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Today's News

  • BATTLE CRY OF KY. EDUCATORS: 'VOTE THEM OUT'

    Thousands of Kentucky teachers marched up Frankfort’s Capitol Avenue Monday with a clear message for legislators after the passage of Senate Bill 151 Thursday.
    “Vote them out,” they cried.
    Frankfort Mayor Bill May estimated at least 10,000 people attended the rally sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association after state legislature hastily passed the pension-reform bill.

  • Owen, Grant Co. fire depts. battle School Road blaze

    A 106-year-old School Road home went up in flames just before 8 a.m., Friday.
    The Jonesville Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to 493 School Road, just across the Grant County line, at 7:54 a.m.
    The residence, which Jonesville Captain Chris Curtis said was a heavy timber construction, was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene.
    The Dry Ridge and Williamstown fire departments also responded, along with members of the Owenton/Owen County and New Liberty volunteer departments who provided additional water.

  • Students remember lives lost during walkout

    BY AUDREY LEWIS

    Special to The News-Herald

  • Courthouse, county offices set to receive $1.4 million in repairs

    About 20 Rubbermaid totes are scattered across the attic of the Owen County Courthouse on North Thomas Street. Though not for storage, the totes are there to catch rainwater from multiple roof leaks at the historic building.
    The roof leaks, along with numerous other issues on the courthouse grounds and other county buildings, will soon be repaired in a $1.4 million Energy Savings Performance Program project that began Monday.

  • Intoxicated woman invades W. Seminary home

    A West Seminary Street resident received a rude awakening during the early morning hours March 6, after an intoxicated 19 year old allegedly invaded his home.
    The incident occurred around 4:26 a.m., at 243 W. Seminary St., the home of Dustin Daniels, according to Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry.
    “(Daniels) was alone at the time and there was an intruder that came into his home,” Gentry said. “She was in the downstairs area wandering around, shutting doors, which woke (Daniels) up.”

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Owen County Sheriff's Democratic primary race

    GARY W. ALCORN
    Age: 49
    Occupation: Police officer
    Education: Currently working to complete an associate’s degree in criminal justice; 18-week academy at EKU and 40 hours of additional training each year
    Immediate family: Sebastian Alcorn, son; Taryn Alcorn, daughter
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • A bittersweet goodbye

    From her office at Owen County Upper Elementary School, Principal Sharen Hubbard presses an infant-sized, monogrammed onesie against her chest. The onesie — a gift from a staff member for her future grandson — serves as a gentle reminder of why this school year will be her last.
    Hubbard began considering retirement last year but said recent decisions related to public education by lawmakers in Frankfort and the pregnancy of her only child, Lindsay, cinched the deal.

  • Store owner removes synthetic drugs from shelves

    Controversial items such as U-Pass, a brand of synthetic urine that can allegedly be used to pass a drug test, were recently removed from the shelves of the Owenton Marathon Station, also known as Cowboys.
    The station, located at 105 S. Main St., began selling items like U-Pass and synthetic cannabinoids, an alternative to marijuana, earlier this year. When local residents began noticing the items, they took to Facebook to express their concerns, with one post garnering nearly 170 comments and more than 100 shares on the social media website.

  • Kay's Branch News | A beautiful start to May on the Branch

    It’s beautiful out this morning. The sun is shining and melting the frost off my front yard. Yes, it’s May, and I still see frost. That’s always the way when you live in a valley — it’s the last place to get frost and the first place to get a freeze in the fall. But I’m not complaining, the sun is shining this morning, and all is well in my small part of the world.

  • Owen District Court | April 27, 2018

    April 27, 2018

    Ronald Lloyd Howard, 1984, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for May 4.
    Ricky Maupin, 1984, contempt of court, to pay $100 a month.
    Jacob Robertson, 1974, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for May 4.
    Jason Wade Walker, 1979, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to wear seat belt, no or expired registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 11.