Today's News

  • Show business is Stewart's business

    On a hot Friday morning in Pleasant Home, Gene Ray Stewart chats about his formative years. The roar of a tractor can be overheard as his father, Woody, enters the barn to hook to a wagon stacked high with square bales of hay.
    The scene is not unlike that of many Owen County farms – except the barn is also a horse arena, joined by 23 stalls filled with western horses. The hay will be used to feed those horses.
    It’s the same farm Stewart, 41, grew up on.  

  • Wet supporters look for chance to compete

    The driving force behind the Sept. 20 countywide wet-dry election is a group of citizens calling themselves “Give Owen County A Chance.”
    Its core members: Holly Bowling, Jason Wainscott, and Mike Haines.
    If successful, the three individuals are hopeful the sale of alcohol will give Owen County a chance to compete with surrounding counties, all of which are wet except for Scott County.

  • County holds line on taxes, discusses solid waste maintenance

    County taxpayers will see a slight decrease in their real property tax bills this October.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved a real property tax rate of 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value during its Aug. 23 meeting, a slight decrease from 12.4 in 2015.
    Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis recommended the court take the compensating rate.
    A motion was made by third-district magistrate Teresa Davis to approve the rate. Fourth-district magistrate Travis Fitzgerald seconded the motion.

  • State sporting clay event brings hundreds to hunt club


    Special to the News-Herald

  • Livestock Market Report | Aug. 24, 2016

    Aug. 24, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 401
    Aug. 17: 290
    Last year: 242

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

    Feeders: 354
    Slaughter: 46
    Replacements: 1

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, replacement cows 0 percent and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 45 percent steers, 33 percent heifers and 22 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Students help carry on legacy of forgotten war hero

    Who will pass on the stories of our ancestors? Who will embrace the variegated colors of everyday life and leave a memorably written record of the past?
    The responsibility of sharing someone’s life story belongs to family members, friends and all those who realize the treasure of the past and its impact on the future.
    Many delightful and moving stories of Owen countians are recalled and recorded  in the “Owen County, Kentucky Family History Book,” available from the historical society for $60.

  • Looking Back | Oct. 19, 2016

    Oct. 19, 2011
    5 years ago
    Rebels capture district crown: Owen County stays perfect with emotional homecoming win

    Homecoming is about crowns. Before the game, Whitney Boothe was crowned homecoming queen.
    When the clock ran out on the contest, the Rebels were crowned district champs.
    Owen County improved to 8-0 Friday night with a convincing 33-6 win over Carroll County High School.

  • At the Library | Oct. 19, 2016

    Personal Medicare Review or Enrollment

  • Warm weather allows for a few more chores

    I must start with corrections this morning. I typed Jerry Urie but it was Jenny Urie who was working at the fair, and I put Bruce instead of Ray that was doing the bush hogging. Bruce had hired someone to do his land. That means nothing to anyone else but Ray and Bruce, but Wanda has to keep me straight.
    Mike and Gwen were very fortunate. They didn’t have anything but a few small limbs broke in their yard and a lot of rain. Wanda said they boarded up the larger windows, just to play it safe, but all is well in their area.

  • Community Events | Oct. 19, 2016

    Hymn sing set for Sunday
    Sanders Baptist Church will host a hymn sing at 6:30 p.m., Sunday. The public is invited to attend.
    Civics Club hosting political forum