Today's News

  • Elk group aids Owen shooters

  • Volunteers chip in to honor history of Claxton Ridge

    By Christina Rice
    For the News-Herald
    The over-50 crowd ruled the day Saturday as 18 volunteers came together from as far away as Portsmouth, Ohio to begin the clean-up of the abandoned Claxon Ridge Cemetery. The one-acre site in southern Owen County is the final resting place for more than 200 ancestors of present-day countians and other descendants who have since moved away. Among the latter group, the Smith/Claxon families from southern Ohio and Greenup and Carter counties in Kentucky drove two hours to aid in the clean-up.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Birthday makes Bee busy

    My social calendar was over flowing this week. I played bridge at Mary Ann Cobb’s house Tuesday and John, Charity and Ann took me out to supper on Wednesday.
    I had a day at home on Thursday to clean the basement and set up for the “hand and foot” group Friday.

  • Owen County District Court • Nov. 18, 2011

    Elizabeth K. Ashcraft, 1981, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 2.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Katherine Perry, in jail, $100 cash bond set, remand.
    Katherine Perry, 1982, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 2.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Churches offer unique insight into history

    I must offer my apology to Don and Clay Crupper and their families. Several weeks ago I introduced you to the Crupper brothers, who are caretakers of the Smith Cemetery in Breck.

  • R.I.P. - Thanksgiving

    News Bulletin  - Unidentified sources report that Thanksgiving, an apparent target in the worldwide economic war, was killed in a hit and run incident on Main Street, USA, on or about Nov. 1.

  • We love basketball, but I can’t see this happening in Kentucky

    If Joe B. Hall, Denny Crum or Rick Pitino had any role in protecting a child molester, I can’t believe there would be many people in Kentucky willing to stand up and defend them.
    Over the past few days, former players, fans and students at Penn. State have come out in support of legendary coach Joe Paterno after he was fired after 48 successful years at the university.

  • Christmas Parade Schedule of Events Dec. 4

    1-6 p.m.: Open house at participating merchants
    2 p.m.: Lining up of floats at Southern States parking lot
    2:15 p.m.: Judging of floats
    2:30 p.m.: Other groups in parade start lining up at Southern States
    2:30-3:15 p.m.: Singing at the courthouse square
    3 p.m.: Leave Southern States
    3:30 p.m.: Christmas parade
    4 p.m.: Santa Claus at courthouse
    5 p.m.: Community Christmas Celebration
    6 p.m.: Lighting of Luminaries and Town Square

  • Owenton Livestock Report • Nov. 16, 2011

    Nov. 16 receipts: 419 • Nov. 9: 731
    Last year: 686

    Compared to the previous sale: Slaughter cows steady to $2 lower. Slaughter bulls steady. Feeder steers steady to $2 lower. Feeder heifers $4 to $5 higher.
    Slaughter cows 10-percent of the supply; slaughter bulls two percent; replacement cows zero percent; and feeders 88-percent. The feeder supply included 18-percent steers, 49-percent heifers and 20-percent feeder bulls. 45-percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Council bringing exposure to local artists

    The Owen County Arts Council presented its second Evening with the Artist event Oct. 21. 
    The event was held at Pat Pearce’s Ragtime Bed, Barn and Breakfast located on Breck Road.
    Local artists showcased  this time were Kim Hearn, basket maker, the Owen County Rug Hookers, represented by Bettina Somerville and Sharon Lombardo along with Ron Devore, painter and musician.