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Local News

  • Owen library announces moving day

    Owen County Public Library Director Jennifer Nippert has announced the library’s last day at its current location.
    Nippert said the last day will be Sept. 22 and the library could be closed for up to a month.

  • State releases audit of judge’s office

    State Auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the financial statements of the Owen County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.
    The audit found the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly presented the county’s assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Courthouse offices find new spaces

    Questions are circulating about what will happen to offices located at the county’s 156-year old courthouse after the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office moved into its new $11 million facility last week.
    The building will still be home to the offices of the Owen County judge-executive, the Owen County attorney and the Owen County property valuation administrator.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said all of those offices will remain at the courthouse, with only a few changes.

  • Fun and fellowship for good causes

    As part of National Spirit Day, a special event was held Saturday in memory of Carolann Mitchuson and Rebekah (Beka) Gaines. The events raised money for the Beka Scholarship and the Mitchuson Trust Fund.

  • Former teachers give back

    At the beginning of each school year, the members of the Owen County Retired Teachers Association make a donation to the Owen County Family Resource Center to help with the purchase of school supplies.  This contribution from the local group is matched by the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. FRC Director Beverly Marcum, right, accepts a check from Faye Shelton, president of OCRTA.

  • James family looks back at General Butler reunion

    The James reunion was held Sept. 2 at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. Because of threatening weather, our attendance showed a decrease from last year. Following a wonderful day of fellowship and delicious food, everyone departed looking forward to next year at the same time.

  • Harris, Sizemore named Green Scholars for Outstanding Academic Achievement

    Jenna Harris and Josie Sizemore of Owen County High School have been named State Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Harris, Sizemore named Green Scholars for Outstanding Academic Achievement

    Jenna Harris and Josie Sizemore of Owen County High School have been named State Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Lessons in Leadership: Local officials share insights to governing

    By Tyler Bush
    and Dallas Stafford
    For the News-Herald

    Most of us involved in the class of 2012 Leadership Owen County would readily agree that we have learned lots of new things about our county and Government Day was no exception.

  • Farm Service News: Deadline approaches for non-insured assistance program agriculture crops

    Producers are reminded of upcoming application deadlines for the Non-insured Assistance Program.
    NAP is designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production for an eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to catastrophic insurance.
    Producers enrolled in the 2012 NAP program need to provide actual production to the Farm Service office to establish an actual production history yield.