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  • Courthouse, county offices set to receive $1.4 million in repairs

    About 20 Rubbermaid totes are scattered across the attic of the Owen County Courthouse on North Thomas Street. Though not for storage, the totes are there to catch rainwater from multiple roof leaks at the historic building.
    The roof leaks, along with numerous other issues on the courthouse grounds and other county buildings, will soon be repaired in a $1.4 million Energy Savings Performance Program project that began Monday.

  • Owen, Grant Co. fire depts. battle School Road blaze

    A 106-year-old School Road home went up in flames just before 8 a.m., Friday.
    The Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to 493 School Road, just across the Grant County line, at 7:54 a.m.
    The residence, which Jonesville Captain Chris Curtis said was a heavy timber construction, was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene.
    The Dry Ridge and Williamstown fire departments also responded, along with members of the Owenton/Owen County and New Liberty volunteer departments who provided additional water.

  • Students remember lives lost during walkout

    BY AUDREY LEWIS

    Special to The News-Herald

  • Prepare for the upcoming fishing season now

    While warm weather may be right around the corner, chilly days are hanging around. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming fishing season by purchasing a new license and organizing your gear.

  • Intoxicated woman invades W. Seminary home

    A West Seminary Street resident received a rude awakening during the early morning hours March 6, after an intoxicated 19 year old allegedly invaded his home.
    The incident occurred around 4:26 a.m., at 243 W. Seminary St., the home of Dustin Daniels, according to Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry.
    “(Daniels) was alone at the time and there was an intruder that came into his home,” Gentry said. “She was in the downstairs area wandering around, shutting doors, which woke (Daniels) up.”

  • Teens tackle human trafficking with STLP project

    After seeing a news story about human trafficking in Kentucky, four Maurice Bowling Middle School students began researching the topic for a potential Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) project.
    What they found astounded them.

  • Aldridge newest city policeman
  • Community News: Learn to make fishing lures at Beech Grove Baptist

    4-H Livestock Club to meet
    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • At the Library | March 14, 2018

    Celebrate Pi Day
    Let’s celebrate this special math day by measuring and baking a cherry or apple pie. Enjoy pie on pi day from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today.
    Storytime
    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
    Home School Program: Geology Rocks!

  • Owen County Senior Center Events | March 14, 2018

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton, KY 40359. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long. If you need a ride to the center, call Owen County Public Transit at 502-750-2828, and schedule when you would like to come. For more information, call 502-484-3139.
    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m., cards; 1 p.m., extension office/nutrition
    Thursday: 10 a.m., game; 1 p.m., Bingocize
    Friday: 10 a.m., stretching, sitting or standing; 1 p.m., Rook