Today's News

  • Owen County Christmas Parade

    Owen County Christmas Parade
    “A Kentucky Christmas”
    Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

    1-6 p.m.: Open house at participating merchants
    2 p.m.: Lining up of floats at Southern States parking lot
    2:15 p.m.: Judging of floats
    2:30 p.m.: Other groups in parade start lining up at Southern States
    2:30-3:15 p.m.: Singing at the courthouse square
    3 p.m.: Leave Southern States
    3:30 p.m.: Christmas parade (Owen County Rotary Club and Owen County Extension Homemakers)

  • County Clerk’s Corner: With the election over, we can look ahead

    I would like to take this opportunity to extend warm wishes to each and everyone this holiday season. May your hearts be filled with love, peace and happiness. It has been an honor serving as your County Clerk these last six years and I have many fond memories of good times, special friendships and a great sense of accomplishment for all the goals that have been met.  
    I would like to thank my deputy clerks for all their hard work and dedication to this office and the citizens of Owen County.

  • Historical Society News: Our animals play vital role in local history

    Since ancient times they have offered us transportation, companionship, and at times served as food. They worked tirelessly, expecting very little in return, and they have created a special place in the hearts of mankind.
    Through the years, the importance of animals cannot be denied, especially in  rural areas such as Owen County.
    Early settlers depended on their horses and mules to pull wagons, plow fields, and transport their owners  to visit  families and friends.

  • I’m just saying ... Not exactly a lazy holiday at my house

    This was supposed to be the Thanksgiving I got a break.
    This was supposed to be the first time in decades that I sat back and let Thanksgiving come to me instead of me packing up and hitting the highway for dinner with my family.
    My oldest nephew, who is stationed in Afghanistan, is home on leave and requested that Thanksgiving be held at our house instead of Corbin or London where most of my wife’s family is from.

  • Student takes over as principal for the day

    By Brax Ward
    For the News-Herald

    I got the opportunity to be Principal For the Day on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.  I had a fun and busy day. Being principal is not an easy job.  I got to do the announcements, read emails, take part in disciplinary actions, visit classrooms and so much more. My favorite part was reading to my old kindergarten class. I want to thank Mrs. Hubbard for teaching me so much. I might be a principal if fishing does not work out for me.  

  • Birth announcement: Denver Alexander Souix Corchado

    Stephanie Miles Ucan and Marcos Corchado-Castaneda of Carrollton announce the birth of their son, Denver Alexander Souix Corchado, born, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
    Marcos Alejandro Corchado, 20, of Torreon, Mexico helped welcome his little brother home.
    Maternal grandparents are Phyllis and Larry Sculley of Port Royal and Tommy and Denise Miles of Owenton. Maternal great-grandparents are James Dempsey of Carrollton, and Irene Duncan of Amelia, Ohio.

  • Odd Fellows earn their degrees

    On Nov. 3, Darrel Baker from Owenton, Emmanuel Lodge #213 and John Taylor from Jonesville, Willis Lodge #9 completed their degree work for their Odd Fellow Lodges.
    The work was conducted by an Indiana degree team in Lorraine, Lodge #4 in Louisville.
    A meal furnished by Lorraine Lodge was enjoyed by all who attended.
    Emmanuel Lodge #213 will be sponsoring a blood drive Jan. 4, 2013.

  • EKU senior receives recreation scholarship

    Eden Fisher, Owenton, a senior at Eastern Kentucky University, received the Student Scholarship Award from the Kentucky Parks and Recreation Society at a banquet in Frankfort on Nov. 14.
    The award is given annually to recognize a current undergraduate student pursuing a career in parks and recreation.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Thanksgiving means family time down here

    It seems the year comes and goes faster every year. I have hardly put away the lawn mower and I’m changing the house from the beautiful fall colors to the red, green and gold of Christmas. Yes, I said Christmas, can you believe it’s less than a month away?

  • Rebels earn postseason honors

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels had an incredible year on the golf course in 2012.
    The Lady Rebels won the Eighth Region All ‘A’ Classic and the Sixth Region championship. It was the fourth All ‘A’ title in a row and the first Sixth Region title in school history.
    As a result of the success, the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association has named Shelby Power to the All Region Team in the Sixth Region. Power finished off a great season by winning the Sixth Region individual title.