Local News

  • Santa's little helpers

    Christy Ricketts and Judy Hetterman of Owen County Extension Service dropped by the News-Herald office Tuesday to pick up some of the presents that have been dropped off for this year’s Angel Tree project. The gifts will be distributed to needy children in Owen County during a Christmas party Thursday.

  • Make a joyful noise

    The Owen County Primary School hosted a Christmas concert Monday evening. The kindergarten students performed “Must Be Santa,” first grade students, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” and second-grade students “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” A Christmas sing-a-long was also held, led by the Owen County Elementary School and Owen County Primary School.

  • Homeless animals will get a little Christmas cheer

    With Christmas right around the corner, the Owen County Animal Clinic is hoping to give the homeless dogs and cats a gift of their own.
    The clinic is sponsoring an angel tree through the end of January, located in its lobby.
    Angela Wainscott, a veterinary assistant at the clinic, said the tree will benefit the Owen County Friends of Animals, the Owen County Animal Clinic and Purr ‘n Fur Feline Rescue of Kentucky.

  • New city fees for rental property sparks complaint

    The second reading of an amendment to an Owenton City Council ordinance that would require landlords renting or leasing property to pay a licensing fee became a topic of debate at the council’s Dec. 6 meeting.
    A first reading of the ordinance was held Nov. 1.
    According to the amended ordinance at its first reading, all landlords renting or leasing property would be assessed by the number of units owned as of Jan. 1 each year.

  • Drunken driving charge dropped against official

    A driving under the influence charge against Owen County Fourth District Magistrate Troy Bramblett was recently amended to a reckless driving charge in Franklin District Court.
    Bramblett, 40, was charged with first-degree driving under the influence and speeding 15 mph over the limit after a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy observed him traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 127 in Franklin County, near Shadrick Ferry Road.

  • Broken headlight leads to indictment

    A routine traffic stop for one headlight led to the indictment of an Owen County man after a sheriff’s deputy found methamphetamine in the man’s vehicle.
    Ricky D. Helton, 34, was arrested Nov. 3 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended and one headlight.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said he often assigns his deputies to different areas for traffic stops.

  • The Weekend Gardener: African violets bloom indoors year round

    One of a few sure things in my life is that I can keep my African violets in bloom year round!  Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.  Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year round. African violets are easier to grow then many think if you create a favorable growing environment

  • Williams' goat finds a second home in Texas

  • Leadership group visits Owen Electric

    The Owen County Primary School Leadership Class visited Owen Electric Cooperative Friday to find out more about Owen Electric and what a cooperative is.
    “The class is observing productive businesses or cooperatives that are successful in our community. The students research the business and then visit the business, ask questions, and take notes about what they have learned,” Owen County Primary School Gifted and Talented Coordinator Teena Gamble said

  • Crash claims life of Glencoe woman

    Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg responded to a fatal collision Friday on KY 35.
    According to a press release, investigation revealed that Sarai D. Aguazul, 20, from Glencoe, was traveling south on KY 35 when she attempted to pass another vehicle. As she attempted to pass, the vehicle operated by Aguazul collided with a vehicle traveling north on KY 35. The driver of that vehicle, Susan D. Ellis, 44, of Owenton, was transported to New Horizons with non-life threatening injuries by the Owen County Life Squad.