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  • Elk group aids Owen shooters

  • Volunteers chip in to honor history of Claxton Ridge

    By Christina Rice
    For the News-Herald
    The over-50 crowd ruled the day Saturday as 18 volunteers came together from as far away as Portsmouth, Ohio to begin the clean-up of the abandoned Claxon Ridge Cemetery. The one-acre site in southern Owen County is the final resting place for more than 200 ancestors of present-day countians and other descendants who have since moved away. Among the latter group, the Smith/Claxon families from southern Ohio and Greenup and Carter counties in Kentucky drove two hours to aid in the clean-up.

  • Christmas Parade Schedule of Events Dec. 4

    1-6 p.m.: Open house at participating merchants
    2 p.m.: Lining up of floats at Southern States parking lot
    2:15 p.m.: Judging of floats
    2:30 p.m.: Other groups in parade start lining up at Southern States
    2:30-3:15 p.m.: Singing at the courthouse square
    3 p.m.: Leave Southern States
    3:30 p.m.: Christmas parade
    4 p.m.: Santa Claus at courthouse
    5 p.m.: Community Christmas Celebration
    6 p.m.: Lighting of Luminaries and Town Square
     

  • Owenton Livestock Report • Nov. 16, 2011

    Nov. 16 receipts: 419 • Nov. 9: 731
    Last year: 686

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows steady to $2 lower. Slaughter bulls steady. Feeder steers steady to $2 lower. Feeder heifers $4 to $5 higher.
    Slaughter cows 10-percent of the supply; slaughter bulls two percent; replacement cows zero percent; and feeders 88-percent. The feeder supply included 18-percent steers, 49-percent heifers and 20-percent feeder bulls. 45-percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Council bringing exposure to local artists

    The Owen County Arts Council presented its second Evening with the Artist event Oct. 21. 
    The event was held at Pat Pearce’s Ragtime Bed, Barn and Breakfast located on Breck Road.
    Local artists showcased  this time were Kim Hearn, basket maker, the Owen County Rug Hookers, represented by Bettina Somerville and Sharon Lombardo along with Ron Devore, painter and musician.

  • Fun with a purpose

    The first annual Owen County High School carnival was held Saturday to raise money for the 2012 Project Graduation. Owen County students of all ages participated in the different events, which included games, inflatables, a silent auction and a cake walk. Local vendors were set up and kids could have their picture taken with Santa Claus.

  • Chamber announces annual winners

    Following a keynote address by Dr. James Henning at the 11th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce Dinner Monday, awards were given to outstanding business person of the year, outstanding business of the year and the latest addition to the Owen County Retired Teacher’s Association Wall of Fame.
    Awards were given out by Owen County Chamber of Commerce Board Director Dawn Davis.
    The winner of this year’s outstanding business person of the year award went to Holly and Craig Bowling, owners of seven Halloween Express stores between Lexington and Cincinnati.

  • Christmas Angel Tree in full bloom

    Dozens of children across Owen County will have a merry Christmas thanks to those who take a name from the angel tree.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said families throughout Owen County request assistance each year through their office.
    The extension office has had an angel tree since around 1990, when some needy families were receiving no help and others from multiple sources.

  • Artist expo will join Christmas parade

    The annual Owen County Christmas Parade will roll through Owenton Dec. 4, but this years attendees will have one extra stop to make during the days festivities.  
    The Owen County Art Council will be sponsoring “Christmas With the Artist” on the first floor of the Owen County Courthouse. Artisans from around Owen County, including members of the Owen County Farmers Market, will have a variety of gifts for shoppers to choose from and will be set up the entire afternoon.

  • Crash claims life of Owen woman

    An Owen County woman has died following a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 127 Friday.
    According to a statement from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg, troopers are investigating the death of Beverly Minch, 65.
    Police said for reasons unknown at this time, the vehicle driven by Minch crossed the center-line near the 2900 block of U.S. 127 and collied with a passing tractor-trailer.
    Minch was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett at 5:17 p.m.