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Today's News

  • 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 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.

  • Wesselman named athletic director of the year by KHSADA

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | Special to The News-Herald

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Road Report | Work begins on resurfacing 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: