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Today's News

  • 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.

  • The day 'Happy' Chandler switched on the lights in Owen County

    In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signed a law creating the Rural Electrification Administration to provide funding to local cooperatives that would distribute electricity.
    At that time Kentucky’s governor, A.B. “Happy” Chandler, was instrumental in securing electric power for the Commonwealth; and in 1937 a loan of $130,000 was approved for Owen County Rural Electric Co-Op to construct lines for 600 customers. Yet, as late as the mid-1930s nine out of 10 households in Kentucky were without electricity.

  • Road Report | Motorists urged to use caution as Transportation Cabinet begins 6 repair projects

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:

  • Kentucky American Water offers new local payment option

    Kentucky American Water customers now have a new option for paying their water and sewer bills in person in Owen County.
    Ashcraft Real Estate Services, located at 125 N. Madison St., Owenton, is now accepting Kentucky American Water customer payments between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and between 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays.

  • Students may now report bullying anonymously by using online form

    Bullying amongst school-age children continues to make local and national headlines with 28 percent of students in grades sixth-12 reporting a bullying experience, according to a 2011 federal survey.
    With school safety concerns at the forefront of the minds of many school district officials, the Owen County School District last week announced the implementation of an anonymous online bullying reporting system that can be used by students, parents and community members.

  • Kentuckians have until Monday to register to vote in May primary

    KENTUCKY NEW ERA

    The deadline to register in the May 22 primary is fast approaching — anyone who still needs to register has less than a week left.
    New registrants, those who recently moved to the area or 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the Nov. 6 general election can register in-person at the local county clerk’s office or by visiting GoVoteKy.come and registering online before the 4 p.m. deadline Monday, April 23.