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Local News

  • News-Herald moves to new office

    We’re not going far, but after decades in the same location, Owen County’s oldest continuing business is moving to a new home.
    The News-Herald office, currently located at 152 West Bryan Street will soon move next door to the former Farm Bureau office at 154 West Bryan Street, Suite 1.
    Bookkeeper and circulation manager Sherry Lyons, who has worked at the News-Herald for 10 years, said the move will be different, but welcome.

  • Three Owen countains named to deans list

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College is proud to recognize the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2012 spring semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for spring 2012 are David Cooper, Kara Foster, and Kaylan Glass.
     

  • Owen senator to lead state pension funds task force

    A new state task force charged with recommending ways to improve the financial health of the state’s public pension funds will held its first meeting Monday.

  • On Vacation: Olivia Alexander

    Olivia Alexander took the News-Herald on vacation with her and her family at Pensacola Beach, Fla.
    Editor’s note: Submit your vacation pictures featuring the News-Herald to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com
     

  • Special Honor: Emily Cammack

    Emily Cammack competed in the 4-H District 3 horse show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort June 2. She competed in western pleasure horsemanship, western pleasure and showmanship.  She earned the title of District 3 Western I champion.  Cammack rides Ima Zipsteaser also known as “Sis” and is coached by Paula Gatewood of Gatewood Arena in Jonesville.  Cammack is the daughter of Melissa and Allen Cammack of Jonesville and the granddaughter of Debbie Primeau of Corinth and James and Barbara Cammack of Jonesville.
     

  • Hot spell continues

    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week and the region is placed in another heat advisory, the Three Rivers District Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
    The following tips can help you remain safe during the hot weather:
    • Drink plenty of fluids. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.

  • County gets KACO cash back

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has received a check for $4,888 from the Kentucky Association of Counties.
    The check represents a dividend payment to the county from the KACo Workers Compensation Fund, which provides workers compensation insurance coverage to county governments and other political subdivisions across Kentucky.  KACo insures 113 of Kentucky’s 120 counties through the Workers Compensation Fund.
    In 2010, Owen County also received a dividend payment of $11,183 from the KACo All Lines Fund which provides property and liability insurance.

  • Towles taking part of Owen back to China

    This summer, starting July 18, Kasey and John Randall Towles will be returning to China with Blessing Hands Charity.  This time, they will be joined by Kasey’s son Patrick.
    Blessing Hands is seven years old and has helped over 972  Chinese students stay in school.
    After her first visit, Kasey Towles said it was good to see firsthand the difference that it makes to help these students and their families.
    She was able to meet her sponsored child in person and it was one of the most meaningful experiences in her life, she said.

  • Firefighters urge caution this Fourth

    As fireworks displays are being cancelled across Kentucky due to the sweltering heat and dry conditions, Owen County officials are warning residents about the dangers of fireworks during drought-like conditions.
    A heat advisory was issued for Owen County by the National Weather Service nearly every day last week with temperatures often reaching the triple digits.
    A heat advisory was once again issued Monday.
    Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said the use of fireworks in dry conditions can be a big headache for firefighters.

  • Fan Fabulous

    Despite temperatures in the triple digits for much of last week, visitors from as far as Japan came out for the second Owen County Fan Fair, and coordinators for the event estimate that approximately 800 attended.
    The event ran from June 26-30 at the Owen County Fairgrounds, with local vendors and artisans setup and a variety of events each day.
    Fan Fair began in 2011 when Kentucky Speedway hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in hopes of reaching  out to race fans traveling through Owen County for the event.