Today's News

  • County fire chief submits letter of resignation

    Citing personal reasons, Owen County Fire Chief Robb Chaney formally resigned from his leadership roles with the volunteer fire department Monday.
    Chaney, who also served as the Owen County Volunteer Fire Department’s records officer, served as chief of the department for eight years.

  • Following lightning strike, fire destroys 227 home

    As strong storms ripped through the area Friday and into the early morning hours Saturday, local firefighters were dispatched to the 11000 block of Ky. 227, Georgetown Road, following a lightning strike to a nearby residence around 12:21 a.m., Saturday.
    A passerby reportedly alerted the home’s occupant, Dallas Keith, of the fire. Keith escaped the residence unharmed.
    When firefighters arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved structure fire.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted to the Owen County Fair Board by Devon Baker, Aron Bourne and Tricia Crawford nominating their mother, Diana Dawson, for Owen County Mother of the Year.


    My sisters and I would like to nominate our mother, Diana Lynn Dawson as Owen County’s Mother of the Year.

  • At the Library | July 18, 2018

    The library will be closed July 18-19 for staff development training. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Walk Away the Pounds
    Start your day with 30 minutes of walking to the Walk Away the Pounds video. Wear comfortable clothes and join the fun at 10 a.m., Friday.

    Yoga with Instructor
    Local resident Tiffany Boutwell brings a fresh approach to class. Appropriate for all skill levels. Need a mat? We have ones that you may borrow. As always, our yoga classes are free. The event begins at 10:30 a.m., Friday.

  • Owen Circuit and District Court, July 10 and 13, 2018

    Owen Circuit Court
    July 10, 2018

    Jeffrey Lane Allnutt, 1957, probation violation, continued to July 24.
    Brandi Becknell, 1979, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, sentencing set for Aug. 7.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from June 26, revoke probation.
    Jeremy Burden, 1981, flagrant non-support, failure to appear, bench warrant set for $5,000 cash.

  • Historical Society | Revivals played an integral part in Kentucky history

    In 1872 the Concord Association of Baptists held a revival in Owen County. It was attended by crowds from Owen, Carroll, Henry and Gallatin counties who met in the woods on the farm of Josephus Vanderen, about a mile southeast of Dallasburg.
    Several local preachers delivered stirring sermons which were accompanied by hymns of praise reverberating throughout the sultry summer air.
    After three days the faithful proceeded to Mussel Shoals where they continued to fellowship and share their faith.

  • After carrying 'Christ is the Answer' message for 70-plus years, Karsner airplane hangar comes down
  • Introducing Miss Owen County

    The Owen County Fairgrounds Pavilion could be called 18-year-old Kaylee Miller’s second home. Under its shelter, she has won the title of Little Princess, Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Teen and even scored overall girl as an infant in the baby pageant.
    But it’s the sash and crown she now wears that Miller said she would forever cherish. On Saturday, Miller became the newest Miss Owen County and will spend the next year representing the people who helped shape and mold her into the person she is today.

  • Mother of 3, cancer survivor named Mother of the Year

    Editor’s note: The Owen County Fair Board presented the Mother of the Year award before Sunday’s county-wide church service, while the Owenton Rotary Club presented the Owen Countian of the Year Award to Bob Cull. Please see next week’s edition of The News-Herald for a full story on Cull’s award.

    N-H Reporter

  • 9 year old saves 4-year-old brother from truck fire

    For 9-year-old Jeremiah Jury, assisting his parents with his little brother’s car seat has always been a struggle. The elder brother freely admits that his thumbs just aren’t strong enough to release the seat’s buckle.
    But on a recent trip to the Owen County Transfer Station, all of that changed.
    Jeremiah and his 4-year-old brother Josiah climbed inside the cab of their dad Tony’s Dodge Dakota June 30, and set out for the station to unload a few unwanted items during the county’s Free Dump Day.