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Today's News

  • Golf teams play well at State All ‘A’ Classic

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels are accustomed to the pressures of playing in the State All ‘A’ Classic Golf Tournament. They proved as much on Saturday.
    After struggling early, the team was able to play their way to a fifth-place overall finish at Lincoln Homestead Golf Course.
    “We got off to a slow start but played better on the back nine,” Owen County Head Girls Golf Coach David Wainscott said.

  • Runners come in fifth at Grant County

    The Owen County Cross Country team took part in the 39th Annual Grant County Invitational on Saturday. Hunter Trenary finished fifth overall out of 147 total runners.
    Cory Hudnall finished 31st. Logan Bitler, Keith Stout, Kyle Flood, Evan Lozier and Howy Herring also ran helping the team finish 10th out of 22 teams.
     

  • Harris, Sizemore named Green Scholars for Outstanding Academic Achievement

    Jenna Harris and Josie Sizemore of Owen County High School have been named State Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Harris, Sizemore named Green Scholars for Outstanding Academic Achievement

    Jenna Harris and Josie Sizemore of Owen County High School have been named State Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their outstanding academic performance in high school.
    Students earn this designation by achieving a 4.0 grade point average each year of high school and scoring at least a 28 composite on the ACT.

  • Lessons in Leadership: Local officials share insights to governing

    By Tyler Bush
    and Dallas Stafford
    For the News-Herald

    Most of us involved in the class of 2012 Leadership Owen County would readily agree that we have learned lots of new things about our county and Government Day was no exception.

  • Farm Service News: Deadline approaches for non-insured assistance program agriculture crops

    Producers are reminded of upcoming application deadlines for the Non-insured Assistance Program.
    NAP is designed to reduce financial losses that occur when natural disasters cause a catastrophic loss of production for an eligible crop by providing coverage equivalent to catastrophic insurance.
    Producers enrolled in the 2012 NAP program need to provide actual production to the Farm Service office to establish an actual production history yield.

  • Public invited to land extravaganza Saturday

    By Chris Schimmoeller
    President, Woods & Waters Land Trust

  • Livestock producers affected by disasters urged to keep records

    USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John W. McCauley urged livestock producers affected by natural disasters such as  Hurricane Isaac and the continuing drought to keep thorough records of their livestock and feed losses, including additional expenses for such things as feed purchases because of lost supplies.

  • Checking out

    The Owen County Public Library is expected to move from its North Main Street location later this year. To celebrate the library’s long history with the current facility, a farewell reception was held Friday afternoon.
    Owen County Library Director Jennifer Nippert said many library supporters, previous employees and friends of the library attended the reception.
     

  • Bridge replacement will force motorists to find alternative route

    Motorists will have to find an alternate route for a few weeks as a decades old bridge in rural northern Owen County is being replaced.
    Owen County Road Supervisor Greg Smoot said the bridge on the Sparta/New Liberty Road over Two Mile Creek is being replaced because of safety concerns.
    Smoot said the existing bridge was built from remnants of a bridge upstream that washed down during some flooding in the early 1960s.
    “The existing bridge had washed out so it was rebuilt from materials from another bridge from upstream,” Smoot said.