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Today's News

  • Low gas prices could lead to budget woes

    BY CARRIE ASHCRAFT-SUTTON
    N-H News Correspondent

    While Owen countians have enjoyed the recent fall in gas prices, the county’s road department is experiencing uncertainty.
    The vast majority of the Owen County’s road department budget is funded by a wholesale gasoline tax set by the state. A decrease in the wholesale price of gasoline could mean a fiscal year budget shortfall of up to $185,000.

  • Honoring "Sarge"

    BY BRIAN RIDDLE
    N-H News Correspondent

    An Owen County man was laid to rest Jan. 27 with full military honors at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Grant County.
    Harold “Sarge” Eugene Laws, 81, of Wheatley, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Carroll County.
    According to state police, he was taken to the University of Louisville, but died shortly afterward as a result of his injuries.
    The accident happened around Burger King on Kentucky Highway 227 in Carrollton.

  • Poet laureate to speak at art council’s annual reading

    Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker will speak at the Owen County Council For the Arts’ annual poetry reading, an event organizers say you won’t want to miss.

  • Coburn joins News-Herald staff

    With a background in sales and a love for small town atmospheres, Maria Coburn joined the staff of the News-Herald Jan. 20.
    A 2007 graduate of Owen County High School, Coburn originally hails from Independence, but moved to Owenton with her family in Jan. 2007.
    Coburn will serve as an sales/office assistant for the News-Herald.
    News-Herald Publisher Jeff Moore said he is excited to have Coburn on board.

  • Knitting for a cause: Local woman hopes to aid area children

    Knitting since she was in the fifth grade, Debbie King has decided to use her near-lifelong passion to help Owen County children.
    King, who moved to Owen County from Boone County in Sept. 2013, said she was involved in a program called “Scarf It Up Boone County.”
    Those involved in the program come together to knit scarves for children who are less fortunate.  

  • 2015-16 draft budget presented to school board

    BY CARRIE ASHCRAFT-SUTTON

    N-H News Correspondent

  • New Liberty News: Farmers get crops in

    BY DEBBIE JAMES

  • Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation

    There’s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We’ll start with the bad news.
    Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven’t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn’t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.

  • Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department News

    BY JUDE CANCHOLA

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 16, 2015

    Steven B. Eves, 1988, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days; second-degree fleeing or evading the police on foot, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; giving officer false name or address, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; no operator’s license, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; leaving the scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent.