Today's News

  • Garnett celebrated as longtime public servant

    Former coworkers, friends and family celebrated a decades-long career in public service as Lannis Garnett recently retired from Owen County EMS.

    Prior to receiving his EMT training in 1980, Garnett was trained in CPR and first aid. Beginning in 1981, he and his wife Gladys ran Owen County Life Squad from their home until the service came under the rule of the Owen County Fiscal Court in August 1989.

  • Saying goodbye

    It is hard to believe that eight weeks have come and gone and it is time for me to say goodbye to The News-Herald and the Owenton community.

    Throughout the summer, I have learned so much not only from the office but from the community as well. The people of Owenton — from the school system, to the farmers, to the local businesses — have been so welcoming and for that, I am grateful.

  • Tragedy remains clear among murky stories

    Each person who tells the story changes some detail as though we were archiving various versions of an Appalachian ballad. Sometimes they add a bit information I do not know, shared with them by a relative long dead. More often, they confuse the location, placing it here, then there, on the wrong farms, in the wrong county. They’re hazy about the names of the players. All but hers. Calla Lily Hudson.

  • Entertainment in abundance for early Owen countians

    Early Kentucky settlers had little time to socialize. The arduous work of building cabins in the wilderness, providing food for their families and battling Indians and the elements provided limited opportunities for quilting bees, rifle frolics and square dances.

    By the middle 1800s communities had sprung up in the Owen County area, and churches were formed to provide folks a place to hear the Word of God. Church gatherings also gave countians the opportunity to socialize with neighbors and friends.

  • Court News | Aug. 3, 2016

    Owen District Court | July 29, 2016

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5.

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 7 for review.

    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 12.

  • Looking back | Aug. 3, 2016

    The signpost up ahead reads… Owen County
    2011 | 5 years ago

    With several events taking place in and around Owen County this summer, some Owen countians have come together to ensure that when a visitor enters the county, they know just where they are.

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman, along with others, have been designing signs to place at different entrances to the county.

  • Cobb wins Ky. Department of Agriculture poster contest

    Sydney Cobb was recently selected as the first place winner of the 2016 Kentucky Department of Agriculture Poster and Essay Contest.

    Cobb’s entry was selected as the most outstanding among entries from sixth graders across the Commonwealth, representing this year’s theme, “Kentucky Agriculture: Our Farms, Our Food, Our Future.”

  • The canning continues at the Branch

    It has been a long hot week. Wanda and Ray went to Bro. Ken Underwood’s funeral last Monday at Buck Run church. After leaving Monterey, he served at that church for 12 years. Karen and Butch Lawrence’s son Andrew, who is now a minister at The Point church in Frankfort, spoke at his grandfather’s service. Wanda said he did a great job. I know it must have been hard for him.

  • At the Library | Aug. 3, 2016

    Hey kids! Turn those July reading logs in to the library or your homeroom teacher no later than Aug. 12 to be eligible for a special pizza party at the library. Adults must have their logs into the library by Aug. 1 to be entered in our contest for really special prizes too!

    Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out!

    Honeybees and Honey 101

  • Senior Activities | Aug. 3-10, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 8:30 a.m. Healthy Counters. 9 a.m. 127 yard sale.