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Today's News

  • Historical Society News | Daniel Boone's nephew original deacon at Harmony Baptist

    The little pedal organ, poised as if ready to share a melodious hymn,  stands in a small niche in the parlor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum. Many years ago its keys, now yellowed with age, rejoiced at the touch of the small fingers gliding up and down its keyboard.
    In the early 1900s, this unique little gospel organ traveled in the buggy of Owen County evangelist John Allie Lee. Reverend Lee’s daughter, Snowdye, accompanied her father and played hymns calling the faithful to worship.

  • Senate Week in Review: Pension bill could come this week

    BY STATE SEN. JULIAN CARROLL

  • Owen court news: Feb. 7, 9 and 16

    Owen Circuit Court

  • Early Owen countians lived frugally, persevered during hard times

    The currency commonly used in Colonial America was the British pound or Spanish coins called “pieces of eight,”so named because the coins could be cut into smaller denominations of eight pieces.

  • January property transfers

    Ronald Scott Goodin and Darlene Goodin to Ronald Scott Goodin Jr., two parcels of land.
    Susan Jones to Ernest L. Ligon and Dana Ligon, lots 4 and 5 and 12 and 13. Eagle Creek Campground, $17,500.
    Norse Land Farm LLC to Freestone Foodbank Inc., five tracts of land in Owen County.
    Allen Grimes and Rosemary Grimes to Greg S. Grimes and Michele Grimes, tract 4, Literell Farm Division, $150,000.
    Peggie P. Tisch, Peggie Tisch Rollins and Michael D. Rollins to Bonnie L. Cooke, part number two in the subdivision. Parkway Addition, $61,500.

  • Branch wildlife not the only ones ready for winter's end

    I’m running late this morning. My brain is on overload. Too many and too much “sports” over the weekend. I came home from church and turned on the golf game and watched that to the end, then got into the Olympic games. The sun finally came out, and it was in the 50s at some point in the afternoon. I had a skiff of snow on the ground when I got up this morning. You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise when you live in Kentucky.

  • 13th annual CHD Awareness Walk will be March 10

    BY KATIE COLUMBIA
    Special to The News-Herald

  • All victims of Highway 355 crash now identified

    UPDATE (4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8): Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett has identified the remaining victims in a crash that claimed three lives near the 16000 Block of Highway 355 Wednesday.

    64-year-old Dave Harrison and 63-year-old Sheryl Harrison, of Perry Park, were the victims of the vehicle that caught fire. Garnett said the married couple moved to Perry Park about two years ago from Minnesota. 

    We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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  • KICKIN’ GRASS

    When the balance sheet for the Owen County Youth Soccer League (OCYSL) recently began looking grim, longtime board member Mike Haines sought a way to assist the league as well as draw outsiders to the community.
    An avid Bluegrass fan, Haines set his sights on a benefit concert series — Kickin’ Grass Concerts — which will bring multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass ensemble Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to Owen County High School next month.

  • Mayor: No truth to resignation rumor

    After rumors of his resignation began circulating last week, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier set the record straight once and for all.
    “What I have said is I’m not going to seek re-election, I don’t know whether someone took that the wrong way – but my full intention is to fill out this term,” Wotier said Sunday.