Today's News

  • Owen District Court | November 1, 2017

    Oct. 27, 2017

    Jeffery Lane Allnutt, 1957, one headlight, rear license not illuminated, failure of owner to maintain required insurance or security, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first degree possession of controlled substance or opiate, drug paraphernalia, careless driving, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, operator’s license suspended pre-trial, appointed public defender, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 3.

  • College basketball season is upon us

    Friday John came down and cleaned out the chimney and put new piping on the wood stove to get it ready for the cold weather to come.
    Saturday we went to Ann’s to split wood that John had dropped and cut up and hauled it to my house and stacked it on the back porch. After he left, I mowed the yard for the last time this season. I am now ready to start a fire when the weather gets colder.

  • Raylan James Keith

    James and Mariah Keith are proud to announce the birth of their son, Raylan James Keith.
    He was welcomed into this world at 9:53 a.m., Aug. 8, 2017, weighing 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and 19.5 inches long.

  • John Paul Smoot

    Brittney and Chris Smoot would like to announce the birth of their son, John Paul Smoot.
    John Paul was born Sept. 15, 2017, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz. and was 21.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Rhonda and Johnny Denny. Paternal grandparents are Valerie and Paul Smoot. Great-grandparents are Emma Lou McComas, Bill and Beverly Stewart and Tony and Jean Carol Denny.
    John Paul was welcomed home by all his four legged brothers and sisters.

  • Cross country teams headed for state this weekend

    Saturday may have been a cold, muddy day but the weather didn’t slow down the Owen County Cross Country Teams.
    The girls and boys team traveled to Lykin’s Park in Winchester to compete in the Region 5A Championship Meet.
    Allison Bourne was ranked second in the region behind Anna Rupp of Lexington Christian Academy. The two had met a few times during the season and Rupp had finished in front of Bourne at each meeting, however, this race would end differently.  

  • Volleyball team wraps up season with loss at 8th Region Tournament

    By Gayla Llewis
    Special to the News-Herald

  • It’s time to clean up the bramble patch

    By Jeneen Wiche

  • Livestock Market Report | November 1, 2017

    Oct. 25, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 615
    Last Week: 803
    Last Year: 580

    Compared to Last Week:
    Feeder steers sold mostly steady to $2 higher, heifers under 600 lbs. steady, over 600 lbs. mostly steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows steady, bulls steady on a very limited test.

  • ‘Harvest Hymn 257’ and random thoughts abound

    The other day someone congratulated our features editor, Sarah Gatling, on her promotion, which was nice, except she didn’t get a promotion.
    Sarah said if she got a promotion she’d like to be promoted to potentate — that sounds like a cool thing to be, she said.
    It reminded me of the hymn, “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” in which Jesus is called “the potentate of time,” and also reminded me that a few years ago, Sarah gave me a very old hymnal, copyrighted in 1924, called “Harvest Hymns.”

  • Church News | November 1, 2017

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