strong>Hammond reunion set for Sept. 29</strong><br /> At the Library | Sept. 18, 2019 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/library-sept-18-2019 <p> <strong>Wednesday, Sept. 18</strong><br /> 11 a.m., Age Reversing Exercise Improve your range of motion, be pain-free and full of vitality after stretching and strengthening all 650 muscles in this gentle and dynamic workout. Be healthy and prevent muscle atrophy with each gentle exercise routine. All standing exercises. &nbsp;<br /> 3:15-4:30 p.m., Decorate a Cupcake Like a Pro Learn cake decorating techniques. All attendees will decorate their own cupcake with buttercream frosting.&nbsp; For all school-age children. &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Thursday, Sept. 19</strong><br /> Opposing teams unite while fighting for a cure https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/opposing-teams-unite-while-fighting-cure <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/volleyball2.jpg" alt="Lauren McDonald, center, sets the ball so Ellie Perkins, left, can return the ball to Henry County. Lindsey Hobbs, right, waits for Henry County to return the play." title="Lauren McDonald, center, sets the ball so Ellie Perkins, left, can return the ball to Henry County. Lindsey Hobbs, right, waits for Henry County to return the play." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>BY TRINITY CRAIG-ALLNUTT</strong><br /> N-H Correspondent<br /> <br /> On Thursday, Sept. 12, the Owen County Lady Rebels hosted the Henry County Lady Wildcats for their annual Volley for a Cure.<br /> The night started with the JV team losing their match 3-1. They were only a few points behind in each set. Despite the loss, the team&rsquo;s mood could not be affected. While waiting to begin the varsity match, Ann Carter took a moment to recognize what the night was all about.<br /> Rebels play their best soccer of the season https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/rebels-play-their-best-soccer-season <p> BY BARBARA EPPERSON<br /> N-H Correspondent</p> Lady Rebels soccer off to a record start https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/lady-rebels-soccer-record-start <p> <strong>BY BARBARA EPPERSON</strong><br /> N-H Correspondent</p>