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Today's News

  • Antrobus-Gaines

    Tom and Sonya Antrobus of Falmouth and Bryan and Tammy Woodyard of Astor, Fla., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brandi Kay Antrobus, to Adam Tyler Gaines, son of Donette and Charlie Gaines of Owenton.
    The wedding is being planned for 6:30 p.m. May 21 at Trinity Southern Baptist. A reception will follow at Stonewood Gardens.
    The bride is a 2006 graduate of Grant County High School and is presently attending Northern Kentucky University. She is employed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Extension service news: Add antioxidant-rich foods to your springtime choices

    Foods containing antioxidants can boost a person’s immunity and go a long way in preventing disease.
    Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals and other compounds in food that protect cells in the body from damage by compounds called free radicals. Free radicals occur naturally when the body breaks down food or when it is exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Free radicals may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

  • Monterey Matters: Catching up with old friends

    Hope all you mothers out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Evelyn went to church Sunday; however, neither daddy nor I made it this year.
    A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Jan Riddle, a native of Owen County who now makes her home in Frankfort.
    Jan wrote:

  • Kay’s Branch News: Derby gets the blood pumping

    Derby weekend was a whopping success. Oh, it rained on Wednesday and the boat race had to be postponed; or was that Tuesday? It rains so much lately I loose track, but Friday was a beautiful day for the Oaks; and though it was cloudy and cool most of Saturday, the small amount of rain that fell at mid-afternoon didn’t hurt the track or the crowd’s enthusiasm.

  • Owen County District Court

    May 6, 2011

    Earl Carpenter, 1981, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set, continued to May 20.
    William L. Compton, 1978, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for May 13.
    Edward Gravley, 1981, show cause deferred, installment payment, show cause hearing set for May 4.
    William B. Mullins, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, preliminary hearing set for May 13.

  • Owen County Historical Soceity News: Pink Ridge is one of our lost communities

    Though most Owen countians know someone by the name of Elizabeth or Margaret, many may not realize that at one time these were the names of two communities in the county. While examining old copies of the News-Herald, Doris Riley — a historical society member, historian, and genealogist — discovered Margaret and Elizabeth in the “Community News.” Elizabeth was somewhere around Lusby’s Mill, but Margaret seems to be lost somewhere in the past, her whereabouts unknown.

  • Chandler’s poetry shines a light

    Ernie and I will soon be married 44 years, and until last week I’d never seen him read a book of poetry. But I’d carefully placed Sherry Chandler’s “Weaving a New Eden” on the table by his TV chair so that he could at least glance at it to say he had.
    Sherry has been our chum since school days at Owen County High, and I thought he was obliged to flip through it. He’d also helped her a little with some genealogy research a few years ago, and I thought he might enjoy seeing what she’d done with her Roots-Web digging.

  • Community Events

    Zumba for the Cure
    During the month of May, The Sisters Act Relay for Life team will be holding Zumba classes 6:30–7:30 p.m. Fridays at Monterey Baptist Church Fellowship Center. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Try a different form of exercise and support a great cause. 
    For more info, contact Teresa Swigert at 484-2726. 

  • A grand old party

    The annual grand march prior to the Owen County High School Prom was held Saturday night at the gym. Here are some moments from the event:

  • Owen County teen riding a wave of success

    Bernie Engleman may be new to kayaking, but the 14-year-old middle school student is already paddling the white-waters like an old pro.
    Engleman’s quickly-learned skills recently won him a free kayak when he finished first in his division of 14-and-under at the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Freestyle Shootout.
    It all started in 2008 when Engleman’s dad bought kayaks for the family at Canoe Kentucky in Frankfort — Bernie then began learning the basic moves and strokes of kayaking.
    Bernie received a day’s worth of instruction from an American Canoe Association instructor.