http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Grant Co. man killed in 127 N. accident http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/grant-co-man-killed-127-n-accident <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1644784_profile_pic.jpg" alt="Jarrod Richardson " title="Jarrod Richardson " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> A 32-year-old Grant County man was killed Aug. 12&nbsp; in a single-vehicle accident in Owen County.<br /> Jarrod Richardson of Dry Ridge was traveling south near the 1200 block of U.S. Hwy. 127 North when he rounded a curve and struck an embankment, according to Public Affairs Officer Josh Lawson of Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg.<br /> Lawson said Richardson was ejected from the vehicle, which traveled about 200 feet off the road before coming to a stop. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.<br /> Program to add safe places for kids in need http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/program-add-safe-places-kids-need <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1024px-safeplacelogo.svg-copy.gif" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> At least once during the course of each school year, an Owen County student will find themselves in a situation where they have no place to go, said Becky Mefford, Owen County&rsquo;s Youth Services Center director.<br /> For youth facing scary situations, designated Safe Places throughout Owen County could help make them feel more secure, Mefford said. She hopes at least 10 will be in place here by the end of the 2015-16 school year.<br /> iLead students explore local culture http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/ilead-students-explore-local-culture <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7134.gif" alt="iLead Academy students Jason Gray, Grace Chilton and Hailee Gordon of Owen County, along with Austin Ernst of Henry County, participate in an activity at the Owen County Public Library Friday. iLead students came to Owenton for a scavenger hunt at local landmarks before visiting the library. " title="iLead Academy students Jason Gray, Grace Chilton and Hailee Gordon of Owen County, along with Austin Ernst of Henry County, participate in an activity at the Owen County Public Library Friday. iLead students came to Owenton for a scavenger hunt at local landmarks before visiting the library. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With iPhones in hand and book bags on their backs, students from Carrollton&rsquo;s iLead Academy descended Friday on Owen County for a scavenger hunt with a purpose.<br /> The students, who come from Owen, Henry, Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties, roamed the sidewalks of downtown Owenton, visiting the county clerk&rsquo;s office, the county courthouse, the history museum and more in an effort to learn about their communities.<br /> The academy students have spent the past couple of Fridays on scavenger hunts in the different communities.<br /> Introducing ... New faces at upper and lower elementary schools http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/introducing-new-faces-upper-and-lower-elementary-schools <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7141.gif" alt="Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary School’s newest additions for the 2015-16 school year, from left to right, Jessica Meade, Susan Geiger, Morgan Meyer, Blair Baldwin and Chelsea Gibson. " title="Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary School’s newest additions for the 2015-16 school year, from left to right, Jessica Meade, Susan Geiger, Morgan Meyer, Blair Baldwin and Chelsea Gibson. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: Over the next three weeks, The News-Herald will be introducing its readers to the Owen County School District&rsquo;s new teachers, who kindly responded to our questionnaires. This week we begin with the Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary Schools:</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Blair Baldwin</strong><br /> <strong>Hometown:</strong> Owenton<br /> <strong>Subject/grade(s) you&rsquo;ll be teaching:</strong> Community Learning Center (CLC) afterschool director<br /> In brief: Aug. 26, 2015 http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/brief-aug-26-2015 <p> <strong>Owen County Republicans to meet</strong><br /> The Owen County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. Those wishing to dine may arrive by 6:30 p.m. Results of the Aug. 22 vote of the Republican State Central Committee as to whether there will be a presidential caucus for Republicans and what that entails for our county party organization will be discussed. Some yard signs will be available.<br /> <strong>Movie to be held on courthouse lawn</strong><br /> At the library - Aug. 26-Sept. 1 http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/library-aug-26-sept-1 <p> <em>September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Remember that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Snoopy is honorary chair for Library Card Sign-up Month 2015.&nbsp;Come see if you can find him at the library.<br /> This week&rsquo;s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library:&nbsp; Adventure #6 &ndash; Chose a random CD, listen to it all the way through, write a critique. Got a kid and an hour?&nbsp;You have time for an adventure.</em><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Adult Exercise</strong><br /> One injured after being struck by vehicle http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/one-injured-after-being-struck-vehicle <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_7168.jpg" alt="Pam Hawkins is lifted into the back an ambulance following injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday. " title="Pam Hawkins is lifted into the back an ambulance following injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A woman in her early 50s has been transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after reportedly sustaining injuries from being struck by an oncoming vehicle.</p> <p> 
Pam Hawkins was crossing the intersection of Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 22 E. when she was struck by the vehicle.<br /> Owenton City Police Officer Steve Miller said the vehicle was driven by Stacy Hudnall.</p> <p> Hawkins sustained injuries to her right leg.</p> <p> The incident took place at approximately 3:50 p.m.
</p> Man arrested after alleged armed robbery http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/man-arrested-after-alleged-armed-robbery <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/inmateimg082015zzz2009018880_08122015212424.gif" alt="Kody R. Smith " title="Kody R. Smith " align="left" hspace="6" width="66" height="85" /><p> The suspect involved in the alleged armed robbery of a Snappy Tomato Pizza delivery driver was arrested by Kentucky State Police Aug. 12.<br /> The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m., June 10, when KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received the call that a delivery driver was being robbed at gunpoint.<br /> The delivery was to be made at the church at Eagle Creek Campground.<br /> According to a KSP detective, there were about three males wearing dark-colored clothing in a gray passenger car.<br />