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Local News

  • North Owenton paving project could last months

    Drivers could be facing several months of slow traffic as they go along U.S. 127N in the northern part of Owenton.
    According to Nancy Wood, the public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in district six, the project will replace worn out pavement.
    “We are replacing and repairing the 35-year-old pavement,” Wood said. “It’s just some much-needed maintenance.”

  • Paint the town purple leading up to Relay

    Owen County Relay for Life 2014 will be held May 23-24 at the Itron Field.
    During the week leading up to Relay, organizers are asking for help to “Paint the Town Purple” to show support for the cause.
    Organizers said a simple purple bow, poster, or showing of purple incorporated into a home or business will serve as a symbol that the community supports the fight against cancer.

  • Library showcases local artist

    By Julie Donahue
    For the News-Herald

    The first in a series of art shows begin May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library’s History Room.  
    Ron Devore’s commissioned works are proudly displayed as far away as Nova Scotia.  

  • Young leaders host business leaders

    On May 2, the second-grade Leadership Class had its annual luncheon. The eight young leaders traveled to businesses throughout the year to learn how they operate and are successfully run.
    “We are lucky to live in a county where businesses and county offices are always eager to work with the school system,” teacher Teena Gamble said.  

  • May is Wildland Fire Awareness Month

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    People start most wildfires. Owen County fire departments are responding to an increase of grass fires in Owen County due to dead grass from the winter.  It only takes a minute for the wind to blow the fire from a fire and cause it to get out of your control.
    David Lilly, the chief of the Owenton Volunteer Fire Department, said the public can promote and practice wildfire safety.  

  • Ain’t It The Truth: Think the world stinks? It could be you

    We certainly could learn a lesson from the grumpy old man caught napping in the recliner by his mischievous grandson. The boy sneaked off to the refrigerator and got a chunk of stinky Limberger cheese and quietly rubbed it into Grandpa’s beard. Soon enough the stench awakened the old man who fussed that the house stinks. He walked outside, took a whiff and complained that the yard stinks. He walked out on the hillside, drew another breath and declared that the whole world stinks, when, in fact, it was only that old man who stunk.

  • Graduation: Chelsea L. Gibson

    Chelsea Lauren Gibson graduated May 10 from Kentucky State University. She received her degree in elementary education and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with departmental honors.

  • Graduation: Shaun Gullion

    Shaun Gullion graduated from Northern Kentucky University bachelors of Arts and Sciences program on May 10 with a double major in criminal justice and history.

  • Planting party

    The 4-H Cloverbuds recently hit the streets of Owenton to plant flowers and beautify downtown.

  • Sheriff candidates answer public’s questions

    With two weeks left until the primary election, voters filled the auditorium at Owen County High School Monday for a chance to hear from eight of the nine Owen County sheriff’s candidates in a forum sponsored by the Owen County Visioneers.