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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Prepare for the upcoming fishing season now

    While warm weather may be right around the corner, chilly days are hanging around. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming fishing season by purchasing a new license and organizing your gear.

  • 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.”

  • Teens tackle human trafficking with STLP project

    After seeing a news story about human trafficking in Kentucky, four Maurice Bowling Middle School students began researching the topic for a potential Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) project.
    What they found astounded them.

  • Aldridge newest city policeman
  • Rose shares ancient Owen Co. artifacts with society

    Like many 10 year olds the young Owen countian spent much of his spare time hunting squirrels. One day while hunting these wily little tree climbers, the boy ducked under a tree branch, and as he cast his eyes to the ground, he spied a perfectly formed arrowhead. That discovery of a single ancient artifact set Owen countian Bobby Rose on the path of a life-long journey into the world of stone points, axes and pipes and fueled his determination to preserve these ancient treasures of the past.

  • Owen Circuit Court | March 6, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    Johnpatrick Garilao Ada, 1991, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, admit.
    Randall Dale Allen, 1987, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia, continued to April 10.
    Michael Craigmyle Jr., 1977, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to March 20.