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  • Grand jury charges woman after crash

    A Franklin County woman was recently indicted in Owen Circuit Court on a wanton endangerment charge following an alleged incident earlier this year.
    According to court records, on April 13, Grace Edmondson, 27, was driving intoxicated when she crossed a center line and struck a Dodge Challenger head on.
    Edmondson is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

  • School board considering renovations to OCHS track

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Owen County Board of Education has decided to go forward with an amended proposal on fixing the school track.
    Board attorney Jim Crawford explained the proposal by Joseph Dougherty of the Louisville Paving Company and the additions by Laith Ross, school architect.
    Crawford believes the board should act fast.
    “We need to get something done in the next few weeks with this thing if we can,” Crawford said.

  • Perry Park gets warning system

    Residents of Perry Park may soon feel a little safer following the Owen County Fiscal Court’s approval of an emergency siren for the area.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said there are no underground shelters in the area and very few basements.
    “The mobile home park in the back does not get cell coverage,” Keith said. “This will help to alert them as to what’s going on.”
    Funding for the emergency siren will come from a regional 911 fund which includes Owen, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • Firm bringing state-of-the-art tech to Owen County

    Owen County may not seem like the kind of community where cutting-edge technology can be found but it’s one of the few communities in the state that can deliver Internet and television service through fiber-optics.
    The thin fiber-optic cables can carry a much stronger signal with much more data. It also provides a much more stable signal than traditional cable or satellite.
    According to Ron Reimer, owner of Kentucky Ridge Country Communications, this upgraded technology gives people of Owen County a taste of what the future will hold.

  • Owen County’s Borchers takes part in Kentucky Bar Association program

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    High school students from across the Commonwealth gathered in Louisville recently to participate in “Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters,” a program encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to become lawyers and practice law in Kentucky.

  • Farming school offers insight to good grazing

    By Katie Pratt
    For the News-Herald
    The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 21-22 in Woodford County. Informational sessions will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center.

  • Grammy-nominated Zak Walker to perform free concert

    Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan will bring his own brand of kid-friendly music to the Owen County Public Library July 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    There is no charge for admission.
    Morgan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970. His sense of humor and penchant for wordplay are gifts passed down from his grandfather, George “Bud” Rooney. Listening to his grandfather invent yarns, limericks, and even new words had a profound effect on him.

  • Special birthday: Lenora Kelly Olds

  • Local students among EKU spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Brannon Joseph Lillard, Sparta, magna cum laude BS in horticulture
    • Daniel Bradley Banks, Owenton, BA in communication studies

  • Family line

    Five generations gathered together July 2 at Roxie Milner’s Home.Pictured are (from left to right) Roxie Milner of Owen County, Judith Vendler of Owen County, Melinda Crupper of Boone County, Robert Glacken of Grant County, and in lap of Robert is Landon Glacken of Grant County.