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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Morgan urges public to safely celebrate Fourth

    June and July are National Fireworks Safety Month.  
    Rick Morgan, Owen County EM Director, would like to advise the public on the safe and responsible use of consumer fireworks so as to eliminate injuries.  
    Review these safety tips:
    • Use fireworks outdoors only.  
    • Obey local laws.  
    • If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
    • Always have water handy (a hose or buckets of water).  

  • Owen Historical Society News: Farming history is linked to these machines

    Displaying a variety of colors and sizes they proudly lined up side by side. Some quite obviously showed their age, and although they certainly had more experience, nevertheless they didn’t seem to mind sharing the limelight with the younger set. They boasted names such as Minneapolis Moline, Farmall, Allis-Chalmers, Power King, Massey-Ferguson, and Ford 8N.

  • Owen countians now can get emergency alerts on cell phones

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan would like to let residents of Owen County that wireless emergency alerts are available nationally with very limited exceptions.
    Phone services have chosen to offer wireless emergency alerts within portions of its service area as defined by the terms and conditions of its service agreement, on wireless emergency alert capable devices.
    There is no additional charge for these wireless emergency alerts.

  • A dream come true

    Logan Bailey and Colton Matt have been through the wars together.
    Through fund-raisers, countless meetings with city and county officials, planning sessions and of course a penny war, Bailey and Matt have chased their dream of seeing the skate board course at the Sparta City Park expanded.
    Back in 2010, the boys approached the Sparta City Council and the local media in hopes of getting the skate board facilities at the park expanded.
    The boys said there was not enough room for everyone who wanted to use the ramps.

  • New tobacco heritage mural goes up along U.S. 127 in Monterey

    Just in time to welcome NASCAR fans, a new barn mural has been placed on Jobston and Joann Threet’s barn on U.S. Highway 127 South in Monterey. The “Growing Plants and Pulling Plants”  mural is hung as a triptych and features three framed sections.

  • Second Fan Fair to welcome race fans, showcase Owen County

    Second Fan Fair to welcome race fans, showcase Owen County

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer

    With one poker run tour already under their belt, coordinators of the 2012 Fan Fair are already deeming this year’s event a success.
    The event began Tuesday with the vendor mall and artisan row, which will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday.
    A Miss Golden Triangle pageant was also held Tuesday, with approximately 19 participants.

  • Zoning board agrees to Ford change

    By Molly Haines and John Whitlock
    New-Herald Staff
    The Owenton City Council will meet Thursday to vote on the future of the Ford property on SouthMain Street.
    The city’s planning and zoning commission met Tuesday and approved the zone change from R-1 (residential) to C-1 (commercial).
    The formal request for the change was made by the property’s owner Peggy Ford during an April 31 meeting of the planning and zoning commission.
    The city council has the final say on the zone change.

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  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Is this huge fish a trophy or a state record?

    You bait a rod with a large minnow and let the offering dangle off the back of the boat as you enjoy a day of lazy floating on a canvas raft on your favorite reservoir, basking in the summer sun.
    You hear the sound of movement coming from the boat and flick your head around to see the rod bent over double, straining to hold the weight. You quickly board the boat and release the rod from its holder. You apply gentle pressure to embed the circle hook in the fish’s mouth.

  • Happy campers

    Owen County Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall and Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne offered their coaching insight and experience to boys and girls entering grades 3-8 as part of the annual basketball camp.  The emphasis of this year’s camp was on shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, fundamentals of defense and team play.