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  • Owen County cow receives national honor

    Perkins Farms of Owenton has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having a registered Angus cow included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report.
    Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association.

  • In case of emergency: State to take part in tornado drill

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald

    The 2012 Statewide Tornado Safety Drill is scheduled for Tuesday at approximately 10:07 a.m.
    Take a minute to conduct the drill and review your severe weather safety plan.
    The National Weather Service Offices serving Kentucky will use a tornado warning test messaage to trigger the drill.
    In the event of pending or inclement weather, the drill will be rescheduled.  

  • Starr’s new shop rising on Main Street

    Starr Caroline would once spend an entire day scouring through items in thrift and consignment stores, but a trip to Owenton recently turned one of her favorite hobbies into a business of her own.
    Caroline, the owner of Starr’s What Nots & What Have You, said opening a thrift store had been an idea of hers for some time, but she hadn’t exactly planned on Owenton.
    The former Grant County resident said she came to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office to pay taxes in 2011 when she spotted the open store at 101 West Seminary Street.

  • New Owen County library building taking shape

  • Ruling means Thayer stays in Owen County

    Damon Thayer will remain Owen County’s state senator after the Kentucky Supreme Court recently blocked the newly formed senate district map that reflected changes in the commonwealth’s population.
    One of the changes moved Owen County from Thayer’s 17th district and into former Gov. Julian Carroll’s seventh district which includes Anderson, Franklin, Woodford and parts of Fayette counties.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • District double play: Owen basketball teams take titles in tourney

    The Owen County High School boys and girls basketball teams each captured their district crowns and will be moving on to the Eighth Region Tournament.
    And the post-season honors begin for the Rebels.
    Owen County was well represented on the All 8th Region Team which was announced last week.

  • Cook named DAR Good Citizen

    By Susan U. Hampton
    Regent John Guill Chapter DAR

    Each year, the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors.  
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Tackle tough financial times together

    The recent economic recession has affected everyone’s bottom dollar.  With continued high unemployment rates and increasing gas prices and grocery bills, many couples have encountered serious financial hardships.  Learning how to work together during tough financial times is important for all couples, especially newlyweds.

  • Poets share their art with public

    The Owen County Arts Council recently hosted its second poetry reading at the Wild Goose Cafe, bringing Owen County’s varied culture to literary fans of all ages.
    Joan Goderwis, a member of the Owen County Arts Council, said the idea for a poetry reading came from fellow council member Patty Petzinger.