Today's News

  • Santa's little helpers

    Christy Ricketts and Judy Hetterman of Owen County Extension Service dropped by the News-Herald office Tuesday to pick up some of the presents that have been dropped off for this year’s Angel Tree project. The gifts will be distributed to needy children in Owen County during a Christmas party Thursday.

  • Make a joyful noise

    The Owen County Primary School hosted a Christmas concert Monday evening. The kindergarten students performed “Must Be Santa,” first grade students, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” and second-grade students “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” A Christmas sing-a-long was also held, led by the Owen County Elementary School and Owen County Primary School.

  • Homeless animals will get a little Christmas cheer

    With Christmas right around the corner, the Owen County Animal Clinic is hoping to give the homeless dogs and cats a gift of their own.
    The clinic is sponsoring an angel tree through the end of January, located in its lobby.
    Angela Wainscott, a veterinary assistant at the clinic, said the tree will benefit the Owen County Friends of Animals, the Owen County Animal Clinic and Purr ‘n Fur Feline Rescue of Kentucky.

  • New city fees for rental property sparks complaint

    The second reading of an amendment to an Owenton City Council ordinance that would require landlords renting or leasing property to pay a licensing fee became a topic of debate at the council’s Dec. 6 meeting.
    A first reading of the ordinance was held Nov. 1.
    According to the amended ordinance at its first reading, all landlords renting or leasing property would be assessed by the number of units owned as of Jan. 1 each year.

  • Drunken driving charge dropped against official

    A driving under the influence charge against Owen County Fourth District Magistrate Troy Bramblett was recently amended to a reckless driving charge in Franklin District Court.
    Bramblett, 40, was charged with first-degree driving under the influence and speeding 15 mph over the limit after a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy observed him traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 127 in Franklin County, near Shadrick Ferry Road.

  • Broken headlight leads to indictment

    A routine traffic stop for one headlight led to the indictment of an Owen County man after a sheriff’s deputy found methamphetamine in the man’s vehicle.
    Ricky D. Helton, 34, was arrested Nov. 3 and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, operating a motor vehicle while license revoked or suspended and one headlight.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said he often assigns his deputies to different areas for traffic stops.

  • Lady Rebels win early showdown

    It was an early season test and the Lady Rebels passed.
    After an easy win to begin the season last week at Williamstown, Owen County returned home Monday night to take on Walton-Verona. The Lady Bearcats came to Owenton as the defending Eighth Region All ‘A’ champions and the Eighth Region champions.
    Both teams got off to fast starts with Owen County taking a 18-15 lead after the first quarter.
    Both squads would pick up the defensive intensity in the second quarter.

  • Rebels off to strong start

    The fourth time is the charm.
    For the fourth-straight season, Owen County High School began the basketball season by playing Western Hills.
    For the first time in those meetings the Rebels won. They defeated the Wolverines Nov. 28 by a score of 63-55 for their first win of the season.
    The Rebels jumped out to a 37-24 lead at halftime and then held on down the stretch.
    Owen County junior Justin Shelton had a career night in the win.
    He led the Rebels with 19 points and nine rebounds.

  • Owen Co. Farm Bureau brings home honors at annual meeting

    The Owen County Farm Bureau Office was honored with several awards during the state-wide organization's meeting in Louisville.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Carolyn C. Rice to Phillip W. Rice, KY 845 and Agee Pike/Road.
    Beatrice Alexander Revocable Living and Beatrice Alexander Revocable Living to Beatrice Alexander, lot 5, Timberwood Lake Shores Subdivision.
    Robert Faulkner Sr. to to Kenneth Allen Faulkner, Eagle Creek Subdivision.
    Timothy Allen Gullion to Alice Emery, Eagle Hill Road, $75,000.
    Mitzi Jayne Meredith to The Mitzi Jayne Meredith Revocable Trust, Mitzi Jayne Meredith Revocable Trust, Mitzi Jayne Meredith Revocable Trust, State Hwy. No. 35.