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Today's News

  • Legacy of Owen WWI veteran lives on

    Perennial rose bushes grace either side of the monument; and for the past 90 years they have faithfully sent forth abundant blossoms. It is as if the rose bushes themselves acknowledge the great service rendered by the soldier whose remains rest beneath the ground under their outstretched roots.

  • New Castle wants to honor WWII veterans

    Did you realize that out of the 16 million veterans who participated in WWII, there are only about a 1.5 million still living.  The U.S. is losing 800  to 1,000 WWII veterans every day, which means in five years most of the “Greatest Generation” will be gone.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court: March 26, 2013

    Eric Beach, 1983, first-degree possession of heroin, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, jury trial set for May 28.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, owes a total of $2,147, continued to April 23.
    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, two counts of complicity theft by unlawful taking, second-degree complicity burglary, continued to May 28.

  • Reaching out to help the hungry
  • Kay's Branch News: Easter is the big topic around the Branch this week

    Easter, all the news in the community is about Easter this week. Well, almost all. All the churches in the area were full. After a less than beautiful start the day turned out very nice.
    Old Cedar had its sunrise service in the church this year. The wind was just too raw to venture out and the rain didn’t add to the ambiance. Our preacher is new and had visions of a sunrise service too, but we nixed it.
    Christians (Disciples) aren’t as hardy as Baptists, but we had a lovely service anyway.

  • Owen Co. students venture back into the mountains

    By Teena Gamble
    For the News-Herald

  • Community forum to address drug problem

    There will be a community forum addressing the drug problem in Owen County April 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Owen County High School.
    The forum will focus on the severity of the drug problem in Owen County.

  • Owen Co. students accept merit-based scholarships to EKU

    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Local recipients include:
    • Owen County High School graduate Courtney Carol Waldrop, of Owenton, has accepted a Governor’s Scholar Regents Scholarship
    • Megan Hayley DeCandia, of Owenton, has accepted a Regents Scholarship

  • Maurice Bowling Middle School honor roll

    All A eighth-grade honor roll
     Skye DeCandia, Kaitlyn Gabbard, Molly Gamble, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Christine Kingan, Autumn Maddox, Baileigh McGuire, Braden New, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Josh Spaulding, Ashley Willis, Morgan Woodyard and Destiny Young.

    A/B eighth-grade honor roll

  • Jacobs joins American Angus Association

    Kyle Jacobs of Owenton is a new member of the American Angus Association.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.
    The Association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members.