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Today's News

  • Senior Activities | Aug. 3-10, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters. 9 a.m. 127 yard sale.

  • Bethany School get-together held at Corinth

    BY EMILY BURFORD
    Special to the News-Herald

    The Bethany School annual get-together was held Saturday, July 9, at Noble Restaurant at Corinth. A total of 19 people showed up for the event, a good time was had.

    Those attending were Elizabeth Dunavent, Linda Clifton Allnutt, Lois Mefford Skirvin, Jim and Betty Lawrence, Geneva Seale, Melvin Mason, Donald Crupper, Jimmy Rose, Ernest (Buck) Smith and Sara, Naomi Shivers, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass, Victor and Judy Wagenschein, Frank and Emily Burford.

  • Beating summertime's extreme heat

    BY LARRY KARSNER
    Director, Owen County Emergency Management

    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

  • Community Events | Aug. 3, 2016

    OCHS open house will be Monday

    Owen County High School will hold an open house from 4-6 p.m., Monday.

    Permits required to serve food during 127 sale

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind everyone planning to serve any food during the 127 Yard Sale, Aug 4-7, to contact your health center in advance for any permits that may be required. A permit is required prior to operation. The Owen County Health Center may be contacted at (502) 484-2736.

  • 2016-17 school year bus routes

    Bus #1, driven by Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.

    Bus #2, driven by Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 Mile, Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.

    Bus #3, driven by Patsy Fitzgerald: Hwy. 22 from the bus garage to Old Sweet Owen Road, Old Sweet Owen to fairgrounds, Green Acres, Horizon Circle, Harris Ridge Road, East Adair, Cardinal Drive, Owen County Judicial Center.

  • Sometimes it's necessary to stop and watch the swallows

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Swallow Rail was the name my Dad gave the farm more than 30 years ago. He wanted it to be relevant, reflecting the spatial and natural qualities of his 18 acres in western Shelby County. His inspiration came from the swallows that swoop and swerve so adeptly in open fields, catching insects on the fly. The rail of Swallow Rail comes from the two railroad tracks that flank either end of the road.

  • Public meeting to discuss Shad eradication at Elmer Davis Lake

    The fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owen County Agricultural Extension office at 265 Ellis Highway in Owenton.

  • Local Church News | Aug. 3, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    We will have a Back to School bash from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). We will have a water gun fight filled with colored water, so wear a white shirt! We will serve pizza and popsicles, too!

    Men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.

    The monthly planning meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

  • We envy others because we are the ones who want to be envied

    Just when I think I’m not so bad, something happens to show me that I am so bad – bad to my rotting bones.

    There’s this person.

    For some reason I feel an intense, irrational, utterly petty competitiveness with her, even though we’re not competitors in any area whatsoever. Frankly, I don’t think she even knows who I am, but I sure know who she is.

    I make it my business to know her business and am giddy with glee whenever something goes even a little bit askew in her life.

  • It's so hot birds are using oven mitts to gather worms

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    One ol’ boy was complaining about how hot it is this summer.

    He said it’s so hot that birds have been using oven mitts to pull worms out of the ground. He said cows are giving evaporated milk. He said farmers are even feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.