Today's News

  • Historical Society News, Aug. 19, 2015

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
    In the Shakespeare play, “Romeo and Juliet,” these words are spoken by Juliet and imply that a name doesn’t define the character of something. However, just the name “rose” conjures up the image of a lovely flower with a light delicate fragrance. So, perhaps names are significant and play an important part in our lives.

  • In brief: Aug. 19, 2015

    Movie to be held on courthouse lawn
    Movie night on the courthouse lawn will be held at dark, Aug. 29. The movie will be shown rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket. Epoch Fellowship will provide free popcorn.

  • In his blood: McDonald learned operator trade from his father

    The following news article is reprinted from the News-Democrat as part of its “Carroll County At Work” series.


    Landmark News Service

  • Local public transit receives statewide Up and Coming award

    Owen County’s Public Transit program recently received the statewide Up and Coming Public Transit Award.
    The award was presented Aug. 12 to Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis during a Kentucky Public Transit conference in Lexington.

  • Consultant hired as program administrator

    With the absence of a full-time emergency medical service director, Owen County Fiscal Court voted to hire a community program administrator at its Aug. 11 meeting.
    Dan Brenyo, who served as a consultant to the fiscal court earlier this year, was hired for the position by a 3-1 vote from the court.
    Magistrate Teresa Davis voted against the hiring.

  • Man arrested after alleged armed robbery

    The suspect involved in the alleged armed robbery of a Snappy Tomato Pizza delivery driver was arrested by Kentucky State Police Aug. 12.
    The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m., June 10, when KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received the call that a delivery driver was being robbed at gunpoint.
    The delivery was to be made at the church at Eagle Creek Campground.
    According to a KSP detective, there were about three males wearing dark-colored clothing in a gray passenger car.

  • County could soon make hiring decisions

    Editor's note: Following the News-Herald's Tuesday press deadline, the Owen County Fiscal Court met and voted to hire Dan Brenyo as community program administrator, pending a background check and drug screening.
    Brenyo worked as a consultant to the Owen County Fiscal Court earlier this year, and also served as Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis' campaign manager during the 2014 election.
    For more on this story, see the Aug. 19 edition of the News-Herald.

  • Cafe owners bet jet boats will propel business boom

    Despite Friday’s cloudy skies, the area around New’s Café, Antiques and Gold Star Bed & Breakfast bustled with excitement as passengers on the Rockin’ Thunder jet boat made a lunch stop at Gratz.
    The Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC, based in Madison, Ind., offers the two-day Kentucky River Adventure for $199 per person. Cafe owners Earl and Linda New are hopeful the ride will help transform Gratz back into the busy river town it once was.

  • Grand jury hands down four indictments

    Staff report

    - Demetrius Paliobagis, 28, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.

  • Georgia On My Mind: Warm memories of Dad’s charcoal-grilled burgers

    I opened the window of the car and summer slipped in beside me.
    “I know him,” I said when the air conditioner objected to our picking up this hitchhiker. I’d been following him, I could have explained, watching for glimpses of him through the windshield.
    I had almost forgotten the smell of his cologne, one part fresh-cut bluegrass, one part humidity, one part – oh, I can’t name it. Maybe heat, the kind you see rising up in a haze on the horizon? But now I remembered: The scent of summer before time ran away.