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Today's News

  • Owen County celebrates a Kentucky tradition - Derby Day

    Despite the threat of rain Friday and Saturday, the second annual 227 Yard Sale rolled on.
    KY 227 resident and Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis, who started the Kentucky Derby themed event in 2012, said there were approximately 14 yard sales along the stretch of highway.
    “The number of yard sales was down some, everybody was afraid it was going to rain,” Davis said. “But it was still a good event.”
    Prizes were given out to those who had the best Derby hat and Davis said Teresa Green was the overall sales winner.

  • City sidewalk projects continue despite wet weather

    Rain may have slowed the city’s sidewalk repairs down, but Owenton Mayor Doug West said the work is expected to be finished this week.
    Approximately 100 yards of repairs to city sidewalks were completed in 2012, including the area around the Owen County Courthouse.
    The Owenton City Council approved for another round of concrete work to be completed this spring.
    West said about 70 yards will be completed, including the sidewalk at the corner of Seminary and Main Street and a crosswalk for pedestrians near Itron.

  • Owen Farmers’ Market make grand reopening Friday

    After a five-month break, the Owen County Farmers’ Market will be back in business Friday with the judge-executive’s office hosting its annual cookout in support of Relay For Life.
    Local vendors are expected to gather once again from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday behind the Kentucky Farm Bureau office, located at 430 Roland Avenue.
    Owen County Farmers’ Market President Jim Bush said there will be 15 vendors taking part in this year’s market.

  • Arts in the Park returns

    Budding and established artists, craftsmen and musicians will showcase their talents this Saturday at the annual Sweet Owen Arts in the Park at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.
    The event features student art along with demonstrations of different forms of arts and crafts along with music and food.
    Owen County Arts Council event organizer Patty Petzinger said the group is excited by this year’s event.

  • Focused on the future: Group to update public on 20/20 Vision Project

    Those who long dreamed of a better Owen County have begun “living the dream” since the development of the Owen County 20/20 Vision Plan.
    Signs now welcome visitors at each entrance to the county, a farmers’ market, quilt trail and agriculture trail are now in place, a tourism website points people in the direction of places to shop, eat and stay and candidate forums have helped guide voters.

  • All I am saying is ... Celebrate your mom this Sunday and every day

    Having a mother for most of my life, I think that I’ve garnered some insight into the dynamic between mother and son.
    After my dad passed away, my mom took on two roles but she was best at simply being my mom.
    Being the “baby” of the family with only an older sister to compare to, I think I had a pretty great relationship with my mom. Being the only boy also allowed me a fair amount of latitude because I could always play the “boys will be boys” card.

  • Owen Historical Society: Find our heroes in the fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below ...
       
    “In Flanders Field” is a poem written during World War I by doctor and Lt. Col. John McCrae.

  • Johnson receives fifth district KSDAR Good Citizen Award

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald

    Keegan B. Johnson, representing the John Guill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, received the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Fifth District DAR Good Citizen Award at the 117th KSDAR State Conference,
    The youth awards ceremony was held on April 6 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel in Lexington. The award was presented by Jessieanne Wells, KSDAR State Regent.

  • Owen County District Court - May 3, 2013

    Derick J. Walters, 1982, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, second-degree wanton endangerment, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to May 7.
    Frankfort Regional Medical Center vs. Laura G. Case, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Commonwealth Credit Union Inc. vs. Christopher Juett, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Lisa Noland vs. Cassidy Roberts, judgment to plaintiff for $354, court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. William Stone, agreed order.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for April

    John R. and Amber E. Hall to DGS Development LTD., lots 13 and 14, Old Landing Road Land Division.
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Mark Johnson, Mason Lane.
    Dewayne Whitaker, Dewayne Whitaker II, the Unknown Spouse of Dewayne Whitaker, Citimortgage Inc., Citimortgage Inc. and Mark R. Cobb Master Commissioner to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Leaning Oak Road.