Today's News

  • Owen County property transfers - February, 2012

    Marsha Harper to Gregory B. Daniel.
    Larry G. Burch to Deborah J. Burch.
    Edwin T. and Phyllis M. Hendrix to Jeffrey J. and Cynthia M. Smith, lot 1272, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $2,100.
    Regina Vaughn to Edward Pfaehler, Mason Lane, $27,000.
    Hack Grace Estate to James R. and Teresa M. Hamilton, Jonesville Road.
    Bobby Allen Handy, Jerry T. Handy II and Molly Handy to Steven A. Handy, $3,500.
    Larry and Rita F. Mack to the Larry Mack Trust dated April 11, 2000 and the Larry Mack Trust Dated April 11, 2000.

  • Owen County Historical Soceity: Owen countians played role in War of 1812

    The inscribed bronze face of the commemorative medal glistens in the bright sunlight. Embedded in a tombstone, the medal serves as a salient reminder of an American war which receives little attention from the public. A war which, had we lost, would have put America under the iron rule of England once again.

  • Petting partners

    A student technology leadership project group at Maurice Bowling Middle School is helping to educate the community on being a responsible pet owner.
    The group chose to assist Owen County Friends of Animals in fundraising and is comprised of four seventh grade students, including Kaitlyn Gabbard, Ellie Stout, Autumn Maddox and Ashley Dawson.
    The group is called “Animal Allies.”
    The group designed a T-shirt to generate funding for OCFA and sponsored a supply donation drive at MBMS.

  • School board chairman steps down

    The Owen County Board of Education may have one member less following a meeting that is expected to take place March 12.
    Owen County School District Superintendent David Raleigh said Brian Young, who currently serves as the chairman of the school board, notified Raleigh and other board members Feb. 28 that he was resigning.
    In a letter of resignation, Young cited “personal issues” as his reason for stepping down from the board.  The letter didn’t elaborate on the reasons.

  • Owenton gets grant for police gear

    The city of Owenton has been awarded $3,900 from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program to purchase body armor vests and duty weapons for its police department, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced.
    Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.  

  • Tornado hits Owen County

    By Molly Haines
    and John Whitlock
    News-Herald Staff
    Three people were injured and structural damage occurred to multiple barns and two houses after an EF2 tornado touched down five miles north of Owenton Friday.
    According to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service, the initial touch down occurred near a farm south of Highway 227 at 4:25 p.m. where minor structural damage to a barn and house were observed.

  • Game rescheduled; severe weather expected in region

    Due to severe weather in central Kentucky this afternoon and going into this evening, tonight's Girls 8th Region semi-finals have been postponed.  The semi-finals have been rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The Lady Rebels will play their semi-final game against Walton-Verona at 4 p.m. at Anderson County High School.


  • Owen County Parks and Recreation Basketball League

    The following are results from the Owen County Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball Leagues:

    Biddy Ball K/1
    Colonels: N. Kemper 1, B. Kemper 7, Hudson 1, Jimino 4.
    Hilltoppers: New 4, Ferguson 2, Myers 2, Wobrey 1.
    Bearcats: Baxter 2, House 2, Doss 1, Prather 9, Wilson 4.
    Thorobreds: Clemmons 2, Spencer 2, Logan 4, Patton 9.
    Wildcats: Hobbs 2, Isaacs 9.
    Huskies: Cammack 3, Hanson 1, Rice 4, Bond 4.
    Huskies: Gentry 1, Rice 7, Bond 6, Perkins 1, Layne 8.
    Bearcats: House 4, Ogen 2, Prather 3, Wilson 3.
    Wildcats: Mason 4, Carter 2, Hobbs 1, Howard 2, Isaacs 10, Griffin 2.

  • Judo team brings home medals from Tennessee competition

    On Feb. 11, 2012, the Owen County Judo Team competed in Springhill, Tenn. at the 2012 Tennessee State Judo Championship. The team returned with three medals.
    Zac Widener dominated both of his opponents.
    Underestimating the effectiveness of Wideners’ choke, his first opponent refused to forfeit, which resulted in him passing out.
    In under a minute in his second match, Widener countered a forward throw with Ushiro Goshi, which involved bumping his opponent forward at the hips, lifting him straight up, and slamming him flat on his back.

  • Owen Co. fifth and sixth graders take NCKC tourney

    The fifth-grade team includes (first row) Baileigh Young; (second row, left to right) Haley Young, and Madison Yancey; (third row, left to right) Lexie Robinson, Emma Herdman, Destinee Epperson and Audrey Lewis.  The coaches are Rhonda Young and Brian Young (not pictured)