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  • 9 year old saves 4-year-old brother from truck fire

    For 9-year-old Jeremiah Jury, assisting his parents with his little brother’s car seat has always been a struggle. The elder brother freely admits that his thumbs just aren’t strong enough to release the seat’s buckle.
    But on a recent trip to the Owen County Transfer Station, all of that changed.
    Jeremiah and his 4-year-old brother Josiah climbed inside the cab of their dad Tony’s Dodge Dakota June 30, and set out for the station to unload a few unwanted items during the county’s Free Dump Day.

  • Murder suspect allegedly burglarizes Owen home

    Derek Garten, the 38-year-old man charged in the shooting death of Margaret “Meg” Smith last week in Frankfort allegedly burglarized a home on Ky. 355 in Owen County during his run from law enforcement July 4.
    Garten allegedly admitted to breaking into the home of Dennis and Hilda Raisor, 280 Ky. 355, and stealing two firearms, a case of .22 caliber bullets, collectible coins, pocket knives and a lawnmower.
    No one was home at the time of the break-in, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Tracy.

  • Airplane hangar set for demolition Saturday morning

    The four-plane airplane hangar constructed by Harry Clark Karsner more than 70 years ago will come down Saturday after the membership of Old Cedar Baptist Church initially voted to demolish the structure last year.
    A pilot himself, Karsner built the hangar near the church following World War II, that for years carried the neon message, “Christ Is the Answer.”
    The church purchased the land where the hangar sits in January 2017 from a local farmer, and rumors about the hangar’s future soon began circulating.

  • County fair action begins Saturday

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter
    The 2018 Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show opens with a day of beauty pageants Saturday — admission on this day will be $5.
    The day begins with the baby contest including a $5 entry fee and categories for ages 0-35 months. Contestants for the Little Miss and Mister and the Little Prince and Princess should arrive at the fairgrounds no later than 11:15 a.m. Little Prince and Princess, ages 3-4, will compete individually while the Little Miss and Mister, for ages 5-7, will compete as a couple.

  • Parks and rec board chooses not to seek permanent director

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter
    Following the resignation of previous Owen County Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Hamilton the leadership of the Parks and Recreation Program is being redesigned.
    In the past a director was hired and paid to preside over an appointed board. Now that responsibilities are being adjusted, the parks and recreation board have decided to assign a director to each individual program rather than bring in a new overall leader.

  • At the Library | July 11, 2018

    There’s still time to get your camera out and take some photos of what makes Owen County a great place in which to live. The Library is sponsoring its Second Annual Photography Contest. Rules and requirements can be found on our website, Facebook page and at the library.  Prizes will be awarded for adults and children.  The deadline for submissions is Friday.  
    Age Reversing Exercise

  • Planting By the Signs: 'Dog Days' of summer continue through Aug. 11

    This week and beyond: Dark moon for below-ground producers is in force until new (light) moon at 10:48 p.m., Thursday. The light moon will rule until the full (dark) moon returns July 27. Check signs before planting.
    Signs: Today and Thursday, outstanding; Friday and Saturday, no planting, killing sign; July 15-18, flowering signs; July 19-21, outstanding for above-ground producers.
    Dog Days are here

  • Hundred Happy Acres strives for healthy land, happy animals

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter
    Hundred Happy Acres, a 106-acre farm in Jonesville, is where Emily Lofald and her family strive daily for healthy land and happy animals.
    Producing meat, mainly pork, Lofald focuses on raising her animals in the most natural ways possible.
    Lofald’s pigs graze on forest and pasture, being fed soy free and non-genetically modified organism (GMO) grain as supplement before being processed.

  • Citing lack of pay, veteran deputy resigns

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office will find itself a deputy short beginning next week after veteran deputy Marvin Goodrich announced his resignation last week.
    Goodrich cited a lack of pay and benefits as the leading cause of his resignation, according to Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess. Goodrich is set to join the Grant County Sheriff’s Office July 9.

  • Purple Heart recipient served in America's 'Forgotten War'

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT | Special to The News-Herald