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  • At the library - Aug. 19-25

    This week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #5 – Have everyone in the family find a poem in the poetry section, read it out loud and copy it into your journal. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

  • In brief: Aug. 19, 2015

    Movie to be held on courthouse lawn
    Movie night on the courthouse lawn will be held at dark, Aug. 29. The movie will be shown rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket. Epoch Fellowship will provide free popcorn.

  • In his blood: McDonald learned operator trade from his father

    The following news article is reprinted from the News-Democrat as part of its “Carroll County At Work” series.

    BY KRISTIN BECK

    Landmark News Service

  • Local public transit receives statewide Up and Coming award

    Owen County’s Public Transit program recently received the statewide Up and Coming Public Transit Award.
    The award was presented Aug. 12 to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis during a Kentucky Public Transit conference in Lexington.

  • Consultant hired as program administrator

    With the absence of a full-time emergency medical service director, Owen County Fiscal Court voted to hire a community program administrator at its Aug. 11 meeting.
    Dan Brenyo, who served as a consultant to the fiscal court earlier this year, was hired for the position by a 3-1 vote from the court.
    Magistrate Teresa Davis voted against the hiring.

  • Man arrested after alleged armed robbery

    The suspect involved in the alleged armed robbery of a Snappy Tomato Pizza delivery driver was arrested by Kentucky State Police Aug. 12.
    The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m., June 10, when KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received the call that a delivery driver was being robbed at gunpoint.
    The delivery was to be made at the church at Eagle Creek Campground.
    According to a KSP detective, there were about three males wearing dark-colored clothing in a gray passenger car.

  • County could soon make hiring decisions

    Editor's note: Following the News-Herald's Tuesday press deadline, the Owen County Fiscal Court met and voted to hire Dan Brenyo as community program administrator, pending a background check and drug screening.
    Brenyo worked as a consultant to the Owen County Fiscal Court earlier this year, and also served as Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis' campaign manager during the 2014 election.
    For more on this story, see the Aug. 19 edition of the News-Herald.

  • Cafe owners bet jet boats will propel business boom

    Despite Friday’s cloudy skies, the area around New’s Café, Antiques and Gold Star Bed & Breakfast bustled with excitement as passengers on the Rockin’ Thunder jet boat made a lunch stop at Gratz.
    The Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC, based in Madison, Ind., offers the two-day Kentucky River Adventure for $199 per person. Cafe owners Earl and Linda New are hopeful the ride will help transform Gratz back into the busy river town it once was.

  • Grand jury hands down four indictments

    Staff report

    - Demetrius Paliobagis, 28, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

  • Historical Society News - July 12, 2015

    Although Kentucky’s economy struggled in the years following the Civil War,  the war didn’t have a huge impact on the productivity of the people in Owen County.
    Farmers continued to ship their fine tobacco and produce on numerous steamboats that plied the Kentucky River; by September 1866, Owen Countians had achieved some semblance of normalcy as they celebrated a week of festivities in New Liberty at the Owen County Fair.