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Today's News

  • In his blood: McDonald learned operator trade from his father

    The following news article is reprinted from the News-Democrat as part of its “Carroll County At Work” series.

    BY KRISTIN BECK

    Landmark News Service

  • In brief: Aug. 19, 2015

    Movie to be held on courthouse lawn
    Movie night on the courthouse lawn will be held at dark, Aug. 29. The movie will be shown rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket. Epoch Fellowship will provide free popcorn.

  • At the library - Aug. 19-25

    This week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #5 – Have everyone in the family find a poem in the poetry section, read it out loud and copy it into your journal. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.

  • County could soon make hiring decisions

    Editor's note: Following the News-Herald's Tuesday press deadline, the Owen County Fiscal Court met and voted to hire Dan Brenyo as community program administrator, pending a background check and drug screening.
    Brenyo worked as a consultant to the Owen County Fiscal Court earlier this year, and also served as Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis' campaign manager during the 2014 election.
    For more on this story, see the Aug. 19 edition of the News-Herald.

  • Cafe owners bet jet boats will propel business boom

    Despite Friday’s cloudy skies, the area around New’s Café, Antiques and Gold Star Bed & Breakfast bustled with excitement as passengers on the Rockin’ Thunder jet boat made a lunch stop at Gratz.
    The Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC, based in Madison, Ind., offers the two-day Kentucky River Adventure for $199 per person. Cafe owners Earl and Linda New are hopeful the ride will help transform Gratz back into the busy river town it once was.

  • Grand jury hands down four indictments

    Staff report

    - Demetrius Paliobagis, 28, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

  • In brief - Aug. 12, 2015

    Mobile food pantry will be held Aug. 15
    The First Christian Church Mobile Food Pantry will be at the church from 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15.

    Cammack reunion Aug. 16
    The Cammack reunion will be held at the Owen County Extension Building on Ellis Highway Sunday, Aug. 16. We will gather for a potluck meal around 1 p.m. We hope all family and relatives will attend. If you need further information, contact Bev Hearn at bhearn240@msn.com, or call (859) 824-6687.

  • Settlement ends deputies' overtime dispute

    The taxpayers of Owen County will ultimately be responsible for $26,000 in unpaid overtime to two Owen County sheriff’s deputies.
    Under the administration of former Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, sheriff’s deputies were on call for nine hours at a time, but were only paid for eight hours.
    Hammond reportedly gave the deputies one hour for lunch, but under federal law, emergency personnel must be paid for the time they’re on call.

  • In brief - Aug. 5, 2015

    Camp MBMS to be held Aug. 6
    All incoming fifth grade students are invited and encouraged to attend Camp MBMS from 5-7 p.m., Aug. 6. Registration forms can be found on the Owen County School website and if you have questions please contact Becky Mefford at (502) 484-4017. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students and there will be activities planned for both students are parents. Refreshments will be served.

    Epoch sponsoring oil change for some mothers 

  • NKY needle exchange inching forward

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Needle-exchange programs could be set up in Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Grant counties – if city and county officials approve them.
    The Population Health and Clinical Services committees of the Northern Kentucky District Board of Health are scheduled to meet Thursday to talk about protocols for syringe-exchange programs at its regional health centers.