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Today's News

  • Hoop receives A.T. Siler Memorial Award at UC

    University of the Cumberlands presented Danielle Hoop, a native of Owenton, with the A.T. Siler Memorial Award during the 55th Annual Honors Day April 27 in the Gatliff Chapel.
    The A.T. Siler Award is awarded to a woman of the junior class who possesses the qualities which indicate the potential for outstanding contributions to her community as well as manifesting the best qualities of potential service to society. Each candidate must possess good academic standing and accords herself with the high moral standards of the University.

  • 4-H Camp will be held June 23-27

    4-H Camp will be held June 23-27 and there are spots available for youth interested in attending North Central 4-H Camp in Carlisle.
    Youth must be 9-14 years of age.
    Camp organizers are in need of male junior counselors, ages 16-17, to make the camp a success.
    Contact the extension office at 484-5703 for more information about the camp or working as a counselor.

  • Relay for Life 2014 Schedule



    Relay for Life - May 23 and 24

  • Murder charge amended to reckless homicide

    A Franklin County jury has found Joshua Hammond not guilty of murder in connection with the death of Charles Monroe.
    During the first day of the Joshua Hammond murder trial, the defense attorney alleged that a former Franklin County sheriff’s detective tainted the investigation.
    The Franklin County jury convicted Hammond on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence but the murder charge was amended to reckless homicide.

  • Owen County service honors past, present

    There aren’t many institutions that can truly say it has and will affect the past, present and future of a community.
    Thursday night, one such institution paused to celebrate Owen and look back at the people who make the Owen County Extension Service such a vital element to the community.
    On the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act that created Kentucky’s extension service, past and present agents, staff members and supporters were honored.

  • Ellis, Evans and West vie for judge executive nomination

    With less than a week left until the primary election, the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Owen County’s top-elected position recently sat down with the News-Herald to discuss some of the county’s biggest issues.
    The three judge-executive candidates – Owenton Mayor Doug West, Owen County’s second-district magistrate Casey Ellis and former Owen County Farm Bureau Manager and Owner Fred Evans – each agreed that finding new opportunities for a younger generation could play a vital role in moving Owen County forward.

  • North Owenton paving project could last months

    Drivers could be facing several months of slow traffic as they go along U.S. 127N in the northern part of Owenton.
    According to Nancy Wood, the public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in district six, the project will replace worn out pavement.
    “We are replacing and repairing the 35-year-old pavement,” Wood said. “It’s just some much-needed maintenance.”

  • Paint the town purple leading up to Relay

    Owen County Relay for Life 2014 will be held May 23-24 at the Itron Field.
    During the week leading up to Relay, organizers are asking for help to “Paint the Town Purple” to show support for the cause.
    Organizers said a simple purple bow, poster, or showing of purple incorporated into a home or business will serve as a symbol that the community supports the fight against cancer.

  • Library showcases local artist

    By Julie Donahue
    For the News-Herald

    The first in a series of art shows begin May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library’s History Room.  
    Ron Devore’s commissioned works are proudly displayed as far away as Nova Scotia.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court - May 9, 2014

    Austin M. Lucas, 1993, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, public intoxication controlled substance, first-degree narcotics, possessing license when privileges are revoked or suspended, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 16.
    James C. Johns, 1962, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, $1,000 surety, no alcohol, live with surety, continued to May 23.