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Today's News

  • Owen County Cooperative Extension history: 1918-1928

    BY DORIS GILL
    Extension work began in Owen County in 1918 with an appropriation made by the Fiscal Court. J.P. Ricketts became the first county agent on March 15, 1918.

  • Extension service celebrates centennial

    By Kim Strohmeier
    For the News-Herald
    May 8 of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, the federal legislation that created the Cooperative Extension Service. President Woodrow Wilson, in signing the act, called it “one of the most significant and far-reaching measures for the education of adults ever adopted by the government.”

  • 4-H News: Fashion Leadership Board looking for members

    By Jessi Williams for the News-Herald

  • Young Rebels turn in strong tourney showing

    The fourth-grade Rebels participated in the NCKC Tournament on Feb. 22 at Gallatin County. The team finished second overall. The Rebels defeated Carroll County and Grant County to reach the finals before falling to Walton-Verona.

  • Code Red alerts Owen residents to emergencies

    The Code Red Alert system was used during the water outage, severe weather and will be used for other alerts.
    If you have not received a phone call from the Owen County judge-executive or Kentucky State Police Post, your phone number is not on the call list. This list will not be given out or sold.
    This system depends on everyone signing up their phone number, name and address.
    This information is to alert the public in only the areas of the county that is affected.

  • Code Red alerts Owen residents to emergencies

    The Code Red Alert system was used during the water outage, severe weather and will be used for other alerts.
    If you have not received a phone call from the Owen County judge-executive or Kentucky State Police Post, your phone number is not on the call list. This list will not be given out or sold.
    This system depends on everyone signing up their phone number, name and address.
    This information is to alert the public in only the areas of the county that is affected.

  • Musical mission: Concert paves the way for Owen cheerleaders to compete on national stage

    For months, the Owen County cheerleaders were wondering how they would pay for part of their March trip to a national competition in South Carolina.
    Saturday night, they got their answer.
    Owen County native Eddie Barber, who himself is chasing a dream and performed on Nashville Star, headlined a benefit concert that raised enough money to cover the cheerleaders’ competition fees, charter bus and lodging.
    “The show was fabulous,” Jenna Gray, coach of the Owen County High School cheerleaders, said.

  • Pipeline delayed for a year

    A controversial pipeline project that the Owen County Fiscal Court took a stand against last year has been delayed.
    The announcement came Feb. 19, when the energy company Williams, one half of the partnership behind the Bluegrass Pipeline, announced its year-end 2013 financial results.
    Despite the delay, Williams CEO Alan Armstrong said the company continues to communicate with potential customers.

  • Weather extends school year to June 4

    A longer school day for Owen County students means summer won’t be delayed by much, despite missing 19 days so far.
    The Owen County Board of Education recently voted to cut spring break by three days, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said having a longer school day than some school districts has already helped students make up five of the 19 days missed.
    The last day of school for students is now expected to be June 4.

  • Cinderella’s Closet ready to help young princesses

    Feeling like a princess for prom can often become a huge expense, but through donations one organization continues to help junior and senior high school girls have an evening they won’t forget.
    Cinderella’s Closet originated as a ministry of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, but has grown to other churches throughout the country, including locations in northern Kentucky and Frankfort.