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Today's News

  • County to sign deal with board to use building

    A deal to bring new life to the former Owen County Public Library is expected to be approved by Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith.
    The property at 118 North Main Street is being deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court for use by the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Tourism Commission will also have space for a welcome center and promotional area near the front of the building.

  • Sharing 'Butter'

    Owen County native, author and News-Herald columnist Georgia Green-Stamper visited the Owen County Public Library Saturday to read selections from her newest book, “Butter In the Morning.” In addition to her reading, Green-Stamper also signed copies of the book.
    Green-Stamper said she was impressed with the library’s new facility and recounted a story of a trip to the public library with her father as a child.

  • Owen Historical Society News: A glimpse into the origins of phrases

    He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…
    Many a young girl recites these words as she pulls petals off a flower. The purpose is to reveal the true intent of an admirer.
    Sayings, superstitions and old wives tales were tucked away in the memories and embedded in the culture of early Owen County settlers. Most were of Scotch-Irish, German and English descent, and along with their few belongings, they brought a rich legacy of these sayings  from Europe to the New World.

  • Damon Thayer: Students deserve a chance

    This week, the regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly reached its halfway point, with the Senate passing legislation on education, healthcare, judicial matters and economic development.

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 22, 2013

    Eric Beach, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree narcotics, waive preliminary hearing to grand jury, continued to March 12.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, court costs, operator’s license suspended for 90 days.

  • OCHS students of the month
  • Knowing your rights
  • Kay's Branch News: There should be a road kill department

    After rushing around like a mad rabbit all last week, this week is a blank. No cards, no plays or engagements of any kind.
    I did watch the basketball game on Saturday night to the exciting climax. They did good. For those of you who live in another dimension, I am referring to the University of Kentucky’s game with Missouri. Bless their little hearts, they’ve learned to make foul shots.

  • Church news for March 20, 2013

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve Delaney delivered God’s word from Romans 8:17-25. A special thank you to Mary Marlow for playing the piano. The music adds so much to our service.
    If you missed our Gideon speaker and would like to contribute to the vital work of printing and distributing God’s Word, be sure to pick up one of the fliers on how you can contribute or contact Dave Jones. I encourage everyone to support the work done by our Gideons.
    Sunday, we will celebrate communion in our morning worship service

  • Little girl with a big fish