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  • 13th annual CHD Awareness Walk will be March 10

    BY KATIE COLUMBIA
    Special to The News-Herald

  • All victims of Highway 355 crash now identified

    UPDATE (4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8): Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett has identified the remaining victims in a crash that claimed three lives near the 16000 Block of Highway 355 Wednesday.

    64-year-old Dave Harrison and 63-year-old Sheryl Harrison, of Perry Park, were the victims of the vehicle that caught fire. Garnett said the married couple moved to Perry Park about two years ago from Minnesota. 

    We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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  • KICKIN’ GRASS

    When the balance sheet for the Owen County Youth Soccer League (OCYSL) recently began looking grim, longtime board member Mike Haines sought a way to assist the league as well as draw outsiders to the community.
    An avid Bluegrass fan, Haines set his sights on a benefit concert series — Kickin’ Grass Concerts — which will bring multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass ensemble Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to Owen County High School next month.

  • Mayor: No truth to resignation rumor

    After rumors of his resignation began circulating last week, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier set the record straight once and for all.
    “What I have said is I’m not going to seek re-election, I don’t know whether someone took that the wrong way – but my full intention is to fill out this term,” Wotier said Sunday.

  • ‘Service Above Self’ for some OCHS students

    “Service Above Self” is a motto many Owenton Rotarians have learned well and now Owen County High School students are getting the same lesson with the creation of the Interact Club.
    Interact Club is an independent club based on the Rotary Club, which focuses on the motto of “Service Above Self.” While the Interact Club does focus on that same motto, it also includes a much more youth-focused mentality.

  • At the Library | February 7, 2018

    Age Reversing Workout

    Follow this workout video to engage every muscle in your body, liberate your joints and improve your overall health. Miranda Esmonde-White leads a classical stretch workout everyone will enjoy at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).

    Introduction to Tumbling

  • Community Events | February 7, 2017

    Sign-ups for Parks and Rec baseball now open

    Sign-ups for Owen County Parks and Recreation T-ball, baseball and softball have begun. Forms are located at Owen County Schools and at the Owen County Judge-Executive’s Office, and can be dropped off at these locations. The cost is $60 per child or $150 for family. Any questions can be answered on the Parks and Rec website, www.owencountyparksandrec.com

    LEPC meeting rescheduled for Feb. 20

  • New program promotes positive well-being for young girls

    Registration is now open for the newly founded Owen County chapter of Girls on the Run’s spring season.
    Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3  nonprofit organization that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and to celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Led by trained coaches, girls at the elementary and middle school level will learn to focus on health and fitness while preparing for a celebratory 5K event.

  • Deadline passes to file for county election

    County Judge/Executive:
    Casey Ellis, D (incumbent)
    Franky Fitzgerald, D
    Veronica Gayle, R

    County Attorney:

    Josh Smith, D

    Sheriff:
    Mark Bess, R (incumbent)
    Doug West, D
    Lannis Garnett, D
    Gary Alcorn, D
    Marty Lilly, D
    Larry Osborne, R

    County Clerk:

    Laurel D. Stivers, D (incumbent)

    Circuit Court Clerk
    Margaret Forsee, D (incumbent)

  • Chamber president vying for county’s top post

    Three candidates are now vying for the county’s top-elected position after Owen County Chamber of Commerce President and Adult Learning Director Veronica Gayle filed on the Republican ticket Monday.
    Though a newcomer to politics, Gayle has served in a variety of leadership roles and is an active member of several community organizations.
    Democratic incumbent Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis and Franky L. Fitzgerald, also a Democrat, filed in November and December respectively.