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Local News

  • Future of Fan Fair in question

    Thousands of NASCAR fans descended on Kentucky Speedway June 26-28, about 15 miles from downtown Owenton.
    But for the most part in Owen County, it was just another weekend.
    From 2011-2013, the Owen County Visioneers hosted Fan Fair in hopes of drawing race fans to Owen County to boost the county’s tourism.

  • Owen County District Court - June 27, 2014

    Brittany Bress, 1995, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, pleaded guilty, 60 days, to serve seven days, credit time served, conditionally discharged for five days, court costs.
    Jessica C. Clines, 1980, second-degree assault, preliminary hearing set for July 11.
    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 11.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, to revoke probation continued from June 13, continued to July 11.
    Michael Vickers, 1968, fourth-degree assault, continued to July 11.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll - July 2, 2014

    Fourth Nine Weeks
    12th Grade Super Honor Roll: Allyson Beverly, Andrea Burford, Allison Dempsey, Ellen Eldridge, Haley Hatchett, Kasey Hunter, Kayla Miles, Shelby Power, Melanie Ransdell, Hannah Strohmeier, Richard Swigert, Hunter Trenary, Sarah Wilhoite and Sarah Wotier

  • Senior Center activities - July 2, 2014

    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.
    July 2:
    10:00 Games/Cards
    1:00 Movie
    July 3
    Wear red, white and blue
    9:00 Rummy
    1:00 Rook
    July 4
    Closed
    July 7
    9:00 Games
    10:00 Walking club
    1:00 Erica Manna with Hospice

  • Drivers take a detour

    The second annual “Pulling for Kids” Charity Clay Shoot presented by the NRA Foundation was held Thursday at the Elk Creek Hunt Club.  All proceeds from the event go directly to children’s organizations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.  Three contenders in Friday’s John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway including Dylan Kwasniewski, Dakoda Armstrong, and Brendan Gaughan were on hand to show their support.

     

  • Owen County Senior Citizens Club: Kelly Olds honored for service

    BY WANDA MORELAND
    For the News-Herald
    We went to Jewell’s at Warsaw for our April 16 meeting, our Easter meal. There were 11 members present.
    We had a short meeting and presented Marlene Mason the honorary lifetime membership award for 29 years of service to the Owen County Senior Citizens Club. She is also our chaplain.
    We do not really live unless we have friends surrounding us like a firm wall against the winds of the world.
    We finished our lunch and returned home.

  • Derringer named to WKU president’s scholar list

    Mariah K. Derringer, a freshman at Western Kentucky University, has been named to the president’s scholar list for the spring semester 2014. To be selected for this honor, the student must complete an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester just completed.
    She is the daughter of Gary and Marsha Derringer.

  • Wagner earns degree from Eastern Kentucky University

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,707 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2014 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 10.
    Local EKU graduates include Cody H. Wagner of Sparta with a degree in art.
    The new degree holders join more than 137,000 Eastern alumni in Kentucky and across the United States and world.

  • Owen girl named Little Miss Kentucky

    Adi Rose Bowling, the 8-year-old daughter of Craig and Holly Bowling, was crowned 2014 Little Miss Kentucky June 28. She competed against 22 other girls for the title. Little Miss Kentucky is the title for ages 3-8 in the Miss America system.

  • Program prepares the next generation of volunteers

    Since its inception in the early 1980s, Owen County’s junior volunteer firefighter program has taught teens the importance of camaraderie, trust and building lifelong relationships -- but most importantly, how to save lives and property.
    Today there are only four junior firefighters county wide, a number that Owen County Volunteer Fire Chief Robb Chaney, Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly and Owen County Volunteer Fire Public Information Officer Jude Canchola hope to see rise this summer.