Today's News

  • Owen Historical Society News: Veteran reflects on service to country

    Though at times our veterans may go unnoticed, their sacrifices can never be forgotten.
    Their patriotic hearts swell where liberty reigns, and when that liberty is threatened they join forces for the cause of freedom.
    He is a familiar sight on the streets of Owenton. As a youngster, he spent his days in the area known as “Dog Hill.” Maybe it was during those impressionable childhood years that he developed a strong sense of community commitment; and perhaps this dedication was seasoned with a bit of typical boyhood yearning for adventure.

  • Georgia: On my mind - Detective works pays off for class of 1963 reunion

    Ernie and I have hit upon a new plan to supplement our retirement income.
    We’re starting up the Georgia & Ernie Detective Agency.
    I’m kidding around, of course, but with the help of our classmates, friends, the News-Herald and the Internet, we’ve done the near impossible - to announce our 51st Class Reunion (yes we forgot to plan a 50th) on Aug. 2, we’ve located a mailing address for the 58 living members of the Owen County High School Class of 1963.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 8, 2014

    Joann Adams (Blackmore), 1974, show cause hearing, owes $23,454.94 restitution.
    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking all others $10,000 or more, continued to July 22.
    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, promoting sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 9.

  • Owen County District Court - July 11, 2014

    Jessica C. Clines, 1980, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 10 days, conditionally discharged for 355 days, credit time served.
    William B. Cummins, 1984, speeding 11 mph over the limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to wear seat belt, drug paraphernalia, continued to July 18.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for June 2014

    Charles J. and Wanda L. Leon-Lingenfelter to EVF1 LLC,   $252,000.
    Bobby J. Hambright and Linda Ann Brown to Worthville Christian Church, lot 39 and 40, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $5,000.
    William V. Duvall Jr. and Myra Duvall to Robert D. Towles, $300,000.
    Beechwood Ponderosa LLC to James B. Bevins, Owenton & Stamping Ground.
    William J. Baston to Chelsea M. Stephens, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $8,000.
    Diana Andes to Christopher M. and Sabrina K. Bishop, Harmony Road, $9,000.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to enjoy a few days as a lady of leisure

    It’s cloudy and cool this morning. We had about 1.2 inches of rain yesterday and last night. We really needed it.
    Wanda and Fay said their gardens were beginning to wilt. Wanda, Ray, Joyce and Barbara were all picking and canning last week. Fay and Bruce got the last of the summer hay cut and baled. Now they must run the fences and see that there are none down so the cows can stray. There is always something to be done on a farm.

  • Church news for July 16, 2014

    Monterey Baptist
    We are pleased to have Marie Dunn come forward today and join our church. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for her to do at MBC.

  • Youth soccer league

    The Owen County U10 Gray Team was made up of (front row, left to right) Corey Wright, Ben Chilton, Shane Goodrich, Joe Hamilton, Joshua Mason, Blake Fitzgerald, Parker Cunningham. (back row, left to right) Head Coach Brock Ward, Wyatt Traylor, Spencer Blair, Luke Vinyl, Hunter Richardson, Brax Ward, Preston Cunningham, Coach Josh Mason.

  • Fair time: Annual Owen County Fair and Horse Show kicks off Saturday

    With changes in store for this year’s Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show, members of the Owen County fair board are looking forward to a week full of summertime fun.
    This year’s fair will kickoff Saturday with several of the week’s beauty pageants.
    Pageants will begin at 10 a.m. with the baby pageants; the miss teen and miss preteen at 3 p.m. and the Miss Owen County Fair at 6 p.m.
    A walking horse show will also be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
    The gate fee for Saturday will be $5.

  • Kentucky American supports Operation Clear, Preserve, and Reclaim

    A $10,000 grant was recently awarded to the Owen County Fair Board. The money will be used to help spruce up four acres of park land.
    “Operation Clear, Preserve and Reclaim” was coordinated by the Owen County Fair Board in partnership with the parks and recreation department, the Owen County Fiscal Court, Owen County Soil Conservation District and community volunteers.