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Today's News

  • Helping to fight fires just got easier

    The Kentucky Fire Commission has set up a phone line to provide information to prospective volunteer firefighters.
    The commission will direct calls from all over Kentucky to recruiters who will take information from people interested in joining volunteer departments.
    The information will be passed along to the volunteer service closest to the caller. 
    The 800 number will make it easier for those who want to join the fire department as well as streamline volunteer records.  The direct line is 1-800-347-3546.

  • Friends of Football to host ATV races Saturday

    The Owen County Friends of Football will sponsor KOI Drag Racing at the Owen County Fairgrounds Saturday.
    The event will include 26 different ATV classes. Practice begins at 5 p.m., with eliminations starting at 7 p.m.
    The event will support the Owen County Rebels Football Team. Admission is $7. All gate fees and concessions benefit the Owen County High School Friends of Football.
    For more information visit www.koidragracing.com, or call 859-576-7380 or 859-351-9417.

  • Performer to share slice of local history at society’s meeting

    The Owen County Historical Society will feature guest speaker Mel Hankla at its monthly meeting on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Hall.
     Hankla is known for his portrayal of famous Kentuckians George Rogers Clark, Simon Kenton, Isaac Shelby and Cassius Clay.
    His presentation, Kentucky Powder Horns, will include the powder horn of Jacob Hessler, early justice of peace, sheriff and founder of Heslerville, the first county seat of Owen County. The first county court met in Hesler’s home.

  • Guest columnist: Politics take center stage during final session days

    As the dust settles on the 2014 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, I thought I would take a moment to discuss a few highlights.  Of the more than 800 bills filed for consideration, only a handful became law including two of my own.  
    This year’s legislative session produced a budget that better funds our schools and provides raises for our teachers and state employees after years of staying stagnant.  

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1998 - 2004

    This is the ninth in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1998 - 2004

    By Judy Hetterman
    Owen County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent

    What’s new at the Owen County Extension Center?
    • Since the opening of the extension center, there have been 402 meetings held. There was a great need for the space to be divided into two meeting rooms. Therefore, a movable, dividing wall has been installed.

  • John Guill DAR chapter donates state tree

    The John Guill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution  presented a tulip poplar, the state tree of Kentucky, to the Owen County Public Library on April 23 in recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day. The tree was purchased from and planted by Clark Roberts, owner of Four Seasons Landscaping.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - April 22, 2014

    Eric Beach, 1983, show cause deferred, owes $755 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month, first payment due in 90 days.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, show cause deferred, owes $2,047 total, to pay $100 a month.
    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, show cause deferred, owes $1,857.50 total, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant set for $1,900.

  • Wilson earns white coat

    The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present a white coat to Sheila Marie Wilson, class of 2015, as she enters her clinical rotations.
    Wilson was the 2013 president of the Auburn Chapter of American Association of Bovine Practitioners and a member of the 2014 National Champion Bovine Palpation Team.
    Last year, Wilson represented Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. on the AUCVM campus as the farm animal business student representative.

  • Leadership Owen County: Leaders explore health care

    By Dan Herndon and Sharon Sullivan
    For the News-Herald

    Leadership Owen County Class of 2014 participants had the opportunity to review several of the health-care resources available to residents on April 2.
    After convening at the Owen County Extension Office, Judy Hetterman led the caravan to Three Rivers District Office.
    The three rivers referred to in the agency’s name are the Ohio, Kentucky and Licking rivers which touch the agency’s service counties of Owen, Pendleton, Grant and Gallatin. 

  • Local student earns Modern Woodmen of America scholarship

    Shelby Lynn Power has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.
    Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill.
    Power, the daughter of Shawn and Jennifer Power of Owenton, plans to use the grant to attend Northern Kentucky University.
    Power is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.