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Today's News

  • Sweet tradition: Family passes rural tradition of sorghum cooking down to the next generation

    On a farm just outside Wheatley an old-time smell wafted across the fields owned by Steve Malcomb. Friends and family gathered around a wood-fire furnace to take part in what was once a typical scene across Kentucky.
    Though the production of sweet sorghum is a fading memory for many, Malcomb, a fourth-generation sorghum cooker said he’s proud to pass a piece of his history onto his own son.

  • Metal causing problem for couple along U.S. 127

    After several damaged tires and finding metal shards in their yard, an Owen County couple is looking for answers.
    For over two months, Craig and Ann Shouse have been finding metal bits in their lawn, on the road and along their driveway at 4715 U.S. 127. They have lost two tires on their vehicles and a tire on their lawnmower in that time.
    “We’ve seen several cars in front of our house with flat tires,” Craig Shouse said.

  • Bardstown firm wins Owen asphalt contact

    A firm from Bardstown has been awarded three contracts to repair some roads in Owen County.
    Two companies, Eaton Asphalt of Walton and Mago Construction of Bardstown, submitted sealed bids for the work.
    At a special meeting Friday morning of the Owen County Fiscal Court, the magistrates opened and read bids.
    Under the guidelines of the bids, the Harris Ridge will receive 1.518 miles of new asphalt; Slippery Rock, 2.589 miles; and Rockdale will receive 4.005 miles of new asphalt.
    The bids were:

  • All I’m saying is ... Congress should focus on the possible instead of the impossible

    By the time you read this, the federal government will be shut down.
    I’m writing this four days before the deadline to reach a deal  is set to expire.
    How can I go ahead and spend the time to write something when the outcome isn’t assured?
    I have confidence that no deal, no compromise, no settlement, no agreement, no bargain, no treaty will be made before the deadline because I have no faith in most of the Washington lawmakers to do anything that can’t be spun into a total positive for themselves.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Local history haunted by ghost stories

    “My Daddy said when he was a young man he was riding horseback one night when this great light came on and followed him as his horse galloped homeward. As the horse and rider passed the Greenup cemetery, the great light suddenly disappeared.”

    Owen County ghosts, goblins and ghouls were  featured in the 1966 Owen County Historical Almanac.

  • Owen Co. District Court - Sept. 27, 2013

    Isaac Goematt, 1994, first-degree criminal trespassing, drug paraphernalia, continued to Oct. 11.
    Dayna M. Hughes, 1964, third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief.
    Jessica Lankford, 1973, third-degree assault, menacing, resisting arrest, third-degree terroristic threatening, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 4.
    Jessica Lankford, 1973, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued to Oct. 4.

  • 4-H shooting sports team wraps up season

    By Mary Wilhoite
    For the News-Herald
    As the year for Owen County 4-H shooting sports comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone who made this year such a success.
    To all the people who donated time, money, and/or supplies, we say thank you.

  • Emergency workers urge Owen countains to be ready

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    Local firefighters, EMTs and members of the Owen County first responder community are urging local people to be prepared in case of an emergency.
    Here are some tips:
     
    BE INFORMED

  • Owen County 4-H club gets funds from “Ag Tag” program

    In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer asked farmers across the Commonwealth to step-up and make the “Ag Tag” donation. For the second time, the proceeds from voluntary donations to the Agricultural Program Trust fund would be divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. Farmers had the option to donation $10 when they renewed their license plates in March.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Things starting to slow down here on the Branch

    It really feels like fall this morning. We had three inches of rain over the weekend but missed the bad storms and heavy rain. We did manage to get a load of wood split, hauled in and stacked in the wood shed on Saturday afternoon, but that was the extent of my nod to “gathering nuts for the winter” this week.
    Fay said they did get the Soup Sunday at church in before the rain ran them inside. She said there was a very good crowd and plenty of soup. They were going to start their wood gathering this week but would wait till the woods dried a bit.