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Today's News

  • County to tighten rules for shelter

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is expected to adopt new operating procedures for Owen County Friends of Animals.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the Kentucky Association of Counties insists the procedures be adopted for insurance purposes.
    The court discussed the issue at its Aug. 27 workshop.
    Keith said the plan would include standard operating hours as well as guidelines for a fire emergency.
    “Most of the things that would be included are already being done at the shelter,” Keith said.

  • Businessman hopes to shoot part of movie in Owen

    By Jamie Baker-Nantz
    For the News-Herald

    Greg Frank is doing something he never dreamed he would.
    Frank, a Grant County businessman, is making a movie and looking for some Owen County residents to portray characters in the script he wrote.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Join the Professional Porch Sitters Union

    They came in all shapes and sizes, and their place of importance in the lives of Owen countians and their communities can never be underestimated.

  • Guest columnist: Addiction nearly cost me everything

    My addiction had finally hit rock bottom. I have been struggling with drug addiction since I was in high school. I was living both sides of the fence. It was like I was wearing a lampshade of who I really was. Many family members and friends were not aware of what I was doing.
    By the grace of God, we all escaped with minor injuries. Every time I see this picture I want to bawl my eyes out. I definitely count my blessings now.  

  • Owen Co. District Court: Aug. 30, 2013

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, owes $94.29 in restitution, continued to Sept. 6.
    Joann Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $7.82 in restitution, continued to Sept. 6.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $272.75 in restitution, continued to Sept. 6.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, owes $230.59 in restitution, continued to Sept. 6.
    Joann M. Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, owes $207.50 in restitution, continued to Sept. 6.

  • Lessons in leading

    By Jessi Williams
    University of Kentucky County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    For the News-Herald

  • Local police get Humvee

  • Owen County teen finishes in top 10 at national pageant

    Marlee Lathrem, 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States, a freshman at Owen County High School and the daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem, had the honor of representing Kentucky at the Miss United States National Pageant in Washington D.C. the week of July 2-7.
    Lathrem earned this opportunity after she won her state title in February of this year in Lexington.
    Lathrem spent her week in Washington getting to know girls from all over the United States as well as learning more about the organization on a national level.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Sad news for our little community

    When I sent in the column last week, I wrote a note to News-Herald Staff Writer Molly Haines saying I wasn’t writing this week because nothing will have happened till the weekend was over. Well, I was wrong again.
    I took a notion to go car shopping on Wednesday. Ann said she could go with me Thursday morning. She was taking her car up early to be serviced at Toyota and could get off at 10 a.m. to accompany me to Bob Allen Chrysler to “just look.” Then I could take her back to Toyota to pick up her car. That sounded like a plan.

  • Wedding announcement: Tuggle-Juett

    Alisha Kay Tuggle and James Earl Juett wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage on Sept. 21, 2013 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. Alisha is the daughter of Missy and Ricky Mason of Long Ridge and the late Billy Tuggle of New Liberty. James is the son of James Juett of Hesler and Barb Juett of Owenton.  Alisha is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed at Dental Care in Florence. James is a 2005 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed at Owen Electric.