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  • 2013 - looking back

    By Molly Haines and John Whitlock/News-Herald Staff

    As we look back at the year 2013, its clear that many elements of life in Owen County will always stay the same. At the same time, the community is always looking for ways to improve itself while honoring and preserving its history.
    At the beginning of 2014, we take a moment to look back and remember where we have been.

  • IN HOT WATER: South Owen Fire Department

    After allegedly missing fire runs for months and falsifying reports to the state fire commission, the South Owen Fire Department may be no more.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the trouble with the department began approximately a year ago.
    “They just quit answering fire runs,” Keith said. “When that began, the Owen County (Volunteer Fire) Department began responding to that area, along with the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department for backup.”

  • Mobile home fire claims lives of two children

    Two children, a 2 year old and a 4 year old, died in a mobile home fire at 900 Gaines Village Dr., lot 7, this morning.
    According to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola, the department was dispatched to the scene at 9:44 a.m. and was on scene at 9:47 a.m.
    Upon arrival, firefighters encountered heavy smoke from the mobile home, with 50 percent involvement.
    At that time, Owen County Emergency Medical Services reported that two children were trapped inside the front area of the structure.

  • County prepares for impending ER closure

    With St. Elizabeth Owen’s impending emergency room closure only weeks away, the Owen County Judge-Executive’s office continues to revise its plans for the county’s future emergency medical care.
     Primary factors in that care include designating Frankfort Regional Medical Center (FRMC) as Owen County’s base care facility and the expanded use of air ambulances.

  • A ‘loud and rowdy’ Fourth of July

    With the Fourth of July approaching, fireworks will soon become a hot commodity as people start to prepare for the national holiday. Owenton is also preparing as Loud and Rowdy Fireworks recently opened its annual fireworks stand.

  • Meeting the Needs relocating, hopes to better serve public

    Throughout the year, many families in or around Owen County need some form of help. Whether it be food, clothes or other commodities, Meeting the Needs was created to help meet the needs of those who may be struggling to make it on their own.
    Meeting the Needs is a ministry-based organization that recently relocated to Highway 22 East in Owenton. The organization helps raise money and donations for their various charities, which includes providing clothes, food and other commodities to people and families who are in need.

  • Local coffee shop hopes to promote community with music fest

    By Mike Haines
    N-H Correspondent

  • Farm-to-table dinner deemed successful

    The vendors of the Owen County Farm and Craft Market would like to thank everyone who helped make our second annual farm-to-table dinner a success. For the second year in a row, we have been blessed with a great group of people, delicious food, cooperating weather and an all-around good time.

  • At the Library | June 28, 2017

    Summer Reading is winding down, but there’s still time to grab your library card and come in for some good books to pass away the long summer days. Once again, kids can win fair tickets if they turn in their completed reading log by June 30. It’s all happening at the library this summer.
    Summer Reading — Bricks 4 Kidz

  • Community Events | June 28, 2017

    Owen County Parks & Rec is offering co-ed and church league softball immediatley following fair week. Forms may be found at www.owencountyparksandrec.com and the $250 team fee is due June 30. They may be turned in or mailed to 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton, KY 40359. For more information, contact the director of both leagues, Tim McIntosh, at (502) 330-6346. A minimum of four teams must sign up with the form and fee for the league to play.