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  • Area pilot helps kids learn to fly

    An area pilot has now given more than 200 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight.
    Among the more than 45,000 pilots around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort is Joseph Sanchez of Jonesville,

  • Owen County Fair and Horse Show 2013 schedule of events

    Saturday, July 13:
    6:30 p.m. – Walking Horse Show

    Sunday, July 14:
    7 p.m. – Worship service

    Monday, July 15:
    6:30 p.m. – Miniature & Saddlebred Horse Show
    7 p.m. – Miss Owen County Pageant

    Tuesday, July 16:
    9 a.m.-Noon – Enter Exhibits
    6 p.m. – Family Night Events Begin
    Stick Horse Race
    Water Bucket Relay
    Pie Eating Contest
    Family Obstacle Relay

  • Crash snarls downtown traffic

    A tractor-trailer overturned at approximately 3:35 p.m. Friday afternoon, in front of Cowboys Market on Main Street. Police and emergency crews are on the scene. Police are investigating the cause of the accident and no injuries have been reported. The tractor-trailer also damaged a car parked along Main Street.
    See the July 10 edition of the News-Herald for more details.

  • The business of clean water

     

    By Mary Alford

    N-H Staff Writer

    Another business has emerged in Owenton.

    Innovative Water Systems, founded by Marty Olson, is dedicated to insuring quality, safe water to its customers.

    “It is a really huge responsibility to treat people’s water for them, their health is in your hands at that point,” Olson said.

    Olson began his career in water treatment after his body couldn’t handle the construction business anymore and he needed something to keep busy.

  • Break-in at ex-boyfriend’s house leads to arrest

     

    An Owen County woman is being charged with first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s house.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn, Jennifer Stosberg, 43, allegedly took a gun and some gas on June 15 from the home located on Herman Green Road.

    She was arrested by KSP June 25.

    The gun was recovered.

    Arterburn said any time a gun is used in a burglary or stolen from the home, it becomes first-degree burglary.

  • Weekly passes for Owen fair on sale

     

    Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smoker’s Friendly, North Park, Extension Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.  The weekly passes does not include carnival rides.

    There are box seats available for $25 by calling Bramblett.  

    Also, on Saturday night there will be a chance to drive a demo car in the race or $500.00 in cash.

    Tickets are available one for $5 or six for $20. You must be present to win.

    For tickets, contact Casey Ellis, Ashley Young or Holly Bowling.

  • An Everyday Patriot

     

    Tomorrow may be Independence Day, but for at least one Owen countian, every day is the Fourth of July.

    Local dentist Dr. Joy Arnold-Morse grew up around the red, white and blue and from the scrubs she wears to the year-round decorations in her home and office, Arnold-Morse said it’s a tradition she hopes will never die.

    “Mom was the American flag person,” Arnold-Morse said. “She had them everywhere.”

  • Fan Fair roars to the finish line

     

    Despite some less than perfect weather, another successful Owen County Fan Fair has rolled by. 

    The third-annual event kicked off June 26 with vendors for both shopping and dining. A family fun evening was also scheduled for the day, but was nixed do to heavy rains.

    “We gave the vendors an option to stay open or pack it in for the day,” Owen County Visioneer David Morgan said. “They appreciated us doing that, but having to cancel family fun evening hurt our attendance for the year.”

  • OCHS track team honored for efforts on, off the field

    Several Owen County track and field team members were honored during the annual awards ceremony.

  • Time flies

     

    Three area youths – Andi Wash, Corey Cobb and Julie Spaulding, just completed their final year of participation in the Kentucky Baptist All State Youth Choir. The Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir is an 85-voice choir selected by audition. They have been active in these choirs since fourth-grade. In these photos, you can see how they singers have grown.