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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 Countian 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.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    On behalf of my seven brothers and sisters, I would like to nominate our Donna Osborne Scott for mother of the year for many reasons but the main reason is for the sacrifices she had to make for each of us as we were growing up.
    She married and had her first son at a young age and by the age of 32, she had eight kids -  Timmy, Jimmy Dale, Terry and Tom Dezarn and four girls, Teresa Perkins, Patty Sue Miller, Tina Lilly and Florence Ratliff.

  • Owen County District Court - July 18, 2014

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued first appearance, owes restitution and fees.
    Clay Couch, 1961, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for July 25.

  • 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.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The weather won’t even try to cooperate

    When you have nothing to say, you can always talk about the weather.
    This past week has spawned a lot of conversation.
    We set a new record on the Branch this week for a low in July. It was 52 degrees when I got up at 8 a.m. Thursday. I had already closed all the windows and doors against the cold weather on Wednesday. We didn’t need the A/C at the Smith House when we played bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
    Last week seemed like the end of September. The weatherman said the temperature would rise and we would have sun on Friday—NOT.