Local News

  • First rate hike in decade may raise sewer bills 20%

    Kentucky American Water has filed a request to raise sewer service fees in the City of Owenton, which could lead to a near 20 percent increase on customer bills over the next two years.
    KAW filed the request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission Friday.
    If approved, the average residential customer inside the City of Owenton could see an increase of $2.40 per month beginning in 2015, with a subsequent increase of $2.60.

  • Judge: Dry Ridge residence valid; Knight will keep seat

    Landmark News Service

  • Ready or not
  • Folk art exhibit on view at Owen County Library

    From kitchens to living rooms and backyards across Kentucky, masters of the arts have shared their expertise with younger generations, passing on a love for traditions that would otherwise be forgotten.
    A traveling folk art exhibit, put together by the Kentucky Arts Council, proves that folk art is still alive and well throughout the Bluegrass, and Owen County is no exception.

  • Haines takes helm at Owen County paper

    Special to the News-Herald

    Ever since she was a student at Franklin County Middle School, living with her family near Swallowfield, Ky., Molly Haines has been obsessed with Owen County’s newspaper.
    “I would pore over the News-Herald every week,” Haines said Monday, adding that her parents had always subscribed to her father’s hometown paper. “One day, I saw a letter to the editor about Hank Williams Sr. and I decided ‘That’s the paper I want to work for.’ ”

  • Owen County grand jury indicts six on variety of charges

    The Owen County Grand Jury indicted six individuals last week.
    n  Heather M. Leon, 31, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment, on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, she knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin, a schedule I narcotic drug, first offense; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, she knowingly possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • Agriculture news briefs

    Owen County FSA to close for bill training
    The Owen County Farm Service Agency will be closed Nov. 17-19 for farm bill training.

  • Fright night
  • Liquor ordinance to allow Election Day sales

    Election Day sales of alcoholic beverages will be allowed at restaurants if a county regulatory ordinance passes.
    The ordinance went before the Owen County Fiscal Court for its first reading Tuesday, Oct. 28.
    A second reading is set for Nov. 25.
    The ordinance will allow a restaurant with a license to sell alcoholic beverages during the hours the polls are open on any regular, local-option, special or primary election day.
    The ordinance will prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

  • Change comes to Owen County

    From the Owen County Judge-Executive’s office to the Owenton City Council, 2015 will bring major changes to the county’s political landscape.
    A total of 4,173 voters came out to the polls Tuesday.
    Democrat and District 2 Magistrate Casey Ellis defeated Republican Gary W. Minch for the county’s top seat.