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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - July 6, 2012

    Joann M. Adams, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Aug. 17.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 17.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 17.
    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, preliminary hearing set for July 20.
    Joann M. Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 17.
    Carl B. Roden, non-payment of fines, show cause hearing set for Aug. 3.

  • Georgia: On my mind: Hanging on through the heat

    It hit 103 in our driveway today, and I don’t have the energy left to muster an exclamation point.
    Hot’s novelty, folks, has worn off.
    Here in Kentucky, we’re moving into the 10th consecutive day of a record-breaking heat wave. Our grass has lost its will to live, and Ernie and I spend our days carrying handfuls of water to the ferns on the deck. “Hang on,” we whisper, “hang on.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Pawpaws were a treat for explorers, settlers and kids

    “Pickin’ up pawpaws, puttin’ ‘em in your pocket,
    Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch.”

    The preservation of our history includes passing down family stories and songs, and recording important events. But another vital element of preserving our past is planting and cultivating heirloom flowers, crops, and trees. This piece of our history also keeps our traditions alive and serves to enrich our lives.

  • Remembering Reinke

    Most photographers remain faceless. People see their work but rarely see the person behind the lens.
    For those who knew and loved Ed Reinke, his face and his memory will forever be remembered at Kentucky Speedway.
    Earlier this month during the photographer’s meeting before the Feed the Children 300, Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simemdinger unveiled a plaque that honors the memory of Reinke.

  • Heat finally eases

    Despite the break Owen County is getting from the heat, the area remains under a water shortage watch issued by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet last week.
    According to a press release from the energy and environment cabinet, a water shortage watch is issued when drought conditions have the potential to threaten the normal availability of drinking water supply sources.
    According to the release, residents should increase their awareness of the current drought situation and prepare to make adjustments to their water use.

  • Owen Co. Fair returns

    For 81 years, the annual Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show has brought smiles to the faces of the young and old with a variety of activities and summertime fun.
    Owen County Fair Board President Mark Baldwin assures that this year’s fair will be more of the same, with new memories made each night.
    The fair will kick off Saturday with a walking horse show at 6:30 p.m.
    The annual county-wide worship service will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday with Bro. Don Karsner officiating.

  • Question delays vote on zoning change

    The first reading on a potential zone change for the Ford property at 311 South Main Street was expected to be held Tuesday after the vote was postponed July 3 over concerns about a potential technical violation.
    The Owenton City Council was expected to hold a first reading on ordinance 709, which would change the Ford property from R-1 (residential) to C-1 (commercial).
    Instead, the council discussed whether the zone change could be legally done because the city’s “comprehensive plan” is 20 years out of date.

  • State issues water shortage watch for Owen

    As blistering heat is expected to continue through the weekend, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has issued a water shortage watch for 27 counties, including Owen County.
    According to a press release from the energy and environment cabinet, a water shortage watch is issued when drought conditions have the potential to threaten the normal availability of drinking water supply sources.  
    According to the release, residents should increase their awareness of the current drought situation and prepare to make adjustments to their water use.

  • News-Herald moves to new office

    We’re not going far, but after decades in the same location, Owen County’s oldest continuing business is moving to a new home.
    The News-Herald office, currently located at 152 West Bryan Street will soon move next door to the former Farm Bureau office at 154 West Bryan Street, Suite 1.
    Bookkeeper and circulation manager Sherry Lyons, who has worked at the News-Herald for 10 years, said the move will be different, but welcome.

  • James Buescher gets second win

    James Buescher came to Kentucky last week with one win under his belt. He would leave Kentucky Speedway with two.
    Buescher drove his #31 Chevrolet to the lead after a restart on lap 114 and never looked back to pick up the win Thursday night in the UNOH 225. His was his second win this season after taking first place in April at Kansas.
    In all, Buescher led 119 of the 150 laps.
    After the win, Buescher praised his crew for all of their hard work.