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Today's News

  • DeCandia represents Owen on Capitol Hill

    Brittany DeCandia of Owenton was among the 86 high school students from across Kentucky who participated in the 39th annual Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour held June 11-18, 2010, in Washington, DC. Selected on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, and her participation in the Frankfort Youth Tour, DeCandia was sponsored by Owen Electric Cooperative.

  • No. 9 (Female) - Danielle Hoop

    The best may still be yet to come.

    It may be argued that someone still in high school does not belong on a list like this. When you look at what Danielle Hoop has accomplished, however, it is hard to not include her.

  • Good neighbors still come running

    I’ve always had a bit of a jaded attitude toward the world we live in.

    My parents, both part of the baby boom era, were older than the parents of the other kids in school. Both grew up on farms where work was something you did if you wanted to keep food on the table and clothes on your back.

    From the stories they’ve told all my life, neighbors were an integral part of day-to-day life. You shared what you had with your neighbor, though it may not be much, and you helped each other in whatever way you could.

  • Coming Home

    Descendants of Frank and Sallie Morton Ford gathered recently for a family reunion in Owenton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ford were the builders of the Ford home on South Main Street in 1870. Current occupant is Peggy Sue Ford, widow of Dr. Charles R. Ford.

    The families of two of the Ford’s five children were represented: their daughter Sallie Ford Broadus (1860-1949), and their son, Col. Robert Carrick Ford (1862-1941).

  • Community says farewell to first fire chief

    At about 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, emergency radios across Owen County carried a solemn message.

    “Rest in peace, brother,” a voice on the radio said. “You will be missed.”

    Former Owenton/Owen County Fire Department chief, firefighter, and founding member of the department Walker T. Ellis passed away Thursday.

    Ellis, 84, served Owen County as a firefighter, battling flames and looking after his men for 35 years.

    Owenton Fire Chief David Lilly said Ellis was instrumental in getting the fire department to where it is now.

  • Fair time

    Many changes have taken place with the Owen County Fair this year.

    If you been by the fairgrounds lately, you will see construction going on.

    The fair board received a grant to renovate the existing exhibit building as well as adding a new addition. The new addition will have a kitchen, meeting room, storage area and an office.

    Also, three additional directors were added to the board: Melissa Bourne, Stephanie Howard and Lindsey Tirey.

  • Elk Creek Winery and the final frontier

    For those who say nothing ever happens in Owen County ... I almost knocked down William Shatner at Elk Creek Winery a few weeks ago.

    I was there to have lunch with Benjy Hamm, editorial director for Landmark Community Newspapers, the parent company of the News-Herald.

    We discussed business and, as always, had a great meal at the winery.

    After lunch, we walked around and visited the store.

  • Summer program brings hundreds to library

    There are many days that make me grateful to be a librarian in Owen County, but there are some days that just blow me away. Last Wednesday, June 23, was one of those days.

    Let me give you a little bit of context here. Summer reading programming always creates excitement and makes our library a busy place, and this summer is no exception. 

    Over 330 children and adults are signed up to participate in our programs, and since the beginning of June, over 70 new library cards have been issued. 

  • A fun fair forecast

    Owen countians searching for inexpensive family fun and entertainment don’t have to look very far with the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show only a little more than a week away.

    Fair-goers have much to look forward to this year as a new carnival will provide rides and games, along with the return of motorcross and family fun night, according to Teresa Roberts, one of this year’s fair directors.

  • No. 10 (Male) - Billy Whitney

    Sometimes statistics do not matter.  

    The late 1950s and early 1960s was a time when things were changing in America. Technology was improving, people were moving from the country to the city, and a young man named John F. Kennedy was making a name for himself in politics.

    Something else was changing as well. African-Americans were moving from the back of the bus to the baseball diamond and the basketball court. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball in 1947 and Red Aurebach drafted the first African-American in the NBA in 1950.