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Local News

  • Owenton voters to answer wet/dry question

    Voters in the Owenton Incorporated precinct will head to the polls Sept. 16 to decide on the possible sale of alcohol at some restaurants within the city limits of Owenton.
    Only those registered to vote in the Owenton Inc. precinct can vote in the election.
    The polling place will be the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Police seize drugs; make three arrests

    Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after a drug bust that began Friday night.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said Shawn Ruff, 29 and Donavan Adams, 25, are each being charged with six counts of trafficking in heroin and 20 counts of possession of heroin.
    Hammond said the drug bust took place near the southeast end of the county at Ruff’s residence.
    Hammond declined to give Ruff’s address, citing an ongoing investigation.

  • Accident claims life of Owen woman

    A 71-year-old Owen County woman passed away Friday after being struck by a vehicle in the Meadow View Shopwise parking lot.
    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry said the vehicle was driven by Bud Forsee, the owner of the grocery store located on U.S. 127 North.
    Gentry said Forsee was entering the grocery store’s parking lot at 9:21 a.m. Friday when Jeannie Anderson stepped out in front of the moving vehicle without looking both ways.

  • Tailgating for Troops to host open house

    The community is invited to come and get to know the work of Tailgating for Troops as the national charity opens its doors for an open house Saturday.
    Joe Montgomery, president of Tailgating for Troops, said he is excited to meet more members of the Owen County community.

  • County cooperation on corridor honored by governor

    The work of the partnership between Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Trimble to promote economic develop and education in the region has gained the attention and admiration of state officials.

  • Building a strong foundation

    A group of local community and school members have formed a new foundation to help support Owen County schools. The foundation’s official name is Educational Excellence Foundation of Owen County.  Its purpose will be to solicit/collect donations and grants to help enhance educational programs within Owen County schools. The organization is an IRS approved non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt foundation.

  • Local residents join global effort to send Christmas gifts to 10 million needy kids

    Local civic group, church and business leaders will kick off the upcoming collection season with 42,000 gift-filled shoeboxes expected to be packed by Louisville area residents, including Owen County, for children in need overseas through Operation Christmas Child by attending a workshop for those designated as their church, school or community group’s organizer of shoeboxes.

  • Special birthday: Hallie T. Parr

    The family of Hallie T. Parr lured her out of her house and to the New Columbus Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, Aug. 31, to celebrate her 90th birthday.
    Mrs. Parr was the former news correspondent of the New Columbus community for the News-Herald and is widely known and respected in this community.
    Hattie T. wishes to express her thanks and appreciation to everyone for giving her, “Such a complete surprise, and there’s so many people here too,” Parr said.

  • Road department to install culvert replacement on Old Monterey Road

    From Sept. 15 through Oct. 6, KY 3549 (Old Monterey Road) will be closed to thru traffic for a culvert replacement project. 
    The work zone will be 0.80 mile-marker north of KY 845 (Greenup Road).
    Crews will be working during the week and on weekends until the project is complete. There will be no signed detours.

     

  • No break for Labor Day

    Despite the long holiday weekend, the labor for Owen County farmers didn’t take a break.
    As August turns into September, local farmers have been hitting the tobacco fields to bring in this year’s crop.
    Steve Musen, the Owen County extension agent for agriculture  and natural resources, estimated that about 15 percent of the county’s tobacco crop has been cut and housed.
    “It looks like this is going to be a very good crop,” Musen said.