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    At 23 years old, Kylie Newsome was a young, care-free girl dreaming of what her future might someday be. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.
    The 2012 graduate of Owen County High School had moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2017 to be closer to friends and decide what path she wanted to take in life.
    But persistent pain and fatigue had begun to slow her down. She believed her condition was a kidney infection and ignored the symptoms as best she could thinking it would go away on its own.

  • City updates ordinances to comply with state law

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

    Associated Press

  • March 13, 2019 | Community News

    Project graduation to host ‘donkey basketball’
    Owen County Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey basketball game at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Owen County Upper Elementary School. Tickets are on sale at Peoples Bank (see Tina Woodyard or Kristen Wright). Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. A ticket is required for school-aged children and up, or call Gayla Lewis at 502-750-0797. Come out and support the class of 2019 as they take on parents and school faculty/teachers in this fun event.

  • At the Library | March 13, 2019

    March 13
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the “Classical Stretch” DVD. Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.
    3:15-4:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Bake Irish soda bread, participate in relay races and learn the Irish jig as we celebrate the Irish culture. Food, fun and games at the library.
    March 14

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Office Call Log, March 4-10

    The following calls were received by the Owen County Sheriff’s Office from Monday, March 4-Sunday, March 10.

  • Navy veteran to fill vacant sheriff’s deputy position

    A Campbell County native and former master-at-arms in the U.S. Navy is on track to complete Kentucky’s 20-week training course for new and incoming law enforcement officers.
    Upon graduating from the course in June, 29-year-old Cory Porter, who now resides just outside the city limits of Owenton with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, is expected to fill the vacancy left at the Owen County Sheriff’s Office by former deputy Marvin Goodrich who resigned last year in good standing.

  • Clark Co. man Owen’s newest extension agent

    A 22-year-old Clark County native is Owen’s newest agriculture agent, filling a vacancy left at the local Cooperative Extension Service by Steve Musen in 2017.
    Kendal Bowman, a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, began his tenure with the service Friday.
    A meet and greet will be held for Bowman at the office on Ellis Road from 5:30-7 p.m., today, Wednesday, March 6.

  • Donkey basketball slated for March 16

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Correspondent

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Department Call Log, Feb. 24-March 4

    Editor’s note: The News-Herald will begin publishing the Owen County Sheriff’s Department Call Log as provided to the sheriff’s office by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg as frequently as possible. The following calls were made between Feb. 24-March 4.