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  • Owen County voters go West ... Again

    BY MOLLY HAINES and AUDREY LEWIS | The News-Herald

  • Human remains found inside abandoned trailer

    Landmark News Service

  • Hazelfield Farm in full bloom

    WHEATLEY — If you ask her daughter Sayward Stamper, Teresa Biagi was born with not one, but two green thumbs.
    A native of Shelby County, gardening runs deep in Biagi’s family — her great-great-grandparents once owned a floral shop and greenhouses on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Today, the 63-year-old Wheatley resident, along with her husband Raphe Ellis, a native of Monterey, own and operate a booming flower and vegetable business located on Butler Inn Road known as Hazelfield Farm.

  • What voters should know before Tuesday's primary election

    As voters prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election, there are several things to keep in mind, such as where to vote, when and what identification items are needed to cast your ballot.
    The following list addresses some of the more frequently asked questions that are raised on Election Day.

    Absentee voting

    If you will be out of town or not able to make it to your polling place on Election Day, you may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may be requested by phone, fax, mail, email or in person.

  • Next stop: World archery shoot


    Special to The News-Herald

  • Store owner removes synthetic drugs from shelves

    Controversial items such as U-Pass, a brand of synthetic urine that can allegedly be used to pass a drug test, were recently removed from the shelves of the Owenton Marathon Station, also known as Cowboys.
    The station, located at 105 S. Main St., began selling items like U-Pass and synthetic cannabinoids, an alternative to marijuana, earlier this year. When local residents began noticing the items, they took to Facebook to express their concerns, with one post garnering nearly 170 comments and more than 100 shares on the social media website.

  • A bittersweet goodbye

    From her office at Owen County Upper Elementary School, Principal Sharen Hubbard presses an infant-sized, monogrammed onesie against her chest. The onesie — a gift from a staff member for her future grandson — serves as a gentle reminder of why this school year will be her last.
    Hubbard began considering retirement last year but said recent decisions related to public education by lawmakers in Frankfort and the pregnancy of her only child, Lindsay, cinched the deal.

  • 2 dead in Gallatin County shooting

    WARSAW, Ky. — An altercation between two men in Warsaw turned deadly during the early morning hours Monday.
    Gallatin County Dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 4:39 a.m., in reference to the altercation on Main Street — about 20 miles north of Owenton — according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Steven Dykes. It was alleged that one of the men was armed with a handgun.

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Owen County Sheriff's Republican primary race

    MARK A. BESS, Incumbent
    Age: 58
    Occupation: Owen County Sheriff
    Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in Police Administration and a minor in Psychology
    Immediate family: Machele Bess, wife of 35 years; one son, Ben, his wife Mindie and daughter, Kate, and son Elli; one daughter, Rebekah and her husband Trask Murphy and a baby girl due in June
    Previous elected offices held: I was elected Owen County Sheriff Nov. 4, 2014

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Owen County Sheriff's Democratic primary race

    Age: 49
    Occupation: Police officer
    Education: Currently working to complete an associate’s degree in criminal justice; 18-week academy at EKU and 40 hours of additional training each year
    Immediate family: Sebastian Alcorn, son; Taryn Alcorn, daughter
    Previous elected offices held: None