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  • 2013 - looking back

    By Molly Haines and John Whitlock/News-Herald Staff

    As we look back at the year 2013, its clear that many elements of life in Owen County will always stay the same. At the same time, the community is always looking for ways to improve itself while honoring and preserving its history.
    At the beginning of 2014, we take a moment to look back and remember where we have been.

  • Owen lawmakers pleased with budget but say more is needed

    The two men appointed to represent Owen County’s interests in the Kentucky General Assembly agree that passing a new state budget was the highlight of this year’s regular session.
    State Senator Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, who represents Owen County, said he was pleased with the bipartisan state budget and the funding increases it offers to education.

  • Queens for Life: Annual pageant benefits Relay programs

    The second annual Queens For A Life pageant was held Saturday in support of Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at the Owen County High School auditorium.
    Over 700 items were turned in for Meeting the Needs Ministry and over $800 was raised from the people’s choice monetary donations. A total of $1,118 was raised Saturday.
    The event was sponsored by First Farmers Bank, State Farm Insurance, Cull Family Pharmacy, Smith House Restaurant, Casa Mexican Restaurant and Petals On the Square.

  • Primary candidates prepare for forums

    With the primary election less than a month away, Owen countians will soon get the chance to hear from candidates running for magistrate in three of the four magisterial districts.
    Magistrate forums will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, but each district will be held at a separate location.
    District one will be held at the New Liberty Firehouse; district two will be held at the Owen County Extension Office and district four will be held at the Monterey Firehouse.
    Third district magistrate Teresa Davis is running unopposed.

  • Mayor questioned about scrap by KSP

    Owenton Mayor Doug West confirmed Friday that he has spoken with Kentucky State Police amid rumors that he is the subject of an investigation by the agency.
    West said no charges have been brought against him and he does not consider being questioned by state police to be a formal investigation.
    “It’s all politically motivated,” West said. “I haven’t done anything illegal.”
    KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn confirmed an inquiry is ongoing, but could not comment further.

  • Cat fans show their colors

    Tyler and Kaylee Mae Glass cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA mens basketball championship game.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1989-1997

    This is the eighth in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1989-1997

    By Judy Hetterman
    Owen County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent

  • Help young mothers with community baby shower

    The Owen County Early Childhood Council will be hosting a community baby shower for all expectant mothers and mothers of children up to 18 months of age on May 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library
    Several different community agencies will be present with information for mothers and mothers to be along with door prizes for those that attend.  There also will be light refreshments served.
    The door prizes will be given out every half hour and a speaker from Northern Kentucky Community Action will be making a presentation on shaken baby syndrome.

  • Owen Co. softball earns first victory

    The Owen County High School softball team picked up win number one last week.
    The Lady Rebels traveled to New Castle April 15 to take on Henry County High School.
    Owen County’s last victory of 2013 came there when the Lady Rebels defeated Eminence in the first round of the 31st District Tournament.
    Their first victory of 2014 would come in New Castle this season as Owen County knocked off Henry County 3-2. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak to begin the season.

  • Owen girl wins grant to help feed hungry kids

    Anna Riddle, a third-grade student from Owenton has been awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.
    The grant will support Riddle in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day.
    Service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Days - the largest volunteering and service event in the world.
    Riddle is using her grant to purchase food for Owen County Schools’ Power Pack Program – a program that sends food home with hungry children on the weekends, when school meals are not available.