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Today's News

  • Ryan Quarles: New budget includes teacher, state pay hikes

    This past Monday, I was proud to vote for a responsible biennial budget which includes higher funding for Owen County schools and pay increases for our hard working state employees as well as our teachers.  
    As the 2014 General Assembly winds down, the budget process yielded a two year plan that raises the K-12 education SEEK base from $3,827 to $3,981 by 2016.  The budget also provides funds to increase internet bandwidth and school safety.

  • Owen County District Court - March 28, 2014

    Autumn L. Darrell, 1993, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, preliminary hearing held, probably cause found to transfer to grand jury.
    James House, 1977, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.
    James C. House, 1977, theft by unlawful taking, continued to April 10.
    Trellises vs. Jimmy Boling, motion for default judgment, granted.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Three students from Owen County schools received distinguished ratings at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble event held March 22 at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence. Noah Malcomb, right, a seventh grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, received the rating for his French horn performance.  Freshman Nicole Walker, center, was distinguished on her clarinet, while sophomore Kirsten Parker, left,  received the same honor on flute.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Three students from Owen County schools received distinguished ratings at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble event held March 22 at Twenhofel Middle School in Independence. Noah Malcomb, right, a seventh grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, received the rating for his French horn performance.  Freshman Nicole Walker, center, was distinguished on her clarinet, while sophomore Kirsten Parker, left,  received the same honor on flute.

  • OCHS band member is consistently excellent

    The Owen County High School Rebel Band program and Owen County High School are proud of the accomplishments of Kirsten Parker, a sophomore flute player in the band.
    Parker, who takes private lessons from Jana Flygstad of Georgetown, was selected to the Northern Kentucky High School Select Band for the second year in a row. This is Kirsten’s third consecutive year of participating in the select band, as she was selected to be a part of the middle school select band her eighth-grade year. 

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1966-1978

    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.
    1966-1978

    BY DORIS GILL and KIM STROHMEIER

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cat fans suffer and rejoice

    Remember I told you I lost the last paragraph of Wanda’s news last week? Well, it popped up when I opened the computer on Tuesday morning. I don’t know where it went, nor how it came back but here it is.
    Wanda went to the wedding of Jessie and Doug Luscher’s daughter Sandi. They were old friends of Wanda and Danny’s when they went to Camp Pleasant Church years ago.

  • Georgia - On Her Mind: Say goodbye to Livingood

    Did you hear about Zee Livingood? She passed away last week from complications of good health, the coroner says!
    I was so upset when we got the news that my husband had to shove a gluten-filled doughnut into my mouth and put me to bed with a Diet Pepsi.

  • Fifth-grade gifted and talented take a step back in time at Pine Mountain

    By Teena Gamble
    For the News-Herald
    On March 21-24, 23 gifted and talented students and 13 chaperones made their annual trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe.
    The students were glad to turn in the winter vortex they have been experiencing for some much needed sunshine. They also traded in their televisions, video games and computers for four days of time spent learning, laughing, socializing and making fifth grade memories that they all will cherish.

  • 4-H News: Volunteers reap benefits through program

    People of all ages can gain enormous satisfaction and other benefits by being a 4-H Youth Development volunteer in their communities.
    Teenage volunteers usually are older 4-H members. Volunteering helps teens build confidence, improve communications abilities and develop life skills. Youth volunteers do better in school, learn about career options, and sometimes develop new career goals. Those involved in community service consistently show improvement in mathematics and reading scores.