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  • Return of Santa highlights Christmas Parade

    Despite cold temperatures and snow flurries throughout the afternoon, dozens of families braved the cold Sunday for Owen County’s annual Christmas parade.

    The parade began at Southern States and made its way downtown, where children and adults alike lined the streets in anticipation.

    This year’s theme was “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Eight floats led the way for Santa Claus.

  • Owen County District Court

    Editor’s note: The News-Herald reports all misdemeanors, felonies and small claims judgments in district court, except for juvenile court proceedings, which are confidential; however, traffic offenses by juveniles are reported because they are public record. All civil suits in circuit court are reported. Claims made in a lawsuit present only one side of a case. Charges or citations reported to the News-Herald do not imply guilt. That is determined by the court. Information on this page is public record. Names will not be withheld by request.

  • Owen County District Court News

    Dec. 10, 2010

    Razor Capital vs. John Cochran, motion for default judgment.

    Cach LLC vs. Doris J. Delaney, motion for default judgment.

    Deborah Rose vs. Randy Hammitt, eviction hearing, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.

    American General Financial Services, Inc. vs. Walter Pat Lawrence, motion for default judgment, see order.

    Midland Funding LLC vs. Alex Magee, motion for default judgment, see order.

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Yvonne Rieskamp, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Police subdue man after confrontation

    An Owenton man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill family members and several law-enforcement officers Dec. 3

    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich confronted Ura W. “Moochie” Wright, 58, about 1:40 p.m. outside a home on Davis Lake Road where Lanny Wright, Moochie Wright’s cousin, lives.

    “He (Moochie) had been making threats against his cousins and the police all day,” Gentry said.

  • A year ends, change begins for local government

    Owenton Mayor-elect Doug West is expected to take the oath of office Friday at Owenton City Hall.

    The date was announced at Owenton City Council’s regular monthly meeting Dec. 7.

    West will be sworn in at 4 p.m. and a reception will take place afterward.

    West said the entire community is invited to attend.

    One newly elected magistrate was sworn into office Dec. 6 at the Owen County Courthouse.

    Troy Bramblett, who ran against and defeated fourth-district magistrate Ray Smith, was sworn in as well as others in various county positions.

  • Man charged with shooting cats in Owenton

    A 76-year-old Owenton man has been charged with two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief after a criminal complaint was filed in October.

    According to the complaint, Samuel H. Riley, subjected two cats to “injurious mistreatment” by shooting them with a .22 rifle on two separate dates.

    The cats were the property of Diana and Ted Seaman.

    The shooting caused one of the cats to have its leg amputated and the other suffered a shattered jaw.

  • Bad weather in the area? It’s snow problem

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County and temperatures plummeted into the teens.

    Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating, no major problems occurred.

  • Shooting leaves one dead

    A 71-year-old Corinth man has been charged with murder after what Kentucky State Police say may have been a drug-related meeting.

    Christopher Dennis Jr. was arrested Saturday morning after KSP troopers found the body of 30-year-old Ruben J. Eppele, of Georgetown, shot to death in Dennis’ home at 2430 Cull Pepper Lane Friday.

    More than five pounds of marijuana were discovered at the home.

    Dennis is also charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and trafficking in marijuana (over five pounds), charge enhanced by possession of a firearm.

  • Santa comes to town Sunday

    The annual Owen County Christmas parade will roll through town Sunday, kicking off the Christmas season once more.

    This year’s theme will be “A Christmas Wish for You.”

    Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Science Judy Hetterman said this theme was chosen from last year’s leftovers.

    “We still had some good suggestions left from last year so we decided to choose one of those,” Hetterman said.

  • Meeting the Needs could fall short

    As children across the world prepare letters of their special wants to send to the North Pole, one organization in Owen County is seeking basic needs to continue helping local families.

    Meeting the Needs, a ministry that started in 2005, is a faith-based, nonprofit organization. Volunteers from local churches help families who are in crisis with food, clothing and other emergency situations.