https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en A MOTHER'S PLEA https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/mothers-plea <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kylie1.jpg" alt="In 2017, Kylie Newsome, right, was diagnosed with Goodpasture’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that has left the 24 year old in need of a kidney transplant. Both her sister, Amanda Whobrey, left, and mother, Tonya Lindsay, center, are unable to be a donor for Newsome. Lindsay recently started a social media campaign in hopes of finding a donor. " title="In 2017, Kylie Newsome, right, was diagnosed with Goodpasture’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that has left the 24 year old in need of a kidney transplant. Both her sister, Amanda Whobrey, left, and mother, Tonya Lindsay, center, are unable to be a donor for Newsome. Lindsay recently started a social media campaign in hopes of finding a donor. " align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> At 23 years old, Kylie Newsome was a young, care-free girl dreaming of what her future might someday be. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.<br /> The 2012 graduate of Owen County High School had moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2017 to be closer to friends and decide what path she wanted to take in life.<br /> But persistent pain and fatigue had begun to slow her down. She believed her condition was a kidney infection and ignored the symptoms as best she could thinking it would go away on its own.<br /> City updates ordinances to comply with state law https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/city-updates-ordinances-comply-state-law <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adam-gaines_0.jpg" alt="Owenton Mayor Adam Gaines" title="Owenton Mayor Adam Gaines" align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> <strong>BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent<br /> </strong></p> Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/decline-readers-ads-leads-hundreds-newspapers-fold <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sunshine_week_photo.jpg" alt="In this Feb. 19, 2019 photo, the old Daily Guide office stands for sale in St. Robert, Mo. With the shutdown of the newspaper in September 2018, this area in central Missouri&#039;s Ozark hills joined more than 1,400 other cities across the United States to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University North Carolina." title="In this Feb. 19, 2019 photo, the old Daily Guide office stands for sale in St. Robert, Mo. With the shutdown of the newspaper in September 2018, this area in central Missouri&#039;s Ozark hills joined more than 1,400 other cities across the United States to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University North Carolina." align="left" hspace="6" width="146" height="85" /><p> <strong>By DAVID BAUDER and DAVID A. LIEB</strong><br /> <em>Associated Press </em></p> March 13, 2019 | Community News https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/march-13-2019-community-news <p> <strong>Project graduation to host &lsquo;donkey basketball&rsquo; </strong><br /> Owen County Project Graduation will sponsor a donkey basketball game at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Owen County Upper Elementary School. Tickets are on sale at Peoples Bank (see Tina Woodyard or Kristen Wright). Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. A ticket is required for school-aged children and up, or call Gayla Lewis at 502-750-0797. Come out and support the class of 2019 as they take on parents and school faculty/teachers in this fun event.<br /> At the Library | March 13, 2019 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/library-march-13-2019 <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/53788255_10157149455669826_1487856072394801152_n.jpg" alt="Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday when school is in session at the Owen County Public Library." title="Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday when school is in session at the Owen County Public Library." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>March 13</strong><br /> <em>11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise</em> Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the &ldquo;Classical Stretch&rdquo; DVD. Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.<br /> 3:15-4:30 p.m., St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Celebration Bake Irish soda bread, participate in relay races and learn the Irish jig as we celebrate the Irish culture. Food, fun and games at the library.<br /> <strong>March 14</strong><br /> Owen County Sheriff’s Office Call Log, March 4-10 https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-county-sheriff%E2%80%99s-office-call-log-march-4-10 <p> The following calls were received by the Owen County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office from Monday, March 4-Sunday, March 10.</p> Navy veteran to fill vacant sheriff’s deputy position https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/navy-veteran-fill-vacant-sheriff%E2%80%99s-deputy-position <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/20537.jpg" alt="Cory Porter, left, is currently in his fifth week of law enforcement training and is expected to become Owen County’s newest sheriff’s deputy later this year. He will fill the vacancy left by former deputy Marvin Goodrich, who resigned last year in good standing. Porter is pictured with Sheriff Mark Bess. " title="Cory Porter, left, is currently in his fifth week of law enforcement training and is expected to become Owen County’s newest sheriff’s deputy later this year. He will fill the vacancy left by former deputy Marvin Goodrich, who resigned last year in good standing. Porter is pictured with Sheriff Mark Bess. " align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> A Campbell County native and former master-at-arms in the U.S. Navy is on track to complete Kentucky&rsquo;s 20-week training course for new and incoming law enforcement officers.<br /> Upon graduating from the course in June, 29-year-old Cory Porter, who now resides just outside the city limits of Owenton with his wife, Laura, and their two daughters, is expected to fill the vacancy left at the Owen County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office by former deputy Marvin Goodrich who resigned last year in good standing.<br /> Clark Co. man Owen’s newest extension agent https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/clark-co-man-owen%E2%80%99s-newest-extension-agent <img src="https://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kendalbowman.jpg" alt="Kendal Bowman " title="Kendal Bowman " align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> A 22-year-old Clark County native is Owen&rsquo;s newest agriculture agent, filling a vacancy left at the local Cooperative Extension Service by Steve Musen in 2017.<br /> Kendal Bowman, a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, began his tenure with the service Friday.<br /> A meet and greet will be held for Bowman at the office on Ellis Road from 5:30-7 p.m., today, Wednesday, March 6.<br />