Local News

  • Elementary, primary schools merge on paper

    Following an unanimous decision by the Owen County Board of Education, the state will now recognize Owen County Primary and Owen County Elementary Schools as one.
    The two schools will continue to be housed in their respective buildings, but Owen County School Superintendent Rob Stafford said the schools will be recognized by the state as one school, with one principal and one site-based decision-making council.
    Stafford said consolidating the two schools seemed like the logical thing to do.

  • Relay proves hope, support isn’t in short supply

    Owen County Relay for Life
    Itron Field
    June 14-15 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    Survivor registration begins at 5 p.m. June 14

  • Board looks to milk property to aid students

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Write
    The Owen County High School Agricultural Department may be growing.
    The members of the Owen County Board of Education discussed the future of 111 acres of farmland the district owns.
    Owen County School District Director of Maintenance Dan Logan said some members of the high school faculty want to expand the agriculture opportunities.
    “The agriculture department here wants to try to expand and develop an agricultural research farm,” Logan said.

  • Hungry hearts: Feed the Children returns to help local needy families

    Each night, families across America wonder where their next meal will come from, children are sent to bed hungry. And while it may not seem possible, some of those children are likely in our own communities.
    A semi-truck with 24,000 lbs. worth of food and essential items will soon unload here in Owen County, in an effort to help local families in need.
    The Kentucky Speedway Charities will provide a Feed the Children distribution at the Owen County Fairgrounds June 13.
    A Feed the Children semi-truck made a stop at Owen County’s Fan Fair two years ago.

  • Best at the bee

    The Owen County Primary School first-grade spelling bee was recently held. The winners were Allison Hughes, first place; Chayce Merchant, second place and Hallie Risch, third place.

  • Owen County Relay for Life Schedule of Events

    June 14-15
    5-6 p.m., Survivor registration (in front of the extension building)
    5:45-6:45 p.m., Survivor reception dinner (inside extension building)
    6:45 p.m., Campsite judging and silent auction begins
    7 p.m., Survivor photo (all survivors should meet at the bleachers for survivor photo)
    7-7:30 p.m., Opening ceremony
    7:45 p.m., Survivor lap (survivor recognition and walk of fame -- all teams, friends and family will line the track to honor the survivors and cheer them around the track)

  • One mile at a time

    On June 14, motorcycle riders are encouraged to gather at the Thornhill Baptist Church parking lot on Holmes Street across from the Family Dollar Shopping Center in Frankfort at 4:45 p.m.
    The Sisters Act Owen County Relay for Life team will host a charity fund-raising motorcycle ride that will end up at the Owen County Relay For Life event.
    The ride departs at 5:15 p.m. toward the Owen County Park, which is located on the northern side of Owenton on Fairgrounds Road.

  • Owen County official offers tips for tornado safety

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald

    Every state is at some risk of tornadoes and the damage that they leave behind. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds may obscure others.
    Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible.
    To begin preparing for any disaster, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.

  • Sibling bonding is necessary

  • Owen resident chases Miss Kentucky title

    Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship  pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky  2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the  public, rather than the panel of judges.