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Local News

  • Owen Farmers’ Market make grand reopening Friday

    After a five-month break, the Owen County Farmers’ Market will be back in business Friday with the judge-executive’s office hosting its annual cookout in support of Relay For Life.
    Local vendors are expected to gather once again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday behind the Kentucky Farm Bureau office, located at 430 Roland Avenue.
    Owen County Farmers’ Market President Jim Bush said there will be 15 vendors taking part in this year’s market.

  • Arts in the Park returns

    Budding and established artists, craftsmen and musicians will showcase their talents this Saturday at the annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.
    The event features student art along with demonstrations of different forms of arts and crafts along with music and food.
    Owen County Arts Council event organizer Patty Petzinger said the group is excited by this year’s event.

  • Focused on the future: Group to update public on 20/20 Vision Project

    Those who long dreamed of a better Owen County have begun “living the dream” since the development of the Owen County 20/20 Vision Plan.
    Signs now welcome visitors at each entrance to the county, a farmers’ market, quilt trail and agriculture trail are now in place, a tourism website points people in the direction of places to shop, eat and stay and candidate forums have helped guide voters.

  • Johnson receives fifth district KSDAR Good Citizen Award

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald

    Keegan B. Johnson, representing the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, received the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Fifth District DAR Good Citizen Award at the 117th KSDAR State Conference,
    The youth awards ceremony was held on April 6 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel in Lexington. The award was presented by Jessieanne Wells, KSDAR State Regent.

  • Coming up daisies

  • Wolfe Greene graduates from University of Evansville

    Wolfe Greene of Sparta, has graduated from the University of Evansville with the degree of bachelor of science.
    Greene, majoring in physics and mathematics, graduated during UE’s 155th Commencement, held May 4 at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville. During the ceremony, the University awarded 595 degrees to 579 graduates – the largest graduating class in over a decade.

  • Owen County princesses meet royalty

  • Community seeks cure for drug epidemic

    Charlotte Wethington wants to spare Owen County families the suffering she has endured.
    “I was uninformed and then misinformed and that was a deadly combination for my son,” Wethington told a group of 180 concerned citizens at Thursday’s drug forum, hosted by the Owen County Community Health Collaborative.
    Wethington lost her son Casey to a heroin overdose over 10 years ago, but had she not been steered away from intervening, she feels Casey could still be here today.

  • KABOOM leads to two arrests

    Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller didn’t quite know what was going on when he heard the first KABOOM.
    At about 6 p.m. on April 23, Miller was in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot when he heard the boom and debris began to rain down on his cruiser.
    “When I got out to investigate, another explosion occurred,” Miller said in his report. “I called for another officer to assist and did not know what I was dealing with.”
    Miller began to investigate and found pieces of two-liter soda bottles around the parking lot.

  • Dolly’s offers vacation for furry friends

    If you have to leave a family member behind when you go on a cruise, business trip or vacation, an Owen County business wants you to rest and relax knowing that your pet is in good hands.
    Patty Whobrey, owner of Dolly’s Doggie Den, a boarding service for dogs and cats in Owen County, said business has been strong with plenty of repeat customers.
    “Spring break is one of our busiest times,” Whobrey said. “We had 16 pets the first week of April.”