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  • County employees will begin carrying identification badges

    Owen County employees will soon receive identification badges to help citizens of the county become better acquainted with officials.
    Owen County is one of the last counties in the state that doesn’t issue badges, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said.
    Keith said she mainly wanted the badges for road department and ambulance service employees, as well as the dog warden and jailer.

  • Over a dozen cattle die in truck accident

    By Charlie Pearl and Molly Haines
    Kentucky News Content Service, News-Herald staff
    About 15 cattle died and 75 were rescued in a double-decker tractor-trailer accident on U.S. 127 North in Franklin County near the Peaks Mill Road intersection Wednesday night.
    The driver, David Evans, 48, of Burnside, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment, said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton.
    “He had some minor scrapes and bruises,” Melton said.

  • County lags nation, state in physical activity

    Adults in Owen County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 31 percent of Owen County adults got no exercise in the previous month, other than what they may have gotten while at work.

  • Owen native earns Legion of Merit

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Nix attended a retirement ceremony at Fort Knox March 6. His reserve unit Fourth Battalion, 399th Regiment, 104th Division, wanted to honor him for his service to the unit and the United States Army during his 36-year career.
    At the ceremony, Nix was awarded the Legion of Merit for his outstanding leadership, unparalleled professionalism and dedication to duty, which contributed to the overall mission success of every unit in which he served.

  • Order early and save on yearbook

    The yearbook staff of Owen County High School is now accepting orders for the 2011 edition of the Pride of Owen Yearbook. 
    The staff is offering an early-bird special of $60.
    There are two ways to order your yearbook:
    1. Go online to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the order number 10735. When ordering online, you will pay $3.50 for processing.
    2.  See Ms. Bush at the high school to place your order and avoid the $3.50 processing fee.

  • Owen woman finds a new opportunity at women’s school

    Owen County was well represented at the New Opportunity School for Women at Berea College in February.
    Christina Johns was selected as one of 10 women to participate in this three-week program.
    Career exploration and leadership development create the framework for the experience, which includes an internship on campus or in the community and intensive educational and personal development classes.
    For Johns, the experience was nothing short of “life changing.”

  • New middle school formally opens

    Members of the Owen County Board of Education and members of the Dr. Maurice Bowling family participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at the newly opened Maurice Bowling Middle School. L to R: Owen County School Board Chairman Terry Patterson, Dr. Larry Johnson, Don Bowling, Donna Jean McDonald, Stuart Bowling, Gladys Bowling, Brett McDonald, Brian Young and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

  • MBMS wins District Governor’s Cup title, advances to region and state

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Academic Team competed Jan. 22 in the District Governor’s Cup competition hosted at the new MBMS. At the end of the day, MBMS was awarded the first-place overall district trophy, including first place in quick recall, first place in future problem solving, and several individual awards.

  • Well-timed training

    Owen County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robb Chaney said all six fire departments protecting Owen County were represented during the grass and brush fire practice and training session Wednesday evening.
    Chaney said 52 men and women participated in the exercise.
    “We burned approximately 50 acres in about four hours,” Chaney said. “It was the first time that I know of all six fire departments being on a live training together and I’ve been a firefighter for 26 years.”

  • Feds say there’s something fishy about Owen caviar

    An Owen County couple was recently indicted by a federal jury for trafficking in and falsely labeling illegally harvested paddlefish.
    Steve T. Kinder, 51, and Kinder Caviar Inc. have been charged with illegally harvesting paddlefish from Ohio waters and falsely reporting to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources that he caught the fish in Kentucky.