Today's News

  • Committee working to form local alumni association

    A group of Owen County High School graduates have formed a steering committee which is working diligently to organize an alumni association for the school.  The idea was presented at a class reunion last year, and a Facebook group page was created in May of this year for graduates of OCHS that were interested in forming an alumni association.  The group page now has over 1100 members, and membership is growing weekly.

  • One injured after being struck by vehicle

    A woman in her early 50s has been transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after reportedly sustaining injuries from being struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Pam Hawkins was crossing the intersection of Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 22 E. when she was struck by the vehicle.
    Owenton City Police Officer Steve Miller said the vehicle was driven by Stacy Hudnall.

    Hawkins sustained injuries to her right leg.

    The incident took place at approximately 3:50 p.m.

  • Republican caucus coming to Ky. March 5

    The race for the White House is heating up following the Feb. 2 Iowa Caucus, and in a few short weeks Kentucky will take the national spotlight in its first Republican Caucus.

    Only registered Republican voters, registered by Dec. 31, 2015, may participate in the caucus, to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 5.

    For most counties, there will be only one polling location. Owen County’s location will be the Lighthouse Church, located at 5405 U.S. 127.

  • Search and rescue seeks funding from city council

    The Owenton City Council heard a request for additional funding to the Owen County Search and Rescue at its meeting last Tuesday.

    Greg Estes, now chief of Owen County Search and Rescue, addressed the council after the fiscal court allocated less money to the search and rescue program in its 2015-2016 budget than in previous years.

    “The county used to give us $8,800,” Estes said. “They actually started giving rescue money back in ’94. And it kind of got up and went down.

  • Civil Air Patrol turns youngsters into leaders


    The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron is celebrating the promotion of 12 of its cadet members. The second of two ceremonies for promotion of eight cadets was conducted on February 4, 2016 during its weekly meeting at Maurice Bowling Middle School. Cadet Spencer Blair, Noven Harris, Laura Patterson, and Breanna Schadler received their first stripe as a cadet. Liz Ashcraft, Emma Ashcraft, Ashley Buffin, and Kameron Kelly received their fifth stripe promoting them to Cadet Technical Sergeants.

  • Local love stories have often involved sacrifice

    Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, Robin Hood and Lady Marion, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Love stories, some historic, others fictional, have always ignited the imagination, captured the heart and survived the test of time.

    Family love stories have entertained Owen countians for generations. Some create poignant memories of long ago, while others elicit skepticism at the thought of Papaw in the role of Romeo.

  • Davis will serve as N-H student correspondent

    N-H Student Correspondent

    Hello, everyone. My name is Makenzie Davis and I am a senior at Owen County High School. I’m excited to join the News-Herald team as the High School Correspondent for the remainder of the school year.

    Check for my articles and pictures every week to see what’s going on in the high school through the eyes of a student: in-school events or activity highlights, organizations and club featurettes, and spotlights on succeeding students.

  • At the Library | Feb. 10, 2016

    Dance the Winter Blues Away

    Kick up your heels and clap your hands for a dance party. Miss Julie will lead you through steps before putting the music on at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday). Get familiar with such dances as the Twist, the Mexican Hat Dance, the Chicken Dance and many more.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers

    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.

  • MBMS Honor Roll | Feb. 10, 2016

    5th Grade All “A” Honor Roll

    Lillian Baumann, Logan Davis, Payton Gordon, Logan House, Avery Miller, Anna Riddle, Brandon Snell, Hayden Webster, Madelyn Wilson

    5th Grade A/B Honor Roll

  • Living in hope for an early spring on the Branch

    Things have been pretty quiet on the Branch this week.

    Ray had been staying the night with his sister, Jean O’Banion, at the hospital in Lexington. She had surgery, then had to have a second operation and was doing well, when she had a minor stroke on Wednesday.

    The stroke set her back a bit, but she is recovering a little each day. We are keeping her in our prayers.