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  • Sixth annual Beka's Toppers clay shoot will be held Saturday

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    Rebekah “Beka” Gaines’ vision to start an organization that would provide teens and children battling cancer with hats, scarves and wigs continues years after her courageous battle with Osteosarcoma ended in 2011.

    That vision will be on display for the public at Elk Creek Hunt Club beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday with the sixth annual Beka’s Toppers clay shoot.

    Gaines founded the non-profit organization in 2011 during her battle with cancer.

  • Reception held for Kline May 27
  • MBMS student enjoy cookout on last day of school

    PHOTOS BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    The school had a cookout with hamburgers and sides for students to celebrate the last day of classes.

  • Officer arrested, charged with rape

    An Owenton police officer was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree rape and incest.

    Rufus Shearer Jr., 59, was booked at the Carroll County Detention Center just before 1 p.m. Thursday.

    Shearer was hired as an officer with the Owenton Police Department in 1999, the same year the alleged charges took place in Russell County, according to an indictment presented to the Russell County grand jury May 25.

  • Owen County High graduates 139 students

    After 13 years of seven-hour school days, there was one final tradition for the Owen County High School seniors Sunday afternoon: Graduation.

    The group of students donned maroon and white gowns and mortarboards before filing into the gymnasium. One by one, each walked across the stage and once every student had his or her diploma in hand, Superintendent Rob Stafford took to the lectern.

    “I am pleased to confer you as graduates of Owen County High School, Class of 2016,” he said.

  • Kentucky All Stars to play in Owenton

    Mr. Basketball is going to play one more time in Owenton.

    Kentucky’s 2016 Mr. Basketball Carson Williams and the rest of the Kentucky Boys All-Stars will be playing a scrimmage game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 in the OCHS gym. The game will be a tune up for their series with the Indiana All-Stars on Saturday, June 11 in Indianapolis and on Sunday, June 12 in Louisville.

  • Holloway joins N-H staff as summer intern

    Carroll County native and Eastern Kentucky University rising senior Lauren Holloway has joined the News-Herald for a summer internship.

    The apparel design and merchandising major chose journalism as a minor hoping to one day use skills garnered to work for fashion magazines like Vanity Fair or GLAMOUR.

  • At the Library | June 1, 2016

    The Summer Reading Program is all about fitness this year. Keep up your reading schedule and keep your mind fit. Come join us on Wednesdays starting June 1 for body and mind fitness programs. Kids can get free fair tickets again this year for keeping a reading log and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes.

    Urban Ninja Project: Obstacle Course

  • District honors 13 retirees from public school system

    Story and Photos by Lauren Holloway
    N-H Intern

    The auditorium at Owen County High School was packed Thursday morning as the district honored 13 retirees.

    Charlotte Elkins has been with Owen County schools for 27 years and has taught middle school Language Arts, held titles as Assistant Principal at Maurice Bowling Middle School, Principal at Owen County Elementary, and advised the Future Problem Solving initiative at MBMS.

  • Owenton police officer arrested, charged with rape

    An Owenton police officer was arrested earlier today and charged with first-degree rape and incest.
    Rufus Shearer, 59, was booked at the Carroll County Detention Center just before 1 p.m. Shearer is a police officer with the City of Owenton.
    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry declined to comment on the charges or the investigation, but said Shearer turned himself in to Owenton police.
    "He came in on his own free will and surrendered his firearm, badge and cruiser," Gentry said.