Today's News

  • Bad weather takes a toll on county resources

    Since the beginning of the year the Owen County Road Department has logged over 300 hours of overtime battling the snow and ice that has been present for much of that time.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the county road crews have put in many long hours to keep roads passable.
    “I think we’ve done an excellent job,” Keith said. “We were able to have school (Feb. 10) and I think that proves it, because there were many counties around us that didn’t have school.”

  • Murder trial may be delayed

    Nearly two years have passed since James Monroe’s body was found dumped on the side of Interstate 64 in Frankfort, and a trial for an Owen County man charged with the murder could be delayed once again.
    Joshua Hammond, 32, of Owen County, and James Simons, 37, of Grant County, are charged with murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence following the alleged murder of Monroe on May 5, 2012.

  • Owenton sewer study set to begin this month

    Staff Report
    Kentucky American Water will soon launch a comprehensive assessment of its sanitary sewer system in Owenton.
    The company, which has been in the planning stages of the sanitary sewer system study for the past few months, said in a release that the 10-month project is scheduled to begin in mid-February

  • Owen Historical Society News: Kenney school still lives in our memories

    “The last time I saw the school its windows were boarded up and the porch was completely gone, but there are many memories of so many people who went through that old school door. I am one of them.”

  • Owen County Property Transfers for January

    John T. and Barbara K. Newcomb to James and Alesha Michelle Phillips, $927,271.53.
    Mary Crawford Mason Estate to Lonnie Webb, lot 5, land on Davis Lake No. 1, Owen County Sportsman’s Division.
    U.S. Bank National Association Trustee, J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. and  JPMAC 2006-HE2 Asset Backed to Thomas A. Barefield, Taft Highway, Ford Subdivision, $19,600.
    Rodney S. and Teresa S. Gillum to Stephen Clarke, lot 50 and 51, Perry Park Resort/Glenwood Hall Subdivision, $24,500.

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 7, 2014

    William Robertson, 1991, driving on a DUI suspended license, pleaded guilty, 30 days, court costs, credit time served.
    Michael Scott, 1968, sell or transfer of simulated controlled substance, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14, credit time served, conditionally discharged for the remainder; drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14, concurrent, credit time served, conditionally discharged for the remainder, court costs.
    AT&T vs. Tracy Heilman, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • A lifetime of Owen County farming

    Kim D. Strohmeier
    For the News-Herald
    Last Tuesday afternoon, I cleaned out the last bit of personal items from my office.  It was a strange feeling walking out the door of the Extension Office for the last time. It has been an eventful, enjoyable career as agricultural agent for Owen County, and I thought it might be appropriate to have one last column reflecting on that career.

  • Birth announcement: Lockett Christine Beckham

    Cody and Courtney Beckham are excited to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lockett Christine Beckham.  She was born Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood at 8:31 a.m. She weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long.  Her maternal grandparents are Dennis and Chris Davis. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lee Ann Waldrop, and Leroy and Tammy Beckham. Her maternal great-grandmother is Betty Davis.

  • Birth announcement: Brennen Isaiah Dale Paul

    NaTasha Paul and Brandon Brumley of Owenton announce the birth of their son Brennen Isaiah Dale Paul. He was born Jan. 13, 2014, at 5:27 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Brennen weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 216 inches long. Grandparent is Sarah Hammond.

  • Rebels keep at home unbeaten streak alive

    There is no place like home and for the Owen County High School Rebels, nothing has been truer this season.
    Owen County hosted a pair of games this week and won both of them to improve to a perfect 5-0 on their home court.
    The first came on Feb. 6 as the team welcomed Walton-Verona to Owenton. The game had a different feel to it due to an electrical problem that caused the scoreboards not to work. As a result, the score and the time were both kept at the scorer’s table by hand.