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  • Governor, Thayer introduce gaming legislation

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service

    Saying it’s time for the people to decide Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that legislation would be filed later that day in the state Senate for a constitutional amendment allowing casino gaming in Kentucky.
    The governor was surrounded by 12 legislators as he made the announcement, including Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who will be the primary sponsor. Co-sponsors, according to Senator Thayer, include Sen. R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester, and six other senators, both Democrats and Republicans.

  • Despite loss, family keeps fighting to help others

    In November 2011, 6 year old Cheyenne Bray lost the battle for her life against an infection related to her congenital heart defect.
    But for the family she leaves behind, the fight to help save other kids continues.
    Bray’s mother Naomi Dean said when Bray was 10 days old she became ill and stopped breathing.
    “I gave her CPR and when we arrived at (the hospital) we found out that something was severely wrong,” Dean said. “She had a couple of heart surgeries and more down the road.”

  • Seeing Pink

    The official kick-off for this year’s Owen County Relay for Life was held Friday. 

  • Adams to retire, withdraws from re-election bid

    By Bryan Marshall
    For the News-Herald

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.
    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.

  • Accused radiator rustlers indicted

    Two Owenton men were recently indicted after allegedly being caught with stolen radiators.
    According to criminal complaints, Dustin Reece, 25, is being charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly sold seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling Inc. on Jan. 3, that were identified as having been stolen.
    Edward Gravley, 30, was also charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly unloaded seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling, Inc. on Jan. 3.

  • City council agrees to drop fourth-class bid

    Owenton Mayor Doug West’s decision to trash a bill to make Owenton a fourth-class city was met with applause from approximately 56 people who attended Feb. 7 city council meeting.
    The crowd gathered at city hall, many to voice their opposition to the move that some felt would bring alcohol into the city.
    West said he called State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, and told him to trash the bill in the General Assembly.

  • PHI Air Medical launches community education effort

    PHI Air Medical announced a major community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for heart disease, especially as it relates to women’s heart issues.

  • New Royalty

    The Owen County High School basketball homecoming king and queen were crowned during Friday night’s basketball game. The members of the royal court included Bryson Tirey, Hallie Risch, Cooper Taylor who was named prince, Ashley Smith who was named princess, homecoming queen Jenna Harris, homecoming king Sawyer Williams and Makenzie Risch and Tyler Clifford.

  • Founder shares her family’s story

    When Isaiah Columbia was born in September 2004, his parents, Kathryn and Robbie, already knew they had a long road ahead of them. But little did they know, there would be dozens of other families in the area experiencing the same thing.
    The struggle began when Kathryn was only 20 weeks into the pregnancy. Doctors told her that her unborn child had hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    “Basically, he only has the right side of his heart as the left didn’t develop properly and does not function,” Kathryn said.

  • Suspect in Owen burglaries jumped out window to avoid law enforcement

    Owen County Sheriff’s deputies are hoping to soon track down a suspect after a string of burglaries on U.S. 127 South and one off Davis Lake Road.
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich said the burglaries began around Jan. 14 and so far four have taken place.
    According to Goodrich, the alleged burglar is known to take jewelry, firearms, money and in one instance, a Playstation3.