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  • Sweet tradition: Family passes rural tradition of sorghum cooking down to the next generation

    On a farm just outside Wheatley an old-time smell wafted across the fields owned by Steve Malcomb. Friends and family gathered around a wood-fire furnace to take part in what was once a typical scene across Kentucky.
    Though the production of sweet sorghum is a fading memory for many, Malcomb, a fourth-generation sorghum cooker said he’s proud to pass a piece of his history onto his own son.

  • Metal causing problem for couple along U.S. 127

    After several damaged tires and finding metal shards in their yard, an Owen County couple is looking for answers.
    For over two months, Craig and Ann Shouse have been finding metal bits in their lawn, on the road and along their driveway at 4715 U.S. 127. They have lost two tires on their vehicles and a tire on their lawnmower in that time.
    “We’ve seen several cars in front of our house with flat tires,” Craig Shouse said.

  • Bardstown firm wins Owen asphalt contact

    A firm from Bardstown has been awarded three contracts to repair some roads in Owen County.
    Two companies, Eaton Asphalt of Walton and Mago Construction of Bardstown, submitted sealed bids for the work.
    At a special meeting Friday morning of the Owen County Fiscal Court, the magistrates opened and read bids.
    Under the guidelines of the bids, the Harris Ridge will receive 1.518 miles of new asphalt; Slippery Rock, 2.589 miles; and Rockdale will receive 4.005 miles of new asphalt.
    The bids were:

  • 4-H shooting sports team wraps up season

    By Mary Wilhoite
    For the News-Herald
    As the year for Owen County 4-H shooting sports comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone who made this year such a success.
    To all the people who donated time, money, and/or supplies, we say thank you.

  • Emergency workers urge Owen countains to be ready

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    Local firefighters, EMTs and members of the Owen County first responder community are urging local people to be prepared in case of an emergency.
    Here are some tips:
     
    BE INFORMED

  • 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.