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  • Kay’s Branch News : This was a weekend full of cancellations

    Last week started out just fine – 60-plus degrees and sunshine. Teri came over to do her laundry and helped me get my Christmas decorating under way.
    We got more done than I would have in a week. So I went to play bridge all afternoon on Tuesday.
    Wanda said they went fishing at the dam in Monterey. Barbara told her they had caught some sauger (that’s some kind of fish), but evidently they weren’t biting so they came home and ate fish from the freezer.  

  • Owen County Farm Bureau receives 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Owen County Farm Bureau received the 2013 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.
    The award honors county Women’s Committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • Anniversary celebration: Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Gibson

    Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Gibson recently celebrated their upcoming wedding anniversary. The two were married Dec. 21, 1963. The Gibson’s said “no party,” so they enjoyed cake with their family at Thanksgiving and were presented a “50 Years of Memories” DVD.

  • UPDATE: Owen County Christmas Parade, Santa's Castle cancelled

    The Owen County Christmas Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled due to the chance of inclement weather. The parade will not be rescheduled.
    Christmas With the Artist could be rescheduled and we will let you know as soon as that information becomes available.
    Santa's Castle, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Owen County Extension Office has been cancelled. Santa's Castle has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m.

  • Santa to make appearance at Christmas parade Sunday

    Santa Claus will make his way back through the streets of Owenton Sunday, with an afternoon of events slated around the annual Owen County Christmas Parade.
    The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas Melodies” and approximately 25 people have signed up to participate.
    Owen County Extension Support Staff Stephanie Howard said State Senator Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, will serve as this year’s grand marshal.
    Those interested in participating will have until Friday to reserve their spot in the parade.

  • County settles building question

    Owen County Adult Education will soon have a new home after a special Owen County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, but Meeting the Needs has yet to find a permanent residence.
    The court voted to honor its contract with Gateway Community and Technical College to house the adult-education program at the former senior-citizens building at 103 W. Perry St.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Meeting the Needs has yet to find a new location but will distribute food to those in the emergency food assistance program.

  • Be an angel: Angel Tree gives community a way to reach out and help children during the Christmas season

    While shopping for loved ones this holiday season, Owen countians will also have the opportunity to remember dozens of local children in need.
    Over 50 tags adorn this year’s Angel Tree located at the News-Herald office and the project’s committee members are hopeful that every gift will bring smiles to those who receive them.
    About 40 families received full sponsorship this year by taking classes through the Owen County Extension Office and volunteering in the community.

  • Owen County cheerleaders earn spot on national stage

    The Owen County High School Competitive Cheer team is off to a great start this season and have already qualified for a trip to a national competition in  Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Jenna Gray, Maurice Bowling Middle School and OCHS cheer coach, said this is first time her squad has competed at CANAM in several years.

  • Senior Citizens Club News - Dec. 4, 2013

    The Nov. 20 Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by President Wanda Moreland.
    Marlene Mason, chaplain, did the pledge to the flag. Devotion was taken from John 15, subject about new life.
    The poem “Turkey Complaint” was read.
    “They fatten me up, they sharpen the axe. I’m getting so nervous I just can’t relax. I know what I’ll do, I’ll hide in the hay and then they can’t find me on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Honoring energy conservation

    Owen County Upper Elementary School has been recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for earning the prestigious Energy Star, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. 
    A certificate signed by Governor Steve Beshear was presented to the OCUES Student Council during a ceremony that included representatives from the Kentucky School Boards Association, teachers, students, and district leaders.