Local News

  • Owen Extension Service News: Healthy holidays eating for people with diabetes

    The holiday season is generally a time for celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family.  Unfortunately, it is also a time when people eat more high-fat, high-calorie foods than they normally would.  If you have diabetes, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your blood glucose within the target range set by your doctor.  Some careful thought and planning can go a long way to help you manage your blood glucose and still have a good time around the holidays.

  • Sheriff’s daughter faces attempted-murder charge

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to shoot her father.
    Heather Hammond, 37, was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Dave Roberts.
    According to a press release, preliminary investigation shows Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
    When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • Honor Flight sends Owen County man to Washington, D.C.

    It was one of the most emotionally rewarding days of their lives.
    That’s what World War II and Korean War veterans said about their Oct. 6 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

  • Dock deal done

    Owen County will be responsible for keeping the Gratz boat dock area clean once it is completed.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of understanding between Owen County and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife at its Oct. 9 meeting.
    According to the memorandum, the department of fish and wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the boat ramp on a regular basis and will be solely responsible for capital construction or capital improvements to the ramp.

  • Crash claims second victim

    A second man has died following a crash on Highway 35 last week.
    Drew Mason, 26, of Sparta, was flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital following the crash.
    Mason was pronounced dead by the Hamilton County Coroner Oct. 9 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
    Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash that also killed Justin Renfro, 24, of Owenton.
    Mason was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

  • Financial help available for Owen farmers

    Over $200,000 was recently awarded in Owen County agricultural development funds for a county agricultural investment fund.
    The Owen County Farm Bureau submitted a proposal to the Owen County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost share incentives to local farmers.

  • High school names students of the month

    Owen County High School has announced the student for month awards for September and August.
    The winners are Megan Wilhoite (freshman); Miranda Mason (sophomore); Seth Bush (junior) and Ashley Byers and Kendall McDonald (seniors).

  • Lessons for life: Academy helps students learn to lead

    MBMS is starting the year off right with many students skilled and ready to help lead their school to a successful year. The 4-H program teamed with Teena Gamble to work with 80 students in grades fifth through eighth grades to work on developing their leadership skills and how to apply it to their real life, middle-school setting.

  • Local students take part in NOVA program at EKU

    Among the 206 participants in Eastern Kentucky University’s NOVA program, which serves students with academic potential who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year degree, are:
    Rebecca Garrison, of Owenton, a senior psychology major.
    Jarred May, of Owenton, a sophomore criminal justice major.

  • Owen Co. official offers Halloween safety tips for kids

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    Kids love Halloween.