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  • Search begins for next high school principal

    A principal-selection committee has been formed after Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne waas recently named the district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said he hopes the community will become involved in the selection process.

  • State-bound cheerleaders

    Cheerleaders normally spend their time on the sidelines getting fans to cheer for whichever team is on the field or the court.
    Saturday, the Owen County High School cheerleaders themselves will be the ones taking center stage and receiving the cheers.  
    Thanks to their win at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors eighth-region cheerleading competition that took place in January in Owenton, the squad will head to Bowling Green Saturday to compete in the KAPOS State-at-Large Cheerleading Competition.

  • 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.