Today's News

  • Wedding announcement: Baczyk- Burton

    The wedding of Bryan Burton and Basha Baczyk will be celebrated with a special wedding shower July 13, 2013 at noon to 3 p.m. at the Owen County Extension Building. All friends and family are invited to attend and share this special time.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Lots of beauty in Owen

    I am typing to the sound of rain falling outside. We actually needed it this weekend. The farmers have managed to get their hay cut and rolled and from the looks of the hillsides I pass on the way to Owenton or Frankfort, it is plentiful this year.
    Gardens are being harvested.
    Fay, Lou Ann, Jean O’Banion and Jenny Banks are all canning beans and putting up corn.
    Wanda said she got some corn in the freezer this week too. She was nice enough to bring me a few ears. She and Fay are very good neighbors.

  • Middle school jumping into volleyball this fall

    Girls at Maurice Bowling Middles School will have another option when it comes to sports this year. The school will have a volleyball team this fall.
    The team will be coached by Ann Carter with Connie Shelton as the assistant coach. The team will have its first practice on July 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at MBMS.
    All girls are encouraged to come out and participate.
    Owen County High School Volleyball Coach T.J. Wesselman is excited about having a team where girls can play and learn the game at the middle-school level.

  • Owen County Fair and Horse Show 2013 schedule of events

    Saturday, July 13:
    6:30 p.m. – Walking Horse Show

    Sunday, July 14:
    7 p.m. – Worship service

    Monday, July 15:
    6:30 p.m. – Miniature & Saddlebred Horse Show
    7 p.m. – Miss Owen County Pageant

    Tuesday, July 16:
    9 a.m.-Noon – Enter Exhibits
    6 p.m. – Family Night Events Begin
    Stick Horse Race
    Water Bucket Relay
    Pie Eating Contest
    Family Obstacle Relay

  • Crash snarls downtown traffic

    A tractor-trailer overturned at approximately 3:35 p.m. Friday afternoon, in front of Cowboys Market on Main Street. Police and emergency crews are on the scene. Police are investigating the cause of the accident and no injuries have been reported. The tractor-trailer also damaged a car parked along Main Street.
    See the July 10 edition of the News-Herald for more details.

  • The business of clean water


    By Mary Alford

    N-H Staff Writer

    Another business has emerged in Owenton.

    Innovative Water Systems, founded by Marty Olson, is dedicated to insuring quality, safe water to its customers.

    “It is a really huge responsibility to treat people’s water for them, their health is in your hands at that point,” Olson said.

    Olson began his career in water treatment after his body couldn’t handle the construction business anymore and he needed something to keep busy.

  • Break-in at ex-boyfriend’s house leads to arrest


    An Owen County woman is being charged with first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into her ex-boyfriend’s house.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn, Jennifer Stosberg, 43, allegedly took a gun and some gas on June 15 from the home located on Herman Green Road.

    She was arrested by KSP June 25.

    The gun was recovered.

    Arterburn said any time a gun is used in a burglary or stolen from the home, it becomes first-degree burglary.

  • Weekly passes for Owen fair on sale


    Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smoker’s Friendly, North Park, Extension Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.  The weekly passes does not include carnival rides.

    There are box seats available for $25 by calling Bramblett.  

    Also, on Saturday night there will be a chance to drive a demo car in the race or $500.00 in cash.

    Tickets are available one for $5 or six for $20. You must be present to win.

    For tickets, contact Casey Ellis, Ashley Young or Holly Bowling.

  • An Everyday Patriot


    Tomorrow may be Independence Day, but for at least one Owen countian, every day is the Fourth of July.

    Local dentist Dr. Joy Arnold-Morse grew up around the red, white and blue and from the scrubs she wears to the year-round decorations in her home and office, Arnold-Morse said it’s a tradition she hopes will never die.

    “Mom was the American flag person,” Arnold-Morse said. “She had them everywhere.”

  • Fan Fair roars to the finish line


    Despite some less than perfect weather, another successful Owen County Fan Fair has rolled by. 

    The third-annual event kicked off June 26 with vendors for both shopping and dining. A family fun evening was also scheduled for the day, but was nixed do to heavy rains.

    “We gave the vendors an option to stay open or pack it in for the day,” Owen County Visioneer David Morgan said. “They appreciated us doing that, but having to cancel family fun evening hurt our attendance for the year.”