Local News

  • Owen County Farmers' Market returns


  • Owen grand jury returns indictments

    A fourth person was indicted May 7 on a drug trafficking charge following arrests made by the Owenton City Police last month.
    The arrests were part of a three-month investigation into illegal drug dealers and took place on April 17.
    Linda Oakley Taylor, 61, was indicted on the charge of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, hydrocodone.
    The arrests were part of a continued effort to clamp down on illegal drug dealers within the City of Owenton.

  • Travel safe and smart this summer

    Summer is upon us, and for many, the season means at least one family vacation or weekend getaway.  According to a 2011 TripAdvisor survey, 90 percent of Americans were planning to take two or more leisure trips within the next year and 24 percent were planning five or more trips.  Of those surveyed, 79 percent said they plan to spend at least $3,000 on these vacations.  As you start planning your next vacation, you can take precautions to keep yourself, your family, and your finances safe when you travel.

  • Owenton Livestock Report: May 8, 2013

    Receipts for the week: 523
    May 1: 569• Last year: 760
    Compared to the previous sale: Steers and heifers below 700 lbs. steady, above 700 lbs. $2 higher. Cows and bulls $2 to $3 higher.
    Feeder Steers Medium & Large #1-#2: 300-400 lbs.  $172; 400-500 lbs.  $164; 500-600 lbs.  $143-145; 600-700 lbs.  $132-139; 700-800 lbs.  $130; 800-900 lbs.  $122-124; 900-1,000 lbs.  $117; 1,045-1,130 lbs.  $108-109.

  • Owen County celebrates a Kentucky tradition - Derby Day

    Despite the threat of rain Friday and Saturday, the second annual 227 Yard Sale rolled on.
    KY 227 resident and Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis, who started the Kentucky Derby themed event in 2012, said there were approximately 14 yard sales along the stretch of highway.
    “The number of yard sales was down some, everybody was afraid it was going to rain,” Davis said. “But it was still a good event.”
    Prizes were given out to those who had the best Derby hat and Davis said Teresa Green was the overall sales winner.

  • City sidewalk projects continue despite wet weather

    Rain may have slowed the city’s sidewalk repairs down, but Owenton Mayor Doug West said the work is expected to be finished this week.
    Approximately 100 yards of repairs to city sidewalks were completed in 2012, including the area around the Owen County Courthouse.
    The Owenton City Council approved for another round of concrete work to be completed this spring.
    West said about 70 yards will be completed, including the sidewalk at the corner of Seminary and Main Street and a crosswalk for pedestrians near Itron.

  • Owen Farmers’ Market make grand reopening Friday

    After a five-month break, the Owen County Farmers’ Market will be back in business Friday with the judge-executive’s office hosting its annual cookout in support of Relay For Life.
    Local vendors are expected to gather once again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday behind the Kentucky Farm Bureau office, located at 430 Roland Avenue.
    Owen County Farmers’ Market President Jim Bush said there will be 15 vendors taking part in this year’s market.

  • Arts in the Park returns

    Budding and established artists, craftsmen and musicians will showcase their talents this Saturday at the annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.
    The event features student art along with demonstrations of different forms of arts and crafts along with music and food.
    Owen County Arts Council event organizer Patty Petzinger said the group is excited by this year’s event.

  • Focused on the future: Group to update public on 20/20 Vision Project

    Those who long dreamed of a better Owen County have begun “living the dream” since the development of the Owen County 20/20 Vision Plan.
    Signs now welcome visitors at each entrance to the county, a farmers’ market, quilt trail and agriculture trail are now in place, a tourism website points people in the direction of places to shop, eat and stay and candidate forums have helped guide voters.

  • Johnson receives fifth district KSDAR Good Citizen Award

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald

    Keegan B. Johnson, representing the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, received the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Fifth District DAR Good Citizen Award at the 117th KSDAR State Conference,
    The youth awards ceremony was held on April 6 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel in Lexington. The award was presented by Jessieanne Wells, KSDAR State Regent.