Local News

  • Catalyst conference returns

    A free catalyst conference is Saturday at high school and is sponsored by KEYS, TAPP and HOPE’s Hands.

  • Families and babies will benefit from annual heart walk



  • City gets good marks in audit


    The Owenton City Council received a positive report from their auditors during the Jan. 6 meeting.

    Dennis Raisor of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC spoke to the council about their previous year.

  • Illness forces delay of Lewis, O’Banion trial



    The trial of Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion and Owen County Treasurer Gayla Lewis has been postponed. 

  • Audit finds problems still linger for government

    The latest audit of the Owen County Fiscal Court has determined that some of the county’s money management problems lingered in 2008.

    The audit revealed seven problems during the 2008 fiscal year. Many of the problems mirror the money management issues discovered during the 2007 audit.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion said many of the problems discovered during the 2007 audit are in the process of being fixed. He said the duplication of the 2007 and 2008 audits is because the two were held so close together.

  • Walking track will be focus of public hearing

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will hold a public hearing regarding a grant application for the extension of the existing walking track surrounding Actaris Field at the Owen County Park. 

    The meeting will take place during the Owen County Fiscal Court meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Owen County Courthouse.

    All members of the public are invited to attend and written responses will be accepted at the Owen County judge-executive’s office.

  • Time well spent: Inmates help paint parts of Owen High

    Tis the season to give back to the community; at least it is for inmates at the Frankfort Career Development Center who volunteered to paint the cafeteria and three hallways at the Owen County High School this past weekend. Principal Shannon Treece wanted to paint several areas of the school in preparation for the upcoming Class A Basketball Tournament, which will be held at the high school, in January.

  • New arrivals in 2008

    The following births were recorded in the pages of The News-Herald during 2008:

    October 2007

    Luke Austin Rice, Oct. 16

    November 2007

    Taryn Louise Alcorn, Nov. 5

    Carson Carter, Nov. 15

    Audrey Star Gaines, Nov. 24

    December 2007

    Braydon Tindle, Dec. 11

    Kylee Grace O’Banion, Dec. 12

    Matthew Carmack, Dec. 12

    Pyper Jensen Keith, Dec. 12

    Michael Wagers, Dec. 18

    Austin Blackwell, Dec. 22

    Bindi Gail Hudson, Dec. 22

    Bryson Shane Tirey, Dec. 27

  • 2008: Saying goodbye

    These deaths were recorded in the pages of The News-Herald during 2008.

    December 2007

    Charles Joseph Taylor, 63

    Irene Thompson Craigmyle Bilyeu, 93

    Robert C. Florey, 82

    Florene Bishop, 85

    William B. “Webie” Scruggs, 81

    Alta Fay Carver, 71

    Ida Lee Johnson, 70

    Arvel Shelton, 81

    Robert W. Cohorn, 87

    Irene Bilyeu, 93

    Glenn Allen Johnson Jr., 33

    Kendra Nicole “Kelly” Johnson, 26

    Sevin Zyrin Johnson, 5

    Mekenzie K-Lynn Johnson, 2

  • 2008: Looking back at a landmark year in Owen County history

    Although every year has moments that will be considered historical, 2008 will likely go down as a turning point in American history.

    Whether it be the election of the first African-American president, the financial meltdown or one of the many stories that made headlines in The News-Herald, 2008 should always stand out in the memories of Owen countians.

    To commemorate this important moment in our history, The News-Herald presents a recap of some of the most significant stories of the past year:

    Jan. 2, 2008