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Today's News

  • Paint the town purple leading up to Relay

    Owen County Relay for Life 2014 will be held May 23-24 at the Itron Field.
    During the week leading up to Relay, organizers are asking for help to “Paint the Town Purple” to show support for the cause.
    Organizers said a simple purple bow, poster, or showing of purple incorporated into a home or business will serve as a symbol that the community supports the fight against cancer.

  • Library showcases local artist

    By Julie Donahue
    For the News-Herald

    The first in a series of art shows begin May 20 at 6 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library’s History Room.  
    Ron Devore’s commissioned works are proudly displayed as far away as Nova Scotia.  

  • Owen County Circuit Court - May 9, 2014

    Austin M. Lucas, 1993, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, public intoxication controlled substance, first-degree narcotics, possessing license when privileges are revoked or suspended, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 16.
    James C. Johns, 1962, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, $1,000 surety, no alcohol, live with surety, continued to May 23.

  • Owen County District Court - May 9, 2014

    Austin M. Lucas, 1993, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, public intoxication controlled substance, first-degree narcotics, possessing license when privileges are revoked or suspended, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for May 16.
    James C. Johns, 1962, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, $1,000 surety, no alcohol, live with surety, continued to May 23.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hopefully, I won’t need to buy a goat

    Last week was a busy one for everybody on the Branch.
    I had bridge on Tuesday.
    Teri came on Wednesday with her laundry and Catlin in tow. As her laundry washed, she helped me with the basement. She got a long stretch of tile cleaned and we were able to start setting furniture back in place. I cleaned a window and got the curtains hung.
    It’s beginning to look like someone actually lives there again.
    Jennifer returned to Kentucky on Saturday. She had been in San Diego, California for a week at a work seminar.

  • Young leaders host business leaders

    On May 2, the second-grade Leadership Class had its annual luncheon. The eight young leaders traveled to businesses throughout the year to learn how they operate and are successfully run.
    “We are lucky to live in a county where businesses and county offices are always eager to work with the school system,” teacher Teena Gamble said.  

  • May is Wildland Fire Awareness Month

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    People start most wildfires. Owen County fire departments are responding to an increase of grass fires in Owen County due to dead grass from the winter.  It only takes a minute for the wind to blow the fire from a fire and cause it to get out of your control.
    David Lilly, the chief of the Owenton Volunteer Fire Department, said the public can promote and practice wildfire safety.  

  • Birth announcement: Sadie Mae Tuggle

    John and Heather Tuggle are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Sadie Mae Tuggle.  Sadie Mae was born at 10:13 a.m., March 9, 2014. She weighed 6 lbs. and 6.4 oz. and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Randy and Karen Collins of Dry Ridge. Her paternal grandparents are Wendell and Peggy Tuggle of New Liberty.  Her maternal great-grandmother is Fern Whiteker of Falmouth; and her paternal great-grandmother is Edith Gabbard of Glencoe.

  • Zeroes help and hurt Owen County Rebels

    The Owen County High School baseball team found itself on both sides of shutouts last week.
    After dropping an 8-3 decision May 5 to Franklin County High School, the Rebels welcomed Grant County High School to Dunavent Field on May 6.
    The team was looking for its second win of the season against the Braves. Owen County won 8-4 in Dry Ridge on April 21.

  • Boys finish third at region

    Saturday was a good day overall for the Owen County High School boys track team at the Region 5A Track Meet.
    For one runner, it was a championship Saturday.
    While the team finished in a tie for third-place overall in Danville, OCHS senior Hunter Trenary captured the regional title in the 3200-meter run. Trenary had finished second a year ago.
    Trenary, along with teammates Cory Hudnall, Daniel Lopez and Keith Stout, finished third in the 4x800-meter relay.