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Today's News

  • Monterey Matters: I hear the calling again

    It has recently been brought to my attention that I have been missed lately by many readers. This makes one’s heart feel very good. Unfortunately, I apologize for not submitting any news lately and for taking such a long break from this. With a new job and a new grandbaby, I felt as though I just didn’t have the time. However, I have promised many people that I am really going to try and get back into this once more.  Often times I have just thought that the good people of Owen County were just getting tired of hearing about Dana Burke and her news.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Newspaper continues as link to past, future

    The pungent smell of oil-based ink wafted through the building, and its presence was ever evident on fingertips. Sounds in the background intermingled as the linotype machine operator tapped out words into sentences; and the cylinder press, picking up a bit of ink, rolled across the type form and performed its noteworthy job of printing the newspaper.
    Welcome to the office of the News-Herald in the 1950s-1970s. Jane Yancey Ayres well remembers those days of frantically working to publish the weekly paper for Owen countians. 

  • Pastor and daughter see America from back of bikes

    Owenton First Christian Church Pastor Greg Guy had always been intrigued by bicyclists, but it wasn’t until recently that he received the opportunity to bicycle across country, thanks in part to his congregation.
    Guy, 53, along with his daughter Judith Guy, 21, left for the west coast on May 21, flying into Portland, Ore. and then traveling to Oceanside, Ore. where they began bicycling across country on May 22.

  • Claxon Ridge supporters seek help removing brush

    Although volunteers have worked tirelessly on restoring Claxon Ridge Cemetery, organizers are looking for more ways to preserve and improve the Owen County landmark.
    Christian Rice, the driving force behind the renovations, said volunteers started working in November 2011 but there is plenty of work left to be done.

  • Council to shine spotlight on artists during ‘Evening’

    The Owen County Arts Council is preparing for what they hope will be another successful Evening With the Artists and with more plans to showcase local artwork later this year, coordinators are hopeful community members with show their support.
    The next Evening With the Artists will be held Friday, Aug. 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Owen County Bed and Breakfast, Bruce’s Country Inn.
    Patty Petzinger, a member of the arts council said the council has chosen to hold the events at local bed and breakfasts in order to get the word out on places to stay within the county.

  • School board tax plan faces public hearing

    Members of the community will soon have the opportunity to voice their opinions on proposed general fund taxes for the Owen County School District.
    The Owen County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Owen County High School auditorium at 6 p.m., Aug. 24.
    Owen County Schools Finance Officer Sheila Miller said because the board is looking at levying a rate between compensating and 4 percent, a public hearing must be held.

  • Guilty plea in fatal crash

    An Owen County man has pled guilty to a manslaughter charge following a May DUI-related crash.
    The crash took place May 16 when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road and he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.
    Lamonte Richardson was extricated with no injuries.

  • Beverly shines on international stage

    The 2012 Junior Olympics National Championships for judo drew 663 competitors from across the United States to the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas, July 19-21.
    The 2012 International Junior Olympics were held at the same venue the following day for 249 competitors from around the world.  Competitors earn points from both events toward national ranking.
    Owen County High School students Robert Beverly, James Thompson, and Zac Widener competed in both events.
    Competition was at its toughest this year with as many as 23 athletes in some divisions.

  • Alexander takes top honors at shooting competition

    Ethan Alexander won first place in the 50 target competition and also won high overall score for the for the 50 target shoot with a score of 47 out of 50 at the 4-H District 4 Shooting Sports Trap Shoot Invitational in Berea July 14.

  • Osborne signs with University of the Cumberlands

    Owen County High School standout Stone Osborne, center, was joined by his parents as he signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Patriots baseball head coach Brad Shelton is an Owen County High School graduate.