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Today's News

  • County employees will begin carrying identification badges

    Owen County employees will soon receive identification badges to help citizens of the county become better acquainted with officials.
    Owen County is one of the last counties in the state that doesn’t issue badges, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said.
    Keith said she mainly wanted the badges for road department and ambulance service employees, as well as the dog warden and jailer.

  • Over a dozen cattle die in truck accident

    By Charlie Pearl and Molly Haines
    Kentucky News Content Service, News-Herald staff
    About 15 cattle died and 75 were rescued in a double-decker tractor-trailer accident on U.S. 127 North in Franklin County near the Peaks Mill Road intersection Wednesday night.
    The driver, David Evans, 48, of Burnside, sustained minor injuries but refused medical treatment, said Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton.
    “He had some minor scrapes and bruises,” Melton said.

  • County lags nation, state in physical activity

    Adults in Owen County get less exercise in their leisure time than adults nationwide or statewide, putting them at greater risk for obesity and related problems such as diabetes.
    Surveys done by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2006 through 2008 estimate that 31 percent of Owen County adults got no exercise in the previous month, other than what they may have gotten while at work.

  • Owen County is proud to acknowledge role of our women

    Since the beginning of time, women have played a vital role in the affairs of the world. March is “Women in History” month and we reminisce and celebrate the resilient fortitude and achievements of the women of Owen County.

  • Technology continues to change county clerk’s office

    The routine world of regulations, laws, and practices, accompanied by legislation, court decisions and  agreements’ have led to changes in the Owen County Clerk’s Office.

  • Owen native earns Legion of Merit

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Nix attended a retirement ceremony at Fort Knox March 6. His reserve unit Fourth Battalion, 399th Regiment, 104th Division, wanted to honor him for his service to the unit and the United States Army during his 36-year career.
    At the ceremony, Nix was awarded the Legion of Merit for his outstanding leadership, unparalleled professionalism and dedication to duty, which contributed to the overall mission success of every unit in which he served.

  • Order early and save on yearbook

    The yearbook staff of Owen County High School is now accepting orders for the 2011 edition of the Pride of Owen Yearbook. 
    The staff is offering an early-bird special of $60.
    There are two ways to order your yearbook:
    1. Go online to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter the order number 10735. When ordering online, you will pay $3.50 for processing.
    2.  See Ms. Bush at the high school to place your order and avoid the $3.50 processing fee.

  • Ashleyann, Andrew and Rhiannon Dawson

    Debra Dawson of Owenton would like to announce the adoption of her three children — Ashleyann, Andrew and Rhiannon Dawson.
    All three children have been part of the Dawson family for almost four years with the adoption completed Aug. 10, 2010.
    Welcoming the children into the family were siblings: Danielle Chase of Louisville, Lyndsey Arey of Owenton, Wade Howard of Las Vegas, Nev., Samantha Smith of Owenton, Charles Chase Jr. of Owenton, and Spencer Wilcoxson of Owenton. Other family members include Kris Smith of Owenton and Mike Meyer of Louisville.

  • Maleigha Jo McCormick

    Maleigha Jo McCormick was born at 4:07 p.m. Feb. 21, 2011, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her proud parents are Amanda McCormick of Frankfort and Jonathan McKinney of Frankfort.
    Maleigha’s maternal grandparents are Karen and Jeff Tackett of Williamstown and Barry and Thelma McCormick of Owenton. Her maternal great-grandmother is Sarah McCormick of Owenton. Her paternal grandparents are Pastor Ronnie and Marlene McKinney of Frankfort. Her paternal great-grandparents are Marvin and Nora McGaushey.

  • Kailyn Ryann Heinlein

    Cora Cobb and Kevin Heinlein would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kailyn Ryann Heinlein. She was born Christmas Day 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She weighed 8 pounds, 12.2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Toni and Kevin Stewart of Owenton and Barry and Tammy Cobb of Frankfort. Paternal grandparents are Chantela Heinlein, Bob Tenner and Randall Heinlein, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. Kailyn was also welcomed home by her two sisters, Laila and Jessica.