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  • Owen grand jury issues indictments

    The Owen County grand jury has handed down the following indictments:
    • Justin W. Widener, 23, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • Council may add roads to city limits

    The City of Owenton could soon be getting bigger a few roads at a time.
    The council held the first readings on five separate ordinances that declare the city’s intent to annex certain territories within Owen County.

  • Sheriff’s daughter enters plea in circuit court

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond recently pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment after she allegedly tried to shoot her father.
    Heather Hammond, 37, was indicted by the Owen County grand jury Dec. 4, following the Oct. 5 incident.
    According to an October press release, preliminary investigation showed Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth.
    When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • Farm Bureau receives 2012 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Owen County Farm Bureau received the 2012 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.
    The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its active participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

  • Fire and water working together

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Kentucky American Water presented four $500 grants to the following Owen County fire departments yesterday at the Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.  In addition to the
    presentations, attendees toured the facility and enjoyed lunch.
    • Monterey Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase portable radios for new members. Radios will be compatible as required by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Son of former Long Ridge pastor releases memoir

    One of the most pulsating moments of Gene Enlow’s life occurred the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.

  • In Service: Jeffrey M. Moore

    Air National Guard Airman Jeffrey M. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Moore is the son of Leslie Holloway of Sixth Street, Carrollton, and Jeffrey Moore of Crystal Lake Drive, Sparta.

  • In Service: Kayla S. Holt

    Air National Guard Airman Kayla S. Holt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Holt is the daughter of Tonya and stepdaughter of Jeff Moore of Crystal Lake Drive, Sparta.
     

  • Owen County author shares Parkinson’s journey in book

    When Kentucky author Machele Coleman Bess was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, her life became a little shaky. Coming from a Christian family, however, she has learned to have faith in God and continue to think positively.
    In her new book, “Unshaken Faith: A Parkinson’s Pocketbook,” Bess describes how, while she has been diagnosed with an uncommon disease, she strives to appreciate the little things in life and remember that God alone is her fortress and she will not be shaken.

  • Guests of honor

    Two longtime staples in Owen County business were honored at the 12th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 27.
    The chamber honors an outstanding businessperson and business each year, chosen by the meeting committee. Nominations are taken from the membership.
    The winner of this year’s outstanding businessperson of the year was Bud Forsee, owner of Meadowview Shopwise.