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Today's News

  • A bittersweet goodbye

    From her office at Owen County Upper Elementary School, Principal Sharen Hubbard presses an infant-sized, monogrammed onesie against her chest. The onesie — a gift from a staff member for her future grandson — serves as a gentle reminder of why this school year will be her last.
    Hubbard began considering retirement last year but said recent decisions related to public education by lawmakers in Frankfort and the pregnancy of her only child, Lindsay, cinched the deal.

  • Store owner removes synthetic drugs from shelves

    Controversial items such as U-Pass, a brand of synthetic urine that can allegedly be used to pass a drug test, were recently removed from the shelves of the Owenton Marathon Station, also known as Cowboys.
    The station, located at 105 S. Main St., began selling items like U-Pass and synthetic cannabinoids, an alternative to marijuana, earlier this year. When local residents began noticing the items, they took to Facebook to express their concerns, with one post garnering nearly 170 comments and more than 100 shares on the social media website.

  • Kay's Branch News | A beautiful start to May on the Branch

    It’s beautiful out this morning. The sun is shining and melting the frost off my front yard. Yes, it’s May, and I still see frost. That’s always the way when you live in a valley — it’s the last place to get frost and the first place to get a freeze in the fall. But I’m not complaining, the sun is shining this morning, and all is well in my small part of the world.

  • Owen District Court | April 27, 2018

    April 27, 2018

    Ronald Lloyd Howard, 1984, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for May 4.
    Ricky Maupin, 1984, contempt of court, to pay $100 a month.
    Jacob Robertson, 1974, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for May 4.
    Jason Wade Walker, 1979, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to wear seat belt, no or expired registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 11.

  • Orphans lend powerful narrative to American history

    The first orphanage in America was established in 1729 when Indians massacred settlers near Natchez, Miss. An orphanage was unusual during this time; most orphans in the 1700s were taken into homes of neighbors or relatives. There was no court or government involvement. Families and friends just took it upon themselves to take these children under their wing to be raised as part of the family.

  • OCHS senior never fails to shine on field or in class

    BY AUDREY LEWIS
    Special to The News-Herald

  • At the Library | April 25, 2018

    Age-Reversing Exercise
    Discover how to reawaken the power of your 650 muscles and help increase mobility, improve flexibility and build strong bones. Follow a safe and slow-paced full body workout DVD. For all ages and abilities at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).
    Get the Scoop At the Library
    Celebrate Children’s Book Week by eating ice cream sundaes and participating in a scavenger hunt. Search the library shelves and earn a prize from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime

  • Community News | April 25, 2018

    Early Childhood Fair slated for Saturday
    Free “Awesome Animal Adaptations” Early Childhood Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, for children ages 3-kindergarten. The Cincinnati Children’s Museum will be bringing a live bat, snake, turtle and other hands-on materials for learning. The event is hosted by the Owen County Early Childhood Council.
    WMU to meet Saturday

  • Kay's Branch News | Monthly card games make for busy week

    The rain stopped long enough over the weekend for me to mow most of my yard. There’s still the small backyard that I didn’t get to before I wimped out. I have a very good riding mower, but just sitting and turning over and over wears me out. Hopefully, I can finish this week. I’m glad that I got myself out of my Sunday clothes and got that much finished.
    It’s raining again as I write this Monday morning. I couldn’t get in touch with Fay; I guess they spent the weekend with Jennifer in Lexington.

  • Owen District Court | April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, motion to revoke defendant’s conditional discharge continued from March 23, review motion set for May 4.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening.
    Willard D. Flynn Jr., 1975, fourth-degree assault, continued to June 1.
    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 19.