Today's News

  • Farming school offers insight to good grazing

    By Katie Pratt
    For the News-Herald
    The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 21-22 in Woodford County. Informational sessions will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center.

  • Grammy-nominated Zak Walker to perform free concert

    Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan will bring his own brand of kid-friendly music to the Owen County Public Library July 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    There is no charge for admission.
    Morgan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970. His sense of humor and penchant for wordplay are gifts passed down from his grandfather, George “Bud” Rooney. Listening to his grandfather invent yarns, limericks, and even new words had a profound effect on him.

  • Birth announcement: Makenna Raegan Walker

    Robbin and Michael Walker would like to announce the birth of their second daughter, Makenna Raegan Walker, born July 4, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Makenna weighed 7 lbs. and 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.  Makenna is the granddaughter of Gary and Amanda Gaines of Owenton, Jeff Walker of Carrollton and Marcie and Jason Weiss of Bedford. She was welcomed home by her big sister Rylee, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousin.

  • Special birthday: Lenora Kelly Olds

  • Local students among EKU spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Brannon Joseph Lillard, Sparta, magna cum laude BS in horticulture
    • Daniel Bradley Banks, Owenton, BA in communication studies

  • Family line

    Five generations gathered together July 2 at Roxie Milner’s Home.Pictured are (from left to right) Roxie Milner of Owen County, Judith Vendler of Owen County, Melinda Crupper of Boone County, Robert Glacken of Grant County, and in lap of Robert is Landon Glacken of Grant County.

  • Owen County WMU to celebrate 125th anniversary at July 25th meeting

    The Owen County Woman’s Missionary Union will have its summer quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., July 25, at the Owen County Public Library in the community meeting room.
    Women and youth from all churches are invited even if your church does not currently have an active WMU.
    WMU is celebrating its 125th birthday. That’s 125 years of mission, education and ministry.
    The guest speaker will be Kevin Richardson from Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly known as Baptist Children’s Home).  

  • Royal Court: Annual Owen County Fair and Horse show kicks off

    Despite the heat, the Owen County fairgrounds pavilion was packed Monday evening for the crowning of the 2013 Miss Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.
    Courtney Waldrop, the 18-year-old daughter of Kevin and Trudy Waldrop, will represent Owen County in the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant to be held in January 2014.
    No stranger to pageantry, Waldrop began participating in pageants at a young age, including the little miss pageant.
    “I didn’t do many till I was 16 and then I did the miss teen pageant,” Waldrop said.

  • USDA extends acreage reporting deadline

    USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced an extension of the FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from July 15 to Aug. 2. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has not changed and remains July 15.

  • Give me a beat

    Health Rhythms Instructor Roberta Schultz teaches rhythm drumming to the seniors at the Owen Senior Activity Center. The sessions are held every Monday at 10 a.m. and guests say it’s a great way to start the week.