Today's News

  • Friends of Bethany talk about the good old days

    By Jim Lawrence
    For the News-Herald
    There were 14 friends of Bethany School who met at Noble Restaurant on July 13.
    Attendees were Emma Juett, Donald Crupper, Ernest and Sara Smith, Lucille Mason, Lois Skirvin, Fanny Whitton, Gene Wynn, Jean Murphy, Duard and Ann Glass and Betty and Jim Lawrence.
    Much conversation related to time spent on school buses to and from school.
    Most school terms in the 1940s began following Labor Day.

  • KEEP group helps out Owen Co. horse show

    The Grassroots Committee of the Kentucky Equine Education Project has announced it has awarded $500 to the Owen County Fair and Horse Show.
    The funds are to be used to purchase awards for a horse show.
    The Kentucky Equine Education Project is a statewide, not-for-profit association formed to promote and educate the public on the value of the horse industry to the state of Kentucky. The mission of education and promotion is enhanced by the grant program which assists local horse shows, 4-H horse club, and equine programs across the state.


  • Education donation: Womens' group helps needy students

    The Owen County Family Resource and Youth Services Center would like to thank the Owen County Baptist Association Women’s Missionary Union for its  donations of school supplies that will go to help students in kindergarten through 12th grades in the Owen County School District. There will be no Back to School Bash this year. If you are in need of school supplies for your child, contact Beverly Marcum in The Family Resource Center at 484-4014 for kindergarten through fourth grader or Becky Mefford in The Youth Service Center at 484-4017 for fifth through 12th grades.

  • Birth announcement: Bentley Allen Miller

    Emma Thornton and Craig Miller would like to announce the birth of their son, Bentley Allen Miller. Bentley was born May 31, 2013, weighing 9 lbs. and 2.6 ounces. He was 21 inches long. His maternal grandfather is Danny Thornton and his paternal grandparents are Vickie Craig and Tommy Miller. Bentley is the great-grandson of Martha and Gene Goodrich, the late William Allen Thornton, Ruby and the late Lloyd Bramblett, the late Tommy and Doris Miller and is the great-great grandson of Jack and Emma Thornton. He is great loved by several aunts and uncles.

  • Wedding announcement: Grider-Welsh

  • Elk Creek wins double gold medal

    Wineries from Paducah, Lexington, Versailles, and Owen County took honors at the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition.
    The Paducah Peach wine from Purple Toad Winery of Paducah won the Commissioner’s Cup as the best sweet wine and earned one of two double gold honors awarded in the competition.
    The 2009 Reserve Chambourcin submitted by Wildside Winery of Versailles was named best dry red.
    The 2012 “Taste of the Sun” Vidal Blanc from Harkness Edwards Vineyards of Lexington took top honors in best dry white.

  • Getting Ready with the middle school Rebels

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School Rebels football team hit the practice field this week.

  • Back on the bus: Owen County releases bus routes for 2013-14 school year

    With Owen County students heading back to school Aug. 14, Owen County School District Director of Transportation Jimmy Sutherland shares bus safety tips for both students and parents.

    For students:
    • Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps (10 feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.
    • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the driver says that it’s OK before stepping onto the bus.

  • Owen man gets 20 years for role in killing

    An Owen County man could spend 20 years behind bars after accepting a plea deal in a 2012 murder case.
    The formal sentencing was held Friday for David Bruce II, 44, one of three men involved in the death of Charles Monroe, a 30-year-old Frankfort man whose body was found dumped on the side of Interstate 64 in May 2012.
    Bruce pleaded guilty to amended charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence and criminal facilitation to murder in June.

  • Bid for MBMS field comes in under budget

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Reporter
    By the beginning of fall 2014, students at Maurice Bowling Middle School should be enjoying their newly constructed athletic field.
    Members of the Owen County Board of Education approved to award a contract for construction on MBMS’s athletic field project to Century Construction of Erlanger.
    On July 24, members of the board received three bids for the athletic field project.
    Board member Brett McDonald said he was pleased with the offers.