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Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • County sets tax rates for 2014

    Taxpayers in Owen County will see only slight changes to their tax bills following the adoption of the 2014 tax rates by the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The court approved a compensating rate for its 2014 tax year Aug. 26 and only the real property rate will increase, from 12.2 to 12.4 per $100 of assessed value.
    The personal property rate will remain the same as in 2013 at 13.4.
    The watercraft, motor vehicle and aircraft rates will also remain the same at 14.8.