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  • 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.”

  • Drop-off box nets 30 pounds of drugs

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer

    After a major success last month with Owen County’s first prescription drug drop off box, the Owenton Police Department plans on continuing the program.
    The drop box is part of an effort to raise the community’s awareness of the drug problem within the county.
    Last month, the box brought in over 30 pounds of prescription medication.

  • Damon Thayer awarded Ky. Chamber of Commerce MVP

    State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) was recently awarded the 2nd Annual Chamber MVP Award from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  Sen. Thayer was selected, along with 11 other legislators, for his strong support of the business community.
    “This legislative session was perhaps one of the most successful I’ve seen in years, and that was due in no small part to this group of legislators,” said Dave Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber president and CEO.

  • The best in band

    On May 7, the Maurice Bowling Middle School Band and Owen County High School Rebel Band held their annual award banquet for the 2012-2013 school year at the Owen County High School cafeteria.  There was a strong turn out along with a catered meal, door prizes, and awards. Organizers would  like to thank everyone who participated and helped with the banquet.

  • Historical society to offer books on holiday

    In conjunction with the celebration of Memorial Day, the Owen County Historical Society will be selling books at the Owenton Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase two collections of Owen County cemetery records. “Gone But Not Forgotten” ($54) contains records of headstone inscriptions from the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton established in the late 19th century.
    “Eternal Rest” ($18) is a compilation of birth and death dates for 240 church and family graveyards in the county.

  • Kentucky FSA state executive director urges producers to enroll in DCP/ACRE

    USDA Farm Service Agency Kentucky State Executive Director John W. McCauley encouraged farmers and ranchers to enroll for the 2013 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program before the deadline.
    Producers who wait until the last minute to sign up could face increased waiting time in FSA county offices.