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  • Leadership Owen County: Leaders explore health care

    By Dan Herndon and Sharon Sullivan
    For the News-Herald

    Leadership Owen County Class of 2014 participants had the opportunity to review several of the health-care resources available to residents on April 2.
    After convening at the Owen County Extension Office, Judy Hetterman led the caravan to Three Rivers District Office.
    The three rivers referred to in the agency’s name are the Ohio, Kentucky and Licking rivers which touch the agency’s service counties of Owen, Pendleton, Grant and Gallatin. 

  • Local student earns Modern Woodmen of America scholarship

    Shelby Lynn Power has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.
    Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill.
    Power, the daughter of Shawn and Jennifer Power of Owenton, plans to use the grant to attend Northern Kentucky University.
    Power is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

  • Realtor Corner: As the weather warms, more people may look for new home

    At last the snow has melted, the bulbs are sprouting, and the home hunters have started their search for just that right home at the perfect location.  They are looking for the community that is a better place for not only their family but for generations to come.
    Every realtor has a diversity of ideals and perspectives as to just what is available and best for the home hunter.  

  • Riggs named Greenwing of the Year

    Austin Riggs was recently received the first-ever Greenwing of the Year Award presented by Ducks Unlimited.
    Greenwings is the youth organization for Ducks Unlimited.
    Riggs has worked with several chapters across the state with their fund-raising events as well as working in the last two state banquets.
    He also works for the youth by helping prepare food plots for the youth dove shoot; works in the archery for kids program at Wolf Creek Dam and Cave Run Lake; and works when DU helps  at the NWTF Jakes Days in August.

  • Owen County officials urge safety when mowing lawn

    Owen County Emergency Management would like to remind residents of lawn mower safety.
    At the beginning of the year, there is the abundant grass to mow. While too much rain can postpone the mowing season a little, nothing really prevents grass from growing and so the mowers come out.
    Since it is such a common activity, there is a tendency to view lawn mowing as being less hazardous than is really the case.
    The following is safety methods on how to minimize risk while using a lawn mower.

  • Owen lawmakers pleased with budget but say more is needed

    The two men appointed to represent Owen County’s interests in the Kentucky General Assembly agree that passing a new state budget was the highlight of this year’s regular session.
    State Senator Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, who represents Owen County, said he was pleased with the bipartisan state budget and the funding increases it offers to education.

  • Queens for Life: Annual pageant benefits Relay programs

    The second annual Queens For A Life pageant was held Saturday in support of Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at the Owen County High School auditorium.
    Over 700 items were turned in for Meeting the Needs Ministry and over $800 was raised from the people’s choice monetary donations. A total of $1,118 was raised Saturday.
    The event was sponsored by First Farmers Bank, State Farm Insurance, Cull Family Pharmacy, Smith House Restaurant, Casa Mexican Restaurant and Petals On the Square.

  • Primary candidates prepare for forums

    With the primary election less than a month away, Owen countians will soon get the chance to hear from candidates running for magistrate in three of the four magisterial districts.
    Magistrate forums will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, but each district will be held at a separate location.
    District one will be held at the New Liberty Firehouse; district two will be held at the Owen County Extension Office and district four will be held at the Monterey Firehouse.
    Third district magistrate Teresa Davis is running unopposed.

  • Mayor questioned about scrap by KSP

    Owenton Mayor Doug West confirmed Friday that he has spoken with Kentucky State Police amid rumors that he is the subject of an investigation by the agency.
    West said no charges have been brought against him and he does not consider being questioned by state police to be a formal investigation.
    “It’s all politically motivated,” West said. “I haven’t done anything illegal.”
    KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn confirmed an inquiry is ongoing, but could not comment further.

  • Cat fans show their colors

    Tyler and Kaylee Mae Glass cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA mens basketball championship game.