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  • One mile at a time

    On June 14, motorcycle riders are encouraged to gather at the Thornhill Baptist Church parking lot on Holmes Street across from the Family Dollar Shopping Center in Frankfort at 4:45 p.m.
    The Sisters Act Owen County Relay for Life team will host a charity fund-raising motorcycle ride that will end up at the Owen County Relay For Life event.
    The ride departs at 5:15 p.m. toward the Owen County Park, which is located on the northern side of Owenton on Fairgrounds Road.

  • Owen County official offers tips for tornado safety

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald

    Every state is at some risk of tornadoes and the damage that they leave behind. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds may obscure others.
    Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.
    To begin preparing for any disaster, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Sibling bonding is necessary

  • Owen resident chases Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship  pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky  2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the  public, rather than the panel of judges.

  • 2013 OCHS underclassmen awards

    Algebra I: Makayla Acrey and Lillian Jude
    Honors Algebra I: Clay Dempsey
    Algebra II: Geoffrey Bohart and Megan Wilhoite
    Honors Algebra II: Micaela Wilhoite
    Geometry: Makenzie Davis, Joshua Ohmer and Dacota Pennycuff
    Honors Geometry: Kirsten Parker and Nicole Jacobs
    Achievement in Geometry: Paige Lainhart
    Pre Calculus: Nicole Jacobs, Bethany Johnson and Miranda Mason

  • Special honors: Clayton and Amanda Cook

    The families of Clayton and Amanda Cook would like to announce their recent graduation from Western Kentucky University.
    Clayton graduated cum laude with a B.S. in civil engineering.
    Amanda graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.S. in science and math education.
    Both Clayton and Amanda studied abroad and graduated from the Honors College at WKU. Clayton received the John Russell Civil Engineering Award and Amanda received the Secondary SkyTeach Senior Award.

  • Celebrating the past while looking to the future

    The Owen County High School class of 2013 took its final walk across the stage during Saturday’s graduation, but it won’t be a class that principal Duane Kline will soon forget.
    “This was my first graduating class here in Owen County,” Kline said. “And I don’t know if I could’ve asked for a better one … absolutely exceptional.”

  • Owen countian runs into history books

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer

    Collin Trammel ran his way into the record books with a blistering 200-meter sprint that shattered a state record and won him a first place finish in the Class A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville last week.
    “It felt pretty awesome,” the Owen County High School senior said after finishing the 200-meter dash in 21.92 seconds. “It was pretty much my main goal to make a name for Owen County and myself.”

  • Man in need of a ride pleads guilty to stealing cars

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    An Owen County man recently pleaded guilty to stealing two vehicles on two separate occasions.
    In a plea agreement reached in Owen Circuit Court, Thomas Williams, 34, pled guilty to stealing a silver 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck and a maroon 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck.
    According to court documents, the 1997 red pickup was stolen from West Seminary Street in Owenton on March 1. The 2008 silver pickup was stolen from North Madison Street on March 8.

  • State tells city to alter words for annexation

    A first reading by the Owenton City Council amending five ordinances annexing five roads into the city limits was held May 21.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said when the ordinances were taken to be filed at the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office in Frankfort, he was notified that the five ordinances were incorrectly worded.
    “(The ordinances) had to be worded a certain way and they weren’t,” West said.