Local News

  • Downtown landmark closes its doors

    Another chapter in Owen County’s history came to a close Oct. 4 when the doors were shut for the final time at Shopko.
    Though the sign above the door of the pharmacy at 119 W. Seminary St. read “Shopko,” many will always remember it as Morgan & Thomas, a trusted family pharmacy and a cool treat at the soda fountain.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Oct. 1, 2013

    Joann (Blackmore) Adams, 1974, show cause hearing, owes $23,454.94 in restitution, to pay $100, first payment due in 90 days.
    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, revoked.
    Jesse F. Brown, 1989, receiving stolen property, pleaded not guilty, continued to Nov. 22 or Dec. 6.
    James A. Clark, 1981, six counts of theft by unlawful taking, two counts of third-degree burglary, second-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 15.

  • Wedding announcement: Martin-Riddle

    Niki Martin and Brian Riddle wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding ceremony.
    Martin is a 1995 graduate of Franklin County High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s paramedic program. Martin is currently employed by Owen County EMS as a paramedic. She is the daughter of Debra Vaughan of Owenton and Curt Vaughan of Bagdad.

  • Masons honor 50 years of service

    William M. Caldwell of Florence is pictured receiving his 50-year pen of membership as a Mason at Owen Lodge #128 from Jeff Caudill, master of the lodge. Also recognized for their 50-year membership in the lodge were Clayton Compton of Louisville and Gerald Kemper of Owenton. They were unable to attend the meeting.

  • Nationally-known evangelist will bring message to Owen County

    Wesley Putnam, widely acclaimed evangelist, singer and composer will be in Owen County at 7 p.m., Nov. 3-6 at Owen County High School. He delivers a clear call to commitment through both word and song that has impacted the lives of people of all ages from all weeks of life. His ministry includes preaching, storytelling and music woven together to create a fresh approach to renewal.
    Putnam holds a bachelor of music degree from Northeast Louisiana University and the master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.

  • 2013 OCHS Homecoming Court

    This year’s Owen County High School 2013 Football Homecoming Queen and Court candidates are (from left to right) freshman Audrey Hager, sophomore Haleigh Woods, junior Veronica Chisholm and seniors Hannah Strohmeier, Shelby Power, Allison Dempsey, Ashley Smith, Emily Allen, and Krissy Swigert.

  • Duck Dynasty Day

    On Sept. 18th, Owen County Elementary School celebrated Kentucky High Attendance Day, in conjunction with Duck Dynasty Day. Students dressed as their favorite character from the popular television show. The Upper Elementary School had 100 percent attendance for the day.

  • Trinkle rises in Navy rank

  • Leadership Owen County: Talent and working together creates excellence

    By Susan Hampton and Ginny Cook
    For the News-Herald
    The third session of the Owen County Leadership Program, offered by the Owen County Extension Council, was recently held on Sept. 26.
    We were delighted to have Denise Perkins, a member of the extension council, serve as hostess and emcee for the night.  To begin the class, Perkins asked Glenn Bailey and David Lilly to present what they had found in the media to be strong examples of leadership.    

  • Church to hold remote-control drag races

    The Long Ridge Fall Festival set for Saturday will include remote-controlled drag races and remote-controlled off-road racing for children of all ages.
    The festival, sponsored by Long Ridge Baptist Church, will be held on the church grounds on U.S. 127, about three miles north of Owenton.
    All events are free.
    The festival includes a kiddy Olympics with some unusual competitions, including a frog-jumping contest and turtle racing, as well as some old favorites like sack races, wheelbarrow races, even a bubble-blowing contest.