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Today's News

  • Citizens Union Bancorp announces management appointments

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc., the parent company for Citizen Union Bank in Shelbyville and First Farmers Bank in Owenton, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1 as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:
    David Bowling – chief executive officer of Citizens Union Bank
    Darryl Traylor – chairman and chief executive officer of First Farmers Bank and president of Citizens Union Bank
    David Lyons – president of First Farmers Bank

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Dec. 17, 2013

    Felicia D. Bramlett, 1985, shock probation in felony convictions, motion for shock probation, denied.
    Jesse F. Brown, 1980, receiving stolen property, firearm, adopted plea agreement.
    Jamie M. Conrad, 1972, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity cultivate in marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, continued to Jan. 21.
    Gilbert B. Gibson, 1978, show cause deferred, $1, owes $1,155 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,200.

  • Owen County District Court - Dec. 20, 2013

    Larry D. Hammond, 1966, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 23.
    James House, 1977, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 10.
    Avril Hubbard Jr., 1978, theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 23.
    Randy Keown, 1978, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Jan. 10.

  • From our vault

    When the News-Herald moved into our new building, we uncovered boxes of old photos in the former darkroom. Some of the photos had simple descriptions on the back while others were blank. Take a moment to check out these pictures and submit the names of anyone you recognize and what they are doing. We will publish the photos again in a couple of weeks with any answers. Send your answers to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com, drop them at our office at 154 West Bryan Street or mail them to: News-Herald Vault Photos, P.O. Box 219, Owenton, Ky., 40359.

  • A busy week for Lady Rebels

    The Owen County High School girls basketball team is ready for a couple of days off.
    The team played three games in five days last week - two at home and one on the road.
    The first game took place on their home court as they took on Gallatin County last Dec. 16. The Lady Wildcats got off to a quick start as they jumped out to a 23-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.
    Owen County held its own in the second but found themselves trailing 31-18 at intermission.
    The deficit would prove to be too much as Gallatin County would win the game 69-43.

  • 2013: The finish line in sight

    As 2013 winds down there will be plenty of images to remember from the year in sports.
    The year began with the lights going out at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. Baltimore would eventually hold on to knock off San Francisco to win its second title.

  • Big return home for Rebels

    The Owen County High School Rebels finally played two games last week that did not require them to ride a bus.
    After playing their first four games on the road, the team played their first two home games of the season against a pair of 31st District rivals.
    The Rebels began the week by welcoming Gallatin County High School to Owenton. The Wildcats were looking for their first district win after falling to Henry County High School.

  • Historic New Liberty parsonage undergoes renovation

    As one enters the community of New Liberty, the first landmark seen is the Edwardian (post Victorian) house circa 1886.
    Known as the New Liberty Baptist Church parsonage, this beautiful red brick home was built by B.E. Garvey and his wife Eva. This home was donated April 1908 to the New Liberty Baptist Church.
    Established 1801, The New Liberty Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in the state of Kentucky.
    The Garvey’s desired that this landmark be a home for ministers and their families for the duration of the life of the church.

  • Birth announcement: Danni Kate Williams

    Danni Kate Williams was born to Chris and Jessi Williams on Sept. 26, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical. She weighed 7.0 lbs and was 20.25 inches long. Danni is the granddaughter of Bruce and Ruth Kingkade and Ricky and Judy Williams, of Owenton, as well as Nancy and Bob Flickinger, of Florence.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Early peoples, animals left indelible marks

    The Delaware Indians called them the “Allegewa”and there is evidence of their presence in Owen County long ago. The remains of a stone tower, believed to have been built by these people, is perched atop a steep incline along Severn Creek.
    From its lofty height a great stretch of the Kentucky River along with the adjoining bottom lands can be seen.