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Today's News

  • Sunday alcohol sales approved in tie-breaking vote

    In a rare tie-breaking vote, Sunday alcohol sales were officially approved in the City of Owenton June 4.
    The Owenton City Council’s veteran councilmen — Larry Dale Perry, Jimmy Marston and Bob Osborne — voted against the measure, while newcomers Jill Dunavent, Kaylan Vannarsdall and Clark Roberts voted in favor of the controversial issue.

  • Pedestrian dies following injuries from accident

    BY MOLLY HAINES & BRIAN RIDDLE | The News-Herald

  • Mayberry Day returns this weekend

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON | N-H Correspondent

  • June 12, 2019 | At the Library

    Wednesday, June 12
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the Classical Stretch DVD.  Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.
    2 p.m., Summer Reading: Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo Learn about different animals from Australia. They will be bringing a variety of live animals for this presentation.
    Thursday, June 13

  • June 12, 2019 | Community News

    Fifth Sunday hymn sing canceled
    The fifth Sunday music service at Squiresville Baptist Church is canceled this month. Everyone is encouraged to attend the countywide worship service at the fairgrounds June 30.
    Class of ‘55 to hold annual get-together

  • More than 140 graduate OCHS

    After 13 years of seven-hour days, there was one tradition left for the more than 140 Owen County High School seniors Saturday morning: Graduation.
    The students donned maroon and white gowns and mortarboards before filing into the school’s near capacity gymnasium. One by one, each walked across the stage to receive his or her diploma.
    Before diplomas were issued, OCHS Principal Duane Kline welcomed guests to the ceremony.

  • Future of historic church remains in question

    The fate of the near 166-year-old Mt. Zion Baptist Church, often referred to as the “Little Church in the Valley,” remains in question following a town-hall-style meeting May 28.
    Despite information from representatives of the Kentucky Historic Preservation Society, members of the church who attended the meeting appeared adamant in their support of a new house of worship.
    Constituted in 1852 and located at 11110 Ky. 355 near Perry Park, the structure is in dire need of repairs.

  • Moran running her way in to the history books

    Even in the most treacherous conditions, nothing can stop 10-year-old Alexis Moran.
    A rising fifth-grader at Maurice Bowling Middle School, Moran began running cross country three years ago. Even prior to joining a team, Moran’s mother Amber said, “She just loved to run.”
    After a school visit from Cross Country Coach Mandy Parker, Moran began running for the elementary school and later joined Team Kentucky, a youth track and field and cross country team.

  • New Liberty resident shares community’s history at event

    Editor’s note: The Owen County Bicentennial Torch arrived at New Liberty Sunday, June 2. Resident Dawn Davis shared a history of the community with those in attendance. The following is Davis’ presentation in its entirety.

    BY DAWN DAVIS
    Special to The News-Herald

  • Owen County Sheriff’s call log, May 20-June 2

    May 20
    7:28 a.m., extra patrol request, Highway 22 East
    9:45 a.m., school visits, Highway 22 East
    3:50 p.m., animal complaint, Breck Road
    4:21 p.m., welfare check, Rose Bourne Street
    6:04 p.m., emergency protection order service, Squiresville Road
    7:37 p.m., trespassing, Squiresville Road
    9:19 p.m., traffic stop, Cull Road
    11:05 p.m., traffic stop, West Seminary Street
    May 21
    6:05 a.m., alarms, Highway 127 North
    7:13 a.m., school zone detail, Highway 22 East