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Today's News

  • Overdose in McDonald’s parking lot leads to drug arrest

    A complaint about a running vehicle located in the rear parking lot of the Owenton McDonald’s led to a drug arrest made by Owenton City Police Friday, Sept. 15.
    The car had reportedly been parked behind the restaurant for three hours, according to Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller. When Miller and Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry arrived on scene around 12:30 p.m., they found Patrick Isaac Soliman, 35, slumped over in the vehicle with various drug paraphernalia and controlled substances located around him.

  • At the Library | September 27, 2017

    We are proud to be showing the art work of the late Pat Brumback Twedt in the library and history room. Pat was a lively and very talented member of the Owen County community with a great gift for living life to the fullest. Come in any time to view her work and plan to join the family in celebrating her talents at 6 p.m., Oct. 5.

    Movie Matinee : Meet Me in St Louis

  • Passionate patriotism spread like wildfire during WWII

    World War I was touted as “the war to end all wars,” and yet 21 years after its conclusion, another world war began in which 12 countries participated and over 60 million people died.  
    World War II took the lives of 405,000 Americans, and although no battles were fought on American soil, the war affected all phases of American life. It caused shortages that required Americans to deal with rationing. Ration stamps were issued to allow families to purchase items in short supply like sugar, meat and gasoline.

  • Looking Back | October 11, 2017

    5 years ago
    Oct. 10, 2012

    Groundbreaking set for Gratz boat dock

  • September Property Transfers

    Jennifer Eaton Myers and Eddie Myers to Tyler Gage Ousley, land in Owen County, $25,000.
    Justine Angle to Jay Conrad, land in Owen County, $5,000.
    Particia Hearn and Fred C. Hearn III to Fred C. Hearn III, land in Owen County, $50,000.
    Debra L. See to James ASA Phillips and Alesha Michelle Phillips, land in Wheatley in Owen County.
    Steven M. Schmidt and Lora B. Schmidt to Steven M. Schmidt, land in Owen County.
    Steven M. Schmidt and Lora B. Schmidt to Steven M. Schmidt, two parcels of land in Owen County.

  • Computer whizzes to the rescue

    I’m back! There was no Kay’s Branch News last week. Halfway through typing the news my screen went black. I restarted, but it did no good. I assumed my computer had died. I called Ann. She is my computer expert. She came down and ordered me another “box.” It came on Wednesday. She hooked everything up and it still wasn’t working, so, when all else fails I call Joel and ask him to send over their computer whiz.

  • Youth Services Center offering School Pantry

    Owen County Schools and the Youth Services Center, in conjunction with the Free Store Food Bank School Pantry, is offering a School Pantry.  
    The School Pantry was developed to provide nutritious, healthy food to children and their families for preparation and consumption at their place of residence. Participation requirements include that at least one student living in the household must be enrolled in either the Maurice Bowling Middle School or the Owen County High School.

  • WMU fall quarterly meeting set for Oct. 21

    The Owen County WMU fall quarterly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at Epoch. All are welcome to come and enjoy the time together and the delicious brunch. Jennifer Gravitt will do the theme interpretation and Watchword. Mandy Holbert will bless us with her beautiful voice.

  • Rebels take down Panthers at home

    By Eli Baker
    Special to the News-Herald

  • Cross country teams compete in annual Lexington Catholic Invitational

    The 40th Annual Lexington Catholic Invitational was held Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Freshman Allison Bourne and Junior Colton Stedam received medals for their efforts.
    Bourne completed the state meet course in 21:13, placing 18th in the field of 183 competitors. Eighth-grader Destiny Goodrich placed 34th, missing a medal by only four spots. Stedam narrowly set a new record of 17:50.48 and placed 28th of the 235 runners. Westley Johnson had his best time of the season. Seventh-graders Eli Rice and Bryce Thornton and sophomore Kailey Cram set new PRs.