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Today's News

  • City council addresses Beck Street safety concerns, Roland Avenue property

    A Beck Street resident brought her safety concerns to the Oct. 4 Owenton City Council meeting after she repeatedly witnessed speeders driving down the street.
    April Cooke said she believes the speed limit sign isn’t as noticeable as it should be and suggested that it be moved farther from the road. With the placement of the sign, Cooke said it’s easily missed after turning down the street.
    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier said that would be an easy fix.

  • OCHS bringing schools together to celebrate Veterans Day

    NEWS-HERALD STAFF
    Owen County School students will be giving back to local veterans and spreading awareness this Friday for the school’s annual Veterans Day assembly hosted by the high school Civics Club.
    Civics Club Faculty advisor and High School teacher Kevin Webster said this year’s students are leaving their own unique mark on the program by bringing all the district schools together.
    Civics club president and OCHS senior Audrey Hager said it’s been a worthwhile challenge.

  • Assistance available for those re-enrolling for healthcare

    by jeff moore
    N-H Publisher
    Kentuckians who purchased Quality Health Insurance plans through Kynect in past years must re-enroll through the federal healthcare exchange by Dec. 15 to avert a possible lapse in their coverage.
    Gov. Matt Bevin’s decision to dismantle Kynect means that anyone having a plan that is not through the Medicaid must go through HealthCare.gov this year for their 2017 plan.
    Sound confusing? Free help is available to walk local residents through the changes.

  • Three to be inducted into local athletics hall of fame this weekend

    The newest class of the Owen County Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted this weekend.
    Willis Lee, C.W. Ware, and Danielle Hoop will all be honored before the Rebels take on Woodford County on Saturday evening. The ceremony will take place between the junior varsity and varsity contests.
    Lee, who was born in Natlee, Kentucky in 1888, won seven medals in the 1920 Olympic Games. He was also the Vice Admiral of the United States Navy during World War II.

  • Mad stones have been known to cure what ails

    For centuries blisters, bunions and boils were treated with home remedies, as were more serious illnesses. From purging to blood letting to herbal poultices, folks treated themselves, their families and their neighbors, using remedies passed down through generations.
    With the advent of antibiotics, many old remedies went out of vogue. Although leeches and maggots were used since ancient times, by the 20th century they became a treatment of the past. That is, until recently.

  • Some enjoy Florida while we at home are growing ‘webbed feet’

    Unless you have been vacationing in Florida since Christmas you have noticed it’s been raining a great part of the time since before Christmas. Wanda said we’ve had two and a half inches. I know it’s been more like 5 inches. Cedar Creek is full and holding back Kay’s Branch and water is filling the creek clear past Bruce’s barn. On the farm that Ray lives on in Franklin County, the ground is so wet the cows are sinking into the middle of their legs. It makes it hard to feed from the tractors.

  • At the Library | Jan. 17, 2017

    Email Assistance
    Need help setting up your free email address? Call the library at (502) 484-3450 to set up your appointment and we will be happy to assist you. The event will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon, today (Wednesday).

    Puzzle Mania
    Don’t be puzzled at the library. Meet like-minded puzzle solvers to complete a variety of puzzles. Appropriate for all school-age children. The event begins at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

  • Self-Care Series: Tips for the winter months

    by Judy Hetterman

  • MBMS, OCHS announce honor roll students

    Fifth-Grade All ‘A’ Honor Roll
    Seth Cockrell, Blake Crabtree, Gwyneth Culbertson, Gavin Dillard, Levi Fitzgerald, James Grider, Price Griffin, Ashlee Hudson, Chayce Merchant, Maddie Morgan, Micah New, Magaly Olguin, and Braxton Ward.
    Fifth-Grade A/B Honor Roll

  • Early exit for Runnin’ Rebels from All ‘A’ Tournament

    The Owen County Rebels are not used to losing early in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic.
    The Rebels entered the tournament as the two-time defending champions and having won four of the last five events. The only time they did not win during that span was in 2013 when they lost in the championship game to Carroll County in Eminence.
    Jan. 10, Owen County traveled to Walton-Verona where they took on Eminence in the first round. The last time the Rebels lost in the first round was in 2010, also at Walton-Verona.