Today's News

  • Friends of Football to host drag racing competition

    The Owen County Friends of Football will be hosting a KOI Drag Racing competition Aug. 9 at the Owen County Fairgrounds.
    Practice begins at 5 p.m. with eliminations starting at 7 p.m.
    There is 100 percent payback in all classes.
    There are 26 classes:
    1) 0-50 cc ATV (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    2) 51-125 cc ATV (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    3) 0-50 cc Bikes (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    4) 51-91 cc Bikes (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke
    5) 126-250 ATV0-50 cc Bikes (12 and under) 2 and 4 stroke (No 250R)

  • Parker named to National Society of High School Scholars

    The National Society of High School Scholars has announced Owen County High School student Kirsten A. Parker of Owenton has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.
    The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment.
    The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Noble, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes.

  • Friends of Bethany News: Group shares some memories from school

    By Jim Lawrence
    For the News-Herald
    The following are the names of the “Friends of Bethany” who met at Noble Restaurant on July 12. Many events from school days were shared. The group planned to meet again in November.
    Don Crupper, Melvin and Belle Mason, Glenna Lee, Patty Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Durard Glass, Jean Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. “Buck” Smith, “Bulldog” Wright, Fannie Whitton, Lucille Mason, Clay Crupper, Gene and Betty Jo Wynn, Emma Juett and Lois Skirvin.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cool weather but still a busy week down here

    Good morning. Welcome to August.
    It was 57 degrees when I got up. We had more rain, about two tenths of an inch over the weekend.
    Fay said they had moved their cattle to new pasture. There had been enough rain this summer to keep all their pastures fresh, unlike last year when they had to start feeding hay by the end of August.

  • Guest columnist - Owen County Magistrate Troy Bramblett: Sunday sales decision could boost economy

  • Owen Historical Society News: Hunting was a necessary skill in Owen County

    When I was about 12 years old my father gave me a shotgun. He decided to do so when he discovered that I had been borrowing a gun from an older boy and gone huntin’ on my own. Game was plentiful in those days and within a half hour after school was out I could be scaring up rabbits. I also had a trap line. I used snares and deadfalls, which I made myself and baited with apples.

    (Reminisces of Kentuckian William Dorman)

  • Church’s air conditioner stolen

    On July 27, someone stole from an Owen County church.
    According to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell, someone cut the outside lines to an air-conditioning unit at Mount Zion Baptist Church and hauled the unit off.
    Although the working air conditioner itself has considerable value, Caldwell said that’s not what the thief or thieves were seeking.
    “They just want to steal them for the copper inside,” Caldwell said.

  • Government announces funding to improve rural electric lines

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that USDA is investing $263.3 million to help modernize and improve the reliability of rural electric systems in eight states, including Kentucky.

  • City renovating sidewalks in downtown Owenton

    Two sections of sidewalk are being renovated in downtown Owenton.
    According to Owenton Mayor Doug West, work on a section of sidewalk beside the Owen County Senior Citizens Center has been completed and will offer safer conditions for the people entering and exiting the center.
    A second section is still under repair.
    The corner of Seminary Street and South Madison, in front of the Owenton Clothing Center, is being renovated by city workers. The second project also includes renovating the steps at the corner.

  • Huntin’ down a dream

    Brianna Perkins isn’t afraid of taking on big challenges.
    After facing down cancer, Perkins is setting her sights on taking down some big game with the help of a few new friends up north.
    Perkins was surprised with a trip to Wisconsin during Saturday’s fourth annual Beka’s Toppers Sporting and Clay Archery Shoot at Elk Creek Hunt Club, with help from G.O. Heath, a featured guest on the Sportsman Channel’s North American Whitetail.