Today's News

  • Budget issues intensify for board of education

    Looking to avoid going on the state’s watch list, the Owen County Board of Education continued its budget discussion during a regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
    Owen County Schools Finance Officer Sheila Miller said in order for the district’s budget to be balanced and to meet a 2 percent contingency $350,000 is needed.
    According to Miller, $635,000 is needed in increased revenue or decreased expenditures to meet the $350,000.

  • Sell sails into sales, graphics position at News-Herald

    The News-Herald would like to welcome a new member to the team.
    Roberta Sell, a native of Indiana, joined the newspaper staff earlier this year and is excited about learning about Owen County.
    “Owen County is a beautiful and unique place,” Sell said. “There are so many thriving businesses nestled within such a serene country setting. I liked it upon first sight.”
    Sell replaces Nicole Guest who accepted a position at another company in northern Kentucky.

  • Owen County Historical Society: Civil War was pivotal moment in Owen Co.

    “It takes a lot of glory out of war to see the dead being buried.”

    These words were written by John F. Campbell who, as a boy on his father’s farm, witnessed the Civil War battle of Stone River. Burial of thousands of dead left a lasting impression upon John who would always lament the tragedy of Americans fighting each other.

  • Legislative Update by Damon Thayer: Religious Freedom Act on the table

    The Senate had a full week of legislation and committee meetings, in addition to logging in long hours working on the state’s biannual budget. With 10 days remaining, you will see a flurry of bills voted through the chambers and updates on the budget and state’s road plan these last few working days.
    This week, the Senate considered and approved many important measures. Two in particular propose constitutional amendments.

  • Owen County District Court: March 16, 2012

    Michael W. Asher, 1988, first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for March 23.
    Timothy A. Caylor, 1972, motion to revoke probation, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney.
    Timothy Allen Caylor, 1972, first-degree indecent exposure, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, bench trial set for April 27.
    Seth Allen Keith, 1980, non-payment of fines, continued to March 30.
    Seth Allen Keith, 1980, non-payment of fines, continued to March 30.

  • County Clerk’s Corner: Clearing up some farm plate confusion

    I have had several inquires lately concerning farm tags. In this article I will try my best to answer some of your questions.
    On March 16, 2011 SB79 took effect. It created a weight class for farm vehicles to ensure that Kentucky farmers are not improperly ticketed and taxed when operating their vehicles across state lines. SB79 created weight classification of a 26,000 lbs. for farm tags.

  • Owenton Senior Center activities and menu

    The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    The Owenton Senior Center provides activities only.  The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant.  Hot meals are served daily at noon. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot-cooked meal.
    The Owenton Senior Center is the place to laugh have fun and make new friends. Seniors who are 60 years or older are welcome to join.

    March 26: 9 a.m. – pot luck breakfast
    10 a.m.– corn hole competition and Rook cards

  • Owen Co. is home to two certified roadside markets

    Owen County is home to two of the 106 markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2012 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Owen County members are: Ayres Farm Orchard and Michels Family Farm.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers. Their acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that they meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.

  • Special Achievement: Wolfe Greene

    Wolfe Greene has been selected to attend the Duke/TUNL Research Experience for Undergraduates hosted by Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratories.
    The TUNL is jointly operated by Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill – the three universities in the so called “Research Triangle” area of North Carolina. He will stay at Duke May through Aug.  5.
    Wolfe is a junior this year at the University of Evansville in Ind.
    He is the son of Mike and Vicki Greene.

  • Musical friends

    On Jan. 13-14 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kirsten Parker competed a two-level competition  and performed for The Flute Society of Kentucky. Top photo: Parker meets with  artist and master teacher Walfrid Kujala of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and professor of flute at Northwestern University.Bottom photo: Parker was chosen as the 2012 Flute Society of Kentucky Junior Soloist. She is the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker.