http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Owen lawmakers pleased with budget but say more is needed http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-lawmakers-pleased-budget-say-more-needed <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/quarles-beshear-and-nathaniel-rase-sb-49-bill-signing.jpg" alt="As Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown (standing on left) looks on, Governor Steve Beshear (seated) shakes hands with Nathaniel Rase after signing Rep. Quarles’ youth referee bill into law as part of Senate Bill 49. Quarles’ bill allows teens to work as referees in youth sporting leagues in Kentucky. " title="As Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown (standing on left) looks on, Governor Steve Beshear (seated) shakes hands with Nathaniel Rase after signing Rep. Quarles’ youth referee bill into law as part of Senate Bill 49. Quarles’ bill allows teens to work as referees in youth sporting leagues in Kentucky. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The two men appointed to represent Owen County&rsquo;s interests in the Kentucky General Assembly agree that passing a new state budget was the highlight of this year&rsquo;s regular session.<br /> State Senator Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, who represents Owen County, said he was pleased with the bipartisan state budget and the funding increases it offers to education.<br /> Mayor questioned about scrap by KSP http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/mayor-questioned-about-scrap-ksp <p> Owenton Mayor Doug West confirmed Friday that he has spoken with Kentucky State Police amid rumors that he is the subject of an investigation by the agency.<br /> West said no charges have been brought against him and he does not consider being questioned by state police to be a formal investigation.<br /> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s all politically motivated,&rdquo; West said. &ldquo;I haven&rsquo;t done anything illegal.&rdquo;<br /> KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn confirmed an inquiry is ongoing, but could not comment further.<br /> Primary candidates prepare for forums http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/primary-candidates-prepare-forums <p> With the primary election less than a month away, Owen countians will soon get the chance to hear from candidates running for magistrate in three of the four magisterial districts.<br /> Magistrate forums will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, but each district will be held at a separate location.<br /> District one will be held at the New Liberty Firehouse; district two will be held at the Owen County Extension Office and district four will be held at the Monterey Firehouse.<br /> Third district magistrate Teresa Davis is running unopposed.<br /> Queens for Life: Annual pageant benefits Relay programs http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/queens-life-annual-pageant-benefits-relay-programs <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/pag-dalihla-lynn-earles.jpg" alt="Dalihla Lynn Earles patiently waits while judges of this year’s Queens For A Life pageant look her over. " title="Dalihla Lynn Earles patiently waits while judges of this year’s Queens For A Life pageant look her over. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The second annual Queens For A Life pageant was held Saturday in support of Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society at the Owen County High School auditorium.<br /> Over 700 items were turned in for Meeting the Needs Ministry and over $800 was raised from the people&rsquo;s choice monetary donations. A total of $1,118 was raised Saturday.<br /> The event was sponsored by First Farmers Bank, State Farm Insurance, Cull Family Pharmacy, Smith House Restaurant, Casa Mexican Restaurant and Petals On the Square.<br /> Cat fans show their colors http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/cat-fans-show-their-colors <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cats.jpg" alt="Tyler and Kaylee Mae Glass" title="Tyler and Kaylee Mae Glass" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Tyler and Kaylee Mae Glass cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA mens basketball championship game.</p> Extension service celebrates centennial - 1989-1997 http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/extension-service-celebrates-centennial-1989-1997 <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/extension_100_logo_1_0_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>This is the eighth in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.<br /> </em><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>1989-1997</strong></span><br /> <br /> By Judy Hetterman<br /> Owen County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent<br /> <br /> Help young mothers with community baby shower http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/help-young-mothers-community-baby-shower <p> The Owen County Early Childhood Council will be hosting a community baby shower for all expectant mothers and mothers of children up to 18 months of age on May 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library<br /> Several different community agencies will be present with information for mothers and mothers to be along with door prizes for those that attend.&nbsp; There also will be light refreshments served.<br /> The door prizes will be given out every half hour and a speaker from Northern Kentucky Community Action will be making a presentation on shaken baby syndrome. Justin Shelton to continue career at Erskine College http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/justin-shelton-continue-career-erskine-college <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shelton.jpg" alt="Justin Shelton" title="Justin Shelton" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Former Runnin&rsquo; Rebel Justin Shelton signed a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Erskine College in Due West, S.C. The &ldquo;Flying Fleet&rdquo; are a member of the NCAA Division 2 and compete in Conference Carolinas. Shelton averaged 9 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two blocks for Owen County in 2012-13; was All NCKC; and a member of back-to-back 31st District and Eighth Region All &ldquo;A&rdquo; championship teams.</p>