Today's News

  • Owen Electric warns agains scam

    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    Owen Electric would like residents to be aware of the latest wave of fraudulent phone calls being made across Owen Electric’s service territory.

    Scammers are calling and claiming to be a representative of Owen Electric and demanding payment by debit or credit card with the threat of disconnect if no payment is made.

    Owen Electric will not contact you and demand payment over the phone by debit or credit card.


    In an outstanding development for the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, the Owen County Rebels are headed back to the Kentucky All “A” Classic.

    The Rebels punched their ticket by defeating Walton-Verona 61-39 in the Eighth Region All “A” Classic championship game on Saturday night in Carrollton. They will take on the winner from the Seventh Region in their first game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Seventh Region championship game will be played Friday night.

  • Gallatin constable arrested

    Landmark News Service

    Two people were arrested during a girls’ basketball game at Owen County High School following a disagreement with Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell Jan. 11.

    The incident took place during a girls’ basketball game between Gallatin and Trimble counties.

  • Heroin use up from 2014

    Communities across Kentucky have dealt with the issue of increasing heroin use throughout the past several years and Owen County is no different.

    Law enforcement agencies, healthcare organizations and the state legislature are all taking various approaches to curtail the spread of heroin and prevent more people from becoming addicted to the substance.

    Law enforcement

  • Owenton Industrial Park receives ‘fiber ready’ designation

    The Owenton Industrial Park has been designated “fiber ready” by AT&T.

    Hollie Spade, an AT&T representative, announced the designation at Thursday’s monthly Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

    The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

  • Garbage concerns discussed by city council

    N-H Reporter

    Owenton residents and city council members talked about parking along city roadways as well as residents letting trash collect on their properties at the city council meeting last Tuesday.

    Don Bishop and Danny Williams attended Tuesday’s meeting to raise concern about Cubbage Avenue and how residents were leaving trash on their properties and also told the council several cars were parked on the one-lane road and traffic was cutting through their yards to access properties further down the street.

  • Maiden grew up 'a plain ol' country girl' on the farm

    Editor’s note: This story appeared in The News-Democrat feature series “Back in my day,” which highlights Carroll County residents who are 75 years and older.

    Landmark News Service

    A self-described farm girl Daphna Maiden said she lived a good life.

  • Fires claim homes Saturday, Monday

    N-H Staff

    Fire recently claimed two Owen County homes, one on Payne’s Run Saturday and one on Divided Ridge Road Monday.

    Fire departments were dispatched to 690 Divided Ridge Road, the residence of Kenny and Berna Tanksley, at 12:03 p.m. Monday.

    When members of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene at 12:18 p.m., Captain Rex Miller said one entire end of the structure was fully involved.

  • Special House election set for March 8

    N-H Editor

    A special election will be held Tuesday, March 8, to fill the vacancy in Kentucky’s 62nd House District after Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was officially sworn into office Monday.

    The 62nd District includes Owen County, as well as part of Fayette and Scott counties.

    Quarles, 32, won the statewide seat in November by a landslide, making him the youngest statewide elected official in the nation.

  • New year, new you

    N-H Reporter

    It’s a new year and one of the popular resolutions made every year is to have a healthier lifestyle. There are several resources in Owen County that can help with achieving that goal.

    Owen County Public Library