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  • Fan Fair 2013

    Checkered flags are waving as Owen County Visioneers are preparing for the third annual Fan Fair, June 26-28.
    The festival located at Owen County Fairgrounds will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Once again,  vendors will be set up for shopping and dining pleasure and information booths will highlight Owen County.

    Wednesday June 26
    Family Fun Evening 4 to 8 p.m.

  • School board moves ahead with farm renovation project

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    The Owen County Board of Education agreed to proceed and instruct Ross Tarrant Architects to create a plan  for the demolition on the school farm.
    “The first step is obviously cleaning it up,” Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford said.
    The demolition for the farm, located behind the new middle school, would include nine buildings on the property. The black equipment shed and metal building on the eastern side of the house would be left intact.

  • City rejects request for downtown rezoning

    A building owned by Ashcraft Realty will remain a commercial property following an Owenton Planning Commission meeting Thursday.
    The request to change the building located at 152 West Bryan Street from C-1 (commercial) to R-1 (residential) was made to the city’s board of adjustments.
    The building housed the News-Herald office for decades and has sat vacant since August 2012.

  • Thieves steal old Dairy Queen sign on day new restaurant opens

    As a new restaurant in Owenton opens its doors, police are investigating the theft of one of the remnants of the former Dairy Queen in Owenton
    According to Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn, sometime on the evening of June 10, someone stole the heavy Dairy Queen sign that used to sit atop a pole near the highway from a grassy spot outside of the new Casa Mexican Restaurant that moved into the location.

  • Dr. O.A. Cull answered the call to serve

    “Loyal.”
    “Remarkable.”
    “Amazing.”
    “An Owen County treasure.”
    These are just a few of the words that friends, colleagues and family members had to say about Dr. Oscar Abbett “O.A.” Cull, who passed away Sunday following a long illness.
    Three generations of Owen countians may remember Cull as the man who brought them into the world, cared for them and built a bond of friendship, respect and appreciation as a forever friend to the people of his community.

  • Relay Revelry

    Cancer survivors were met with cheers as they made their way around the track at Itron Field Friday during the annual Owen County Relay For Life.
    The yearly event raises money for the American Cancer Society and this year’s Relay committee members say they expect to reach their goal of $49,000 later this year.

  • Celebrating dear old dad

    Guests at the Owen Senior Activity Center celebrated Fathers Day on June 13 with a potluck. It was well attended all the fathers ate well and took home a goody bag. Delois Clifton, Kenneth Wainscott, Nellie Smith and Elaine Barnett enjoy the special potluck dinner.

  • Pair of Owen countians named to BCTC dean’s list

    Bluegrass Community and Technical College recently announced that two students from Owen County has achieved dean’s list honors for the 2013 fall semester.
    David Cooper and William Ohmer Jr. were named  to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll

    Ninth-Grade
    Super Honor Roll: Makenzie Davis, Blaine Forsee, Logan Hobbs, Jade Holland, Alexia Keeton, Kirsten Parker, Sarah Shockley, Mikayla Sipple, Samantha Tamplin, Megan Wilhoite and Micaela Wilhoite

  • Texts can alert public to problems

    Owen County has Code RED notification of emergencies and automated severe weather alerts.
    What does this mean to you?  If we have an incident, the 911 dispatch, Owen County judge executive or EM director can do a call to notify only those residents in Owen County who are affected to be aware, seek shelter or evacuate.  
    The service also has an automated system that picked up information from NOAA Weather and sends it to you when a severe weather path is detected.