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Today's News

  • Looking Back | Feb. 8, 2017

    5 years ago

    Feb. 8, 2012

    Downhill from here

     

    Most people do what they can to avoid driving in icy conditions. When they are caught on slick roads, they typically don’t travel at high speeds in vehicles without brakes.

    One Owen County resident spent the winter of 2012 doing quite the opposite. 

  • Owen District Court | Feb. 8, 2017

    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, contempt of court, pay or stay.

    Bobby Carol Beckley, 1955, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 10. 

    Ethan Bradford, 1992, first-degree possession of controlled substance, heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.

  • January Property Transfers

    James R. Haynes Estate and Wanda L. Langdon Executrix to Michael S. and Elizabeth A. Barcus, lot 147 and 148, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $10,000.

    Eric B. Long to Melinda Gray, lots 10, 11 and 12, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $100.

    Gary W. Alcorn and Michelle S. Alcorn to Michelle S. Alcorn, two parcels of land, lots 7 and 8, Evan Wood Estates Subdivision. 

  • Livestock Market Report | Feb. 8, 2017

     Feb. 1, 2017 

     

    Cattle receipts: 717

    Previous week: 423

    Last year: 726

     

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady-firm, slaughter cows steady, bulls $2-$4 higher.

     

  • Protect your home orchard during the winter months

    by Steve Musen

    During the winter months, home orchard owners need to protect their fruit trees from rabbits and voles. But hold off on any pruning until after the worst of the cold, winter weather has passed.

    Rabbits and voles injure fruit trees by chewing the bark from the lower trunk and portions of the roots. This damage may kill or severely weaken the trees.

  • Potted plants from Valentine can last all year long

    by Jeneen Wiche 

    Cut flowers are undoubtedly the most popular manifestation of showing your love for someone on Valentine’s Day but potted flowering plants can do the trick, too. Perhaps the potted bloom has the potential to remind your lover that the sentiment lasts all year, but what does it mean if you can’t get it to bloom again? Is your love doomed? Of course not, but here are some tips just in case.

  • Decades-old case remains unsolved

    An updated facial reconstruction for an unidentified woman found dead on Highway 330 nearly three decades ago has been released by the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). 

    NamUs Director of Case Management and Communications J. Todd Matthews said the new profile rendering could help officials put the case to rest.

  • Court hears update on potential new fire department

    A decision regarding the Owen County Fire Department station two fund was put off for at least another month after a meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court Jan. 25. 

    The court established an escrow account for the South Owen Fire Department’s portion of the fire fee money after the department disbanded in late 2014. The money has been held in the account ever since. 

  • Robots set to descend on OCHS once more

    Across the country, companies, schools and universities are putting an emphasis on STEM subjects of math, science and physics. 

    Owen County High School Teacher Rusty Willhoite has expanded student interest in STEM and engineering with the Vex Robotics program. 

  • Annual CHD Walk for Awareness set for March 4

    BY KATIE COLUMBIA

    Special to the News-Herald 

     The 12th Annual Walk for Awareness of CHD’s will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.