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Today's News

  • Wedding announcement: Mears-Martini

  • Fair Forecast

    FaDana Bramblett
    For the News-Herald

    Can you believe it is just three weeks until the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show begins.
    There are many new things happening at the fair on Tuesday, which is Family Night. The Fair Bears will be there to talk with the children.
    So come out and see all the activities. Weekly passes are on sale for $25 at Minch’s Hardware, Smokers Friendly, North Park, the Owen County Extension Service Office or by calling FaDana Bramblett at 484-5598.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Be careful when staying on 16th floor

    It’s cool at the moment, but our all-knowing weatherman says it will be hot by afternoon, so I must get this written and get what “work” I do out of the way before that happens.
    Right now, it is very quiet on the Branch. The big trucks haven’t started rolling by, nor are the dogs barking at the tow does that have taken up residence under the apple trees, waiting for the apples to drop.
    My June apple trees are full of apples that get ripe the beginning of July. I’ve never been sure why they call them June apples.

  • Retired teachers staying busy

    Earlier in June, members of the Owen Country chapter attended the quarterly Retired Teachers Association Fifth District meeting at Shelbyville.
    OCRTA member Denise Perkins was presented a certificate by District President Debby Murrell for being named the District RTA Volunteer of the Year for 2012-2013.
    Denise was one of 14 district winners from across Kentucky.
    The fifth district is made up of Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties.

  • Grimes graduates

    Ethan Nathaniel Grimes graduated June 2 from Franklin County High School. He received several scholarship awards and a certificate for his high-grade point average. He is active in his church and recently left for a mission trip to New York. He will attend Asbury University in the fall. He is the son of Paul and Peggy (Smith) Grimes of Frankfort and the grandson of Foster and Geri Smith of Monterey.

     

  • Georgia on her mind - When fear runs wild, gas-station glasses can be ideal for defense

    When things go bump in the night and the house creaks, I lie in bed and worry that someone is living in our attic. My guess would be the mysterious Gerald Stamper whose mail has been delivered to our address for over a decade.  “White Pages” even lists him as a member of our household though we have no clue who he is.

  • Owen Historical Society News: House is our home

    The glass light fixture on the ceiling in the foyer presented a challenge for the little boy.
    No matter how high he jumped, his fingertips couldn’t quite reach its smooth surface.
    It wasn’t until the lad’s family had moved away and then returned to live in the white house on Main Street that the youngster, who had grown a bit, could accomplish this feat.

    This Owen county memory was shared by Gene Rose who lived in the Hartsough home in his youth.

  • Homeowner attempted to foil burglary

    An incident at a home on Hwy. 22 East has led one man to be indicted on charges of burglary and assault.
    Benjamin Christopher Hellard, 33, was indicted on the charges of third-degree burglary, second-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender after allegedly breaking into the home and being caught by the homeowner.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the incident took place May 24, when Hellard and another man allegedly stole a lawnmower and Weedeater, among other items.

  • Dairy Queen sign returned Casa

    The mystery behind who took the old Dairy Queen sign from the ground of Casa Mexican restaurant has been solved.
    According to Owenton Police Office rGary Alcorn, the taking of the sign was a matter of miscommunication between a member of the restaurant staff and the owner.
    Alcorn said a man asked an employee of the restaurant if he could take the sign. The employee didn’t realize the sign may have had any value and said the man could have it.

  • Couple revives former Amerimart location

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    A new competitor has arrived on the Owen County scene.
    Ron and Claudette Howard of R and C Marts are new to the private industry world, but hope their investment, a Valero Gas Station, will gain ground here in Owenton.
    “It’s our first venture into the private industry and you know, we’re excited about it, everything seems to be running smooth,” Ron Howard said.
    The new store is located in the previous AmeriMart location.