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  • Owen County Elementary awards presented

    Rotary Awards
    Fifth Grade: Calyn Trenary, Colton Stedham
    Sixth Grade:  Kaylee Miller, Wade Cammack
    Seventh Grade: Taylor Lykins,  Alex Gomez
    Eighth Grade: Courtney Gullion, Colton Matt

    Perfect Attendance

  • Clark offers benediction

    Editor’s Note: In a recent edition of the News-Herald, Emily Clark’s benediction was inadvertently omitted from a story on the 2012 Owen County High School graduation.
    Here is her presentation in its entirety:

    Ecclesiastes 11:8-10 says;
    “For if a man should live many years,
    let him rejoice in them all,
    and let him remember the days
    of darkness, since there will be many,
    All that comes is futile.
    Rejoice, young man,
    while you are young,

  • Academic achievement: Katie Herndon

    Katie Herndon graduated May 17 from Gateway Community and Technical College. She received an associate degree in nursing. She plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Indiana Wesleyan. She is a 2003 graduate of Owen County High School. She is the wife of Chad Herndon and they have one son, Dakota Herndon of Sparta; and the daughter of James and Nancy Edmondson of Glencoe.

  • Baptist association holds meeting

    The Owenton Baptist Association and the Owenton Associational WMU showed great appreciation for the pastors and their wives on April 26   with a magnificent dinner.  
    Guest speaker Jessie Bourne read some encouraging scriptures, and then he made us laugh with some jokes concerning golf in Heaven, fishing, and even an occurrence that really happened to Billy Graham toward the beginning of his ministry.   
    Mandy Holbert sang a song about servanthood and how our mission is the great commission.  

  • Mason family joins together again

    The annual Mason Family Reunion that started about 70 years ago with the descendants of William Sanderson and Anna Mason, was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Building.

  • Owen Co. retired teachers win gold award

    On April 23 and 24, the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association annual convention was held in Louisville.  
    Owen County Retired Teachers Association President Faye Shelton accepted state awards for the local group.  

  • Keith hopes Interstate 71 will lead to new development in region

    Six area county judge-executives, including Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, have joined forces to promote the Interstate 71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    The I-71 Kentucky Corridor Regional Task Force Inc. is made up of Carroll County Judge-executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Gallatin County Judge-executive Ken McFarland, Henry County Judge-executive John Logan Brent, Oldham County Judge-executive David Voegele, Trimble County Judge-executive Randy Stevens, and Keith.

  • 1812 meets 2012

  • Board tags Hunter

    Board tags Hunter

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    After spending nearly a year on the Owen County Primary School Site-based Decision-making Council, Kimberly Hunter joined the Owen County School Board May 31.
    Hunter, 38, will finish out Brian Young’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2012. Young resigned from the board due to personal reasons in March.
    Hunter will serve as the district one school board member, which includes Bethany, New Columbus and Hesler.

  • Patriot Patrick Henry found in Owen

    Patrick Henry is probably most famous for his, “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech, but a little cleaning up of some historic documents show that Henry once had ties to Owen County.
    The documents, which have been stored in the basement of the Owen County Courthouse, are being cleaned up as part of a grant from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.