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Today's News

  • Owen County Emergency Management announces participation in National Preparedness Month

    Owen County Emergency management has committed to participate in National Preparedness to increase preparedness throughout Owen County. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Owen County Emergency Management is participating this year by running a series of articles.

  • County officials attend pipeline meeting

    Some area citizens are urging landowners to take a stand against the Bluegrass Pipeline, a project that has become controversial across Kentucky.
    A group of about two-dozen citizens met at the Three Springs Campground in Corinth to better inform landowners from Owen, Scott and Grant counties on the pipeline.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owen County’s third-district magistrate Teresa Davis, whose district could potentially be affected by the project, also attended the meeting.

  • Local political leaders react to district shift

    Despite losing the state senator and state representative that Owen countians helped vote into office, local officials and party leaders are mostly positive about their future representation in Frankfort.
    The plan that rewrites Kentucky’s legislative districts and changes Owen County’s representation in Frankfort was recently signed in to law by Gov. Steve Beshear.
    State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and State Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge, will no longer be representing Owen County.

  • 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