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  • Getting his stripes

    It is not often a basketball referee is cheered. Most of the time it is quite the opposite.
    Friday night in Owenton, one official got cheers and even a few hugs.
    Owen County native Robert ‘Buck’ Beverly officiated basketball in the Eighth Region for 10 years. When a health condition forced him to hang up his whistle and pick up a clipboard, he gladly accepted. Now instead of blowing his whistle on the court, he sits in the stands and evaluates those who make the calls on it.
    As an assistant evaluator of officials, Beverly has the chance to remain close to the game he loves so much.

  • Heartfelt support

    Approximately 400 people attended the Seventh Annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs, helping to bring comfort to those families with a child suffering from a congenital heart defect.
    The biggest event of the year for God’s Special Little Hearts, Inc., founder and chairperson Kathryn Columbia, said this year’s event raised nearly $9,000.

  • Owen countian throws his hat in race for U.S. rep.

    After U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis recently decided not to seek re-election, a 25-year Owen County resident has filed to run for Kentucky’s Fourth District congressional race.
    Republican Marcus Carey, a lawyer, political blogger, public speaker and farmer said he chose to file for election after looking at other candidates who he feels are, “far less than inspiring.”

  • Search begins for next high school principal

    A principal-selection committee has been formed after Owen County High School Principal Danny Osborne waas recently named the district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said he hopes the community will become involved in the selection process.

  • State-bound cheerleaders

    Cheerleaders normally spend their time on the sidelines getting fans to cheer for whichever team is on the field or the court.
    Saturday, the Owen County High School cheerleaders themselves will be the ones taking center stage and receiving the cheers.  
    Thanks to their win at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors eighth-region cheerleading competition that took place in January in Owenton, the squad will head to Bowling Green Saturday to compete in the KAPOS State-at-Large Cheerleading Competition.

  • Governor, Thayer introduce gaming legislation

    Kentucky Press Association
    News Service

    Saying it’s time for the people to decide Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that legislation would be filed later that day in the state Senate for a constitutional amendment allowing casino gaming in Kentucky.
    The governor was surrounded by 12 legislators as he made the announcement, including Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who will be the primary sponsor. Co-sponsors, according to Senator Thayer, include Sen. R.J. Palmer, D-Winchester, and six other senators, both Democrats and Republicans.

  • Despite loss, family keeps fighting to help others

    In November 2011, 6 year old Cheyenne Bray lost the battle for her life against an infection related to her congenital heart defect.
    But for the family she leaves behind, the fight to help save other kids continues.
    Bray’s mother Naomi Dean said when Bray was 10 days old she became ill and stopped breathing.
    “I gave her CPR and when we arrived at (the hospital) we found out that something was severely wrong,” Dean said. “She had a couple of heart surgeries and more down the road.”

  • Seeing Pink

    The official kick-off for this year’s Owen County Relay for Life was held Friday. 

  • Adams to retire, withdraws from re-election bid

    By Bryan Marshall
    For the News-Herald

    State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, withdrew Feb. 10 from his bid for a sixth term as legislator of the 61st District amid health-related issues.
    The 73-year-old Adams announced he will retire from the legislature at the end of the year.

  • Accused radiator rustlers indicted

    Two Owenton men were recently indicted after allegedly being caught with stolen radiators.
    According to criminal complaints, Dustin Reece, 25, is being charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly sold seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling Inc. on Jan. 3, that were identified as having been stolen.
    Edward Gravley, 30, was also charged with receiving stolen property after he allegedly unloaded seven radiators to Owen County Metal Recycling, Inc. on Jan. 3.