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Today's News

  • Letter To The Editor: Patient praises New Horizons

    I would just like to commend the staff at New Horizons Medical Center for the excellent care I received while a patient at our hospital.

    Having been a nurse myself for over 20 years, I am not used to being the patient but I must say, I was impressed with New Horizons. We are so fortunate to have this facility in our community and more people should take advantage of it and support it.

    So to everyone at New Horizons, keep up the good work you are doing to improve the health and well being of our citizens.

    Tammy McDonald

    Owenton

  • Businessman leaves legacy for community

    Owen County has lost one of its most recognizable citizens.

    James Edgar “Ed” Ashcraft, originally from Covington, passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer.

    Ashcraft was the former publisher and owner of The News-Herald, a retired horse trainer and owner of Ashcraft Realty.

    Ashcraft was extremely involved with Owen County in many different aspects.

    Ashcraft’s son, John Ashcraft, said his father will be remembered for his commitment to the community.

  • Owen County squad named camp champs

    MBMS has a new squad and is facing new challenges.

    This year, the Bowling Middle School has taken 23 girls for their cheerleading squad. After receiving a grant and completing many fund-raisers, they headed to University of Kentucky for a cheer camp led by Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA). At camp, they learned many new cheers, stunts, and dance routines, along with learning how to be good leaders in both the school and community. Each night, they faced evaluations and were fortunate enough to receive a blue ribbon and spirit stick each night.

  • Owen County grand jury indictments

    Aug. 11, 2009

    On Aug. 11, 2009, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

    • Lafe. A. Humble, 44, on the charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

  • Lady Rebels golf team hits the links

    The Owen County girl’s golf team is back on the course for the 2009 season.

    Coach David Wainscott returns a solid team of golfers that include sisters Krista and Shelby Power and Jensen Wainscott. Other returning members of the team include Lynsey Farrar, Aly Minch, Kennedi Dermon and Shelby Gambrell.

  • Owen Co. property taxes rise

    The Owen County Fiscal Court voted to raise the property tax rate from 11.7 to 11.8.

    The 11.8 tax rate means a property owner will pay 11.8 cents for every $100 of a property’s value.

    Owen County PVA Jimmy Coyle said the rate had gone up due to a reduction in new construction. “There just isn’t as much new building going on,” Coyle said. “There’s not as many property sales either, but I’d say the bulk of it is the fact that people are not building new homes.”

  • Kemper plays in all-star game

    A member of the Owen County Lady Rebels was recently honored by being named to Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Team.

    Eko Kemper was named to the team and played in the KSCA East/West Junior All-Star Game. The game was played at Bellarmine College July 18. The West team, made up of players from the Fifth and Sixth Regions, defeated the East team of players from the Seventh and Eighth Regions 71-51.

  • Agricultural board taking applications for programs

    The Owen County Agricultural Development (Phase I) Board will begin taking applications for the County Agricultural Investment Program, beginning Aug. 19. Applications will not be available until this date. They may be picked up at the Owen County Extension Office. Deadline for applications will be Sept. 11.

    The CAIP program offers farmers the opportunity for 50-percent cost share with a maximum of $5,000 in the following areas:

  • The journey starts on first day

    It’s back.

    Today is a day dreaded by some and looked forward to by others. That’s right. Today is the first day of school in Owen County.

    It is hard to believe, but school is in session. The buses hit the roads this morning to pick up the kids, the cafeteria fired up the ovens to prepare lunch and somewhere parents silently breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    Summer vacation ...  we barely knew you.

  • Fair continues to bring fun to Owen County

    Another successful year at the fair. The reason: So many people giving of their time and effort. Lots of people don’t realize that so many of these people take their vacation time to have a successful fair for the people of Owen County and a lot of children that can’t go somewhere else for fun.

    And a special thanks for the memorial to Charles Wright. A special thanks to all that remembered him in every event. He was not there in body but I am sure he was there in spirit.

    Betty Wright