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Today's News

  • Milkweed memories

    After serving 10 years as Owenton’s mayor, David “Milkweed” Wotier has closed one door of his life, but expects many others to open in the future.
    Wotier began his service with the city of Owenton as a council member 15 years ago. He served two terms as a councilman.
    In 2000, Wotier was appointed to mayorship after former mayor K.F. Ballard Jr. died.
    Wotier said he thinks some have forgotten what he believes to be his biggest accomplishment during his time as mayor.

  • Fiscal court gets under way for 2011

    During its first meeting of the new year, the Owen County Fiscal Court made several re-appointments and set pay for some employees.
    The court met Monday for a special called meeting.
    Pam Miller was re-appointed to her position as deputy county judge-executive. A resolution was approved clarifying what duties and responsibilities the deputy judge-executive can take over in the event that the county judge-executive cannot fulfill those duties.
    Owen County Treasurer Norma McDonald was also re-appointed to her position, which will end July 1.

  • District to honor board members

    The Owen County School District will join public school systems across Kentucky in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month.
    Terry Patterson, Brett McDonald, Stuart Bowling, Bryan Young and Larry Johnson are important players in the ongoing quest to ensure the students in Owen County schools receive the highest-possible quality of learning experiences from innovative teachers in safe and efficiently managed schools.
    Bowling has served the longest. He has been on the board since 1993.

  • All dressed up: Prom store to celebrate grand opening

    Cathy Jansen left Owen County three years ago to open a prom dress store in Tulsa, Okla., and now she is bringing one back to Owen County. After being in Tulsa and talking to girls in Owen County and the surrounding area, Jansen saw a need for the same type of store here. “Girls in this area don’t have a place to go to purchase  prom gowns from the top prom designers. The Palace will meet this need,” Jansen said.

  • End-of-Season Deer Tactics with J. Wayne Fears

    Many states have ended their deer seasons, but others are still going strong. Here are some strategies that will pay-off for you at the end of deer season.
     
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  • Farm Service News By Claudia Baney

    Eligible livestock producers, with 2010 NAP coverage have until Jan. 30, to sign-up for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
    The  LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland planted specifically for grazing.
    The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county.  
    Owen County has met qualifications for D-3 drought conditions.

  • On the road with the News-Herald

    EDITOR NOTE: If you would like to be featured in “On the Road with the News-Herald,” submit a photo of you somewhere outside of Owen County with a copy of the News-Herald to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com

  • Birth announcement: Mia and Jazmine Soliman

    Isaac Soliman and Krista Thomas announce the birth of their twin girls, Mia Michelle Soliman and Jazmine Shanelle Soliman.
    The girls were born Nov. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth South in Edgewood. Mia weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and Jazmine weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces; both were 20 inches long.
    The baby girls were welcomed home by fraternal grandparents Lesia Soliman and Jackie Brock; maternal grandparents Peggy Wainscott, Irvin Falunker and Sally Thomas; uncles Zack and Jeremy Brock and David Thomas; and brother, Ayden Thomas, who was very happy to greet his sisters.

  • Kay’s Branch News by Bee Spicer

    I spoke too soon — the paper had just come out last week when the morning news reported that an earthquake had rolled through Florence and was felt as far south at Grant County. I also forgot to mention forest fires and mud slides. Kentucky is known for its diversity in weather phenomenon, but I don’t remember it all coming in one year.

  • Owen County Church Directory

    ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
    BEECHWOOD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
    Pastor Curt Smith, 10710 Georgetown Rd., 484-3770. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m., 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Call 484-3770 if you need a ride.
    HESLER ASSEMBLY OF GOD