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  • Owen County 4-H club gets funds from “Ag Tag” program

    In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer asked farmers across the Commonwealth to step-up and make the “Ag Tag” donation. For the second time, the proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust fund would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. Farmers had the option to donation $10 when they renewed their license plates in March.

  • OCHS students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the students of the month for September. From left to right are Elizabeth Gay, senior class; Kaitlyn Gabbard, freshman class; Miranda Mason, junior class; and Quinn Cole, sophomore class.
     

  • Three students from Owen Co. named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars

    Benjamin Allen, Julie Spaulding and Courtney Waldrop, all 2013 graduates of Owen County High School, have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for outstanding academic performance in high school. Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Senior Citizens Club News by Wanda Moreland

    Our Senior Citizens Club for September was called to order by president Sharon Miskell.
    Chaplin Marlene Mason gave the pledge to the flag and read from Matthew 5:16, let your light shine and ended with prayers.
    Roll call was given by secretary Ethel Hammond with 14 members present.
    Old business: Discussion on donations that were donated in getting ready for Sweet Owen Day. A lap quilt was donated by Flo Parker. Sharon donated a Visa card to raffle off.

  • Couple swims, runs and bikes their way through Georgia

    Kevin and Gabrielle Welsh competed in a half ironman competition in Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 29. The competition consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run–a total of 70.3 miles traveled. Kevin finished with a time of 6:29:53. Gabrielle finished with a time of 6:39:12.

  • Senior health to be focus of library event

    There will be senior citizens health fair for senior adults and caregivers Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Owen County Public Library.
    The event will feature flu shots; blood sugar and blood pressure checks; weights; shoulder, neck massages; healthy snacks; and door prizes.
    The Owen County Farmers Market will also be open.
    The event is sponsored by Senior First Care Advisors, LLC and will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.
    For more information, contact Jennifer Chancery at the Owen County Public Library, 502-484-3450.

     

  • Cell-phone photos of minors leads to grand-jury indictment

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after photos of minors were found on his cell phone.
    Dakota C. Tinch, 24, of Cull Road, was indicted on the charges of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment he knowingly had in his possession or control matter visually depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor with knowledge of the matter’s content, character and the sexual performance is by a minor.

  • Owen County gets grant to preserve local records

    News-Herald
    Staff Report

    Governor Steve Beshear has announced that Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has received a grant totaling $17,280 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives  to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Thirty-four grants have been awarded for a total of $703,206 from fiscal year 2014 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • Blaze levels garage on Claxon Ridge Road

    A garage on Claxon Ridge Road was a total loss after a Sept. 18 fire.
    The Monterey Volunteer Fire Department and the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to 3605 Claxon Ridge Road at approximately 11:47 a.m.
    Monterey Fire Department Firefighter and Training Officer Charlie Riddle said a car was being worked on inside the garage and the fire started in that area.
    Riddle said there were no injuries.

     

  • No criminal charges are expected in ATV accident

    Charges are not expected to be filed against an Owen County man after a woman was killed in an ATV accident Sept. 11.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office is still awaiting an autopsy report for 27-year-old Angela Cromer who was killed while riding on an ATV being pulled by chain by another ATV.
    The ATV pulling Cromer’s was being driven by her fiance, William Sullivan.
    According to the accident report, Cromer’s ATV had a rear universal joint out, the reason it was being pulled.