Today's News

  • Grant will fund monthly help for Owen Co. hungry

    The First Christian Church of Owenton has accepted a grant from the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank to continue distributing food over the next three years in hopes of becoming a partnering agency with the Foodbank.
    The church had been distributing food four times a year, but with the grant will now distribute the third Saturday of every month through March 2015.
    After March 2015, a new schedule will be put into place.

  • Farm Bureau certifies three Owen County farm markets

    Staff Report
    Owen County is home to three of the 104 certified farm markets across the commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Owen County members are: Ayres Family Orchard, Michels Family Farm, and Steepleview Farm.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Post offices were hubs of activity for residents

    “Dillender hauled the mail in a covered freight wagon. On the trip to Eagle Station, he carried produce, poultry, animal skins, rabbits (in season) and sundry other farm products to the L & N depot for shipment to Louisville.
    On the return trip, he brought the day’s mail, staple and sundry stock for the stores and huge baskets of fresh bread, stacked in unwrapped loaves, a luxury directly related to Moxley’s close proximity to the railroad.”

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1946-1954

    The following is the fourth entry in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.

    By Dorris Gill and Kim Strohmeier

  • Owen County Circuit Court - March 18, 2014

    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, promoting a sexual performance by minor under 16 years of age, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 8.
    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 22.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Season to stay glued to TV

    This has been a very disjointed morning.
    I received Wanda’s news she had sent last night. I called Fay and talked to her and was getting ready to copy off Wanda’s email when she called to ask if I had received it.
    We talked a while and I went to the sun room to get a note I had made about a lady who had called in mid-week. I talked to Wanda and looked but the scrap of paper I had put Rosemary “Hawkins” Gaines’ name on was missing.

  • Pageant to benefit Relay for Life

    The second annual Queens for a Life Pageant will take place April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Owen County High School Auditorium.
    The deadline to enter is April 5 for a fee of $30.  There will be no door entries this year.
    This pageant is an open pageant to all counties that have contestants who wish to participate. 
    All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and Owen County Relay for Life. 
    If you would like to make a donation or sponsor an award, contact Rita Lathrem at 502-750-1928 or Brittany Clark at 502-514-5926. 

  • Leadership Owen County: Group explores services for kids

    By Doug Brooks, Joan Kincaid and Meagan Greenlee
    For the News-Herald
    March 5 was our second Leadership Owen County session. We traveled to the schools, day cares, and to the Owen County Library.
    Owen County really loves and takes care of their children.
    After visiting the school system, we found out that they have several different programs helping children.

  • Athletes shine on home turf

    On March 15,27 teams from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Penn. took part in the 2014 Rebel Judo Invitational.
    The Marion Police Athletic League from Marion, Ind. took first-place honors with 59 points. DAMAC from Dayton, Ohio took home second place with 42 points. Owen County Judo Team took third with 40 points.


  • Baseball team has perfect opening week

    No one may have a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket but the Owen County High School baseball team has begun the season unblemished.
    The team began the season last week with a pair of road games. The first came in Bedford against Trimble County on March 17.
    The Rebels put up 10 runs in the first three innings but had to hold off a Raider rally to win the game 10-6.
    Trimble County put up a five spot in the bottom of the fifth inning but could not manage to get any closer to drop their home opener.
    The next game meant another bus ride for Owen County.