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  • Storytelling through stitchwork

    As a first-time expectant mother some 40 years ago, Rebekka Seigel was unsure of the path that lay ahead of her.
    “I thought, ‘What are mothers supposed to do?’” She recalled. “I decided making a quilt was what I was supposed to do.”
    Seigel, now 69, grew up in Cincinnati playing with her grandmother’s fabrics and watching her quilt and sew. Her grandmother supplied her with a pattern for her first quilt, and she soon realized that quilting could become a creative outlet for her.

  • School officials discuss safety amid national concerns

    A short three weeks after a 15-year-old Marshall County High School student opened fire on his peers, killing two sophomores and injuring 18 other people, a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. claimed 17 lives.
    In the wake of the tragedies, multiple threats against students across Kentucky and the United States have been reported, including in neighboring Franklin and Gallatin counties.

  • Flooding causes some road closures, mudslide locally

    While last week’s downpours wreaked havoc in Carroll County, causing schools to close Monday and Tuesday and a state of emergency to be declared due to flooding, Owen County saw only minor flooding in low-lying areas.
    Officials closed roads such as Old Ky. 227, leading to Eagle Creek Drive and Eagle Creek Circle, Big Twin Creek Road and Old Landing Road Friday, though some roads were reopened as early as Friday evening.
    On Monday, Ky. 355 was closed at the 16-mile marker after a mudslide occurred. The road was expected to be reopened by 11 p.m., Monday.

  • Community News: Cattlemen's Association to meet March 8

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

    4-H Teen Council to meet Tuesday
    The 4-H Teen Council will meet from 3:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, at the Owen County Extension Office.

    Pleasant Home Homemakers to meet
    The Pleasant Home Homemakers meeting will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., March 7, at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • 3 vying for 62nd House seat

    A local high school teacher is among the candidates seeking to represent Owen County in Frankfort as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Owen teen on school walkout: ‘It is important for young people to get involved’

    By Jeanne Houck
    The Kentucky Enquirer

  • Hope's Hands honored at CADCA's national leadership forum

    On Feb. 6, the Hope’s Hands (Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition) was one of 160 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C.
    The coalitions received a graduation certificate for completing CADCA’s National Coalition Academy (NCA), a rigorous training program designed to increase the effectiveness of community drug prevention leaders.

  • Fiery crash kills 3 Perry Park residents

    The News-Herald

  • A love everlasting

    More than five decades have passed since a teenaged Wallace Bush began walking to the home of his future bride to sit a while on the front porch swing.
    The year was 1947, and although the couple has experienced numerous changes throughout their marriage, some things will always remain the same.
    “He’s told me I’ve been the most influential person in his life,” Ann Bush said.
    “She’s my favorite person, let’s put it that way,” Wallace responds.