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Today's News

  • Tee off to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts

    There will be a golf scramble on Aug. 23 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts, a local non-profit organization that helps families that have children with a congenital heart defect.
    The entry fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart rental and post-tournament meal. 
    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun at 8 a.m.

  • Sunday sales approved

    A second reading of an ordinance that will allow small farm wineries in Owen County to be open between the hours of 1-7 p.m. on Sundays has been approved by a 3-1 vote of the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Owen County's Third-District Magistrate Teresa Davis made a motion to approve the ordinance. Second-district magistrate Troy Bramblett seconded the motion.
    Second-district magistrate Casey Ellis also voted to approve the ordinance.
    First-district magistrate Asa Phillips voted against the ordinance.
     

  • Owen County High Class of 1963 reunites

    Thirty-two members of the Owen County High School class of 1963 met Aug. 2 at the Owen County Extension Service building in Owenton to celebrate their 50-plus one anniversary of leaving high school. They were joined by four former faculty members, and 26 other friends and family.

  • Church helps raise money to help Ethiopian village get water

    Last week, Richland Baptist had a wonderful week of vacation Bible school.
    The theme this year was “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”
    The children and adults alike learned about how big God’s love is with a focus on the people of Ethiopia.
    Anita Wainscott was the guest missionary for the week. She has made several trips to Ethiopia and shared with the kids about her experiences and discussed with them many of the needs of the children there. She also led the music for the week.

  • Golf scramble to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts

    There will be a golf scramble on Aug. 23 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts, a local non-profit organization that helps families that have children with a congenital heart defect.
    The entry fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart rental and post-tournament meal. 
    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun at 8 a.m.

  • Youth soccer league recruiting referees

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League and its state and national affiliates are looking for referees.
    The process for certification is handled through a full day – or two – instruction class and a written exam on the material.
    The league will pay for the initial certification if you agree to work four games in the upcoming fall season.
    The league also pays game fees for games worked. 
    Being certified also allows you to work matches and tournaments in other areas of the state and country, as you gain experience.

  • Friends of Football to host drag racing competition

    The Owen County Friends of Football will be hosting a KOI Drag Racing competition Aug. 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
    Practice begins at 5 p.m. with eliminations starting at 7 p.m.
    There is 100 percent payback in all classes.
    There are 26 classes:
    1) 0-50 cc ATV (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    2) 51-125 cc ATV (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    3) 0-50 cc Bikes (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    4) 51-91 cc Bikes (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    5) 126-250 ATV0-50 cc Bikes (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke (No 250R)

  • Parker named to National Society of High School Scholars

    The National Society of High School Scholars has announced Owen County High School student Kirsten A. Parker of Owenton has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.
    The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment.
    The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Noble, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes.

  • Friends of Bethany News: Group shares some memories from school

    By Jim Lawrence
    For the News-Herald
    The following are the names of the “Friends of Bethany” who met at Noble Restaurant on July 12. Many events from school days were shared. The group planned to meet again in November.
    Don Crupper, Melvin and Belle Mason, Glenna Lee, Patty Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Durard Glass, Jean Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. “Buck” Smith, “Bulldog” Wright, Fannie Whitton, Lucille Mason, Clay Crupper, Gene and Betty Jo Wynn, Emma Juett and Lois Skirvin.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cool weather but still a busy week down here

    Good morning. Welcome to August.
    It was 57 degrees when I got up. We had more rain, about two tenths of an inch over the weekend.
    Fay said they had moved their cattle to new pasture. There had been enough rain this summer to keep all their pastures fresh, unlike last year when they had to start feeding hay by the end of August.