Today's News

  • Now and Then

    Left: In an photo from 1976, Owenton Patrolman Doug West, left, and then-Owenton Police Chief John Saylor pose outside the office of the News-Herald with the department’s latest cruiser. Earlier this month, current Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and officer Rufus Shearer show off the department’s newest cruiser.

  • Sorghum referendum deadline is Monday

    The USDA announced that a referendum on the Sorghum Promotion, Research and Information Order continues through Monday.
    For the program to continue, a simple majority of those voting must support the continuation of the program.
    The referendum will be conducted at local Farm Service Agency  offices for producers. Ballots may be obtained in person, by mail or facsimile at county FSA offices.

  • Owen County District Court

    Feb. 18, 2011

    Joann M. Adams, 1974, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann M. Adams Blackmore, 1974, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann M. Adams Blackmore, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann Blackmore, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.
    Joann M. Blackmore, 1974, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to March 18.

  • If you rent spaces, contact local health department

    Three Rivers District Health Department would like to remind anyone planning to rent campsites or open a campground in coordination with any event including, but not limited to, the upcoming Sprint Cup NASCAR race in Sparta this July, must contact the local health department for proper guidelines and permitting.  
    A permit is required to operate any campground used to rent spaces for two or more motorhomes, RVs, and all camping units as per 902 KAR 15020.  

  • Three Rivers offering free radon-testing kits

    Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas found in the Earth’s crust from the breakdown of uranium.
    Radon leaks into buildings and integrates into our ventilation systems, thus altering our air quality.
    A close runner-up to smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. According to the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, an estimated 14,000 people die of radon-related lung cancers every year.
    To ensure that your home is radon-free, there are many testing procedures available within your area.

  • Local students among University of the Cumberlands January graduates

    University of the Cumberlands has announced 201 students completed degrees during the fall semester of the 2010-11 academic year. Among the January graduates are the following local students:
    • Stacy Kay Dunavent, of Owenton, master of arts in teaching.
    • Heather Risch, of Owenton, master of arts in teaching with a certification in mathematics.

  • JCTC Carrollton to host an open house

    At the JCTC Carrollton Campus, students can study biology, learn to be a nurse, take a Spanish class, join a club, march in a parade, get the first two years of college and transfer, and so much more.
    Find everything Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton has to offer at an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7. Visitors can tour classrooms and programs, meet faculty and get information about applying for financial aid.

  • Middle school honor roll

    Super Honor Roll
    Skye DeCandia, Molly Gamble, David Gray, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Brandi Mears, Riley Montague, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Josh Spaulding, Ella Stout, Ashley Willis, Destiny Young

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Hanging out with the ladies of FAUBS

  • Denny-Smoot Engagement

    Johnny and Rhonda Denny are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittney Christine Denny, to Christopher Paul Smoot. Chris is the son of Paul and Valerie Smoot. Brittney is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School and is employed by First Farmers Bank as a teller. Chris, a 2000 graduate of Owen County High School, is a local farmer and owner/operator of Smoot Gate Sales.
    A spring wedding is being planned for April 30, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. at Long Ridge Baptist Church.