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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.

  • Sanders carries Owen in primary; Clinton takes state

    Bernie Sanders carried Owen County in the state's presidential primary election Tuesday with about 20 percent of the county's registered voters taking to the polls.
    Sanders received a total of 720 votes locally, while Hillary Clinton received 453. Clinton was named the state's winner
    Owen County Clerk Laurel P. Stivers said the county's voter turnout had exceeded her expectations.
    "I guessed we would have about 15 percent turnout, but it looks like we wound up with 20 percent," Stivers said Tuesday night.

  • Kline named Principal of the Year

    Another prestigious statewide award comes home to Owen County Schools and although athletics has garnered a lot of recognition this year, this award is for academics.

    Owen County High School Principal Duane Kline was named the 2016 “Principal of the Year” by the Kentucky Association of Secondary School Principals.

  • 127 work begins today

    Construction crews will begin a pavement repair project today that will eventually close Main Street for the month of June.

    “The pavement section beginning at Duke Avenue extending north of Ky. 3095 (Ellis Road) will be improved,” Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6 said. “This section of roadway will be more durable and will provide a safer and smoother ride for all of those who travel along U.S. 127.”

  • Annual Relay for Life festivities set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday

    Break out the tennis shoes and don purple apparel as the 2016 Relay for Life of Owen County takes place this Friday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Owenton.

    The Relay was originally scheduled to be at Itron Field, but was moved based on Friday’s weather forecast. The theme for this year’s Relay is “Festival of Hope” and will feature different bands and musical acts throughout the night, food vendors and more.

  • Brightening up downtown Owenton

    The sixth installment in the Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trail’s murals is sure to brighten up Main Street and catch the eye of those passing through town.

    Unlike the other murals that focus on the production of tobacco, AHT committee member Joy Morgan said the downtown mural is a collage of what makes Owen County a special place.

    Randy and Kasey Towles own the building next to the Kentucky American Water office on Main Street where the mural was placed.

  • PVA test May 31

    The Kentucky Department of Revenue announced a special examination will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to qualify prospective candidates for the vacant office of Owen County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA).

    The examination, will be held at the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Building, 400 Englewood Drive, Frankfort, KY. Identification will be required.

  • Farmers' market open for business