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Today's News

  • Know your rights

  • Robber hits local bank

    Kentucky State Police are seeking information after the New Liberty branch of First Farmers Bank and Trust was robbed Saturday morning.
    Dispatchers at KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call of an alarm coming from the bank, located at 460 U.S. Hwy. 227 N., at 11:46 a.m. Saturday.
    According to a KSP press release, video from bank cameras showed the alleged perpetrator entering the bank and going to a teller window. The subject reportedly then told the tellers to give him “all their money.”

  • Rebels reign

    There was more than a 31st District title on the line Saturday night in Carrollton. It was a chance for the Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels to secure a place in history.
    The Owen County High School boys basketball team entered the game with a chance to become the first team to win back-to-back district titles as well as post consecutive 20-wins seasons for the first time. With their 58-50 win over Eminence, they accomplished both.

  • County to sign deal with board to use building

    A deal to bring new life to the former Owen County Public Library is expected to be approved by Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith.
    The property at 118 North Main Street is being deeded to the Owen County Fiscal Court for use by the Owen County Senior Center.
    The Owen County Tourism Commission will also have space for a welcome center and promotional area near the front of the building.

  • Sharing 'Butter'

    Owen County native, author and News-Herald columnist Georgia Green-Stamper visited the Owen County Public Library Saturday to read selections from her newest book, “Butter In the Morning.” In addition to her reading, Green-Stamper also signed copies of the book.
    Green-Stamper said she was impressed with the library’s new facility and recounted a story of a trip to the public library with her father as a child.

  • Owen Historical Society News: A glimpse into the origins of phrases

    He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not…
    Many a young girl recites these words as she pulls petals off a flower. The purpose is to reveal the true intent of an admirer.
    Sayings, superstitions and old wives tales were tucked away in the memories and embedded in the culture of early Owen County settlers. Most were of Scotch-Irish, German and English descent, and along with their few belongings, they brought a rich legacy of these sayings  from Europe to the New World.

  • Damon Thayer: Students deserve a chance

    This week, the regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly reached its halfway point, with the Senate passing legislation on education, healthcare, judicial matters and economic development.

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 22, 2013

    Eric Beach, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, trafficking in marijuana, second-degree narcotics, waive preliminary hearing to grand jury, continued to March 12.
    Paul Beverly, 1990, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, court costs, operator’s license suspended for 90 days.

  • OCHS students of the month
  • Knowing your rights