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Today's News

  • New economic developer aims to bring jobs to region

    An economic developer has been hired for a group that joined forces last year to promote the Interstate-71 Kentucky corridor in hopes of new employment opportunities and expansion of existing industries and businesses.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the group, known as Kentucky Connected, interviewed several potential candidates, including some from out of state before deciding on Steve Dale.
    Keith said Dale has a history in economic development and brings extensive knowledge on the subject to the table.

  • City moves closer to adding roads

    A second reading on five separate ordinances declaring the City of Owenton’s intent to annex several roads was held Jan. 8.
    The council held the first readings Dec. 4.

  • County wants drivers to know the limit

    In the wake of a bus crash that killed two children in Carrollton in October 2012, the Owen County Fiscal Court is taking steps to make sure proper speed limits are posted along country roads.
    At the Jan. 8 meeting of the fiscal court, Owen County Road Department Supervisor Greg Smoot said when the Carroll County crash happened, there was some confusion on what the posted speed limit was in the area.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the speed limits should be posted and read into the court’s permanent record so there is no confusion.

  • Owen Historical Society News: History from another perspective

    They say that I am old. That is true; and yet I was not one of the first to gaze upon the land we know today as Owen County. It has been said that the McAfees were some of  the first white men to explore the area in 1773.They made camp at the mouth of Mill Creek where present day Perry Park stands.
    When other families arrived the forests were cleared, cabins were erected; and soon on every farm those like me settled on the land; and in doing so we took our place in the annals of history.

  • Georgia - on her mind: January is just a drama queen

    January in Kentucky reminds me of a difficult relative. You know the kind I mean, the eccentric ones you put up with because you’ve known them all your life, shared the good times and the bad, and so you love them.
    But why oh why can’t they have a better disposition? If she tried harder, couldn’t January learn a thing or two from a Bluegrass May or June?

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 11, 2013

    Nicole Black, 1972, contempt of court, in jail, owes $272.39 in restitution and $256.62 in fees and cost.
    Jackie Bowling, 1971, non-payment of fines, two counts of contempt of court, in jail, $1,008 cash bond set for non-payment of fines and costs.
    Jackie Bowling, 1971, non-payment of fines, contempt of court, in jail, $1,058 cash bond set for non-payment of fines and costs.

  • Owen County High School Honor Roll

    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll
    Makenzie Davis, Nicole Jacobs, Chad McDonald, Kristen Parker, Mikayla Sipple, Samantha Tamplin, Megan Wilhoite, Micaela Wilhoite, Jacob Williams and Michael Yeager

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

  • Parenting project

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Owen County parents, Tracy McMillian and Tamara Morris from Maurice Bowling Middle School and Bernadette Woodyard from Owen County Primary School, were three of 28 parents from northern Kentucky who graduated from the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership.  An initiative of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, the nationally recognized 16-year program helps parents become more effective advocates for their children’s education.

  • Wildcats win rematch

    When Owen County defeated Gallatin County by 28 points in December, fans of both teams wondered how it happened and what it meant.
    After the rematch in Owenton, those same questions are again being asked.
    The Wildcats came to town Jan. 10 and turned the tables on the Rebels and came away with a 64-53 victory.
    The two teams played a nearly even first half but Gallatin County held a 21-20 lead at halftime.
    Things would however change dramatically in the third quarter in favor of the team in blue.

  • Boys All ‘A’ Classic preview

    • Owen County enters the tournament as the defending Eighth Region champs. The Rebels are looking to become the first team to repeat as champs since Gallatin County won three straight from 2006 through 2008. The only other team to repeat is Carroll County who won in 1997 and 1998.
    • Of the seven teams currently in the Eighth Region, Eminence is the only one not to have won the title at least once. Henry County and Spencer County have also won championships but are no longer in the tournament due to enrollment size.