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Today's News

  • Owen County High graduates 139 students

    After 13 years of seven-hour school days, there was one final tradition for the Owen County High School seniors Sunday afternoon: Graduation.

    The group of students donned maroon and white gowns and mortarboards before filing into the gymnasium. One by one, each walked across the stage and once every student had his or her diploma in hand, Superintendent Rob Stafford took to the lectern.

    “I am pleased to confer you as graduates of Owen County High School, Class of 2016,” he said.

  • Kentucky All Stars to play in Owenton

    Mr. Basketball is going to play one more time in Owenton.

    Kentucky’s 2016 Mr. Basketball Carson Williams and the rest of the Kentucky Boys All-Stars will be playing a scrimmage game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 in the OCHS gym. The game will be a tune up for their series with the Indiana All-Stars on Saturday, June 11 in Indianapolis and on Sunday, June 12 in Louisville.

  • Holloway joins N-H staff as summer intern

    Carroll County native and Eastern Kentucky University rising senior Lauren Holloway has joined the News-Herald for a summer internship.

    The apparel design and merchandising major chose journalism as a minor hoping to one day use skills garnered to work for fashion magazines like Vanity Fair or GLAMOUR.

  • District honors 13 retirees from public school system

    Story and Photos by Lauren Holloway
    N-H Intern

    The auditorium at Owen County High School was packed Thursday morning as the district honored 13 retirees.

    Charlotte Elkins has been with Owen County schools for 27 years and has taught middle school Language Arts, held titles as Assistant Principal at Maurice Bowling Middle School, Principal at Owen County Elementary, and advised the Future Problem Solving initiative at MBMS.

  • Geraniums vivid colors never go out of style

    My daughter and son-in-law once dismissed my annual geranium extravaganza as “too 1970s.” They were newlyweds back then, infused with youthful confidence, and less tactful than they would later become. Before they brought it to my attention, however, I’d had no idea geraniums were as out of style as harvest gold kitchen appliances.

  • Blue Wing Inn shines light on Ky. history

    Though seemingly endless, the narrow winding road eventually reaches its destination at Browns Bottom, where the historic  Blue Wing Inn welcomes visitors.

    Formerly the summer home of Mason Brown, the inn was built circa 1850. Its Greek Revival architecture is punctuated by  gingerbread trim galloping delightfully around the house, adding character to the exterior.

  • Court News | June 22, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 17, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 24.

    Rickey E. Rose, 1984, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, contempt of court, continued to July 15.

    Ricky Rose, 1984, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, contempt of court, continued to July 15.

  • Looking back | June 22, 2016

    School board makes middle-school renovation top priority

    2011 | 5 years ago

    Plans are moving ahead for the renovation of the old middle school, with third and fourth-grade students expected to move in by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

    The Owen County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and after reviewing bids for the project chose RossTarrant – the new middle school’s architect – as architects for the project.

  • Indictments | June 22, 2016

    The Owen County grand jury met June 14 and handed down the following indictments:

    Tiffany Carol Wheeler, 39, on the charges of theft of identity.

    According to the indictment on the charge of theft of identity, that she knowingly possessed or use Victoria L. Wheeler’s identifying information, namely her name, social security number and date of birth, with the intent to represent she was Victoria L. Wheeler for the purpose of obtaining benefits or property to which she would otherwise not be entitled, or avoiding detection.

  • Hand and Foot ladies 'dear old friends'

    I am a bit slow this morning, too much going on over the weekend. Father’s Day dawned bright and clear. I was married on Father’s Day in 1949. We would have been married 67 years on Sunday.

    The weather has been great for the farmers. After a week of putting in hay, Wanda and Ray were happy to get that job done. They worked all week cutting, rolling and hauling hay rolls to the barn. Now the fields are bare and ready for the rain to come and grow the late hay. A farmer’s job is never done.