Local News

  • City moves closer to adding roads

    A second reading on five separate ordinances declaring the City of Owenton’s intent to annex several roads was held Jan. 8.
    The council held the first readings Dec. 4.

  • County wants drivers to know the limit

    In the wake of a bus crash that killed two children in Carrollton in October 2012, the Owen County Fiscal Court is taking steps to make sure proper speed limits are posted along country roads.
    At the Jan. 8 meeting of the fiscal court, Owen County Road Department Supervisor Greg Smoot said when the Carroll County crash happened, there was some confusion on what the posted speed limit was in the area.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the speed limits should be posted and read into the court’s permanent record so there is no confusion.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll
    Makenzie Davis, Nicole Jacobs, Chad McDonald, Kristen Parker, Mikayla Sipple, Samantha Tamplin, Megan Wilhoite, Micaela Wilhoite, Jacob Williams and Michael Yeager

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

  • Parenting project

    Staff Report
    Owen County parents, Tracy McMillian and Tamara Morris from Maurice Bowling Middle School and Bernadette Woodyard from Owen County Primary School, were three of 28 parents from northern Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership.  An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the nationally recognized 16-year program helps parents become more effective advocates for their children’s education.

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School honor roll

    Fifth-grade second nine weeks honor roll
    All “A” honor roll
    Bella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Mithell Culbertson, Shannon Dezarn, Alli Gill, Braden Howard, Connor Jacobs, Westley Johnson, Lucas Lyons, Samantha Mason, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Ryson Neeley, Cailey Stedham, Shelby York

    A/B honor roll

  • Homecoming royalty
  • Professionals sought to share career insight

    The staff of two Owen County schools are seeking volunteers to help students make future career decisions.
    Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County High School will hold an Operation Preparation March 11-15, which will use trained volunteer advisors from the community to discuss career aspirations, required education and training and whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare them for the future.

  • Bobsled boosters

    If you ever wonder how your actions can affect other people, walk down to Carol Wooten’s class at Maurice Bowling Middle School.
    The students who make up her class get positively giddy when one name comes up for discussion.
    Adam Clark.
    It’s not often that a child’s hero comes from their own hometown but that’s how Wooten’s students describe the Owen County High alum.
    Clark is working tirelessly, chasing his own dream of becoming a member of the US Olympic bobsled team.

  • Murder victim's family continues fighting to keep killer behind bars

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz
    For the News-Herald

  • Schools taking steps to improve security

    When classes resumed following the holidays, students and parents across the nation had to become accustomed to heightened security following a tragedy that left many wondering how safe their children were outside the home.
    Many Owen County Primary School students came to school seeking comfort from the things they had heard their parents say or the chaos they caught a glimpse of on TV.