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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.

  • June road closure detours announced

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 office has announced its traffic detours for the coming month.

    The decision to close Main Street throughout June came after the office considered the large amount of work that needs to be completed in such a small space, according to District 6 Public Information Officer Nancy Wood.

    The closure will be from Adair Street through the intersection of Seminary Street, beginning June 1 and ending June 30.

  • Pryor remembers service during WWII

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT
    Special to the News-Herald

    CF “June” Pryor Jr. served in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II in the 326th Glider Infantry from October 1942 to February 1946.

    June was born in 1921 in his parent’s home in Owen County.

    “I was named after my father, so they called me Junior, after a while the name June just kind of stuck.”

  • Federal depts. offer guidance for accommodating trans students

    In recent months, some of the leading national news stories were a North Carolina law that restricted bathroom access based on a person’s sex at birth and Target’s policy that allows transgendered persons to use the restrooms and fitting rooms of their gender identity – a person’s internal sense of gender.

  • Board approves facility plan, primary school addition key necessity

    The Owen County Board of Education took a step toward alleviating some of the overcrowding among the district’s youngest populations by approving a new district facility plan.

    The new facility plan prioritizes the demolition of the old Owen County Elementary School so the space can be used for a 15,000 square foot addition to the Owen County Lower Elementary School.

    “The first priority or priority one projects are those you want to try and complete within this biennium, or the next two years,” said Roland Mueller, from RossTarrant Architects.

  • Kline named Principal of the Year

    Another prestigious statewide award comes home to Owen County Schools and although athletics has garnered a lot of recognition this year, this award is for academics.

    Owen County High School Principal Duane Kline was named the 2016 “Principal of the Year” by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.

  • Sanders carries Owen in primary; Clinton takes state

    Bernie Sanders carried Owen County in the state's presidential primary election Tuesday with about 20 percent of the county's registered voters taking to the polls.
    Sanders received a total of 720 votes locally, while Hillary Clinton received 453. Clinton was named the state's winner
    Owen County Clerk Laurel P. Stivers said the county's voter turnout had exceeded her expectations.
    "I guessed we would have about 15 percent turnout, but it looks like we wound up with 20 percent," Stivers said Tuesday night.