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  • Support needy children in Owen County this year by picking a present from the News-Herald Angel Tree. Stop by our office for more details.Help a local child know the joy of Christmas

    The News-Herald Angel Tree helps local children know the joy of Christmas through the generosity of their neighbors.

    Stop by our office at 152 W. Bryant Street in Owenton and pick up an Angel Tree card from the tree. Each card contains information about a local child and what they want for Christmas. The request is usually for an item of clothing, shoes or a small toy.

    The Angel Tree gifts are wrapped and returned to our office for distribution before Christmas.

    For more information about the Angel Tree program, call the News-Herald at 502-484-3431

  • Owen jury will hear case against officials

    A jury comprised of Owen countians will hear the case against three locals officials charged with theft.

    Tuesday, Owen County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates heard arguments to decide where Owen County Judge-Executive Billy O’Banion’s trial will be held.

    Bates ruled the trial will remain in Owen County – at least for now.

    “I have looked at this backward and forward, and we have to get back to the law,” Bates said.

  • Christmas comes to downtown

    A swarm of people braved the cold Sunday to watch the Owen County Annual Christmas Parade.

    The parade had 40 groups participate ranging from floats to fire trucks. The floats were decorated in this years theme – There’s No People Like Snow People.

    First Christian Church took the top prize for best church group float, and Hesler Assembly of God Royal Rangers won second place. The Girl Scouts and the Owen County Soccer League won first and second place in the civic youth float contest.

  • Plans move ahead for West Perry renovation

    The renovation of West Perry Street was the main topic of discussion at the Owenton City Council meeting Dec. 2.

    Brian Kirby, president of Community and Economic Development Associates, told the council of several new changes in the project guidelines.

    Under the changes, which were adopted by the council, once the city has obtained the West Perry properties in question, the lots will be cleared and made suitable for building. The lots will then be made available for public sale.

  • Fire causes minor damage to market

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Saveway Super Market Friday. The fire appeared to be limited to a rest room near the back of the market; although, some other areas of the building received light smoke damage. The market was evacuated for a brief time while firefighters made sure the blaze was extinguished.

  • Feds seek census workers for Owen

    Every 10 years, the government asks us to stand and be counted.

    The census is much more than a head count, it gives our country an opportunity to say who we are and ensure our voice is heard.

    Diane Reed, U.S. Census recruiter for Owen County, said our government is organized according to population. The count will affect everything from the number of representatives in Congress to deciding how the federal government will distribute $300 billion in funds to all the local, state and tribal governments.

  • Graham organization files lawsuit in Owen

    Attorneys working on behalf of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are suing the estate of a former Owen County resident.

    When Owen County resident Corrine K. Jones passed away, in her will, she directed part of her estate would go to help fund work of the Billy Graham ministries.

    Former Owen County resident Glenn Works was appointed executor of the Jones’ estate and directed to oversee the disbursement of the estate.

    According to the suit brought by BGEA, Works was supposed to be paid $16,950 for his efforts.

  • Autopsy fails to discover cause of Brown’s death

    An autopsy has failed to reveal the cause of death of a former Owen County resident whose remains were found in the trunk of her brother’s car earlier this year.

    Georgetown Police and the Scott County Coroner’s Office feared that because of the condition of Penny Brown’s body, it would be impossible to determine an exact cause of death.

  • Wood stove triggers fire

    As the county prepares for a cold winter season, many homes are starting up their wood stoves for warmth. Fire can keep us warm, but it can also be very dangerous.

    John Spicer experienced the danger of wood stoves firsthand when the chimney at his mother’s home caught fire. He said something must have ignited inside the chimney. He didn’t see any flames but saw lots of smoke pouring out of the chimney.

    “Hearing the fire in the chimney was like being at the bottom of a collapsing coal mine,” he said.

  • Artifacts returns to Monterey

    After three years of planing and dreaming, Artifacts is returning to Monterey.

    Julie Egel and Larry Qubeck opened their store at a new location across the highway from the Monterey Market.

    Egel said they love to travel and would bring crafts back from their travels. They wanted to start a store where they could sell their finds. The store will also feature hand-made brooms, pottery, clothing and artwork. In the summer they will sell organic produce.

    “I love to garden, and I love high quality produce,” Egel said.