Today's News

  • Celebrating Purple Heart heroes

    As Memorial Day nears, organizations across the country are busy planning events to honor America’s heroes — men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
    Things are no different in Owen County, as the Owen County Historical Society partners with the Owen County Judge-Executive’s office to become a Purple Heart County.

  • Tourism spending up 37 percent locally

    While Owen County’s tourism commission continues to search for ways to attract visitors, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet recently announced the state’s largest growth in tourism dollars since 2005.
    All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains in 2016, with more than $3 billion spent in the Northern Kentucky River Region, according to the economic impact study.

  • A familiar face takes the helm at Owen County Public Library

    At the close of business May 10, Owen County Public Library Director Faith Mulberry said goodbye to her colleagues of six years, entrusting the library’s future with 11-year OCPL veteran Jennifer Chancery.
    Mulberry, a resident of Grant County, submitted her letter of resignation to the library’s board April 13, to become the next manager of the Kenton County Public Library’s William E. Durr branch. Mulberry served as OCPL’s director for just over a year, following the resignation of Jennifer Nippert in 2016.

  • Community Events | May 17, 2017

    FCC Community Food Pantry open May 17 and 20
    The FCC Community Food Pantry, 217 W. Seminary St., will be open from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, May 17, and Saturday, May 20. To make an appointment call (502) 484-3451 or (502) 750-3342 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, only. One-hundred appointments will be scheduled.

  • Owen District Court | May 12, 2017

    May 12, 2017

  • At the Library | May 17, 2017

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

    Library closed Friday, May 19
    The library will be closed for staff development Friday, May 19.

  • Former News-Herald editor documented early Owen Co. life

    John Forsee, an early editor of the News-Herald and native Owen countian, wrote a history of the county in 1936 under the Federal Writers’ Project. This project was created in 1935 as part of the United States WPA program to provide employment for historians, teachers, writers, and librarians. Its purpose was not only to help these white collar workers but to focus on the historic and cultural resources of the United States.

  • New laws go into effect tomorrow

    By Julian Carroll

  • District Court News | June 28, 2016

    June 23, 2017

    Sharon L. Herzner, 1984, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, dismissed; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, court costs, operator’s license suspended for 90 days; failure to produce insurance card, dismissed.
    Brandi Wright, 1982, theft by unlawful taking all others under $500, pleaded guilty, 60 days to serve concurrent with state time, $102.80 restitution, to pay by Dec. 8.

  • Looking Back | June 28, 2017

    5 years ago
    June 27, 2012
    Zoning board agrees to Ford change

    The Owenton City Council was expected to meet to vote on the future of the Ford property on SouthMain Street.
    The city’s planning and zoning commission met and approved the zone change from R-1 (residential) to C-1 (commercial).
    The formal request for the change was made by the property’s owner Peggy Ford during an April 31 meeting of the planning an zoning commission.
    The city council has the final say on the zone change.