Today's News

  • Community Events | Feb. 1, 2017

    Valentine’s Tea set for Feb. 9

    The Owen County Homemakers will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Tea at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Owen County Extension Office. Bring your friends and join us for a tea party and try fresh-baked scones and appetizers. Wear your hat and you will be entered for a prize. Call the Owen County Extension Office and purchase your ticket by Feb. 6. The cost is $10 to attend. 

  • Savored memories of Aunt Neb’s fried chicken
  • Written memories provide insight to Owen County’s past

    Images of Owen countians were captured in photographs, their daily lives recorded in letters, diaries and family histories, and stories of their undaunted spirit were shared by one generation to the next.

    It is these vital pieces of long ago that bind the past to the present and give us insight into our history.

    In a 1950 News-Herald insert, articles written by several Owen countians created a nostalgic journey to bygone days.

  • Letter to the Editor | Council urged to modify alcohol ordinance


    I am writing to urge the Owenton City Council to adopt the proposed ordinance that would modify the size of restaurants eligible for an alcohol sales license and allow sales on Sunday for restaurants that wish to do so.  

  • Looking Back | Feb. 1, 2017

     5 years ago

    Feb. 1, 2012

    Owen Co. may lose a voting precinct: low turnout could force Bethany to close


    Owen County could soon lose one voting precinct following changes in population according to data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

  • A trip to Goshen, Ky. via the Branch

    I have finally shaken the cold I took just before Christmas. I didn’t have a cough or pain, just sat for almost two weeks in my chair in the sun room with Dobbs and sneezed and blew my nose. My appetite has returned, along with my ability to think and form full sentences. 

  • At the Library | Feb. 1, 2017

    Alexander Graham Bell — Can You Hear Me?

    Learn how sound waves travel and how the telephone was invented by Bell. We’ll watch a video and complete an experiment in sound. Recommended for grades 2-8, beginning at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday). 

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers


  • Leftovers provide meals in a hurry

    by Judy Hetterman, Owen County Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Science 

    Leftovers save both time and money by providing already made meals in a hurry and helping to stretch our hard-earned dollar. But leftovers must be handled safely to prevent foodborne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to make the most out of your leftovers and prevent foodborne illness.

  • Livestock Market Report | Feb. 1, 2017

    Jan. 25, 2017


    Cattle Receipts: 717

    Jan. 18: 423

    Last year: 726


    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady-firm, slaughter cows steady, bulls $2-$4 higher.


    Feeders: 673

    Slaughter: 66

  • Looking forward to the summer vegetable garden

    by Steve Musen

    Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season. While listening to the cold wind blow outside, what a comfort it is to think about spring and summer and planning your garden.

    To make the most of your garden, every aspiring gardener should follow seven steps to have a successful gardening season.

    1. Plan your garden on paper before you begin.