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Today's News

  • Middle school students will go to new building after holiday break

    Despite not having a completion date set in stone, Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said students will be moving into the new Maurice Bowling Middle School following winter break.

    The school was expected to be completed in October, but due to harsh winter weather earlier this year, contractors were unable to complete construction in early fall.

  • Letter to the editor: Community shows deep suppport for education

    It truly does take an entire community to educate a child. That point was never made clearer than at Owen County High School’s  KCCT Recognition Ceremony on Nov. 18 where more than 100 students were recognized for high academic achievement.

    It is at this ceremony where over 70 proud guests (parents, grandparents, and other family members) were present to share in this special event.

  • Letter to the editor: There is a need for a guardrail on West Seminary

    Early Sunday morning (Nov. 15), a vehicle crashed through a phone pole and ran through my yard. 

    Thankfully no one was seriously injured. 

    This is not the first time this has happened and it is dangerous.

    I called and asked for a guard rail to be put up earlier this year and have not had any response.

    If my children had been outside playing when this happened, they could have been injured or killed. 

    I am asking for a guard rail to please be put up.  My address is 329 West Seminary Street.

  • Helicopter crew finds new home in Owenton

    Owen countians have already begun seeing PHI Air Medical’s helicopter in the sky, rushing to provide quick medical assistance. And they’re sure to see a lot more of Owen County’s newly-based medical crew.

    PHI’s modular building, that once sat in Williamstown, has been moved to Owenton. Crew members are looking forward to responding from their new base.

  • Presenting the 2010 Golden Gobblers

    Thanksgiving is full of traditions. There is turkey, dressing, football, uncles asleep in recliners, indigestion, and oh yeah, pumpkin pie.

     I have also begun another Thanksgiving tradition. In case you have not caught on, this is now my third installment of the Golden Gobble Awards celebrating the biggest turkeys in sports for the past year. Well, not exactly celebrating but rather ridiculing and maybe even making fun of.

    The Golden Gobble for Team That Resembles an NFL Franchise goes to the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Lady Rebels looking to add fourth title

    The Owen County Lady Rebels have won three straight 31st district championships. They hope they are not done yet.

     

    The Lady Rebels get set to open another basketball season Monday night at home against Grant County.

     

    Owen County finished last season 17-10. The team again captured the 31st district title by knocking off Carroll County 49-37 in the finals. They lost to Simon Kenton in the first round in the eigth-region tournament.

     

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer

    I played bridge last week and got home about 5 p.m., just in time to get the car into the garage and close the garage door before the lights went out.

    The electricity flicked on and off several times before giving up the ghost and going off completely. I scrounged around in cabinets and closets and found all the candles and placed them strategically around the house in case the power didn’t come back till after dark. I have a gas range, so heating soup for supper was no problem.

  • Owen County District Court

    Editor’s note: The News-Herald reports all misdemeanors, felonies and small claims judgments in district court, except for juvenile court proceedings, which are confidential; however, traffic offenses by juveniles are reported because they are public record. All civil suits in circuit court are reported. Claims made in a lawsuit present only one side of a case. Charges or citations reported to the News-Herald do not imply guilt. That is determined by the court. Information on this page is public record. Names will not be withheld by request.

    Nov. 19, 2010

  • Keith lifts burn ban

    Following a serious drought and a nearly two-month long ban on outdoor burning, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith has lifted ban but warned it could go back into effect if conditions warrant.

    The ban went into effect Sept. 24 and was lifted early Friday.

    A state of emergency relating to the drought was officially declared Oct. 26.

    According to the declaration, the drought created considerable hardships for Owen County farmers.

    Keith said the burn ban and the state of emergency were two separate proclamations.

  • Letter to the editor: Pumping station honors county's history

    It’s Margaret A. (Kasner) Murphy again.

    My thanks and appreciation to the Kentucky American Water Pumping Station II at “Hardin’s Landing” for our invitation to share in this very special celebration. More water to the people.

    Lela M. Karsner Hawkins, 93, Margaret A. (Karsner) Murphy, 91, and Christina Rice all are included with the Hardin cousins.

    Thanks to our friend Bro. David Wotier for remembering us on this day.