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  • Perkins still going strong

    N-H Intern

    When you see Don Perkins and his wife Nancy in the tomato patch, it’s clear that there’s nothing he values more than family, his work and the outdoors.

    Perkins has been farming for as long as he can remember. Out of five brothers and three sisters, all of the boys grew up to be farmers.

    “Farming is in my family,” he said. “It was the only thing we all knew.”

  • Ky. American demos old Perry Street tank

    The water tower on Perry Street is no more.

    Crews from Kentucky American Water removed the tank in a single day after it was apparent the tank was no longer needed, according to Susan Lancho, external affairs manager for Kentucky American Water.

    “There were various tanks throughout our system that weren’t needed so they went ahead and took those down,” Lancho said.

  • School district discusses dual credit changes

    As the summer draws to a close with school starting in less than a week, students, parents and district staff gathered at the Owen County High School Monday evening to discuss changes made to Kentucky’s dual credit program for high school students.

    “We thought it was important to pull everyone back together. There’s been a lot of information and news out there about dual credit and some of the changes that’s taken place. We did not expect those changes to take place,” Rob Stafford, superintendent of Owen County Schools, said.

  • Battle of the Bluegrass celebrates third year in Owenton

    More than a dozen teams from across the Commonwealth gathered at the Owen County Park Saturday for the Battle of the Bluegrass, a softball tournament of the Grant County Special Olympics.

    Event coordinators reached out to former Owen County Parks and Recreation Director Buck Beverly three years ago in search of a new facility for the event.

  • Garnett celebrated as longtime public servant

    Former coworkers, friends and family celebrated a decades-long career in public service as Lannis Garnett recently retired from Owen County EMS.

    Prior to receiving his EMT training in 1980, Garnett was trained in CPR and first aid. Beginning in 1981, he and his wife Gladys ran Owen County Life Squad from their home until the service came under the rule of the Owen County Fiscal Court in August 1989.

  • Saying goodbye

    It is hard to believe that eight weeks have come and gone and it is time for me to say goodbye to The News-Herald and the Owenton community.

    Throughout the summer, I have learned so much not only from the office but from the community as well. The people of Owenton — from the school system, to the farmers, to the local businesses — have been so welcoming and for that, I am grateful.

  • 2016-17 school year bus routes

    Bus #1, driven by Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.

    Bus #2, driven by Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 Mile, Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.

    Bus #3, driven by Patsy Fitzgerald: Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to fairgrounds, Green Acres, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, Owen County Judicial Center.

  • Olds receives county’s top honor

    Former Owen County judge executive, fair board member and Rotarian – these are just a few of the titles Tom Olds can claim.

    He can now add 2016 Owen Countian of the Year to that list following last week’s Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show.

    The award came as a surprise for the 77-year-old Owen County native.

  • Stafford recognized for dedication as mother of 3

    If you ask the 2016 Mother of the Year for parenting advice, she would tell you two things she feels are imperative in a child’s upbringing: To have a relationship with Jesus Christ and to love your child unconditionally, no matter what.

    Those two things led Melody Stafford to the annual honor at the Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show July 18.

  • Architects chosen for district projects

    RossTarrant Architects Inc. was selected by the Owen County Board of Education to lead the way as project architects for the Owen County Lower Elementary School renovation and addition.

    “We solicited letters and RossTarrant responded with a letter, they were actually the only ones that responded with a letter by the deadline, so we are making the recommendation that RossTarrant be approved for this lower elementary renovation project,” Superintendent Rob Stafford said.