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Today's News

  • City hall to charge fee for in-office water payments

    By Molly Haines and Elisabeth Moore
    N-H Staff
    For over a decade, Kentucky American Water has offered customers the convenience of in-office bill pay from its Main Street location. The company recently announced its decision to shutter its Owenton facility following damages sustained to the building earlier this year, leading to a lengthy discussion by the Owenton City Council on future bill-pay options.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns Saturday with over 60 vendors

    As the weather begins to cool down, fall festival season is starting to heat up across Kentucky. In Owen County, locals are preparing for Sweet Owen Day, a 16-year-old annual festival that takes place each September on the Owen County courthouse square.
    Set for 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Sweet Owen Day will be a day full of fun for the whole family, according to event organizers.

  • A glimpse into the past: Former N-H publisher visits New Liberty

    In the 1700s families from Virginia and the Carolinas traveled with friends and neighbors into the wilderness of Kentucky. They joined together in large groups for defense against Indian attacks and frontier brigands, and to offer each other assistance in clearing the forest and building homes. Before long communities dotted the landscape of the Commonwealth and these small villages and towns created an unforgettable and enduring history which helped define the character of Kentucky

  • Looking Back | September 13, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 12, 2012
    Downtown ready for changes: Courthouse offices find new spaces

    Questions were circulating about what will happen to offices located inside the county’s 156-year old courthouse after the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office moved into its new $11 million facility last week.
    The building will still be home to the offices of the Owen County judge-executive, the Owen County attorney and the Owen County property valuation administrator.

  • Owen District Court | September 13, 2017

    Phillip William Allen, 1973, second degree fleeing or evading police, pretrial conference on Sept. 22, one headlight, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card.

  • August Property Transfers

    Michael Dodd and Kathleen B. Dodd to Michael C. Hearne and Melinda Hearne, land in Owen County, $47,000.
    Megan Roxann Gullion and Jared Landson Gullion to Christine M. Vickers, land in Owen County, $69,000.
    William D. Ford and Rebecca Ford to Christopher M. Feron and Megan L. Ferone, house and lot, lot three, Marston Subdivision, $127,000.
    US Bank National Association Trustee and JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corporation to Castlerock 2017 Llc., two adjoining lots, lot 36 and 37, highlawn subdivision, $20,300.

  • Community Events | September 13. 2017

    Republican Party to meet Thursday

    The Owen County Republic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.

    Class of 1982 reunion will be Saturday

    The Owen County High School Class of 1982 will gather for its 35 year reunion at Elk Creek Vineyards at 6 p.m., Sept. 16, 2017. More information will follow. If you plan to attend, please contact Michelle Waldrop Eckart by text or message at (270) 735-6077.

    Tipton-Bramblett reunion set for Sunday

  • Following rain, all is well on the Branch

    I jumped the gun last week when Wanda’s news wasn’t on the computer when I got up and turned it on. I hadn’t had my coffee and decided not to call Fay and forget it for the week. So, I did.
    I got a call from her mid-morning asking if I was sick. Fay had called her and told her she hadn’t heard from me. I told her I hadn’t heard from her and just called the paper and told them I was slipping the column that week. She said she had sent her contribution. I told her to send it again and would add it to this week’s column, so here it is.

  • At the Library | September 13, 2017

    Board Game Bonanza

    A variety of board games such as Monopoly, Trouble, Sorry, Checkers, Chess and more will be available from 3:15-4:30 p.m., today. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and snacks. Suitable for grades 2-8.

    Storytime

    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

    Reading Rebel Book Club

  • Rebels defeat Fairview Eagles in first ever match up

    By Eli Baker
    Special to the News-Herald