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Today's News

  • Firm seeking nearly $100,000 from city

    A bill for nearly $100,000 is at the heart of a controversy between the city of Owenton and a central Kentucky architecture firm.
    MSE of Kentucky, which was contracted to construct phases one and two of the Severn Creek water project, is seeking $99,000 from the city of Owenton.
    The firm was contracted for the first phase of the project in 2005, which included upgrades and repairs to lines and other equipment.

  • Spring cleaning

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owenton Mayor Doug West are asking Owen countians to band together in an effort to clean up the area as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The event, held each March, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and civic, religious and nonprofit organizations can enter to win six separate $100 prizes in a random drawing.
    Owen County Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said organizations that wish to participate can help with roadside litter pickup.

  • Oh, the places you’ll go

    Earlier this month, Owen County Elementary School celebrated Read across America Day.
    Shona Gullett, guidance counselor, spearheaded a classroom door decorating contest with 100 percent participation.  
    Each room chose a different Dr. Seuss book as its theme. The winning room chose Fox in Socks and will get lunch in the library.  Several other classrooms got first place votes and will receive ice-cream parties in the library.  

  • Owen woman accused of stealing lottery tickets from station

    Two women have been accused of stealing lottery tickets from a Ghent gas station.
    According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Anissa K. Otter, 28, 300 Hwy. 227 in New Liberty, and Wilma R. “Renee” Jones, 32, 307 Lewis Street in Ghent, went to the Ghent Cowboys station on the evening of Feb. 19.
    Police said the pair went into the store to pay for gas.
    Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw said Otter stayed in the store and the cashier went to the bathroom while Otter was in the store.

  • Lathrem named 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States

    After two long days of competing in preliminaries that consisted of private interviews, formal, swimsuit, and on-stage question, a local teenager from Owen County, Marlee Brooke Lathrem was crowned as the 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States.  
    Not only did Lathrem win the title she also  won the “Run Way” award that was given out on the first night of preliminaries.
    The pageant was held the weekend of Feb. 15-17 at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Dairies were a fixture in Owen’s past

    Her thickly lashed gentle eyes gazing from the photo reflected a serene spirit. Despite her size she was well proportioned, and like many of her kind she holds a special place in the hearts of those who care for her.

  • Senate moves for more transparency for districts

    With only a few days remaining in the 2013 Session, the Senate is working overtime to ensure that action will be taken on the most important issues for moving Kentucky forward, addressing job creation and economic development, special taxing districts, education, drug abuse, and religious freedom.

  • Owen County District Court - March 8, 2013

    Paul Beverly, 1990, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for March 15.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, theft of controlled substance, theft by unlawful taking, preliminary hearing set for March 15.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for March 15.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, preliminary hearing set for March 15.

  • Keegan Johnson named DAR Good Citizen

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald
    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high school seniors. The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Property transfers - February 2013

    Jean Allen Smith and Jean A. Smith to Chad B. Smith.
    David and Brenda Bruce to Andrew and Anne P. Cammack, $25,000.
    Samuel Rain Moore to Wisdom Vince Moore, lot 27, Eagle Creek Campground.
    John L. Wilson, John Wilson, Rhodea L. Wilson, Wells Fargo Bank Na., United States of America and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Highway 227.
    Kenneth and Nancy Bowen to Paul and Felicia Hollis, tract #2, Bowen Land Division, $25,000.