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Today's News

  • Downing steps down from Chamber's top post

    BY JOAN GODERWIS | Special to The News-Herald

  • Students now required to receive Hep. A vaccine

    BY MELISSA PATRICK | Kentucky Health News

    Going back to school requires more than just making sure you have all the required school supplies; it also means making sure your child is up to date on their vaccines, especially since Kentucky has two new vaccine requirements.

  • With new mission statement intact, educators ready to return to school Aug. 15

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter

  • Buses ready to roll for 2018-19 school year

    The following are the Owen County Schools bus routes for the 2018-19 school year:
    Bus No. 1 Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to Owen County Schools, Harmony Road and Teresita Road
    Bus No. 2 Lillian Peace: Sparta end of Two Mile, Manley Lane, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 south to Owen County Schools

  • Following lightning strike, fire destroys 227 home

    As strong storms ripped through the area Friday and into the early morning hours Saturday, local firefighters were dispatched to the 11000 block of Ky. 227, Georgetown Road, following a lightning strike to a nearby residence around 12:21 a.m., Saturday.
    A passerby reportedly alerted the home’s occupant, Dallas Keith, of the fire. Keith escaped the residence unharmed.
    When firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved structure fire.

  • County fire chief submits letter of resignation

    Citing personal reasons, Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney formally resigned from his leadership roles with the volunteer fire department Monday.
    Chaney, who also served as the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department’s records officer, served as chief of the department for eight years.

  • Longtime pharmacist, public servant receives Rotary Club's top honor

    On the evening of July 15, Judy Cull frantically texted her husband Bob Cull encouraging him to come to the Owen County Extension Office immediately. A Walk-A-Thon had just concluded at the First Baptist Church of Owenton, and Bob insisted upon staying to help clean up.
    Under the persistence of his wife, Bob eventually arrived, just in time to receive the Owenton Rotary Club’s Owen Countian of the Year award.
    It’s the type of dedication Bob showed that evening that led to the award, dedication to not only his church, but the community as a whole.

  • Being a 'responsible pet owner' the best way to assist OCFA

    BY AUDREY LEWIS
    N-H Reporter

    After caring for a neglected coonhound in 2002, Hilari Gentry one day found that the dog had been collected by the Owen County Animal Control. After attempting to arrange for her friend to retrieve the dog back from the county, less than two days later, the dog had already been euthanized. This injustice led Gentry to realize that the coonhound was not the only dog to be picked up by the county and kept briefly in less than desirable conditions in a Jonesville barn, before disposing of their lives.

  • Back-To-School Bash slated for Aug. 2 at library

    BY AUDREY LEWIS
    N-H Reporter

    With a new school year quickly approaching the Owen County Youth Service Center and the Owen County Public Library are sponsoring a Back to School Bash from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 2.
    “We will have school supplies available for any student in the Owen County School System provided by organizations, businesses and churches,” Youth Service Director Becky Mefford said.
    Information on local services, businesses and churches can also be accessed at the Back to School Bash.

  • Parker Farms offering USDA-inspected produce

    Editor’s note: The following story is the fourth installment in The News-Herald’s “At the Market” series, profiling vendors of the Owen County Farm and Craft Market. The market is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., each Friday, and is located behind Owen County Farm Bureau at 430 Roland Ave. For more information on the market, please visit www.facebook.com/owencountyfarmandcraftmarket.

    BY AUDREY LEWIS
    N-H Reporter