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  • Garnett celebrated as longtime public servant

    Former coworkers, friends and family celebrated a decades-long career in public service as Lannis Garnett recently retired from Owen County EMS.

    Prior to receiving his EMT training in 1980, Garnett was trained in CPR and first aid. Beginning in 1981, he and his wife Gladys ran Owen County Life Squad from their home until the service came under the rule of the Owen County Fiscal Court in August 1989.

  • Saying goodbye

    It is hard to believe that eight weeks have come and gone and it is time for me to say goodbye to The News-Herald and the Owenton community.

    Throughout the summer, I have learned so much not only from the office but from the community as well. The people of Owenton — from the school system, to the farmers, to the local businesses — have been so welcoming and for that, I am grateful.

  • 2016-17 school year bus routes

    Bus #1, driven by Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.

    Bus #2, driven by Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 Mile, Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.

    Bus #3, driven by Patsy Fitzgerald: Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to fairgrounds, Green Acres, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, Owen County Judicial Center.

  • Olds receives county’s top honor

    Former Owen County judge executive, fair board member and Rotarian – these are just a few of the titles Tom Olds can claim.

    He can now add 2016 Owen Countian of the Year to that list following last week’s Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show.

    The award came as a surprise for the 77-year-old Owen County native.

  • Stafford recognized for dedication as mother of 3

    If you ask the 2016 Mother of the Year for parenting advice, she would tell you two things she feels are imperative in a child’s upbringing: To have a relationship with Jesus Christ and to love your child unconditionally, no matter what.

    Those two things led Melody Stafford to the annual honor at the Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show July 18.

  • Architects chosen for district projects

    RossTarrant Architects Inc. was selected by the Owen County Board of Education to lead the way as project architects for the Owen County Lower Elementary School renovation and addition.

    “We solicited letters and RossTarrant responded with a letter, they were actually the only ones that responded with a letter by the deadline, so we are making the recommendation that RossTarrant be approved for this lower elementary renovation project,” Superintendent Rob Stafford said.

  • First Baptist honors emergency personnel

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    With recent tragedies involving police officers across the country, Owenton First Baptist Church felt a conviction to honor those who serve in the community every day by holding a special service for the first responders on Sunday.

  • Upcoming back to school events include Rebel Rally, Camp MBMS

    Back to school event set for Monday

  • St. Elizabeth looks to expand operations in Owen County

    When St. Elizabeth Healthcare signed a lease with the United States Department of Agriculture for the old New Horzions Hospital space, they were committing to Owen County’s healthcare. Almost one-third of the way through the 18-month lease, St. Elizabeth is now looking to build.

    “We are currently in the process of trying to locate a new location in Owenton,” said John Mitchell, vice president of operations for St. Elizabeth at Covington, Grant and Owen.

  • Malcomb tours China as part of trip for high school students

    For students, a trip outside of the county is an excursion but for 15-year-old Noah Malcolmb, he took the word excursion to a new meaning as he left for a 16-hour flight to Shanghai, China.

    Malcomb, a sophomore at Owen County High School, was one of 24 high school students that traveled to the country as part of an 14-day trip in June organized by the University of Kentucky’s Confuscius Institute. Owen County High School teacher Doris Beverly actually told Malcomb about the trip he could apply for, he said.