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  • Rediscovering the dead

    At first glance, an acre of land on Claxon Ridge Road looks like any other vacant lot — overgrown with trees and shrubbery — but upon inspection, over 150 years worth of history can be found there.
    The acre of land was the final resting place of over 100 Owen countians – including the great-great-grandparents of Christina Rice, a member of the Owen County Historical Society who is hoping to clean up the cemetery and preserve its history for generations to come.

  • Study finds 10 percent of all Owen County income comes from Social Security

    By Bill Bishop and
    Roberto Gallardo
    The Daily Yonder for the News-Herald
    If Owen County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 10.0 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost — a total of $27,614,572 in 2009.

  • Court adopts new rules for county workers

    County employees now have an updated administrative code to follow.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a second reading on the updated administrative code during its Oct. 25 meeting.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said there were no major changes to the code, but it now more closely follows state guidelines.
    Under the changes, new disciplinary procedures have been implemented, but Keith said they are recommended and do not have to be followed. The procedure gives employees a verbal and written warning; suspension with or without pay; and dismissal.

  • KSU to host aquaculture field day and workshop

    Kentucky State University’s Division of Aquaculture will hold an Aquaculture Field Day and Workshop Saturday at the Aquaculture Research Center, located at 103 Athletic Road in Frankfort.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m., and talks begin at 9:20 a.m. The registration fee is $9.
    Experts will provide tips on selling fish in local markets, discuss new innovative technologies being used to raise fish and shrimp, and update participants on a number of different species.
    Thirteen aquaculture and aquatic biology scientists will present their research findings.

  • Honoring volunteers

    Oct. 16, was a beautiful day in Perry Park. The Perry Park Resort Owners’ Association hosted an “Appreciation Day” for the New Liberty Fire Department, and they dedicated their “serenity garden,” which was recently constructed on the grounds of the Glenwood Hall Community Center.

  • Honoring volunteers

    Oct. 16, was a beautiful day in Perry Park. The Perry Park Resort Owners’ Association hosted an “Appreciation Day” for the New Liberty Fire Department, and they dedicated their “serenity garden,” which was recently constructed on the grounds of the Glenwood Hall Community Center.

  • Sharing some secrets

    Owen County fifth-grade students are experiencing a taste of home this week.
    Sponsored by the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, Recipes for Life is in its third year, teaching students the importance of healthy-eating habits.
    Throughout the week, one fifth-grade class spends its day at the Owen County Extension Office learning how to properly set a dinner table, prepare a meal and how to be safe in the kitchen.

  • Candidates come calling

  • Showing love for Lenora

    Numerous contributions to her community, service as a volunteer and a role model for future generations – these are just a few of the reasons why Owen County’s Lenora Kelly Olds was one of nine to receive this year’s William R. Markesberry Senior Star award.
    The award is given every year by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation. The foundation recognizes and honors seniors who have remained engaged in an active lifestyle and looks for those who have been an inspiration to communities across Kentucky.  

  • 911 call leads to arrest of Owen man

    A 911 call from a juvenile led to the arrest of an Owenton man Friday.
    Jesse Brandenburg, 33, was arrested on the charge of incest.
    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb said the call was received at 1:27 p.m.
    “Incest implies the relationship of a family member,” Webb said. “These situations are obviously unfortunate because what has (allegedly) been done is sick, and we want the public to be aware of these acts, but we can’t release a lot of information.”