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  • Owen County state representative named to House tourism committee post

    State Representative Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge (61st District which includes Owen County) was recently named vice-chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives tourism development and energy committee.

  • Another member of Owen County School District administration turns in resignation

    In addition to a new superintendent, the members of the Owen County Board of Education are now looking for a new finance officer following the resignation of another member of the administrative staff.
    The board accepted a letter of resignation from long-time district finance officer Sheila Miller at its Jan. 10 meeting.
    The resignation became effective Dec. 31, 2012. Miller cited a job with the Kentucky Department of Education as her reason for resignation.

  • New economic developer aims to bring jobs to region

    An economic developer has been hired for a group that joined forces last year to promote the Interstate-71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the group, known as Kentucky Connected, interviewed several potential candidates, including some from out of state before deciding on Steve Dale.
    Keith said Dale has a history in economic development and brings extensive knowledge on the subject to the table.

  • City moves closer to adding roads

    A second reading on five separate ordinances declaring the City of Owenton’s intent to annex several roads was held Jan. 8.
    The council held the first readings Dec. 4.

  • County wants drivers to know the limit

    In the wake of a bus crash that killed two children in Carrollton in October 2012, the Owen County Fiscal Court is taking steps to make sure proper speed limits are posted along country roads.
    At the Jan. 8 meeting of the fiscal court, Owen County Road Department Supervisor Greg Smoot said when the Carroll County crash happened, there was some confusion on what the posted speed limit was in the area.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the speed limits should be posted and read into the court’s permanent record so there is no confusion.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll
    Makenzie Davis, Nicole Jacobs, Chad McDonald, Kristen Parker, Mikayla Sipple, Samantha Tamplin, Megan Wilhoite, Micaela Wilhoite, Jacob Williams and Michael Yeager

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

  • Parenting project

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Owen County parents, Tracy McMillian and Tamara Morris from Maurice Bowling Middle School and Bernadette Woodyard from Owen County Primary School, were three of 28 parents from northern Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership.  An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the nationally recognized 16-year program helps parents become more effective advocates for their children’s education.

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School honor roll

    Fifth-grade second nine weeks honor roll
    All “A” honor roll
    Bella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Mithell Culbertson, Shannon Dezarn, Alli Gill, Braden Howard, Connor Jacobs, Westley Johnson, Lucas Lyons, Samantha Mason, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Ryson Neeley, Cailey Stedham, Shelby York

    A/B honor roll

  • Homecoming royalty
  • Professionals sought to share career insight

    The staff of two Owen County schools are seeking volunteers to help students make future career decisions.
    Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County High School will hold an Operation Preparation March 11-15, which will use trained volunteer advisors from the community to discuss career aspirations, required education and training and whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare them for the future.