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  • Friday fire blamed on oil heater

    Investigators are looking into a fire that took place on Old Mill Road Friday.
    Owen County volunteer firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at the 300 block of Old Mill Road, near Lusby’s Mill, at about 3 p.m.
    A neighbor to those living at the residence knocked on the door of the home to see if anyone was inside, but the neighbor got no response.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said no one was home at the time of the fire.

  • Farm Service Agency news

    County committee voting begins
    Ballots for this year’s county committee election were mailed to eligible voters Nov. 5. Voters must complete their ballots and return them to the Farm Service Agency county office by the close of business Dec. 3. If mailed, ballots must be postmarked by midnight Dec. 3.
    The voter requirements: Persons meeting requirements in 1 or 2, plus 3, below, are eligible to vote:
    1. Be of legal voting age and have an interest in a farm or ranch as any of the folowing:

  • Bethany School group meets at Smith House

    By Jim Lawrence
    For the News-Herald

    The Bethany School group met at the Smith House on Friday, Nov. 16. Attendance was down, but those present enjoyed a delicious meal and fellowship.
    Those present were Lucille Mason, Gene and Betty Jo Wynn, Melvin and Belle Mason, Don Crupper, Betty and Jim Lawrence, Naomi Shriver and Tracie Perkins.
    Thanks to Billie Jo Ashcraft for the use of the restaurant during the past several years.
     

  • MBMS students help disabled veterans with donation

    Students at Maurice Bowling Middle School honored those who served in the military with their annual Veterans Day program Nov. 12 As part of the celebration, the students made a donation to the Disabled American Veterans. Randy Reese, a representative of DAV National Headquarters, located in Cold Spring, was present to accept a donation of $550 collected by the students to help injured veterans. Last year, DAV’s free services helped more than 300,000 veterans access a wide range of services and benefits.
     

  • Owen students win sack attack with handmade robot

    Saturday, four Owen County students traveled to Henderson to participate in the Tri-State VEX Sack Attack Robotics Competition.
    The team of Nash Croley, Ben Allen and Tyler True came home with trophies for tournament champion and sportsmanship award.
    Will Dempsey also competed and was presented with the Amaze Award.
    Teams compete with robots they design, build and program.  

  • OCHS students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the October students of the month. Pictured are  Kirsten Parker (freshman), Ciara Rogers (sophomore), Allen Nickett (junior), and Kyle Magee (senior).
     

  • Top honor for cheerleaders

  • A grateful nation

    Maurice Bowling Middle School held a special ceremony Monday in honor of Veterans' Day to comemorate the efforts and sacrifices of those who have fought for freedom.

  • Sides squaring off over move to stop sign

    Discussion on the Family Billiards sign located at the corner of Main and East Perry streets continued at a recent Owenton City Council meeting.
    Attorney Ruth Baxter spoke on behalf of Mike McDonald, a part owner of McDonald and New Funeral Home.
    Baxter said during the meeting that the sign was not in compliance with the city’s regulations when the council approved the sign in 2011, or when the sign was recently erected.

  • Former governor to headline chamber dinner

    Former governor of Kentucky, senator and lawyer – these are just some of the many hats worn by this year’s special guest at the upcoming Owen County Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
    The 12th annual dinner meeting will take place Nov. 27, with State Sen.Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, as the speaker.
    Carroll, who served as lieutenant governor from 1972-1975, acting governor in 1975 and governor from 1976-1980, has a storied history in Kentucky politics and is one of its most recognizable figures.