Today's News

  • Question delays vote on zoning change

    The first reading on a potential zone change for the Ford property at 311 South Main Street was expected to be held Tuesday after the vote was postponed July 3 over concerns about a potential technical violation.
    The Owenton City Council was expected to hold a first reading on ordinance 709, which would change the Ford property from R-1 (residential) to C-1 (commercial).
    Instead, the council discussed whether the zone change could be legally done because the city’s “comprehensive plan” is 20 years out of date.

  • State issues water shortage watch for Owen

    As blistering heat is expected to continue through the weekend, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has issued a water shortage watch for 27 counties, including Owen County.
    According to a press release from the energy and environment cabinet, a water shortage watch is issued when drought conditions have the potential to threaten the normal availability of drinking water supply sources.  
    According to the release, residents should increase their awareness of the current drought situation and prepare to make adjustments to their water use.

  • News-Herald moves to new office

    We’re not going far, but after decades in the same location, Owen County’s oldest continuing business is moving to a new home.
    The News-Herald office, currently located at 152 West Bryan Street will soon move next door to the former Farm Bureau office at 154 West Bryan Street, Suite 1.
    Bookkeeper and circulation manager Sherry Lyons, who has worked at the News-Herald for 10 years, said the move will be different, but welcome.

  • James Buescher gets second win

    James Buescher came to Kentucky last week with one win under his belt. He would leave Kentucky Speedway with two.
    Buescher drove his #31 Chevrolet to the lead after a restart on lap 114 and never looked back to pick up the win Thursday night in the UNOH 225. His was his second win this season after taking first place in April at Kansas.
    In all, Buescher led 119 of the 150 laps.
    After the win, Buescher praised his crew for all of their hard work.

  • Dillon laps field in Feed the Children 300

    Two storms blew through Kentucky Speedway Friday night.
    The first came during qualifying for the Quaker State 400. The second was during the Feed the Children 300 in the name of Austin Dillon.
    Dillon dominated the day in Sparta. He first captured the pole position and then won the Feed the Children 300 by leading 192 of 200 laps.  
    The victory was the first for Dillon in the Nationwide Series. His seemingly easy victory also propelled the North Carolina native to top spot in the points standings ahead of Elliot Sadler.

  • Keselowski overcomes obstacles to win QS400

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    “Bad Brad” Keselowski celebrated his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 win at Kentucky Speedway Saturday by “Tebowing” in victory lane. The driver of Roger Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge    ffected the kneel-down gesture made famous by famed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow after sealing a weekend of diversity with a 4.399-second victory over second-place Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet owned by Hendrick Motorsports.

  • Three Owen countains named to deans list

    Bluegrass Community & Technical College is proud to recognize the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2012 spring semester.
    The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for spring 2012 are David Cooper, Kara Foster, and Kaylan Glass.

  • Owen senator to lead state pension funds task force

    A new state task force charged with recommending ways to improve the financial health of the state’s public pension funds will held its first meeting Monday.

  • On Vacation: Olivia Alexander

    Olivia Alexander took the News-Herald on vacation with her and her family at Pensacola Beach, Fla.
    Editor’s note: Submit your vacation pictures featuring the News-Herald to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com

  • Special Honor: Emily Cammack

    Emily Cammack competed in the 4-H District 3 horse show at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort June 2. She competed in western pleasure horsemanship, western pleasure and showmanship.  She earned the title of District 3 Western I champion.  Cammack rides Ima Zipsteaser also known as “Sis” and is coached by Paula Gatewood of Gatewood Arena in Jonesville.  Cammack is the daughter of Melissa and Allen Cammack of Jonesville and the granddaughter of Debbie Primeau of Corinth and James and Barbara Cammack of Jonesville.