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  • High Attendance Day emphasizes importance of class time

    “We need our students in schools!”
    And so, once again, Owen County Schools is asking for everyone’s participation in High Attendance Day, which has been designated as Wednesday, Sept. 18 by the Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel Association.
    Last year, both Owen County Elementary School and Owen County High School won the top award for this region in their respective categories.  
    On High Attendance Day elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories.

  • Extension service news: Younger generations will have difficulty retiring

  • Four Owen County students honored as part of Youth Salute

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Nearly 700 high school juniors from 45 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute.”
    The 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony was held in their honor on May 5 at Asbury University.  
    The students from Owen County include Allyson Beverly, Shelby Power, Ashley Smith and Hannah Strohmeier.

  • Owen County Emergency Management announces participation in National Preparedness Month

    Owen County Emergency management has committed to participate in National Preparedness to increase preparedness throughout Owen County. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Owen County Emergency Management is participating this year by running a series of articles.

  • County officials attend pipeline meeting

    Some area citizens are urging landowners to take a stand against the Bluegrass Pipeline, a project that has become controversial across Kentucky.
    A group of about two-dozen citizens met at the Three Springs Campground in Corinth to better inform landowners from Owen, Scott and Grant counties on the pipeline.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owen County’s third-district magistrate Teresa Davis, whose district could potentially be affected by the project, also attended the meeting.

  • Local political leaders react to district shift

    Despite losing the state senator and state representative that Owen countians helped vote into office, local officials and party leaders are mostly positive about their future representation in Frankfort.
    The plan that rewrites Kentucky’s legislative districts and changes Owen County’s representation in Frankfort was recently signed in to law by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and State Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, will no longer be representing Owen County.

  • County to tighten rules for shelter

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is expected to adopt new operating procedures for Owen County Friends of Animals.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the Kentucky Association of Counties insists the procedures be adopted for insurance purposes.
    The court discussed the issue at its Aug. 27 workshop.
    Keith said the plan would include standard operating hours as well as guidelines for a fire emergency.
    “Most of the things that would be included are already being done at the shelter,” Keith said.

  • Businessman hopes to shoot part of movie in Owen

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz
    For the News-Herald

    Greg Frank is doing something he never dreamed he would.
    Frank, a Grant County businessman, is making a movie and looking for some Owen County residents to portray characters in the script he wrote.

  • Lessons in leading

    By Jessi Williams
    University of Kentucky County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    For the News-Herald

  • Local police get Humvee