Local News

  • Tis the season: Extension service hold trimming sessions

    The holiday season is off to a great start with the holiday trimmings program held a the Owen County Extension Office on Nov. 8 with 180 individuals attending from eight different counties. Participants learned new ideas for decorations, gifts and foods for the holidays.

    Judy Hetterman, FCS extension agent, explained how to make a tobacco-stick basket.

  • Honoring service: OCHS students show their respect for veterans

    Friday, Owen County High School had its annual student-led Veteran’s Day program. This year, juniors Hannah Strohmeier and Andi Burford took over planning the program, following the lead of graduates Mattie Cook and Amber Patton from the previous two years, and Mary Kennedy and Lindsay Slayback who started the program in 2008.
    Many students participated in planning the program, decorating, reading poems, singing, interviewing the veterans, and making sure the entire day ran smoothly.

  • Election 2012: Big night locally for Republicans

    By Molly Haines
    and John Whitlock
    N-H Staff
    Nearly 60 percent of Owen County’s registered voters took to the polls Tuesday in a big night for Republican candidates locally.
    Mitt Romney, the Republican Party candidate for president, carried Owen County by over 30 percent.
    Incumbent State Senator for the 17th senatorial district Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, defeated his opponent Democrat David Holcomb and carried Owen County by over a 1,000 votes.

  • Over 150 years in the making

    By John Whitlock
    N-H Editor
    For Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, the judges who will call it home and countless other state and local officials, the big day had finally arrived.
    Friday, the doors of the new Owen County Judicial Center formally opened to the public.
    Keith said as she was preparing her remarks for the ceremony, she researched the history of the old Owen County Courthouse and found some similarities.
    “In 1857 when the Owen County Courthouse was built, they too were facing tough economic times,” Keith said.

  • Owenton police make arrests in connection with park break-ins

    Owenton Police have made arrests in connection with three break-ins at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
    According to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller, the break-ins occurred between Sept. 29 and mid October.
    Miller said the first instance happened at office of Owen County Director of Parks and Recreation Buck Beverly in the community building near the stage.
    Miller said the door was kicked in and about $450 worth of damage was caused.
    The suspects are minors and have not been identified by police.

  • Retired teachers organization stays busy

    On Oct. 17, members of the Owen County Retired Teachers Association enjoyed a buffet lunch at Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Park. Members welcomed new teacher retirees and also celebrated Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Week.
    Those who attended were Martha Hamilton, Barbara Ramsey, Susan Burress, Vonda Howard, Suzanne Peak, Rita Ball, Babs Newcomb, Doug Ball, Wilma Perkins, Faye Shelton, Phyllis Malcomb, Julie Donahue and Mike Ramsey.

  • Owen County Elementary School Honor Roll

    Third Grade, All A
    Mrs. Bates’ class: Charlie Baumann, Sydney Cobb, Haley Griffin, Grace Justis, Emily Kemper, Malyn Merchant and Isaac Wash.
    Mrs. Forsee’s class: Tennyson Hensley, Alexandria Perry, Gabi Stewart and Dylan Wainscott.
    Mrs. Hawkins’ class: Allison Byers, Shayna Cobb, Kristin Hearn, Matthew Hopkins and Emma Stine.
    Mrs. Inman’s class: Macie Chappell, Colby Faulkner, Chloe Harmon, Ashton Little, Brooklyn Morris, Hagen New, Gracie Pugh, Michael Roberts, Luke Vinal and Emmalee Wilson.

  • Troupe to take center stage

    For the first time, a group of select 4-H members will travel across the state to showcase their fine arts talents in the newly created 4-H Performing Arts Troupe.

  • Workshop will help teach ways to prevent suicide

    There will be a free suicide prevention training workshop Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m. at the Owenton Church of Christ.
    The theme of the workshop is “question, persuade, refer” or QPR.
    As a trained GPR “gatekeeper,” you will learn:
    • To recognize the warning signs of suicide.
    • How to offer hope
    • How to get help and save a life.
    For more information, call 859-283-0952 ex.112. Participants must be registered to attend.

  • Election 2012 • Candidate Questionnaires: U.S. House of Representatives (Fourth District)

    Thomas Massie
    Thomas Massie, 41, Republican candidate for congressman, 4th congressional district of Kentucky; cattle farmer and engineer.
    Undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
    Married with four children.

    What are the most important issues facing the 4th Congressional District and what would you do to address them?