Local News

  • Firm bringing state-of-the-art tech to Owen County

    Owen County may not seem like the kind of community where cutting-edge technology can be found but it’s one of the few communities in the state that can deliver Internet and television service through fiber-optics.
    The thin fiber-optic cables can carry a much stronger signal with much more data. It also provides a much more stable signal than traditional cable or satellite.
    According to Ron Reimer, owner of Kentucky Ridge Country Communications, this upgraded technology gives people of Owen County a taste of what the future will hold.

  • Owen County’s Borchers takes part in Kentucky Bar Association program

    Staff Report
    High school students from across the Commonwealth gathered in Louisville recently to participate in “Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters,” a program encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to become lawyers and practice law in Kentucky.

  • Farming school offers insight to good grazing

    By Katie Pratt
    For the News-Herald
    The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 21-22 in Woodford County. Informational sessions will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center.

  • Grammy-nominated Zak Walker to perform free concert

    Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan will bring his own brand of kid-friendly music to the Owen County Public Library July 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    There is no charge for admission.
    Morgan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970. His sense of humor and penchant for wordplay are gifts passed down from his grandfather, George “Bud” Rooney. Listening to his grandfather invent yarns, limericks, and even new words had a profound effect on him.

  • Special birthday: Lenora Kelly Olds

  • Local students among EKU spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Brannon Joseph Lillard, Sparta, magna cum laude BS in horticulture
    • Daniel Bradley Banks, Owenton, BA in communication studies

  • Family line

    Five generations gathered together July 2 at Roxie Milner’s Home.Pictured are (from left to right) Roxie Milner of Owen County, Judith Vendler of Owen County, Melinda Crupper of Boone County, Robert Glacken of Grant County, and in lap of Robert is Landon Glacken of Grant County.

  • Owen County WMU to celebrate 125th anniversary at July 25th meeting

    The Owen County Woman’s Missionary Union will have its summer quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., July 25, at the Owen County Public Library in the community meeting room.
    Women and youth from all churches are invited even if your church does not currently have an active WMU.
    WMU is celebrating its 125th birthday. That’s 125 years of mission, education and ministry.
    The guest speaker will be Kevin Richardson from Sunrise Children’s Services (formerly known as Baptist Children’s Home).  

  • Royal Court: Annual Owen County Fair and Horse show kicks off

    Despite the heat, the Owen County fairgrounds pavilion was packed Monday evening for the crowning of the 2013 Miss Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.
    Courtney Waldrop, the 18-year-old daughter of Kevin and Trudy Waldrop, will represent Owen County in the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant to be held in January 2014.
    No stranger to pageantry, Waldrop began participating in pageants at a young age, including the little miss pageant.
    “I didn’t do many till I was 16 and then I did the miss teen pageant,” Waldrop said.

  • USDA extends acreage reporting deadline

    USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced an extension of the FSA acreage reporting deadline. Farmers and landowners have an additional 18 calendar days to submit their annual report of acreage to their local FSA county office with the deadline extended from July 15 to Aug. 2. Only the FSA reporting deadline has been extended. The acreage reporting requirement for crop insurance has not changed and remains July 15.