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  • Hours after theft citation, woman jailed for allegedly trafficking meth

    Only hours after receiving a citation for shoplifting at a local gas station, a 23-year-old female found herself behind bars June 27 on drug trafficking charges.
    Owenton Policeman Gary Alcorn cited Lee Searcy of 2470 Highway 127 South, for shoplifting at the Owenton Marathon Hop Shop at 504 Main St. Policeman Clint Aldridge later observed Searcy getting into her vehicle at the Marathon gas station located at 105 S. Main St. and driving off. According to the arrest citation, Aldridge was aware that Searcy’s operator’s license had been suspended.

  • New Columbus crash claims life of 49 year old man

    A single-vehicle accident on New Columbus Road claimed the life of a 49-year-old man June 23.

  • Kentucky Sports Radio embraces Ky. fan base with local promotions

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter

  • Three Rivers to cease home health operations

    Some services provided by Three Rivers District Health Department will be reduced as the district makes adjustments due to decreases in state funding and increases in the local level funding of the retirement system.
    The department announced last week that it would transition out of providing home health services which includes transferring its patients to other agencies that do not have the governmental overhead Three Rivers currently has.

  • HealthPoint Family Care seeks buyer after losing federal grant

    HealthPoint Family Care and Drs. Johnson, Smalara, and Baumann are actively pursuing interested medical groups to assume the practice in Owenton.
    HealthPoint will not set a closing date until a successor is in place. This change was prompted when HealthPoint was not awarded the Federal Grant for Owen County. HealthPoint is a federally qualified health center (FQHC).All FQHC’s receive annual federal grants to help fund operations in specific counties.

  • Variety of programs key to Owen County’s athletics department’s Title IX success

    BY DAVID STONE
    Landmark News Service
    Owen County’s high school athletics program passed its Title IX assessment, but it was the variety of opportunities available, and not gender equity, that won the day, Board of Education members were told recently.
    Title IX compliance is important to the district, Athletics Director T. J. Wesselman said, and could have significant financial consequences.

  • Reigning Miss Owen County newest addition to News-Herald staff

    Reigning Miss Owen County Audrey Lewis became the newest addition to The News-Herald’s staff June 14.

    Lewis, a rising Owen County High School senior, will serve as the newspaper’s summer reporter before returning to OCHS in August for her final year of public education.

    During her junior year at OCHS, Lewis, 17, became a sports correspondent for the newspaper, covering basketball and spring sports.

  • Sheriff’s deputy, officer recover stolen vehicle, net four arrests

    A joint effort by the Owen County Sheriff’s Office, Owenton Police Department and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle out of Tennessee June 10.

    The incident began during Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Tracy’s shift. Tracy first observed the vehicle at Roland Avenue and Highway 127, when it swerved and crossed the yellow line. That’s when Tracy said he got behind the car and initiated a traffic stop with the assistance of Owenton Police Officer Clint Aldridge.

  • Eastern Kentucky native to lead Owen County Elementary

    By Audrey Lewis
    N-H Reporter

    With less than two months remaining before students begin the 2018-19 school year, the Owen County Elementary School Site-Based Decision-Making Council (SBDM) has selected a new leader following the retirement of longtime educator and principal Sharen Hubbard.

    Terry Quillen, a 53-year-old native of Martin County, Ky., will take the helm at both the Owen County Lower and Upper Elementary Schools when the semester begins Aug. 15.

  • Henry County man killed in Gratz Road accident

    A Henry County man is dead following what the Owen County Sheriff’s Office is calling a “tragic accident” near Gratz.
    Emergency personnel responded to dispatch near the 8200 block of Gratz Road, at 3:46 p.m., Friday, after the brakes failed on a truck hauling 7 tons of fertilizer, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich.