Local News

  • Fair time: Horse show kicks off Saturday with rides cranking up Monday

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    It is time for Owen County’s tradition of summer fun once again.
    The Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show will kick off Saturday with the annual walking horse show. The rides will be open Monday.
    New Owen County Fair Board President Ashley Young hopes the past couple weeks of gloom will be followed by some sunshine for the fair.
    “We’ve had all this wet the last few weeks, hopefully we’ll have a few dry weeks during July,” Young said.

  • Flooding and high water strike parts of Owen County

    Following heavy rains last week, Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said minor repairs would need to be done on some county roads.
    According to the National Weather Service, some areas of the county received up to six inches of rainfall over the past week.
    Keith said there were no reports of total isolation, but some flash flooding had been reported on Point of Rock Road and Old Landing Road over the weekend.

  • Hamilton honored by CPA organization

    Clint Hamilton was honored at the spring awards banquet of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants for having the highest scores in the state on both  the regulation and the auditing sections of the CPA exam during  the winter quarter.

    Harry Freibert, the president of the KYCPA, presented the awards. Hamilton received his master in accounting degree from the University of Kentucky in May and will be accepting a position with the accounting firm of CohnReznick in Atlanta, Ga. in October. Hamilton is a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School.

  • Get ready for back to school

    Ninth graders invited to Rebel Rally Aug. 8
    Owen County Youth Services Center would like to invite all incoming ninth-grade students to Rebel Rally on Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Owen County High School.
    Sessions will help students transition smoothly into high school.
    Parent session will be at 9:15 and 1:30. The cost is $6 and lunch is provided.
    Only those who preregister will get a T-shirt Lunch is provided.

  • Area pilot helps kids learn to fly

    An area pilot has now given more than 200 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight.
    Among the more than 45,000 pilots around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort is Joseph Sanchez of Jonesville,

  • Owen County Fair and Horse Show 2013 schedule of events

    Saturday, July 13:
    6:30 p.m. – Walking Horse Show

    Sunday, July 14:
    7 p.m. – Worship service

    Monday, July 15:
    6:30 p.m. – Miniature & Saddlebred Horse Show
    7 p.m. – Miss Owen County Pageant

    Tuesday, July 16:
    9 a.m.-Noon – Enter Exhibits
    6 p.m. – Family Night Events Begin
    Stick Horse Race
    Water Bucket Relay
    Pie Eating Contest
    Family Obstacle Relay

  • Crash snarls downtown traffic

    A tractor-trailer overturned at approximately 3:35 p.m. Friday afternoon, in front of Cowboys Market on Main Street. Police and emergency crews are on the scene. Police are investigating the cause of the accident and no injuries have been reported. The tractor-trailer also damaged a car parked along Main Street.
    See the July 10 edition of the News-Herald for more details.

  • The business of clean water


    By Mary Alford

    N-H Staff Writer

    Another business has emerged in Owenton.

    Innovative Water Systems, founded by Marty Olson, is dedicated to insuring quality, safe water to its customers.

    “It is a really huge responsibility to treat people’s water for them, their health is in your hands at that point,” Olson said.

    Olson began his career in water treatment after his body couldn’t handle the construction business anymore and he needed something to keep busy.

  • Break-in at ex-boyfriend’s house leads to arrest


    An Owen County woman is being charged with first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s house.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn, Jennifer Stosberg, 43, allegedly took a gun and some gas on June 15 from the home located on Herman Green Road.

    She was arrested by KSP June 25.

    The gun was recovered.

    Arterburn said any time a gun is used in a burglary or stolen from the home, it becomes first-degree burglary.

  • Weekly passes for Owen fair on sale


    Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smoker’s Friendly, North Park, Extension Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.  The weekly passes does not include carnival rides.

    There are box seats available for $25 by calling Bramblett.  

    Also, on Saturday night there will be a chance to drive a demo car in the race or $500.00 in cash.

    Tickets are available one for $5 or six for $20. You must be present to win.

    For tickets, contact Casey Ellis, Ashley Young or Holly Bowling.