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  • Owen grand jury indicts bank-robbery suspects

    The brother and sister suspected of robbing the New Liberty branch of First Farmers Bank & Trust in February pleaded not guilty in a court appearance March 12.
    Aaron L. Jones, 23, of Fort Mitchell and Wilma Renee Jones, 32, of Carrollton, were both appointed public attorneys after being indicted last week.
    A third suspect in the robbery, Todd E. McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, did not appear in court. His arraignment was continued to March 26.
    A $50,000 cash bond has been set for each of the three suspects.

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  • Firm seeking nearly $100,000 from city

    A bill for nearly $100,000 is at the heart of a controversy between the city of Owenton and a central Kentucky architecture firm.
    MSE of Kentucky, which was contracted to construct phases one and two of the Severn Creek water project, is seeking $99,000 from the city of Owenton.
    The firm was contracted for the first phase of the project in 2005, which included upgrades and repairs to lines and other equipment.

  • Spring cleaning

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owenton Mayor Doug West are asking Owen countians to band together in an effort to clean up the area as part of Commonwealth Cleanup Week.
    The event, held each March, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and civic, religious and nonprofit organizations can enter to win six separate $100 prizes in a random drawing.
    Owen County Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said organizations that wish to participate can help with roadside litter pickup.

  • Oh, the places you’ll go

    Earlier this month, Owen County Elementary School celebrated Read across America Day.
    Shona Gullett, guidance counselor, spearheaded a classroom door decorating contest with 100 percent participation.  
    Each room chose a different Dr. Seuss book as its theme. The winning room chose Fox in Socks and will get lunch in the library.  Several other classrooms got first place votes and will receive ice-cream parties in the library.  

  • Owen woman accused of stealing lottery tickets from station

    Two women have been accused of stealing lottery tickets from a Ghent gas station.
    According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Anissa K. Otter, 28, 300 Hwy. 227 in New Liberty, and Wilma R. “Renee” Jones, 32, 307 Lewis Street in Ghent, went to the Ghent Cowboys station on the evening of Feb. 19.
    Police said the pair went into the store to pay for gas.
    Carroll County Deputy Sheriff J.T. Shaw said Otter stayed in the store and the cashier went to the bathroom while Otter was in the store.

  • Lathrem named 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States

    After two long days of competing in preliminaries that consisted of private interviews, formal, swimsuit, and on-stage question, a local teenager from Owen County, Marlee Brooke Lathrem was crowned as the 2013 Miss Junior Teen Kentucky United States.  
    Not only did Lathrem win the title she also  won the “Run Way” award that was given out on the first night of preliminaries.
    The pageant was held the weekend of Feb. 15-17 at the Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Keegan Johnson named DAR Good Citizen

    By Margaret J. Trinkle
    For the News-Herald
    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 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.

  • Three Rivers District gets national accreditation

    By JEFF MOORE
    For the News-Herald

  • Cancer resource center to reopen on Mondays

    The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Resource Center will be available every other Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Horizons Medical Center.
    Jodi Dunavan, community representative for Owen County, will staff the room on March 25, April 8, April 22, etc.
     When she is not located at New Horizons, she will be at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.  
    The CRC will offer local patients access to American Cancer Society programming, as well as wig, hats, and seatbelt pillows.