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Today's News

  • Keith talks numbers at chamber meeting

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith discussed the county’s fiscal picture with the members of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce at its regular meeting July 10.
    With Keith leaving office in January 2015, this may have been the final time she spoke with chamber members as county judge-executive.
    Keith said some members of the community may not be clear on the duties and responsibilities of different members of local government.

  • Water tank at Owen Fairgrounds to undergo major renovation

    Kentucky American Water has announced that its water storage tank located at the Owen County Fairgrounds will be undergoing refurbishment this summer, to include painting the interior and exterior of the 30-year-old tank, which can hold 400,000 gallons of water. Depending on the weather, the $500,000 project is expected to be completed by early fall.
    Kentucky American Water has contracted with George Kountoupes Painting Company of Lincoln Park, Michigan for the project.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Community names may reflect their history

    Avery, Hallam, Margaret, Danish and Ep have not survived. Yet at one time their presence was important to Owen County families.
    Though many may never have heard their names, these communities provided a poignant insight into Owen County history.
    Names evoke memories; and many times curiosity arises over the origin of names and their significance in the stories of America and her people.

  • Georgia: On my mind - Detective works pays off for class of 1963 reunion

    Ernie and I have hit upon a new plan to supplement our retirement income.
    We’re starting up the Georgia & Ernie Detective Agency.
    I’m kidding around, of course, but with the help of our classmates, friends, the News-Herald and the Internet, we’ve done the near impossible - to announce our 51st Class Reunion (yes we forgot to plan a 50th) on Aug. 2, we’ve located a mailing address for the 58 living members of the Owen County High School Class of 1963.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 8, 2014

    Joann Adams (Blackmore), 1974, show cause hearing, owes $23,454.94 restitution.
    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking all others $10,000 or more, continued to July 22.
    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, promoting sex performance by minor under 16 years of age, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 9.

  • Owen County District Court - July 11, 2014

    Jessica C. Clines, 1980, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 10 days, conditionally discharged for 355 days, credit time served.
    William B. Cummins, 1984, speeding 11 mph over the limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to wear seat belt, drug paraphernalia, continued to July 18.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for June 2014

    Charles J. and Wanda L. Leon-Lingenfelter to EVF1 LLC,   $252,000.
    Bobby J. Hambright and Linda Ann Brown to Worthville Christian Church, lot 39 and 40, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $5,000.
    William V. Duvall Jr. and Myra Duvall to Robert D. Towles, $300,000.
    Beechwood Ponderosa LLC to James B. Bevins, Owenton & Stamping Ground.
    William J. Baston to Chelsea M. Stephens, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $8,000.
    Diana Andes to Christopher M. and Sabrina K. Bishop, Harmony Road, $9,000.

  • Owen students honored by Youth Salute

    Over 760 high-school juniors from 47 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year’s Youth Salute.
    The 34th Annual Awards Ceremony was held in their honor on May 4 at Eastern Kentucky University.  A top youth leader was named for each high school as well as “Youth Leaders of the Year.”

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to enjoy a few days as a lady of leisure

    It’s cloudy and cool this morning. We had about 1.2 inches of rain yesterday and last night. We really needed it.
    Wanda and Fay said their gardens were beginning to wilt. Wanda, Ray, Joyce and Barbara were all picking and canning last week. Fay and Bruce got the last of the summer hay cut and baled. Now they must run the fences and see that there are none down so the cows can stray. There is always something to be done on a farm.

  • Staying on target: Perry named to state sporting clay team

    A sharp-shooting Owen County woman continues to rack up statewide honors as she pursues her dream.
    Shadoe Perry was recently named to the Kentucky Sporting Clays team. She has received the designation several times before but is pleased by the honor.
    Perry said the team doesn’t actually meet or compete against other teams.
    Points are accrued by how a shooter ranks during competition. The top points winners are named to the team.