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Today's News

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Third-district magistrate's Republican primary

    HERSHEL WAYNE HARRIS
    Age: 50
    Occupation: Owen County Public Works and cattle farmer
    Education: High School, GED
    Immediate family: Tammy Harris, spouse; Matthew (Melina), Megan, Jenna and Jacob Harris, children
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Fourth-district magistrate's Democratic primary

    TRAVIS FITZGERLAD, Incumbent
    Age: 40
    Occupation: Manager at the Frankfort Electric Water Plant Board
    Education: 1997 graduate of Owen County High School
    Immediate Family: Sherry Davis Fitzgerald, wife; Blake L. Fitzgerald, son; Callie A. Fitzgerald, daughter
    Previous elected offices held: Current Owen County Fourth-District Magistrate

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: First-district constable's Democratic primary

    ALLEN CAMMACK
    Age: Did not respond
    Occupation: EMT/Operations Supervisor for Owen County EMS; Jonesville Fire Chief
    Education: Owen County High School graduate
    Immediate Family: Melissa, wife; Tina, Wade and Emily, children
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Ky. 62nd District House of Representative's Democratic primary

    ADAM PAUL SOVKOPLAS
    Age: 36
    Occupation: I am an adjunct professor of music theory at Eastern Kentucky University and teach music composition at Asbury University. I am also the owner/operator of APS Services, LLC, a renovation and landscaping business. Additionally, I am a set builder for several theatre companies and sing and act professionally.
    Education: I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of Kentucky (2013).

  • A slam-dunk for WKU

    Western Kentucky University will soon become the new home of former Running Rebels standout and 2016 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Carson Williams.
    The 6-foot-6, 230-pound forward will join the Hilltoppers after requesting a transfer from Northern Kentucky University last month, where he started 61 games over the last two seasons, averaging 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2017-18. He shot 60.8 percent from the field.

  • Community rallying around injured trooper

    A group of local “trooper’s wives” are banding together to create a support system for Kentucky State Police Trooper Mickey Gonterman following a tragic accident that killed one and hospitalized Gonterman with serious injuries last week.
    The accident happened in Henry County just before 7:30 a.m., April 25, when Gonterman responded to a call of dogs in the roadway at the 30-mile marker on I-71 South.

  • OCHS student first to attend entrepreneur program

    Owen County High School rising senior Alexis Collier has dreamed of someday being her own boss for as long as she can remember.
    This summer, Collier will have the opportunity to build upon her dream by attending the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a three-week summer residency program at Transylvania University that allows students to work together to create a service or product that is later pitched to a live audience and a panel of judges.

  • Wesselman named athletic director of the year by KHSADA

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | Special to The News-Herald

  • Community News | May 2, 2018

    WMU hosting appreciation breakfast for bus drivers
    The Owen County WMU will host an appreciation breakfast for local bus drivers at 7:30 a.m., May 4. Plan to attend and bring your favorite breakfast dish.
    Families invited to attend College Signing Day

  • At the Library | May 2, 2018

    Age-Reversing Exercise
    Are you looking for a safe, slow-paced, full-body workout? Meet at the library to follow the Miranda Esmonde-White video. Wear comfortable clothing. Great for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).
    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.
    Bath Bombs and Sugar Scrubs