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Today's News

  • Fee offices now have more control over their budgets

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Editor

    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved the county clerk and sheriff’s office budgets Monday, with changes that will give the offices more control over their own spending.

    Unlike the fiscal court budget, the county clerk and sheriff’s office budgets run from Jan. 1-Dec. 31 and must be approved in early January, according to state law.

    At the beginning of each year, the offices begin with a zero balance.

  • County employment lower now than during recession

    BY JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Reporter

    In the past six years since the bottom of the last recession, Owen County was one of 56 Kentucky counties where there was a net loss of employment.

    Owen County was home to 1,909 jobs in June of 2009. The number of jobs declined to 1,796 in June this year, a decrease of almost 6 percent, according to “The Current Economic Expansion,” a report of Kentucky’s economy published by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

  • 127 N. fire claims life of 61 year old

    A trailer fire that broke out some time before noon Monday claimed the life of a 61-year-old man.
    Charles Seniours was home alone at 7745 Hwy. 127 North, likely sitting in a chair near the front end of the house, where those that knew him said he spent much of his time.
    Passersby told firefighters, who arrived on scene at 12:11 p.m., that’s where the fire began.
    “When we arrived it was at the peak of being inflamed,” New Liberty Fire Chief Greg Davis said. “There was no putting it out.”

  • Owen County's memorable moments of 2015

    As we look back at the year 2015, it becomes clear that many elements of life in Owen County will always stay the same.

    Owen County is a community that values its traditions, but continues to look for ways to improve itself while honoring and preserving history. 

    We hope you enjoy this special looking back edition of the News-Herald. 

  • Court News | May 4, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 29, 2016

    Paul D. Blackburn, 1980, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, continued to May 6.

    Jeremiah B. Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.

    Ashley Mills, 1994, non-support, three counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, fourth-degree assault, continued to May 6.

  • Owenton's spring cleanup

    The City of Owenton is having a spring cleanup, which runs from Monday, May 2 until Saturday, May 14. City residents may bring unwanted items to the Owen County Transfer Station for disposal free of charge, with the exception of household garbage and no more than four passenger-car tires.

  • Owen County's history rich with storytellers

    In early Kentucky they were found in the widely-scattered frontier cabins. As towns sprang up, they congregated at trading posts and taverns. By the 19th and 20th centuries, they patronized the local general stores, and as communities expanded, storytelling became a delightful pastime for folks who were hungry to escape the hum-drum of everyday life.

  • Looking back | May 4, 2016

    1,270 names
    May 4, 2011 | 5 years ago

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen county Clerk’s Office May 2.

    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • This Mother’s Day, give Mom something to brag about

    Three elderly ladies got together on Mother’s Day and were talking about how much their sons loved them.

    “My son brings me a huge bouquet of flowers every week, not just on Mother’s Day,” the first woman said. “He’s always bringing me to great restaurants, too. And if I so much as hint that I want something, he goes out and buys it.”

  • Real love is not just sweet feelings, it’s about forgiveness and adapting

    Note: On May 3, my husband and I will be married 41 years. I’ve adapted this column from 2009.

    While out for our semi-regular Sunday drive, as I flipped through the radio stations I asked my husband what kind of music he liked.

    That’s the kind of questions you ask on a first date, not after 41 years of marriage!

    I’m not sure what that says about the state of our marriage. You don’t even know what kind of music your husband likes?