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Today's News

  • Battle brewing over Sunday sales

    Curtis Sigretto, the owner of Kentucky’s largest winery, said his business could be in jeopardy if a move for Sunday sales fails to gain support from the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Representatives from Elk Creek Winery were expected to go before the fiscal court Tuesday to ask its members to consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the winery to be open on Sundays.

  • Owen County of the Year: At 92, Olds still gives to community

    The lyrics to “Happy Birthday To You” rang out from beneath the pavilion at the Owen County Fairgrounds July 14 as the crowd that gathered sang to this year’s recipient of the Owen Countian of the Year award.
    At 92 years old, Lenora Kelly Olds continues to contribute to the community, whether it be by investing time with Relay For Life or her weekly engagement at Owenton Center.  
    The Owen Countian of the Year award is presented each year during the fair by the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Olds said she had no idea she was receiving the award.

  • 2014 Owen County Mother of the Year focused on her family

    When she lived in Virginia in the early 1970s, the 2014 Owen County Mother of Year Donna Osborne Scott would take her kids down to the beach.
    Even after a long day preparing food to the hungry diners, Scott would ignore her aching feet, tired muscles and pack up her kids for some time in the sun and sand.
    That sacrifice of time and energy was not lost on her kids. It was a special time for the mother and her children.

  • Men charged with making meth in Owen County

    Two men are behind bars after an active meth lab was recently discovered at their Gratz residence.
    According to the police reports, police were investigating a complaint on July 14 made by Michael J. Shaw’s girlfriend, when Shaw barricaded himself in a house located at 9695 Hwy. 355.
    After securing Shaw, 29, police found an active meth lab inside the residence. Marijuana and a pipe were also found in the residence.

  • No charges expected in crash that injured official

    Kentucky State Police officials said no charges are expected in connection with the crash that injured two people including Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kyle Newsome, 19, of Owenton, was driving southbound on Hwy. 127 S. on July 10 when she apparently fell asleep. Her vehicle drifted into the northbound lane, police said.
    Morgan, who was driving in the northbound lane, spotted the vehicle coming toward him and shifted into the other lane, police said.

  • OCHS Students of The Year

    The following students were named Owen County High School Students of the Year for the 2013-14 school year: Nicole Walker (freshman class); Kirsten Parker (sophomore class); Suzanna Cooke (junior class); and Ashley Smith (senior class).

  • Owen County Senior Citizens Club News: Club planning trip on riverboat

    BY WANDA MORELAND
    For the News-Herald
    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by president Wanda Moreland. We said the pledge to the flag.
    Marlene read the scripture from Psalms 104:13-23. The thought for the day was, “How am I tending the good things God has planted in me?”
    We then held the roll call with 14 members present.
    Secretary Ethel Hammond also gave the secretary’s report. The treasurer’s report and card report was also given.

  • Gone fishing with Lucy Smoot Hall

    I just flipped the calendar over and bam, it hit me that it is July already!
    I’m not sure what happened to May and June but they are in the history books now.
    This has been a weird year in terms of weather. First, we had the winter that wouldn’t end and then spring sprang and kept going and now it’s officially summer.

  • Changes to boat motor laws on Elmer Davis Lake to be focus of meeting

    Two public meetings have been rescheduled on a proposal to lift boat motor restrictions at small department-owned lakes in Grant and Owen counties.
    Affected lakes, new dates and meeting locations include:
     • Elmer Davis Lake,  Monday at Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton, starting at 7 p.m.
    • Corinth Lake, 7 p.m., Aug. 5, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road in Corinth.

  • Hiatt graduates from air force basic training

    Air Force Airman Bryan R. Hiatt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.