Today's News

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Traditional foods still have a home

    Recipes are pieces of history. They have been written down on small scraps of paper or verbally passed from one generation to another. Early arrivals of Owen County shared recipes with family and friends, and today those same recipes produce a variety of specialties that originated in England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Africa.

  • Grider, Trenary take individual honors at Sweet Owen Fun Run

    Saturday morning, 85 runners and walkers gathered at 8:30 a.m. at the Owen County Courthouse Square to enjoy the perfect weather and exercise.
    Nine teams from local businesses and churches participated along with individuals from Owen County, Cynthiana, Carrollton, Walton, and Frankfort. Ages ranged from 5 years to 79. Teams came from Blue Ridge Farm, Bowling Insurance, Itron (two teams), Owen Electric, Owenton First Baptist (“Pru’s Crew”), Peoples Bank, and Squiresville Baptist Church (two teams).

  • Missing man located

    Linda Smith, owner of an Owenton consignment shop, had not heard from her son, Kelly P. Herald III, 32, since July 1.
    After a story about the missing man was published in the News-Herald two weeks ago, a customer offered to help, Smith said. “He got on the Internet and did some searching.”
    The customer, who wished to remain anonymous, found Herald through a jail website.

  • Event brings crowd to downtown

    Months of planning paid off Saturday when the Sweet Owen Day festivities were deemed a success.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce President Dallas Stafford said sales for vendors were up at least 30 percent, with some reporting an even higher percent.
    “Three Rivers District Health Department gave about 30 percent more flu shots,” Stafford said. “The run/walk participation was up about 50 percent and the crowd was strong throughout the day.”
    A total of 65 vendors were present.

  • New Liberty Baptist marks 210 years of service to community

    For some members of New Liberty Baptist Church, this weekend’s 210th anniversary isn’t just another special event. It’s a time to look back at an institution that goes back generations into Owen County history.
    “We are called the mother church of 10 other churches in Owen County,” Betty Lusby, one of the organizers of this weekend’s celebration, said. “Eight of those churches are still in operation today.”

  • County strikes deal with state on highway

    Following a recent Owen County Fiscal Court meeting, Old Monterey Road will become a state maintained road.
    The fiscal court adopted a resolution at its Sept. 13 meeting which approved a rural secondary program agreement between the court and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the state and counties periodically exchange roads.
    “They evaluate them, and ones that are high traffic areas they will often take over,” Keith said.
    A second reading was held amending the 2011-12 county budget.

  • Tip triggers child pornography charges

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after an anonymous tip led state police to find hundreds of pictures of young children involved in sex acts and a video of an underage family member.
    According to court documents, at approximately 3:09 p.m. on Aug. 19, an anonymous caller contacted Kentucky State Police Post 5 and reported that a laptop was on the handrail of a porch at the home of Alan D. Plowman, 51.

  • Sports briefs

    Boys Soccer
    • The weather cooled off and the Owen County boys’ soccer team got hot.
    The Rebels ran off two wins last week. They defeated Grant County, 3-1, last week before shutting out Carroll County, 3-0, Thursday.
    James Marston, Victor Perez and Austin Collins had goals and Cody Downey and Devin Ricketts had assists against the Braves.
    Collins had a pair of goals while Marston added another against the Panthers. Stone Osborne had an assist and Ben Allen got credit for not allowing a goal.

  • Golfers finish in sixth place at tourney

    The Owen County girl’s golf team spent Saturday afternoon in Paducah. The team was taking part in the All “A” Classic State Golf Tournament at Silo Golf Club.  The team played its way to a sixth-place finish as a team. Kennedi Dermon placed 19th as an individual by shooting 84. Shelby Power fired an 87 while Julie Spaulding posted an 88. Lynsey Farrar recorded a 90 and Ali Minch shot 98.
    This year marked the third-straight year the team has taken part in the tournament.

  • Flying high and running hard

    After scoring 26 points in the first half, it was a play in the last two minutes of the second half that made the difference Friday night.
    Owen County quarterback Adam Hazelett connected on a 34-yard touchdown pass to Chris Day with 1:01 left in the game to give Owen County a 32-26 victory over Western Hills.
    The win improved the Rebels to 4-0 on the season.
    “I was in shock,” Day said about the game-winning play. “That was a perfect ball thanks to Adam Hazelett. You couldn’t ask for a better ball from the quarterback.”