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  • Hospital now staffed with doctor

    New Horizons Medical Center is now staffed with a physician and nurse practitioner, according to CEO Bernie Poe.
    In a statement released Friday, Poe said those who need to schedule a doctor’s appointment can do so by calling the hospital.
    “This will enable our patients to see a doctor or nurse practitioner while using their insurance coverage to the fullest,” Poe said. “As always, our policy is no discrimination related to race, age, sex or ability to pay.”

  • SSNK services will continue uninterrupted

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) has announced a plan that will transition services provided by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky (SSNK).
    SSNK announced Oct. 19 that it would be discontinuing services Oct. 23.
    SSNK operated 10 senior centers and provided Meals on Wheels service in an eight-county area.
    The eight counties included in that area are Owen, Grant, Gallatin, Carroll, Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Pendleton counties.

  • Bowling, Crenshaw vie for third-district school board seat

    Only one contested race will be held locally on Nov. 3 and the two candidates are write-ins.
    Craig Bowling, current third-district school board member and Kae Crenshaw, a former school teacher and counselor will vie for the third-district seat.
    In Owen County’s fifth school board district, Neese Chilton is running as a write-in candidate.
    The following are the answers to the News-Herald questionnaire sent to the contested race.

    Craig Bowling

  • School board selects architect for road widening

    The Owen County Board of Education selected RossTarrant Architects, Inc. for a new project at its Oct. 19 meeting.
    The firm is not working to build a new school this time around, but rather will create a solution to improving the road access to the Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County High School.
    “We’re looking to resurface the road and widen it,” Superintendent Robert Stafford said. “…It’ll help with some of the turning there in front of the middle school.”

  • County aid emergency road funds awarded to Owen County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced that Owen County will receive $214,400 in County Road Aid emergency funds. The county will use the funds for a bridge repair on Natlee Slatin Road (CS 1119) located 2.2 miles from KY 2018 over Lytles Fork Creek.
    These roads serve residents in Owen County. The repairs will make travel safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles.
    “These projects are an example of the cabinet’s commitment to provide a solid infrastructure in Owen County,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.

  • In brief | Oct. 28, 2015

    Absentee voting has begun
    Absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 3 election has begun at the Owen County Clerk’s Office, located at 136 W. Brian St.

  • St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint make offer to purchase New Horizons

    An offer has been made by St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint to purchase New Horizons Medical Center and its assets, according to attorney Ruth Baxter.
    The bankruptcy court and creditors will have the final decision, Baxter said the hospital’s bankruptcy council will be submitting the offer to the court today or tomorrow.
    Baxter said the offer, if accepted, would result in some creditors not being paid.

  • A troubling trend

    A well-kept teenager’s bedroom. There was a place for everything and everything in its place, including the nine examples of drug paraphernalia that Georgetown Police Chief Mike Bosse hid inside the mock-up at the Owen County High School auditorium Oct. 13.
    Bosse addressed an audience of 10 people about the dangers of drug addiction and some of the psychology behind addiction, as well as things parents and caretakers should watch out for to know if a teenager is in the early stages of addiction.

  • Volunteer firefighters respond to smoke at Owenton Center

    Owen County volunteer firefighters responded to smoke at 905 Hwy. 127 N., Owenton Center, Monday.
    Owenton Fire Chief J.O. Powers said the motor to an HVAC unit was frozen when the unit came on.
    “It heated itself up and got hot, started to smoke,” Powers said. “The smoke filtered to the attic, that’s when they called us.”
    The call came in at 8:37 a.m. Powers said firefighters were on scene within two minutes.
    Powers said the facility’s maintenance man cut the unit off.

  • Alleged burglary ends with man being flown to UC Hospital

    What began as a burglary at a Wheatley home Oct. 14 ended with an injury accident and one patient flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
    Two men, Kevin Clarkson and James Taylor, allegedly broke into the home of Tommy Williams on Hwy. 227 near Wheatley, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell.
    The two men allegedly swiped a 48-inch flat screen TV from Williams’ residence.