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  • World War II vet recalls service in Guam

    By Marlene Browning-Wainscott
    Special to the News-Herald

  • At the Library | November 8, 2017

    If you are on Medicare, it is good to have a review of your Part D drug plan and your advantage plan. You could save some money as plans change every year. We are offering expert help in navigating the morass that is Medicare every Monday during the month of November. Call (502) 484-3450 to make an appointment.
    Be sure to join us for our annual Fall Bazaar and Chili Supper from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, for carry-out only, and 5:30-7:30 p.m., for dining in. Tickets are on sale now at the library.

  • District officials pleased with state report card

    Students are no longer the only ones receiving report cards this year. As more information is collected from the previous school year, school districts will soon be reviewing their academic standing in district-wide report cards.
    Nearly a decade ago, the Kentucky Department of Education created the school report card, a process that helps schools revise their academic standards throughout the year. This report card also lists items like career readiness and attendance for each school and school district.

  • A flight to remember

    By Marlene Browning-Wainscott
    Special to the News-Herald

  • Fall Bazaar, library’s only fundraiser, set for Nov. 10

    As summer rolls into fall, carnivals turn into fall festivals for many of the counties in Kentucky. With the leaves turning colors and the temperature dropping, the Owen County Public Library may have the newest staple for fall festivals.
    Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Owen County Public Library will be hosting a Fall Bazaar, complete with food, music, art and more.

  • Allegations regarding weapon at MBMS false

    Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said allegations that a Maurice Bowling Middle School student came to school with a knife or gun Friday are “completely unsubstantiated.”
    MBMS staff received the allegations around 3 p.m., just before buses began loading to transport students home, Stafford said.
    The late nature of the report caused some delay for students boarding their respective buses, which led to “a massive amount of rumors,” Stafford said.

  • Kleber Wildlife now home to pistol shooting range

    Members of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFWR) officially unveiled a new pistol shooting range Oct. 23, located at the Kleber Wildlife Management Area, located on Harmony Road.
    “This was the first public pistol range in the state built by KDFWR,” Sixth District Commissioner Jimmy Bevins said during a short dedication ceremony at the range. “We hope to have more in construction in the near future.”
    Built by the KDFWR’s engineering division, the newly-constructed range had two key sponsors.

  • At the Library | November 1, 2017

    If you are on Medicare, it is good to have a review of your Part D drug plan and your advantage plan. You could save some money as plans change every year. We are offering expert help in navigating the morass that is Medicare every Monday during November. Call (502) 484-3450 to make an appointment.
    Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act runs through Dec. 16, and we will have folks here at the library this week to help with signing up for that if you are looking for insurance options.

  • At the Library | October 25, 2017

    Movie Matinee — The Fog

    This classic suspense thriller stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Adrienne Barbeau. A small town is haunted by the ghosts of a shipwreck through an ominous thick fog. The event begins at 1 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Anime Fandom

    Eat sushi, draw anime characters, make anime buttons and hang out with other anime fans. Wear your favorite anime merchandise. Fun for fans of all ages from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    Storytime

  • Sleeping man gets rude awakening from Owenton PD

    A call from a patron at Cull Family Pharmacy led to the arrest of a California, Ky. man Oct. 17 after Owenton police officers found multiple drugs and paraphernalia inside the man’s vehicle.
    The call was initially placed to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office, which notified the Owenton Police Department of a person in a red pickup truck acting suspicious, according to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller.