Today's News

  • Panel to review superintendent applications

    Owen County School District’s superintendent screening committee will meet Thursday to review applications in hopes of finding a new leader.
    Owen County Primary School Principal Sharen Hubbard, who also serves as the committee’s principal representative, said the meeting will be closed to the public.
    The screening committee screens all applicants, calls and checks all references and chooses the top applicants, which is usually between three and five.

  • Santa coming to town as part of Sunday Christmas parade

    Santa Claus is coming to town ... again.
    Owen County’s annual Christmas parade will makes its way through the streets of Owenton Sunday, officially kicking off the holiday season in the community.
    This year’s theme is “A Kentucky Christmas” and was chosen by a council who took ideas from Judy Grisham.
    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said the grand marshal of this year’s parade will be State Rep. Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, in honor of his 20-year service as representative.

  • 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.