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  • Helping Project Graduation

    Modern Woodmen of America representative Keith Miller presents a check to Patricia Neal for Owen County High School Project Graduation. The check represents proceeds raised by project graduation’s chili dinner on Dec. 2. Modern Woodmen matched $2,250 for a total check amount of $4,500.

  • Weekend Gardener: Trunk damage can girdle trees

    The farm looks like a storm hit recently but it’s really just my husband’s new deer deterrent technique.  It seems to be working.  In the past we have forgone the Irish Spring soap, human hair and coyote urine for more reliable barriers.  Tomato cages, tobacco stakes, wire, spiral plastic trunk wrap, and, yes, an occasional arrangement of lawn chairs have created distance between rutting and browsing deer.  

  • Honoring graduation

    Cortney Elizabeth Miller celebrated her home school graduation in May. Her pastor, Bro. Ed Wells, spoke on Cortney’s dedication and service to God. Jesse and Rebecca Pugh sang two songs and Dr. Joy Arnold spoke on Cortney’s Christian home school education and then presented her with her diploma.  There were 104 of Cortney’s family and friends there to celebrate this accomplishment and milestone in her life.  Cortney is attending Empire Beauty School in Florence and pursuing a career in cosmetology.
     

  • Looking back

    Every year, the News-Herald looks back at the year that was.
    And each time we go through these stories, we see things in a different light with new context and appreciation.
    These Owen County stories will become part of our shared history and we hope you enjoy this look back at 2012, a year that brought many changes and will resonate with this community for many years to come.
    Happy new year from the staff of the News-Herald.

     - John Whitlock, News-Herald editor

  • Stack named regional director of Crown

    Crown Services, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Greg R. Stack to the regional director of HR/staffing for the newly-created Capital City Region encompassing Franklin, Anderson, Woodford and portions of Fayette counties in Kentucky.
    Dec. 10, marked the opening of the newest of nearly 40 Crown offices, at 1230 127 South, Frankfort.

  • EMS reminds Owen Co. residents winter is here

    BY DAVID LILLY

    For the News-Herald

  • Joyful noises
  • Angels turn out

  • Library board makes new offer to county

    The future of the old Owen County Public Library building is still up in the air as discussion continues between the library board and Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The library board first approached the fiscal court in August and offered to deed the property at 118 North Main Street to the court for use by the Owen County Senior Center with the approval of a proposed 25-year agreement.

  • Local district will get piece of $40 million grant

    Over a dozen Kentucky school districts, including Owen County, will receive $40 million over four years after winning the 2012 Race to the Top district competition.
    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that 16 applicants – representing 55 school districts across 11 states and D.C. won the competition.
    Owen County Interim Superintendent Sonny Fentress said 16 schools within Kentucky’s Green River Regional Education Cooperative and six schools within the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative combined will receive a total of $40 million.