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  • Take part in Owen County Night at Legends’ game

    Tickets can be purchased for Owen County Night at the Lexington Legends baseball game.
    The game will be Friday at 7:05 p.m.
    The Owen County Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball teams will be recognized in a pregame parade and an Owen contain will throw out first pitch. Fireworks will follow the game.
    To purchase tickets and help raise money for OCPR youth sports, call 502-750-3342.
     

  • Meeting the needs of Meeting the Needs

    Sully Runion wasn’t too concerned when Meeting the Needs needed a new home.
    The Owen County charity, which offers food and clothing for the poor, had been operating from Long Ridge Baptist Church and needed more shelves and more space to fulfill its mission.
    Runion said he wasn’t too worried. He said he knew the Lord would provide.
    “We had been looking for a permanent home for a long time,” Runion said. “Lots of people had been praying for us and God provided this place.”

  • McDonald steps down from Owen school board

    The Owen County Board of Education has a vacant seat after vice-chairman Brett McDonald recently resigned.
    McDonald has served on the board of education for 12 years and represented Owen County’s second educational district including Gratz and Monterey.
    McDonald’s resignation became official June 16.
    McDonald cited a state law for the cause of his resignation to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
    His son, Chad McDonald, recently began working for the board preparing computers for the upcoming school year.

  • No spinach required: Owen man powers his way to national strongman competition in Nevada

    Even a guy who can carry 250 pounds in each hand and walk for 240 feet, hoist the equivalent of a  full-sized tree trunk over his head or lift a 900-pound car can use a helping hand every now and again.
    Caleb Perkins, a 2005 graduate of Owen County High School and the son of Jim and Ann Perkins, qualified for the North American Strongman’s National Championship.
    The lineman for the electric division of the Frankfort Plant Board will be competing in Reno, Nevada in October.

  • 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.