Today's News

  • Owen teen on school walkout: ‘It is important for young people to get involved’

    By Jeanne Houck
    The Kentucky Enquirer

  • Hope's Hands honored at CADCA's national leadership forum

    On Feb. 6, the Hope’s Hands (Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition) was one of 160 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C.
    The coalitions received a graduation certificate for completing CADCA’s National Coalition Academy (NCA), a rigorous training program designed to increase the effectiveness of community drug prevention leaders.

  • Fiery crash kills 3 Perry Park residents

    The News-Herald

  • A love everlasting

    More than five decades have passed since a teenaged Wallace Bush began walking to the home of his future bride to sit a while on the front porch swing.
    The year was 1947, and although the couple has experienced numerous changes throughout their marriage, some things will always remain the same.
    “He’s told me I’ve been the most influential person in his life,” Ann Bush said.
    “She’s my favorite person, let’s put it that way,” Wallace responds.

  • Severn bridge could reopen to traffic by March 1

    Repairs to the Ky. 355 bridge over Severn Creek began Monday, and officials expect the bridge to open to traffic by March 1.
    The bridge closed Nov. 27, due to significant structural damage on several portions of the bridge caused by an unknown impact.

  • At the library: Feb. 14-Feb. 21

    Age Reversing Workout
    Follow this workout video to engage every muscle in your body, liberate your joints and improve your overall health. Miranda Esmonde-White leads a classical stretch workout everyone will enjoy at 11 a.m., today.   

  • Owen District Court | April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, motion to revoke defendant’s conditional discharge continued from March 23, review motion set for May 4.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening.
    Willard D. Flynn Jr., 1975, fourth-degree assault, continued to June 1.
    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 19.

  • Kay's Branch News | Monthly card games make for busy week

    The rain stopped long enough over the weekend for me to mow most of my yard. There’s still the small backyard that I didn’t get to before I wimped out. I have a very good riding mower, but just sitting and turning over and over wears me out. Hopefully, I can finish this week. I’m glad that I got myself out of my Sunday clothes and got that much finished.
    It’s raining again as I write this Monday morning. I couldn’t get in touch with Fay; I guess they spent the weekend with Jennifer in Lexington.

  • The day 'Happy' Chandler switched on the lights in Owen County

    In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signed a law creating the Rural Electrification Administration to provide funding to local cooperatives that would distribute electricity.
    At that time Kentucky’s governor, A.B. “Happy” Chandler, was instrumental in securing electric power for the Commonwealth; and in 1937 a loan of $130,000 was approved for Owen County Rural Electric Co-Op to construct lines for 600 customers. Yet, as late as the mid-1930s nine out of 10 households in Kentucky were without electricity.