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Today's News

  • Cell-phone photos of minors leads to grand-jury indictment

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after photos of minors were found on his cell phone.
    Dakota C. Tinch, 24, of Cull Road, was indicted on the charges of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment he knowingly had in his possession or control matter visually depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor with knowledge of the matter’s content, character and the sexual performance is by a minor.

  • Owen County gets grant to preserve local records

    News-Herald
    Staff Report

    Governor Steve Beshear has announced that Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has received a grant totaling $17,280 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives  to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Thirty-four grants have been awarded for a total of $703,206 from fiscal year 2014 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • Blaze levels garage on Claxon Ridge Road

    A garage on Claxon Ridge Road was a total loss after a Sept. 18 fire.
    The Monterey Volunteer Fire Department and the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to 3605 Claxon Ridge Road at approximately 11:47 a.m.
    Monterey Fire Department Firefighter and Training Officer Charlie Riddle said a car was being worked on inside the garage and the fire started in that area.
    Riddle said there were no injuries.

     

  • No criminal charges are expected in ATV accident

    Charges are not expected to be filed against an Owen County man after a woman was killed in an ATV accident Sept. 11.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office is still awaiting an autopsy report for 27-year-old Angela Cromer who was killed while riding on an ATV being pulled by chain by another ATV.
    The ATV pulling Cromer’s was being driven by her fiance, William Sullivan.
    According to the accident report, Cromer’s ATV had a rear universal joint out, the reason it was being pulled.

  • Different issues lead to Owen Co. soccer losses

    The Owen County High School boys and girls soccer teams each had their struggles last week. The reasons were quite the opposite.
    The Rebels played three times last week as they took on Henry County High School once and Carroll County High School twice. In the first two contests, the problem was the same - they couldn’t score.
    Henry County defeated the Rebels 1-0 on Sept. 28 before Carroll County defeated Owen County 3-0 on Thursday. It was the fifth-straight game the Rebels had failed to put the ball in the net.

  • Bridges to the past

    A Lexington author is hoping to add a little color to the black and white memories of Owen County’s extinct covered bridges.
    Melissa Jurgensen began studying covered bridges across the state as a teenager and is now reaching out to locals for photographs and stories of the three covered bridges that once stood in Owen County.
    Jurgenson’s love of covered bridges began when her family moved from Louisville to rural Harrison County.

  • State to spend over $500,000 to repair roads in Owen Co.

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation recently announced it will pay for over $500,000 for asphalt projects for Owen County.
    The renovations are part of a $26 million expenditure the state will be making to improve roadways across the commonwealth.
    In Owen County, the project includes:
    •  Various routes including a 2.3-mile section of Cedar Creek Road (KY 368) from the county line to Harmony Road;
    • A 2.2-mile section of Cull Road (KY 1761) beginning at KY 22 extending northwest;

  • ATV accident claims life of Owen woman

    An Owen County woman is dead after an ATV accident that took place on Swope Road Sept. 11.
    Angela Cromer, 27, of Swope Road, was riding on an ATV on Swope Road that was being towed by a chain hooked to another ATV around 7:35 p.m.
    Cromer’s fiance, William Sullivan, was driving the ATV pulling Cromer’s with a 20-month-old child in his lap, according to the accident report filed by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell.
    Cromer’s ATV had a rear universal joint out, the reason it was being pulled, the report said.

  • Court goes on record against pipeline project

    Joining a number of counties across Kentucky, the Owen County Fiscal Court recently passed a resolution opposing the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline project.
    The resolution cites safety concerns such as accidents at natural-gas liquids facilities, pipeline ruptures and environmental concerns.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she is concerned that landowners who could become involved aren’t getting the whole truth.

  • Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

    A routine traffic stop has led to the arrest of a local man on a warrant for possession of heroin.
    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Spokesperson Brad Arterburn, Brian Smith, 27, of Greenup Road in Owen County, was arrested on U.S. 127 and Greenup Road just after 11 p.m. on Sept. 9.
    KSP Trooper David Staubach pulled Smith over for not having an illuminated license plate, Arterburn said.
    Smith was arrested for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and no illuminated license plate.