Local News

  • New opportunity for Owen farmers on the rise

    For years people have pondered which came first, the chicken or the egg. But for local farmers, thousands of dollars in their pockets could begin with a flock of free-range chickens.
    The Indiana-based Egg Innovations has already begun setting up shop in Owen County and the company’s president, John Brunquell, said he hopes to contract with 10 local farmers by the end of 2015.

  • Kay's Branch News, Dec. 31: Christmas is wonderful chaos on the Branch

    Christmas 2014 is now a memory.
    All the Brachiates survived. I had all my immediate family here on Christmas afternoon.
    They started arriving about 1:30 p.m. Ann, John and Charity came down to help with the food and set up for the brunch after the handing out of the presents.
    Teri and Ray came soon after that. Sarah and her husband were already here. They came on Tuesday.

  • 2014 obituaries

    The following obituaries appeared inside The News-Herald this year:

    Carl L. Alexander, 88, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Corinth.
    Bobby C. Atha, 80, of Frankfort, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his residence.
    Alberta Faye Collins, 57, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Grant County Hospice Center.
    Margaret Lynn “Margie” Hall, 60, of Owenton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the New Horizons Medical Center.

  • 2014: A year's worth of change

    As another year passes, The News-Herald looks back on 12 months worth of news. Many of the events that took place over the last 12 months will shape the future of Owen County for years to come.
    The year began with bitterly cold temperatures, and many in the county were left without water for days.
    The May Primary Election took shape at the end of January, and the election itself brought few surprises.

  • Unknown substance dumped on 127 property

    What was believed to be someone sleeping in an 18-wheeler has turned into a big mess for local officials.
    Officials say the 18-wheeler dumped an unknown substance on property owned by Fiat Lux, LLC., located at 8350 Highway 127 North.
    Officials are now working with the state to figure out what the substance is and if it could pose any danger.
    Owen County Emergency Management Director David Lilly said a nearby resident called the sheriff’s office Thursday evening to report what they thought was someone sleeping in an 18-wheeler.

  • Ellis to take over judge's office Jan. 5

    With a family history deeply rooted in Owen County politics and an eye toward the future, second-district magistrate Casey Ellis has spent the past month preparing to officially take over the county’s highest elected position Jan. 5.
    Ellis, a two-term Owenton City Councilman and one term magistrate, said he has worked closely with Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith to learn the day-to-day operations of the judge’s office.

  • Moving forward
  • Child taken from home after KSP discovers meth lab

    Two people were arrested Tuesday, Dec. 9 after Kentucky State Police Troopers discovered a meth lab at an Owen County home.
    Upon a request for assistance from Owen County Social Services, Troopers went to the home at 125 Dogwood Drive.  When they arrived at the home, no contact was made. 
    However, Troopers smelled a strong chemical odor coming from the residence.  A search warrant was obtained and a search of the home led to the discovery of a meth lab. 

  • Group hopes churches will join effort to combat drug addiction

    A subcommittee of the Owen County Health Collaborative has formed in hopes of keeping local kids in the church and away from drugs.
    Shanna Osborne, who has been involved in the effort, said the subcommittee has also received help from the Owen County Health Collaborative, which is led by Three Rivers District Health Department.
    As a group, $7,000 has been received in grant money  to focus on reaching out to children in an effort to keep them away from drugs.

  • Burglary charge leads to indictment

    The Owen County grand jury met Dec. 2 and handed down the following indictment:
    Richard Wells III, 31, on the charges of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value under $500.