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Today's News

  • Fire and water working together

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Kentucky American Water presented four $500 grants to the following Owen County fire departments yesterday at the Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing in Owen County.  In addition to the
    presentations, attendees toured the facility and enjoyed lunch.
    • Monterey Volunteer Fire Department - to purchase portable radios for new members. Radios will be compatible as required by the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Birth announcement: Kinlee Fulton Dunn

    Chad and Katie Dunn are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinlee Fulton.
    Kinlee was born Nov. 15, 2012 at 12:56 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Nancy Criswell. Paternal grandparents are Benny and Elva Dunn, all of Owenton.
    Kinlee was welcome home by lots of family, especially her aunt Kenzie and uncle Cody.

  • Son of former Long Ridge pastor releases memoir

    One of the most pulsating moments of Gene Enlow’s life occurred the night a man burst into his study, threatening to kill him because of the pastor’s opposition to legalizing sales of liquor by the drink. As Enlow pondered what to say, the Holy Spirit prompted him to pray that God help him love this man the same way He did.

  • Retirement means more time for fun

    I think the drought is broken. I think we must have had 3 inches of rain since it started raining last week. None of us know because we take our rain gauges in the first of December to keep them from freezing and cracking. Not the case this year. Its been near 60 on the Branch all week and is still about 50 this morning. The Branch has been running high since Friday. I talked to Fay this morning and she said they had been checking their gap every day to make sure it hadn’t washed out. Otherwise they have been keeping close to the house.

  • Owen property transfers - November 2012

    Steven D. and Lisa A. Knutson to Norse Land Farm LLC.
    Rhonda M. Bramblett to Troy M. Bramblett.
    Delbert Burke, Donald Gaines, Sue Gaines and Kirby Burke to Tim and Stacy Hudnall, $149,475.20.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Co. to the City of Owenton, Kentucky, adjoining Kelly Court, $1.
    Jack and Susan Carr to Jack and Susan Carr.
    Steven W. and Karen M. Aulbach to William N. and Deborah G. Abbott, tract 31, Avary Woods Farm Division, $42,000.
    Dolores Lawson to Ward Douglas Hensley, lot 37 and 38, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $15,000.

  • Owen County District Court - Dec. 7, 2012

    Steven S. Bradford, 1962, illegal take or pursuit of deer or wild turkey, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, indicted by grand jury.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, contempt of court, owes $221.78 restitution and $38.09 costs.
    Howard L. Jones, 1973, no or expired registration plates, proof shown, dismissed; failure to wear seat belt, pleaded guilty, fined $25; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, proof shown, dismissed.
    Justin Widener, 1989, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, indicted by grand jury.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Dec. 4, 2012

    Zea Demaree, 1988, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month.
    Miranda Dews, 1972,  show cause deferred, owes $8,342.84, t pay $100 a month, continued to Dec. 18.
    Alexander C. Fitzgerald, 1988, theft by unlawful taking, continued to Dec. 18.
    Daniel Gardner, 1962, to set payment plan on restitution, owes $15,000 restitution, failed to appear, bench warrant set for $15,000.

  • In Service: Jeffrey M. Moore

    Air National Guard Airman Jeffrey M. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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. Moore is the son of Leslie Holloway of Sixth Street, Carrollton, and Jeffrey Moore of Crystal Lake Drive, Sparta.

  • In Service: Kayla S. Holt

    Air National Guard Airman Kayla S. Holt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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. Holt is the daughter of Tonya and stepdaughter of Jeff Moore of Crystal Lake Drive, Sparta.
     

  • Owen County author shares Parkinson’s journey in book

    When Kentucky author Machele Coleman Bess was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, her life became a little shaky. Coming from a Christian family, however, she has learned to have faith in God and continue to think positively.
    In her new book, “Unshaken Faith: A Parkinson’s Pocketbook,” Bess describes how, while she has been diagnosed with an uncommon disease, she strives to appreciate the little things in life and remember that God alone is her fortress and she will not be shaken.