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Today's News

  • Back to the Bluegrass: NASCAR teams gear up for race weekend

    Forty 725-horsepower cars will take to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night as part of NASCAR’s annual trip to the Bluegrass State for the Sprint Cup series drivers.

    The race weekend consists of three NASCAR races: the Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at 8:30 p.m. Friday night and the weekend’s cornerstone with the Sprint Cup Series race, the Quaker State 400 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

  • David Smith's roots grounded in agriculture

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    Editor’s Note: Over the next 12 weeks the staff of the News-Herald will be interviewing and photographing Owen County’s seasoned farmers for six different “Have You Been Farmin’ Long” stories, set to run every other week through Sept. 14.

  • Syringes found at Sawdridge Creek

    Uriah Tindle was with his and his fiance’s five children around two weeks ago as they went to Sawdridge Creek at Monterey to enjoy the day by playing and swimming in the creek, as many kids and families do during the summertime.

    But on the recent trip down to the creek, Tindle discovered something alarming: used syringes laying on the rocks near the creek. He said he discovered them while checking around for snakes before letting the children go and play in the creek.

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • Locals recall relief from heat in swimming holes

    “Oh! the old swimmin’-hole! In the long, lazy days

    When the humdrum of school made so many run-a-ways,

    How plesant was the jurney down the old dusty lane,

    Whare the tracks of our bare feet was all printed so plane

    You could tell by the dent of the heel and the sole

    They was lots o’ fun on hands at the old swimmin’-hole.” - James Whitcomb Riley

  • Senior Activities | July 6-12, 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.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Rummy.

    Thursday, July 7: 9 a.m. Rook; 1 p.m. Rummy.

    Friday, July 8: 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. cards.

    Monday, July 11: 10 a.m. Rummy; 1 p.m. rhythm drumming.

    Tuesday, July 12: 9 a.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. extension office – education.

  • At the Library | July 6, 2016

    Hey kids! Summer reading is still going on even after the June push to earn fair tickets. Continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party and adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes too. Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Ballet Lessons

  • Campbell wins $50 certificate to Meadow-View
  • Community News | July 6, 2016

    FCC Food Pantry open July 13, July 16

    The First Christian Church Community Food Pantry, located at 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, July 13 and Saturday, July 16. To make appointments call 502-484-3451 or 502-750-3342, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, July 12 only. 100 appointments will be scheduled.

    OCHS Class of 1961 reunion

  • Lawmakers see the success of iLead at joint meeting

    By KRISTIN BECK
    Landmark News Service

    With year one in the books, iLead Academy proudly opened its doors June 13, to 22 members of Kentucky’s Interim Joint Committee on Education. As the state’s first regional career academy, iLead is a model that could be replicated throughout the state, as legislators look to take a more personalized approach to how students are educated.