Local News

  • Latest 'hot spot' can be found at Owen Co. park

    A new ‘hot spot’ has opened in Owen County.
    Last week, Dave Barker, owner of Broadlinc Wireless, announced his company has wired the Owen County Park for the public at no charge.
    Visitors can now join the Broadlinc wi-fi network while using the park’s facilities.
    “We live here and thought this would be a good way to give back to the community,” Barker said. “We try do as much for the public as we can and this is a good place for people to come and hang out and be able to connect to the internet.”

  • A brand new start

    As students in Owen County returned back to school today, those at Owen County Elementary School had a completely revamped facility to kick the year off in.
    After housing Maurice Bowling Middle School students for nearly 26 years, the building at 1960 Hwy. 22 East will now be home to elementary students after the Owen County Board of Education approved a $1.6 million building and grounds plan in 2011.

  • Owen County sees rise in percentage of college grads

    By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo
    For the News-Herald

  • Grand jury indicts second suspect in connection with burglary

    An Owenton man was recently indicted after being caught on video entering and exiting property on Hawk View Lane after he allegedly stole money and guns.
    According to police reports, Isaac L. Goemaat, 18, was indicted Aug. 7 on the charges of first-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property, firearm.
    Goemaat allegedly climbed into the residence through a ceiling and busted a hole into it.

  • Owen County school bus routes for 2012-13

    Owen County students will go back to the books Aug. 15. Below are all Owen County bus routes, as well as some bus safety tips.

    Bus #1, Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.
    Bus #2, Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 mile Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.

  • Leadership lessons Meet Mark Stallons, CEO of Owen Electric

    As part of Leadership Owen County, we were all required to interview a local leader. I chose Mark Stallons, CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative as my interviewee.
    As with every aspect of this class, my interview with Stallons proved to be an enlightening and inspirational experience.
    Stallons’ grandfather was a tobacco farmer in Kentucky and his father was a journeyman-lineman who climbed poles for an investor-owned utility.
    Stallons’ recalls his father working as a lineman going through night school to earn his business degree.

  • Leadership Lessons: Innovative agriculture

    The July Leadership Owen County program was agriculture and, as the program dictates, we spent the day “down on the farm.”
    The day began sampling breakfast fare made by the employees of the Owen County Coop. Extension office with locally-grown produce. This was followed by the review of present and past agricultural statistics. Several of the most notable were that in 1909, there were 2,700 farms in the county with an average acreage of 75 whereas today there are 850 farms but with an average acreage of 190.

  • Fighting for salvation

    Hesler Assembly of God welcomed new pastor Jerry and Cherie Peters July 15.
    Pastor Jerry and his wife of 32 years Cherie spent the majority of their lives in Kansas City, Miss.
     For the past eight years, they have lived in Manteo, N. C. They are very excited about serving the family at Hesler Assembly and the people of Owen County.
    Peters has also been asked to serve as one of the chaplains for the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department and has already begun to provide crisis intervention services to other Owen County residents.

  • Owen residents have options to stay in touch in times of emergency

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald.
    What are the sirens for?

  • Judy Hetterman: Always consider food allergies, sensitivities

    Did you know as many as 15 million people in America suffer from food allergies and sensitivities? According to a study released in 2008 by the CDC, an increase of about 18 percent was seen between 1997 and 2007 and the prevalence of peanut allergy among children has tripled. Although the terms “allergy” and “sensitivity” is sometimes used to interchangeably, the two are not the same.