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Today's News

  • June road closure detours announced

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 office has announced its traffic detours for the coming month.

    The decision to close Main Street throughout June came after the office considered the large amount of work that needs to be completed in such a small space, according to District 6 Public Information Officer Nancy Wood.

    The closure will be from Adair Street through the intersection of Seminary Street, beginning June 1 and ending June 30.

  • Pryor remembers service during WWII

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT
    Special to the News-Herald

    CF “June” Pryor Jr. served in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II in the 326th Glider Infantry from October 1942 to February 1946.

    June was born in 1921 in his parent’s home in Owen County.

    “I was named after my father, so they called me Junior, after a while the name June just kind of stuck.”

  • Federal depts. offer guidance for accommodating trans students

    In recent months, some of the leading national news stories were a North Carolina law that restricted bathroom access based on a person’s sex at birth and Target’s policy that allows transgendered persons to use the restrooms and fitting rooms of their gender identity – a person’s internal sense of gender.

  • Board approves facility plan, primary school addition key necessity

    The Owen County Board of Education took a step toward alleviating some of the overcrowding among the district’s youngest populations by approving a new district facility plan.

    The new facility plan prioritizes the demolition of the old Owen County Elementary School so the space can be used for a 15,000 square foot addition to the Owen County Lower Elementary School.

    “The first priority or priority one projects are those you want to try and complete within this biennium, or the next two years,” said Roland Mueller, from RossTarrant Architects.

  • Kline named Principal of the Year

    Another prestigious statewide award comes home to Owen County Schools and although athletics has garnered a lot of recognition this year, this award is for academics.

    Owen County High School Principal Duane Kline was named the 2016 “Principal of the Year” by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.

  • Sanders carries Owen in primary; Clinton takes state

    Bernie Sanders carried Owen County in the state's presidential primary election Tuesday with about 20 percent of the county's registered voters taking to the polls.
    Sanders received a total of 720 votes locally, while Hillary Clinton received 453. Clinton was named the state's winner
    Owen County Clerk Laurel P. Stivers said the county's voter turnout had exceeded her expectations.
    "I guessed we would have about 15 percent turnout, but it looks like we wound up with 20 percent," Stivers said Tuesday night.

  • 127 work begins today

    Construction crews will begin a pavement repair project today that will eventually close Main Street for the month of June.

    “The pavement section beginning at Duke Avenue extending north of Ky. 3095 (Ellis Road) will be improved,” Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6 said. “This section of roadway will be more durable and will provide a safer and smoother ride for all of those who travel along U.S. 127.”

  • Annual Relay for Life festivities set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday

    Break out the tennis shoes and don purple apparel as the 2016 Relay for Life of Owen County takes place this Friday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Owenton.

    The Relay was originally scheduled to be at Itron Field, but was moved based on Friday’s weather forecast. The theme for this year’s Relay is “Festival of Hope” and will feature different bands and musical acts throughout the night, food vendors and more.

  • Brightening up downtown Owenton

    The sixth installment in the Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trail’s murals is sure to brighten up Main Street and catch the eye of those passing through town.

    Unlike the other murals that focus on the production of tobacco, AHT committee member Joy Morgan said the downtown mural is a collage of what makes Owen County a special place.

    Randy and Kasey Towles own the building next to the Kentucky American Water office on Main Street where the mural was placed.

  • Farmers' market open for business