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  • Men charged with making meth in Owen County

    Two men are behind bars after an active meth lab was recently discovered at their Gratz residence.
    According to the police reports, police were investigating a complaint on July 14 made by Michael J. Shaw’s girlfriend, when Shaw barricaded himself in a house located at 9695 Hwy. 355.
    After securing Shaw, 29, police found an active meth lab inside the residence. Marijuana and a pipe were also found in the residence.

  • No charges expected in crash that injured official

    Kentucky State Police officials said no charges are expected in connection with the crash that injured two people including Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kyle Newsome, 19, of Owenton, was driving southbound on Hwy. 127 S. on July 10 when she apparently fell asleep. Her vehicle drifted into the northbound lane, police said.
    Morgan, who was driving in the northbound lane, spotted the vehicle coming toward him and shifted into the other lane, police said.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    On behalf of my seven brothers and sisters, I would like to nominate our Donna Osborne Scott for mother of the year for many reasons but the main reason is for the sacrifices she had to make for each of us as we were growing up.
    She married and had her first son at a young age and by the age of 32, she had eight kids -  Timmy, Jimmy Dale, Terry and Tom Dezarn and four girls, Teresa Perkins, Patty Sue Miller, Tina Lilly and Florence Ratliff.

  • OCHS Students of The Year

    The following students were named Owen County High School Students of the Year for the 2013-14 school year: Nicole Walker (freshman class); Kirsten Parker (sophomore class); Suzanna Cooke (junior class); and Ashley Smith (senior class).

  • Owen County Senior Citizens Club News: Club planning trip on riverboat

    BY WANDA MORELAND
    For the News-Herald
    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by president Wanda Moreland. We said the pledge to the flag.
    Marlene read the scripture from Psalms 104:13-23. The thought for the day was, “How am I tending the good things God has planted in me?”
    We then held the roll call with 14 members present.
    Secretary Ethel Hammond also gave the secretary’s report. The treasurer’s report and card report was also given.

  • Changes to boat motor laws on Elmer Davis Lake to be focus of meeting

    Two public meetings have been rescheduled on a proposal to lift boat motor restrictions at small department-owned lakes in Grant and Owen counties.
    Affected lakes, new dates and meeting locations include:
     • Elmer Davis Lake,  Monday at Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Hwy, Owenton, starting at 7 p.m.
    • Corinth Lake, 7 p.m., Aug. 5, Corinth Community Center, 315 Owenton Road in Corinth.

  • Hiatt graduates from air force basic training

    Air Force Airman Bryan R. Hiatt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Emergency management director injured in crash

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan is listed in fair condition after a two-vehicle crash Thursday.
    A 911 call was dispatched at 8:24 a.m., July 10, to the 3000 block of U.S. Hwy. 127 S., but the incident occurred at 3300 U.S. Hwy. 127 N.
    Owen County Volunteer Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said because the wrong address was given, emergency units did not arrive on the scene until 8:37 a.m.

  • A pair of queens: Miss Owen County and Miss Owen County Fair crowned

    Winning the title of Miss Owen County has been a dream six years in the making for Brittany Clark, but with the sash and crown now in her possession, she hopes to be an inspiration for young girls in her hometown.
    This year’s Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show Miss Owen County Fair Pageant was open to young girls from across the state and a total of 30 girls competed in the pageant.

  • Woman faces indictment after allegedly lifting state lottery tickets

    An Owen County woman has been indicted after allegedly stealing over $2,000 in lottery tickets or lottery ticket winnings.
    According to the grand jury indictment, during the period between April 24 and May 14, Betty J. Shearer, 53, allegedly stole $2,277 in lottery tickets or lottery ticket winnings.
    Shearer is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more, but under $10,000.
    If convicted, Shearer could face up to five years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.