Today's News

  • Kays Branch News: Work finally getting done along the Branch

    The sun came out, the snow disappeared and we got a lot done this week.
    John’s back improved and he called to say we could work on shelving on Wednesday.
    Teri came over to do her laundry and she helped too.
    The shelves are finished and loaded. They took everything I needed to store in plastic boxes with room to spare. The saw horses are gone, along with John’s tools.
    The big room in the basement is rearranged and back in living order.

  • Science fair winners

    Despite the Winter Vortex, 620 students participated in the annual Kentucky American Science Fairs.
    It was evident that students, teachers and parents put in lots of hard work, long hours and dedication to present such outstanding projects.  It is obvious the importance that Owen County Elementary K-4 and Maurice Bowling Middle School teachers put into teaching science to students.

  • Wedding announcement: Dempsey-Eaton

    Brandon Dempsey and Kirsten Eaton of Owenton are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding set for April 26, 2014. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Elk Lick Church in Owenton. A reception will follow at the Owen County Extension Office. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Invitations sent to out of town guests only.

  • Win Dr. Seuss book set at birthday event

    Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Owen County Lower Elementary School.
    There will be literacy-based activities provided by the Owen County Preschool, Owen County Head Start, North Key, and the Owen County Public Library.
    Pictures will be taken with Dr. Seuss.
    Information booths with be set up from local community partners including North Key, Head Start, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and the HANDS Program.
    Two deluxe Dr. Seuss book sets will be given away as door prizes, You must be present to win.

  • Rebels come up short in region tourney

    For most of Thursday night’s Eighth Region quarterfinal game between Owen County and South Oldham high schools, it couldn’t have been much closer.
    But in the end, it would be the Dragons who would come away with the 84-77 victory to end  the season for the Rebels.
    Owen County took the early 2-0 before South Oldham would tie the score and then go in front 3-2 in the very early stages.
    This wouldn’t be the only time the game would be tied or the lead would switch hands.

  • Owen farmers’ market to hold kick-off event

    The Owen County Farm and Craft Market would like to invite anyone interested in participating in this season’s market to our “start-of-the-season” meeting on March 20 at 9 a.m. at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service office.
    While this will be an opportunity for prospective vendors to gain insight into how our market operates, there will be information necessary for returning vendors as well, so please make plans to attend.  
    For more information, call the extension office at 484-5703. 

  • Help available for farmers affected by natural disasters

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia repeated his appeal to livestock producers affected by natural disasters such as the drought in the West and the unexpected winter storm in the upper Midwest to keep thorough records. This includes livestock and feed losses, and any additional expenses that are a result of losses to purchased forage or feed stuff.

  • Ashley Smith wins Good Citizen award from John Guill DAR chapter

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald
    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high-school seniors.
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • New ownership takes aim at success

    With the idea of getting more Owen countians to enjoy the Elk Creek Hunt Club in their sights, Bobby Rowe and his family are excited about taking over as the new owners.
    After a long and distinguished career practicing law in Prestonsburg, Bobby Rowe was presented with the opportunity to become the new owner of the Elk Creek Hunt Club in February.
    Owner Dave Kelley decided he would not renew the lease on the club and asked Rowe if he was interested in taking over.
    Within about three weeks, Rowe was sitting behind the desk as the new owner.

  • Owen girl fights her way to China

    An Owen County resident continues to circle the globe while chasing her dream of Taekwondo gold.
    Kendall Yount, 15, recently competed at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. at the USA Taekwondo Team Trials.
    Yount was vying for spots on both the Youth Olympic Games Qualifier team and the Junior World Team.
    The trials for these events were held earlier this year.
    For the Youth Olympic Games, the USAT chose only three weight classes to be represented rather than the usual 10 weight divisions.