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  • Wedding announcement: Hawkins-Yager

    Larry R. and Anna M. Hawkins of Owenton and Vivian Yager and Gary Jenkins are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Arlena Michelle Hawkins and son Vincent Thomas Yager.
    Arlena is a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School and Vincent is a 2010 graduate of Owen County High School.
    The maternal grandparents are Aaron Dyer of Corinth and the late Mildred Mae Perkins-Dyer and Lawrence R. Hawkins and the late Kathleen Perkins-Hawkins.
    The paternal grandparents are Virginia Hensley of Carrollton and Lucille Jenkins of Georgetown.

  • Outstanding honor

    The staff and faculty of Owen County High School are proud to announce the local recipients of the 2013-2014 OCHS Governor Scholar program. Pictured (from left to right) are Tucker Trenary (alternate), Allison Dempsey, Willie Johnson, Hannah Strohmeier, and Bethany Johnson.

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Play so kids are ready for kindergarten

    Parents often ask what young children need to know before they start kindergarten. Put simply, they need time and space to play. Did you know that a United Nations high commission has even noted the right to play as one of the Universal Rights of the Child? Play is how children learn. The activity does not matter. It can be building with blocks or cuddling a teddy bear. It can be putting together a puzzle or jumping in puddles in the rain. It can even be washing dishes and reading a book. If a child is having fun, creating and discovering new things, this is play.

  • Owenton Livestock Market - May 29, 2013

    Receipts: 357 •  May 15: 461 •  Last year: 452
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers were $2 lower, except 600-700 lbs., which were steady to firm. Heifers sold steady with plainer heifers $1 lower. Slaughter cows were steady and bulls $1 lower.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 500-600 lbs.  $137-141; 600-700 lbs.  $134-141; 700-800 lbs.  $123.

  • Young green thumbs

    The Owen County 4-H Cloverbuds met at the Owen County Courthouse May 15 to plant flowers as a community service project. The Cloverbuds had a great time planting flowers in each of the barrels around the courthouse, as well as up and down Seminary Street. There were about 25 kids ages 5-8, who showed up to help.

  • On the red carpet

  • On the red carpet

  • Queens For A Life Pageant to benefit Relay

    The first-annual Queens For A Life Pageant will be held June 8 at 1 p.m. at the Owen County Fairgrounds Pavillion.
    This is an “open” pageant for all counties that may be interested in participating.
    The age divisions are for females 3 and up to 100+. There will also be a “survivor” division and we would like to recognize you on stage the day of the pageant (wear whatever you like).

  • Vision quest: Group looks back at over a decade of striving for progress

    Since 2002, Leadership Owen County and more recently the Owen County Visioneers, have strived to not only bring tourism to the community but to show Owen countians just how much it has to offer.
    The “Living the Dream” event was held Thursday at the Owen County Extension Office. Those in attendance took the opportunity to walk “Success Boulevard,” which showcased the achievements of Leadership Owen County and the Owen County Visioneers with a timeline.

  • Alford joins News-Herald as summer intern

    The News-Herald would like to welcome Owen County High School graduate and Morehead State University student Mary Alford to our staff as a summer intern.
    She is a second-generation journalist. Her father is Associated Press Reporter Roger Alford, who covers Frankfort and the General Assembly for the wire service.
    “We are excited to bring Mary aboard,” News-Herald Editor John Whitlock said. “She will bring a new voice to the newspaper and we are all happy to have her.”