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Today's News

  • Monterey News By Dana Burke

    Theresa recently called to tell me Florence has been undergoing some tests lately. Seems a few weeks ago they had to admit her into the Owenton hospital because she had some fluid around her heart. Her doctor had scheduled her for a heart catheter but she postponed it because she, Sheila, Vickie (their cousin) and Nancy Ballinger had planned a girls’ antiquing trip. Upon returning from this trip, Theresa and Sheila took Florence to Central Baptist to have the heart catheter done. They ended up keeping her overnight where they had to put in a couple of stints.

  • Water works

    Following two years of construction at the Owen-Franklin County line, residents had the opportunity to take a peek into the newly opened Kentucky American Water treatment plant Friday.

    Those who attended were given the chance to take a guided tour of the treatment plant and meet with KAW employees during the open house.

    The new treatment has been named Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing and is located near Monterey on the Kentucky River.

    The plant obtained its name after the Hardin family, who owns property just upstream from the site.

  • Letter to the editor: Geoff Davis treats his constituents fairly

    John Waltz in campaign literature claims that Congressman Geoff Davis “refused to help him get treatment he needed from the VA.” When an experimental anthrax vaccine caused Waltz health problems.

    There is no record to tell us what Congressman Geoff Davis did, or did not do for Waltz, just the claim to by Waltz, who is running for congress against Geoff Davis.

  • Election Preview 2010 - Owentown Mayor

    David “Milkweed” Wotier, 55, candidate for Owenton mayor

    Occupation and education: Mayor of Owenton and minister; bachelor’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Masters in Religious Education from Southern Baptist Theological School in Louisville.

    Family: Married to Karen York Wotier; one daughter, Sarah Wotier

  • One final push

    Thursday evening, Leadership Owen County hosted the third and final candidate forum for the upcoming general election.

    Both mayoral candidates, incumbent David “Milkweed” Wotier and Horace “Doug” West, participated as well as eight of the nine candidates for Owenton City Council including Tim Cammack, Darrell Hearn, Rita Osborne, Robbie Osborne, Robert “Bob” Osborne, Larry Dale Perry, Doris Riley, and Robert Walker. Gerald M. Powell did not attend.

  • Election Preview 2010 - School Board (fourth district)

    Brian Neal Clark, 44 , candidate for Fourth-district school board member

    Employment and education: Production Team Member at Toyota Motor Manufacturing and co-owner of Convergence Communications LLC; Eastern Kentucky University 1989 - BBA in Administrative Management and Transportation/Physical Distribution Management

    Family: Married to Patti M. Clark.; two daughters, Samantha Rae and Emily Katelyn

  • Historical Society News By Bonnie Strassell

     She claimed she was not a historian but a memoirist; yet the words of Georgia Green Stamper, guest speaker at the Owen County Historical Society meeting Thursday, skillfully took on the cadence of the color, life, and movement of Owen County history.

  • Guest Editorial: Animals deserve compassion too

    I have noticed in the News-Herald that many animals in several counties in Kentucky are being mistreated. Many dogs and puppies are being abandoned in our area. The Owen County Friends of Animals Inc. — (502) 514-1439 — has several dogs for adoption. They do a wonderful job taking care of homeless dogs, but financial help is needed. Please help “Man’s Best Friend.”

    The following by an unknown author was found on the Internet:

    A Dog’s Plea

  • Kay’s Branch News By Bee Spicer

    It’s been a very good week. We did get some measurable rain mid-week, but not during the Wheatley outing, which was nice. Between the signing-up and the actual showing up, we lost 16 players. They missed a great day for golf and a very good selection of homemade pie. Gilbert and the ladies who worked in the pro shop and kitchen did a wonderful job for us, as always. My thanks for all their hard work.

    Wanda went on a short trip and wasn’t here for the fire department festival Saturday so I have no report on it.

  • Owen home to a new champion ... and that’s no bull

    Following in the hoofsteps of his prize-winning dad, Kentucky Star is racking up ribbons and awards as one of the nation’s top bulls in his class.

    Kentucky Star, a 14-month-old bull owned by Larry Osborne of Sparta, is competing to be one of top bulls in the nation.

    “He’s still a yearling,” Osborne said. “He’s on track to be the best in the country. He’s the high-points leader in his class in the nation.”