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  • Best at the bee

    The Owen County Primary School first-grade spelling bee was recently held. The winners were Allison Hughes, first place; Chayce Merchant, second place and Hallie Risch, third place.

  • Owen County Relay for Life Schedule of Events

    June 14-15
    5-6 p.m., Survivor registration (in front of the extension building)
    5:45-6:45 p.m., Survivor reception dinner (inside extension building)
    6:45 p.m., Campsite judging and silent auction begins
    7 p.m., Survivor photo (all survivors should meet at the bleachers for survivor photo)
    7-7:30 p.m., Opening ceremony
    7:45 p.m., Survivor lap (survivor recognition and walk of fame -- all teams, friends and family will line the track to honor the survivors and cheer them around the track)

  • One mile at a time

    On June 14, motorcycle riders are encouraged to gather at the Thornhill Baptist Church parking lot on Holmes Street across from the Family Dollar Shopping Center in Frankfort at 4:45 p.m.
    The Sisters Act Owen County Relay for Life team will host a charity fund-raising motorcycle ride that will end up at the Owen County Relay For Life event.
    The ride departs at 5:15 p.m. toward the Owen County Park, which is located on the northern side of Owenton on Fairgrounds Road.

  • Owen County official offers tips for tornado safety

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald

    Every state is at some risk of tornadoes and the damage that they leave behind. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds may obscure others.
    Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.
    To begin preparing for any disaster, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Sibling bonding is necessary

  • Owen resident chases Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship  pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky  2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the  public, rather than the panel of judges.

  • 2013 OCHS underclassmen awards

    Algebra I: Makayla Acrey and Lillian Jude
    Honors Algebra I: Clay Dempsey
    Algebra II: Geoffrey Bohart and Megan Wilhoite
    Honors Algebra II: Micaela Wilhoite
    Geometry: Makenzie Davis, Joshua Ohmer and Dacota Pennycuff
    Honors Geometry: Kirsten Parker and Nicole Jacobs
    Achievement in Geometry: Paige Lainhart
    Pre Calculus: Nicole Jacobs, Bethany Johnson and Miranda Mason

  • Special honors: Clayton and Amanda Cook

    The families of Clayton and Amanda Cook would like to announce their recent graduation from Western Kentucky University.
    Clayton graduated cum laude with a B.S. in civil engineering.
    Amanda graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in science and math education.
    Both Clayton and Amanda studied abroad and graduated from the Honors College at WKU. Clayton received the John Russell Civil Engineering Award and Amanda received the Secondary SkyTeach Senior Award.

  • Celebrating the past while looking to the future

    The Owen County High School class of 2013 took its final walk across the stage during Saturday’s graduation, but it won’t be a class that principal Duane Kline will soon forget.
    “This was my first graduating class here in Owen County,” Kline said. “And I don’t know if I could’ve asked for a better one … absolutely exceptional.”

  • Owen countian runs into history books

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer

    Collin Trammel ran his way into the record books with a blistering 200-meter sprint that shattered a state record and won him a first place finish in the Class A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville last week.
    “It felt pretty awesome,” the Owen County High School senior said after finishing the 200-meter dash in 21.92 seconds. “It was pretty much my main goal to make a name for Owen County and myself.”