Local News

  • County to sign deal with board to use building

    A deal to bring new life to the former Owen County Public Library is expected to be approved by Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith.
    The property at 118 North Main Street is being deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court for use by the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Tourism Commission will also have space for a welcome center and promotional area near the front of the building.

  • Sharing 'Butter'

    Owen County native, author and News-Herald columnist Georgia Green-Stamper visited the Owen County Public Library Saturday to read selections from her newest book, “Butter In the Morning.” In addition to her reading, Green-Stamper also signed copies of the book.
    Green-Stamper said she was impressed with the library’s new facility and recounted a story of a trip to the public library with her father as a child.

  • OCHS students of the month
  • Knowing your rights
  • Community events

    District championship shirts are available

    The 31st District championship T-shirts are available for sale in the high-school gym from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    The cost is $12.

  • Great Partners

    Owenton Mayor Doug West recently accepted an award from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for significant achievement to the partnership between The Housing Authority of Owenton and the Housing Authority of Frankfort in recognition of outstanding performance.

  • Burn restrictions now in place

    The Division of Forestry and Division of Air Quality advises that Kentucky has entered the fire hazard season and it will be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or to procure another to set fire to, any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through April 30.

  • In the pink

    The Owen County High School cheerleaders showed their support for breast cancer awareness and the local Relay for Life organization by wearing pink and replica ribbons.

  • Owen County grand jury issues indictments

    On Feb. 12, 2013, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:
    • Darian T. Carter, 40, on the charges of three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment on the three counts of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule III controlled substance, namely hydrocodone.

  • Looking for insight to a remarkable woman

    The way my grandfather Hudson talked about her, you would have thought Aunt Sukey Rogers was a major character in his childhood, someone he saw walk out the door day before yesterday.
    As I unravel her life story, however, I do the math, and realize that she died over 30 years before Gran was born. Such is the reach, I suppose, of a headstrong woman defiant enough to free an unprecedented number of slaves in a time and place when women had trouble being heard.