Today's News

  • Fan Fair 2013

    Checkered flags are waving as Owen County Visioneers are preparing for the third annual Fan Fair, June 26-28.
    The festival located at Owen County Fairgrounds will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Once again,  vendors will be set up for shopping and dining pleasure and information booths will highlight Owen County.

    Wednesday June 26
    Family Fun Evening 4 to 8 p.m.

  • School board moves ahead with farm renovation project

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    The Owen County Board of Education agreed to proceed and instruct Ross Tarrant Architects to create a plan  for the demolition on the school farm.
    “The first step is obviously cleaning it up,” Owen County School District Superintendent Rob Stafford said.
    The demolition for the farm, located behind the new middle school, would include nine buildings on the property. The black equipment shed and metal building on the eastern side of the house would be left intact.

  • City rejects request for downtown rezoning

    A building owned by Ashcraft Realty will remain a commercial property following an Owenton Planning Commission meeting Thursday.
    The request to change the building located at 152 West Bryan Street from C-1 (commercial) to R-1 (residential) was made to the city’s board of adjustments.
    The building housed the News-Herald office for decades and has sat vacant since August 2012.

  • Thieves steal old Dairy Queen sign on day new restaurant opens

    As a new restaurant in Owenton opens its doors, police are investigating the theft of one of the remnants of the former Dairy Queen in Owenton
    According to Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn, sometime on the evening of June 10, someone stole the heavy Dairy Queen sign that used to sit atop a pole near the highway from a grassy spot outside of the new Casa Mexican Restaurant that moved into the location.

  • Dr. O.A. Cull answered the call to serve

    “An Owen County treasure.”
    These are just a few of the words that friends, colleagues and family members had to say about Dr. Oscar Abbett “O.A.” Cull, who passed away Sunday following a long illness.
    Three generations of Owen countians may remember Cull as the man who brought them into the world, cared for them and built a bond of friendship, respect and appreciation as a forever friend to the people of his community.

  • Relay Revelry

    Cancer survivors were met with cheers as they made their way around the track at Itron Field Friday during the annual Owen County Relay For Life.
    The yearly event raises money for the American Cancer Society and this year’s Relay committee members say they expect to reach their goal of $49,000 later this year.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Lasting legacy of literacy lives on

    It all began in Kentucky.
    Rowan County lies amid steep hills, and its hollows are nestled deep within their folds. In 1911, before electricity came to shed light on the area,  the night was navigable only when the moon was visible.
     It was in the Rowan community of Farmers that a young woman’s dream was fulfilled as she concentrated her efforts in fighting adult illiteracy.

  • All I am saying is: Good news and some pandering in laws

    In this week’s News-Herald, you can read a story outlining some of the new laws that will soon go into effect in Kentucky on June 25.
    From my days covering the General Assembly, I learned that some laws are simply passed to appease a certain group or to make a political statement.
    This year, the General Assembly enacted several new laws that will truly help the people of the commonwealth.
    Here are some of my thoughts on some of the new laws:

  • Wedding announcement: Scott-Sparrow

    Ms. Pamela Scott and the late Mr. Edwin Scott of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rene Scott, to Joseph Alexander Sparrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sparrow of Owenton. The bride graduated from Western Kentucky University with a masters degree in social work and a bachelor of science. The groom received a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A July 2013 wedding is planned in Shelbyville.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - June 11, 2013

    Michael Cain, 1983, motion for contempt, continued to July 9.
    Darian T. Carter, 1973, shock probation in felony convictions, submitted, denied.
    Geraldine Fraley Cuneo, 1967, diversion completion, continued to June 10.
    Bridget L. Day, 1971, theft by unlawful taking, motion to void defendant’s pretrial diversion, admitted, order to follow.
    Isaac L. Goemaat, 1994, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking, adopted plea agreement.
    Aaron Jones, 1989, second-degree robbery, continued to June 25.