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Today's News

  • Santa to make appearance at Christmas parade Sunday

    Santa Claus will make his way back through the streets of Owenton Sunday, with an afternoon of events slated around the annual Owen County Christmas Parade.
    The theme for this year’s parade is “Christmas Melodies” and approximately 25 people have signed up to participate.
    Owen County Extension Support Staff Stephanie Howard said State Senator Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, will serve as this year’s grand marshal.
    Those interested in participating will have until Friday to reserve their spot in the parade.

  • County settles building question

    Owen County Adult Education will soon have a new home after a special Owen County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday, but Meeting the Needs has yet to find a permanent residence.
    The court voted to honor its contract with Gateway Community and Technical College to house the adult-education program at the former senior-citizens building at 103 W. Perry St.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Meeting the Needs has yet to find a new location but will distribute food to those in the emergency food assistance program.

  • Be an angel: Angel Tree gives community a way to reach out and help children during the Christmas season

    While shopping for loved ones this holiday season, Owen countians will also have the opportunity to remember dozens of local children in need.
    Over 50 tags adorn this year’s Angel Tree located at the News-Herald office and the project’s committee members are hopeful that every gift will bring smiles to those who receive them.
    About 40 families received full sponsorship this year by taking classes through the Owen County Extension Office and volunteering in the community.

  • Owen County cheerleaders earn spot on national stage

    The Owen County High School Competitive Cheer team is off to a great start this season and have already qualified for a trip to a national competition in  Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Jenna Gray, Maurice Bowling Middle School and OCHS cheer coach, said this is first time her squad has competed at CANAM in several years.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Owen County is used to freezing weather

    The request came as a surprise to the Dunavents.
    As Christmas drew near the wish list of most Owen county girls their daughter’s age included ice skates, nylons, makeup, and the latest fashions on display at the Blue Front Department Store.
    But for Carlene Dunavent, the one item she most wanted was a nice warm robe to ward off the winter chill that invaded  her upstairs bedroom.

  • Senior Citizens Club News - Dec. 4, 2013

    The Nov. 20 Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by President Wanda Moreland.
    Marlene Mason, chaplain, did the pledge to the flag. Devotion was taken from John 15, subject about new life.
    The poem “Turkey Complaint” was read.
    “They fatten me up, they sharpen the axe. I’m getting so nervous I just can’t relax. I know what I’ll do, I’ll hide in the hay and then they can’t find me on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Honoring energy conservation

    Owen County Upper Elementary School has been recognized by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet for earning the prestigious Energy Star, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. 
    A certificate signed by Governor Steve Beshear was presented to the OCUES Student Council during a ceremony that included representatives from the Kentucky School Boards Association, teachers, students, and district leaders.

  • Birth announcement: Deacon Clyde Alford

    Jordan and Elisha Alford are proud to announce the birth of their third child, Deacon Clyde Alford.
    Deacon was born Nov. 19, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. He weighed 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother Fisher and big sister Fynlee. Maternal grandparents are William and Rhonda Glacken of Poplar Grove. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Cathy Alford of Sweet Owen.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Holiday brings fun, feasts and family to the Branch as always

    Thanksgiving is behind us and this column will be a list of dinners, birthdays and eating.
    Wanda said they celebrated Joyce’s birthday at the Pizza Inn buffet. They had taken her there before and she enjoyed it so all the children and several others joined her there once again. She was celebrating her 83rd. Wanda said her birthday fell on Thanksgiving Day this year.

  • Forsee honored for efforts

    Owen County High School’s Preston Forsee was honored Nov. 25 by the NKHSSAA. He was named Goalie of the Year (Honorable Mention). He is joined in the picture with other outstanding soccer players from the northern Kentucky region.