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Today's News

  • Keegan Johnson named DAR Good Citizen

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald
    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors. The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Property transfers - February 2013

    Jean Allen Smith and Jean A. Smith to Chad B. Smith.
    David and Brenda Bruce to Andrew and Anne P. Cammack, $25,000.
    Samuel Rain Moore to Wisdom Vince Moore, lot 27, Eagle Creek Campground.
    John L. Wilson, John Wilson, Rhodea L. Wilson, Wells Fargo Bank Na., United States of America and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Highway 227.
    Kenneth and Nancy Bowen to Paul and Felicia Hollis, tract #2, Bowen Land Division, $25,000.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Mystery surrounding trucks and gravel solved

    Wanda has been to Mexico with an MKL tour group. They flew out of Cincinnati last weekend to a near perfect 75 degree, four-star Ixtapan spa. It sits in the foothills of the Sierra Madres Mountains. She didn’t say how many were in the group, but it was a mix of wives and husbands and ladies that needed a break from the winter weather.

  • Three Rivers District gets national accreditation

    By JEFF MOORE
    For the News-Herald

  • Cancer resource center to reopen on Mondays

    The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center will be available every other Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Jodi Dunavan, community representative for Owen County, will staff the room on March 25, April 8, April 22, etc.
     When she is not located at New Horizons, she will be at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.  
    The CRC will offer local patients access to American Cancer Society programming, as well as wig, hats, and seatbelt pillows.

  • Relay For Life of Owen County to hold team captain meeting

    The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Owen County invites team captains to the monthly team captain meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library.
    This monthly meeting will last for one hour and will provide the team captains the opportunity to interact with the event committee, share their fund-raising progress and ask any questions they have concerning the event. The team captains will be updated with any new information regarding the event and will learn where they are on the event planning progress.

  • Owen County judo team dominates on its home turf

    At the “2013 Rebel Judo Invitational” Saturday, the Owen County Judo Team took first place with 60 points
    Budokai from Hamilton, Ohio took home second place with 37 points.
    The DAMAC team from Dayton, Ohio took third place with 36 points.  
    There were 18 teams in attendance.
    Owen countians shined in the competition:
    Owen County Primary School
    Tony Kunkel, second place

    Owen County Elementary School

  • Track team competes indoors in Louisville

    While they await the official beginning of spring, the Owen County High School track team has been running indoors. The team recently took part in the Mason-Dixon Games Indoor High School State Championships in Louisville. The meet was held in the Broadbent Arena.
    The meet included 21 girls teams and 26 boys teams from across Kentucky.
    For the girls, Helena Kramer finished 22nd in the 60-meter dash. Jessica Wilhoite placed 21st in the 400-meter dash while Mikala Byers placed 15th in the 800-meter run and 16th in the 1500-meter run.

  • DAR to host free genealogy workshop

    A genealogical workshop sponsored by the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Saturday, March 16, beginning at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Hwy 22E in Owenton.
     The workshop is open to anyone interested in working on their family tree, especially those interested in becoming members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the American Revolution or Children of the American Revolution. Participants may bring their own lunch or go out during the lunch break.

  • Morgan offers tips for what to do in case of a tornado

    Rick Morgan, Owen County emergency management director, would like to remind residents to have a family tornado plan in place and practice a family tornado drill at least once a year.  
    Before a tornado
    • Have a predetermined place to meet after a disaster.
    • Learn the signs of a tornado: dark, greenish sky; large hail; dark, low clouds; and loud roaring sounds.
    • When a tornado watch is issued, practice your drill and check your safety supplies.