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  • Banschbach honored

    Jennifer Banschbach, an LPN at  Owenton Center  in Owenton, received the 2013 Kentucky Health Care Foundation Scholarship at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities Annual Quality Awards Banquet Nov. 14.
    Administrator Lisa Romans said, “It is an honor to have Jennifer as part of our staff providing quality care every day. This recognition serves as a testament to her dedication to delivering that quality care to our residents.”

  • Expressing themselves

    These students in Ms. Wooten’s fifth-grade class gained public speaking experience at the fifth-grade poetry reading event Nov. 19. They read several types of original poems to a large group of supportive family members and friends. All of the MBMS fifth-grade poems will be available for the public to read at the Owen County Public Library after the first of the year.

  • Leadership Owen County: Planning, managing effective meetings is focus of meeting

    BY DAVID B. LILLY
    For the News-Herald
    The seventh session of the Owen County Leadership Program, offered by the Owen County Extension Council, was held Oct. 21.
    Joy Morgan served as the hostess and emcee for the night. She introduced our presenters for the night.
    The participants wish to thank Joy for the snacks.
    Ron Glenn and Ginny Cook began the class by talking about power and leadership in communities.

  • Owen Senior Center activities for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

    The Owen County Senior Center provides activities only. The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant.
    Hot meals are served daily at 12 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot cooked meal. All seniors are welcome to attend.

    Wednesday: 9 a.m., games; 12 p.m., potluck Thanksgiving meal; 1 p.m., extension office/craft.
    Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving.
    Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving.
    Monday: 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., drumming with Roberta Schultz.

  • Owen officials offers tips for winter safety

    Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm.
    People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions.
    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan tells the public to be prepared for winter weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio and /television to stay informed about winter-storm watches, warnings and advisories.

  • To Russia with love: Owen native to represent USA in Winter Olympics

    When the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team steps up to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, not only will Adam Clark be representing the red, white and blue, he will be representing Owen County.
    Clark, who graduated from Owen County High School in 2003, was recently named to the bobsled team. The Centre College graduate will serve as a “pusher” and helping getting the bobsled off to a fast and accurate start will be one of this jobs.
    The recognition comes after four long years of hard work and dedication.

  • Blaze damages Monterey home

    A fire on Old Monterey Road during the early morning hours Satruday has been ruled an electrical fire.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said the call was received around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
    “The call came in as a flue fire,” Canchola said. “But once we got there, it was actually a fire that had already gotten to the attic. We made an attack, got it knocked down, but I would say it was about a 75-percent loss.”

  • Tip leads to drug arrests

    Two people were recently arrested after an anonymous tip led state police to find over five pounds of processed marijuana.
    Jamie Conrad, 41, and Shawn Long, 38, both of Owenton, were arrested Nov. 15 on multiple drug charges.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said state police were serving arrest warrants on both Conrad and Long, which led to more charges.

  • Questions on future of former senior citizens building

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has found a distributor for the emergency food assistance program, but a location to distribute the commodities remains up in the air.
    Items for the food assistance program are purchased through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and had formerly been distributed by Northern Kentucky Community Action which had to cease  distribution due to budget cuts.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she was notified that NKCA would no longer be distributing the items in mid-October.

  • Local program brightens holidays for area seniors

    This holiday season, the community can help give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior  program.
    The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with the North Central District Home Health Agency and KIPDA – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. The local Home Instead Senior Care office aids seniors in Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Nelson, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Woodford and surrounding counties.