Today's News

  • 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.

  • Murder suspect allegedly burglarizes Owen home

    Derek Garten, the 38-year-old man charged in the shooting death of Margaret “Meg” Smith last week in Frankfort allegedly burglarized a home on Ky. 355 in Owen County during his run from law enforcement July 4.
    Garten allegedly admitted to breaking into the home of Dennis and Hilda Raisor, 280 Ky. 355, and stealing two firearms, a case of .22 caliber bullets, collectible coins, pocket knives and a lawnmower.
    No one was home at the time of the break-in, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Tracy.

  • Airplane hangar set for demolition Saturday morning

    The four-plane airplane hangar constructed by Harry Clark Karsner more than 70 years ago will come down Saturday after the membership of Old Cedar Baptist Church initially voted to demolish the structure last year.
    A pilot himself, Karsner built the hangar near the church following World War II, that for years carried the neon message, “Christ Is the Answer.”
    The church purchased the land where the hangar sits in January 2017 from a local farmer, and rumors about the hangar’s future soon began circulating.

  • County fair action begins Saturday

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter
    The 2018 Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show opens with a day of beauty pageants Saturday — admission on this day will be $5.
    The day begins with the baby contest including a $5 entry fee and categories for ages 0-35 months. Contestants for the Little Miss and Mister and the Little Prince and Princess should arrive at the fairgrounds no later than 11:15 a.m. Little Prince and Princess, ages 3-4, will compete individually while the Little Miss and Mister, for ages 5-7, will compete as a couple.

  • Parks and rec board chooses not to seek permanent director

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter
    Following the resignation of previous Owen County Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Hamilton the leadership of the Parks and Recreation Program is being redesigned.
    In the past a director was hired and paid to preside over an appointed board. Now that responsibilities are being adjusted, the parks and recreation board have decided to assign a director to each individual program rather than bring in a new overall leader.