Today's News

  • Perkins still going strong

    N-H Intern

    When you see Don Perkins and his wife Nancy in the tomato patch, it’s clear that there’s nothing he values more than family, his work and the outdoors.

    Perkins has been farming for as long as he can remember. Out of five brothers and three sisters, all of the boys grew up to be farmers.

    “Farming is in my family,” he said. “It was the only thing we all knew.”

  • Ky. American demos old Perry Street tank

    The water tower on Perry Street is no more.

    Crews from Kentucky American Water removed the tank in a single day after it was apparent the tank was no longer needed, according to Susan Lancho, external affairs manager for Kentucky American Water.

    “There were various tanks throughout our system that weren’t needed so they went ahead and took those down,” Lancho said.

  • School district discusses dual credit changes

    As the summer draws to a close with school starting in less than a week, students, parents and district staff gathered at the Owen County High School Monday evening to discuss changes made to Kentucky’s dual credit program for high school students.

    “We thought it was important to pull everyone back together. There’s been a lot of information and news out there about dual credit and some of the changes that’s taken place. We did not expect those changes to take place,” Rob Stafford, superintendent of Owen County Schools, said.

  • Battle of the Bluegrass celebrates third year in Owenton

    More than a dozen teams from across the Commonwealth gathered at the Owen County Park Saturday for the Battle of the Bluegrass, a softball tournament of the Grant County Special Olympics.

    Event coordinators reached out to former Owen County Parks and Recreation Director Buck Beverly three years ago in search of a new facility for the event.

  • Garnett celebrated as longtime public servant

    Former coworkers, friends and family celebrated a decades-long career in public service as Lannis Garnett recently retired from Owen County EMS.

    Prior to receiving his EMT training in 1980, Garnett was trained in CPR and first aid. Beginning in 1981, he and his wife Gladys ran Owen County Life Squad from their home until the service came under the rule of the Owen County Fiscal Court in August 1989.

  • Saying goodbye

    It is hard to believe that eight weeks have come and gone and it is time for me to say goodbye to The News-Herald and the Owenton community.

    Throughout the summer, I have learned so much not only from the office but from the community as well. The people of Owenton — from the school system, to the farmers, to the local businesses — have been so welcoming and for that, I am grateful.

  • Tragedy remains clear among murky stories

    Each person who tells the story changes some detail as though we were archiving various versions of an Appalachian ballad. Sometimes they add a bit information I do not know, shared with them by a relative long dead. More often, they confuse the location, placing it here, then there, on the wrong farms, in the wrong county. They’re hazy about the names of the players. All but hers. Calla Lily Hudson.

  • Entertainment in abundance for early Owen countians

    Early Kentucky settlers had little time to socialize. The arduous work of building cabins in the wilderness, providing food for their families and battling Indians and the elements provided limited opportunities for quilting bees, rifle frolics and square dances.

    By the middle 1800s communities had sprung up in the Owen County area, and churches were formed to provide folks a place to hear the Word of God. Church gatherings also gave countians the opportunity to socialize with neighbors and friends.

  • Court News | Aug. 3, 2016

    Owen District Court | July 29, 2016

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5.

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 7 for review.

    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 12.

  • Looking back | Aug. 3, 2016

    The signpost up ahead reads… Owen County
    2011 | 5 years ago

    With several events taking place in and around Owen County this summer, some Owen countians have come together to ensure that when a visitor enters the county, they know just where they are.

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman, along with others, have been designing signs to place at different entrances to the county.