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  • Friends of Gratz school meet

    A few longtime friends with connections to the old one-room school at Gratz gathered at the Smith House Saturday for dinner and remembering. The group hopes to organize a reunion in the fall for the school and community friends.
     

  • Owenton Livestock Report - June 19, 2013

    This week: 445 • June 12: 403
    Last year: 289
    Compared to the previous sale: Feeder steers steady were to $2 higher and heifers steady to $1 higher.
    Slaughter cows sold steady to $1 lower and bulls were not tested.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 400-500 lbs.  $145-155; 500-600 lbs.  $136-139; 600-700 lbs.  $135-141; 700-800 lbs.  $128-134; 800-900 lbs.  $123-126 including 30 mixed at 881 lbs.  $124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $116.

  • 50th anniversary - Marksberry

  • Fair Forecast

    FaDana Bramblett
    For the News-Herald

    Can you believe it is just three weeks until the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show begins.
    There are many new things happening at the fair on Tuesday, which is Family Night. The Fair Bears will be there to talk with the children.
    So come out and see all the activities. Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smokers Friendly, North Park, the Owen County Extension Service Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

  • Retired teachers staying busy

    Earlier in June, members of the Owen Country chapter attended the quarterly Retired Teachers Association Fifth District meeting at Shelbyville.
    OCRTA member Denise Perkins was presented a certificate by District President Debby Murrell for being named the District RTA Volunteer of the Year for 2012-2013.
    Denise was one of 14 district winners from across Kentucky.
    The fifth district is made up of Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

  • Grimes graduates

    Ethan Nathaniel Grimes graduated June 2 from Franklin County High School. He received several scholarship awards and a certificate for his high-grade point average. He is active in his church and recently left for a mission trip to New York. He will attend Asbury University in the fall. He is the son of Paul and Peggy (Smith) Grimes of Frankfort and the grandson of Foster and Geri Smith of Monterey.

     

  • Homeowner attempted to foil burglary

    An incident at a home on Hwy. 22 East has led one man to be indicted on charges of burglary and assault.
    Benjamin Christopher Hellard, 33, was indicted on the charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender after allegedly breaking into the home and being caught by the homeowner.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the incident took place May 24, when Hellard and another man allegedly stole a lawnmower and Weedeater, among other items.

  • Dairy Queen sign returned Casa

    The mystery behind who took the old Dairy Queen sign from the ground of Casa Mexican restaurant has been solved.
    According to Owenton Police Office rGary Alcorn, the taking of the sign was a matter of miscommunication between a member of the restaurant staff and the owner.
    Alcorn said a man asked an employee of the restaurant if he could take the sign. The employee didn’t realize the sign may have had any value and said the man could have it.

  • Couple revives former Amerimart location

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    A new competitor has arrived on the Owen County scene.
    Ron and Claudette Howard of R and C Marts are new to the private industry world, but hope their investment, a Valero Gas Station, will gain ground here in Owenton.
    “It’s our first venture into the private industry and you know, we’re excited about it, everything seems to be running smooth,” Ron Howard said.
    The new store is located in the previous AmeriMart location.

  • Owen girl wins state FFA office

    For the first time in school history, Owen County High School has one of its own representing Rebel Nation as a Future Farmers of America state officer.
    Hunter Sutton, a 2013 OCHS graduate, will serve as the northern Kentucky region’s vice president.
    Sutton was chosen during the FFA’s 83rd annual state convention, held in Lexington June 11-13.
    OCHS FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Daniel Bustle said Sutton was elected as one of the northern Kentucky region’s candidates in the spring following an interview.