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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Nov. 20, 2012

    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, 1989, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, continued to Dec. 18.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, owes fines and costs of $725.
    Jerry C. Burford, 1957, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Dec. 18.
    Thomas P. Colligan, 1966, two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Dec. 18.

  • Owen County District Court: Nov. 9, 2012

    Vivian Erskine, 1980, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, 30 days, conditionally discharged for two years.
    Vivian Erskine, 1980, harassment, non-payment of fines, owes $141.
    Raymond Eastman, 1968, first-degree enhancement narcotics, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Andrew S. Larmour, 1981, show cause deferred, owes $203 total, continued to Dec. 20, 2013.

  • Wedding: Smith-Raines

    Josh Aaron Raines and Kayla Darlene Smith were married Sept. 21, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.  in Sevierville, Tenn. at the Preserve Chapel by Bro. Milkweed Wotier. The bride’s maid of honor was Heather Patton. The groom’s best man was Cody Mckinley. In attendance were the groom’s mother, Terri Raines, and the bride’s grandparents, Gary and Darlene Hunter, all of Owenton. The couple spent their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and will reside in Florence.

  • Recipes for life: Program helps kids learn healthy habits

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to welcome family and say goodbye to a friend

    Just a quick note to clear up some errors in last week’s column. I should reread it before I send it rather than reading it when the paper comes out. Gene Rose is Stony’s “cousin.”
    In the paper last week, that sentence bumped up against the line dividing the next item on the page and “cousin” got left out.

  • Local author to read from holiday book

    Georgia Green Stamper’s essay, “Shepherds in Bathrobes,” is included in Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas, the latest book offering from Kentucky Monthly.
    Described by critics as a landmark anthology, the book features works from Harriette Arnow, Wendell Berry, Irvin S. Cobb, James B. Goode, Stephen M. Vest, Frank X Walker, Robert Penn Warren, and many others, including Stamper.

  • Open Season: Carrier, Wihoite and Eades are this week's best hunters

    Here are some of this week's best hunters. If you have a hunting or fishing photograph you would like to submit for publication, send the photo and information to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com

  • Former Rebels lifting their game to the next level

    The college basketball season is under way with two former Owen County High School standouts in the middle of it all. Sawyer Williams and Rianna Gayheart are both playing college basketball this fall and making history at the same time.  
    Williams is at Morehead State University and Gayheart is playing at Northern Kentucky University. It marks the first time two Owen County High School graduates are playing Division I basketball at the same time.
    Gayheart is the first former Lady Rebel to ever play Division I basketball.

  • Owen County makes a run at state meet

    The Owen County High School cross-country team wrapped up its season on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.
    The Rebels took part in the state cross-country meet.
    As a team, the boys finished 12th out of 27 teams.
    Owen County was led by junior Hunter Trenary who finished fourth overall. The outcome was an improvement from last season when Trenary finished eighth.
    “I was very happy with the way I ran today,” Trenary said.  “(Saturday’s race) might have been the best race of the season for me.”

  • Tis the season: Extension service hold trimming sessions

    The holiday season is off to a great start with the holiday trimmings program held a the Owen County Extension Office on Nov. 8 with 180 individuals attending from eight different counties. Participants learned new ideas for decorations, gifts and foods for the holidays.

    Judy Hetterman, FCS extension agent, explained how to make a tobacco-stick basket.