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  • Kentucky All Stars to play in Owenton

    Mr. Basketball is going to play one more time in Owenton.

    Kentucky’s 2016 Mr. Basketball Carson Williams and the rest of the Kentucky Boys All-Stars will be playing a scrimmage game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 in the OCHS gym. The game will be a tune up for their series with the Indiana All-Stars on Saturday, June 11 in Indianapolis and on Sunday, June 12 in Louisville.

  • Holloway joins N-H staff as summer intern

    Carroll County native and Eastern Kentucky University rising senior Lauren Holloway has joined the News-Herald for a summer internship.

    The apparel design and merchandising major chose journalism as a minor hoping to one day use skills garnered to work for fashion magazines like Vanity Fair or GLAMOUR.

  • At the Library | June 1, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us on Wednesdays starting June 1 for body and mind fitness programs. Kids can get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes.

    Urban Ninja Project: Obstacle Course

  • District honors 13 retirees from public school system

    Story and Photos by Lauren Holloway
    N-H Intern

    The auditorium at Owen County High School was packed Thursday morning as the district honored 13 retirees.

    Charlotte Elkins has been with Owen County schools for 27 years and has taught middle school Language Arts, held titles as Assistant Principal at Maurice Bowling Middle School, Principal at Owen County Elementary, and advised the Future Problem Solving initiative at MBMS.

  • Owenton police officer arrested, charged with rape

    An Owenton police officer was arrested earlier today and charged with first-degree rape and incest.
    Rufus Shearer, 59, was booked at the Carroll County Detention Center just before 1 p.m. Shearer is a police officer with the City of Owenton.
    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry declined to comment on the charges or the investigation, but said Shearer turned himself in to Owenton police.
    "He came in on his own free will and surrendered his firearm, badge and cruiser," Gentry said.

  • June road closure detours announced

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 office has announced its traffic detours for the coming month.

    The decision to close Main Street throughout June came after the office considered the large amount of work that needs to be completed in such a small space, according to District 6 Public Information Officer Nancy Wood.

    The closure will be from Adair Street through the intersection of Seminary Street, beginning June 1 and ending June 30.

  • Federal depts. offer guidance for accommodating trans students

    In recent months, some of the leading national news stories were a North Carolina law that restricted bathroom access based on a person’s sex at birth and Target’s policy that allows transgendered persons to use the restrooms and fitting rooms of their gender identity – a person’s internal sense of gender.

  • Board approves facility plan, primary school addition key necessity

    The Owen County Board of Education took a step toward alleviating some of the overcrowding among the district’s youngest populations by approving a new district facility plan.

    The new facility plan prioritizes the demolition of the old Owen County Elementary School so the space can be used for a 15,000 square foot addition to the Owen County Lower Elementary School.

    “The first priority or priority one projects are those you want to try and complete within this biennium, or the next two years,” said Roland Mueller, from RossTarrant Architects.

  • Pryor remembers service during WWII

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT
    Special to the News-Herald

    CF “June” Pryor Jr. served in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II in the 326th Glider Infantry from October 1942 to February 1946.

    June was born in 1921 in his parent’s home in Owen County.

    “I was named after my father, so they called me Junior, after a while the name June just kind of stuck.”

  • Memorial Day allows family to reunite

    Sunshine, glorious sunshine. I was beginning to think we would never see it again. I have been trying to keep ahead of the yard but it has been a chore. I mow and the grass is so thick, it leaves great piles of clippings that turn into hay. There has been very little actual hay cut this spring. Bruce is hoping he can get some cut this week, but the weatherman says the rain is coming back on Wednesday, but enough about the weather. I did go over most of the yard Saturday and Sunday afternoon. I still have a bit more to do when the grass dries this afternoon.