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  • Owen County among lowest jobless rates in Kentucky

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in state at 5.4 percent, according to a state news release. It was followed by Scott County, 5.9 percent; Fayette, Franklin, Oldham and Union counties, 6 percent each; Daviess, Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; and Ohio and Owen counties, 6.3 percent each.

  • Shooting chatter leads to charges for pair of Owen County students

    Disorderly conduct charges were issued against two Owen County High School students after one student alarmed others by saying an intruder was in the building.
    According to a press release from Kentucky State Police, a second student made comments that everyone in the school was in danger.
    Neither student made direct threats or had information about known threats.
    Both students are 15 years old and were cited after making comments for the purpose of creating public alarm.

  • 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