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Today's News

  • Elk Lick Baptist

    Bro. John’s sermon was on Matthew 21:28-32, “Perils of the Self Righteous.” If we say we will and don’t, or we won’t and do, it is wrong. We’re deceiving God and everyone. When we are in God’s will, things happen. Jesus offers permanent help from sin that causes problems in our life. Too many of us act like Christians on Sunday, and on Monday like there was no Sunday.

  • Cold weather taking toll on almost everyone

    This weather has been really hard on a lot of people lately. It seems everyone I see seems to be sick or just getting over being sick.
    Daddy hadn’t been feeling well for the last couple of weeks either and finally decided he needed to go the doctor.
    They put him in the hospital right away. He had pneumonia in both lungs. He spent a few days there. Of course, he couldn’t wait to get out so that he can go dancing.

  • Going around Robin Hood’s barn

    What a beautiful weekend. Saturday was very nice, but Sunday was spectacular. It went up to 58 degrees on my thermometer.
    Pat, Ann and I went to Louisville to another play. Somebody in the ticket office really messed up this year. We had no play in January, which was no real hardship, considering the weather. But we had two plays scheduled on consecutive Saturdays in February. It was a good drama and very well done, but I’m just about all cultured out at the moment.

  • Danielle Hoop named John Guill Chapter’s DAR Good Citizen

    By Peggy Trinkle
    For the News-Herald
    Each year the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor a DAR Good Citizen contest for high-school seniors.  
    The senior selected as “DAR Good Citizen” must have demonstrated the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

  • Owen man rewarded for good idea

    Owen County resident Dennis Kidd (second from right) was one of several state employees who were recently honored for good ideas that saved taxpayers money in government expenses. Kidd was joined by  (left to right) First Lady Jane Beshear, employees Linda Stone, Donald Carr Jr., Stephen Carroll, John Shouse, Arica Wuetcher and  Kentucky Tourism Arts & Heritage Secretary Marchetta Sparrow

  • Owen County Circuit court

    February 8, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to make payments on restitution, continued to Feb. 22.
    Christopher A. Adkins, first-degree sexual abuse, failure to comply with sex offender registry, second-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for March 22.
    Beverly Ann Barton, 1981, show cause deferred, continued to Nov. 8.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, three counts of first-degree narcotics, jury trial set for April 13.

  • Owen County District court

    Feb. 11, 2011

    John W. Boyce, 1979, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, house arrest, continued to Feb. 25.
    Jeanna T. Cheek, 1964, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to March 8.
    Chad A. Perkins, 1983, non-payment of fines, in jail, $900 cash bond set, owes $893.

  • Getting the newspaper online is easy

    Several people have asked about last week’s front-page article on our move to a subscription-based website, effective Feb. 23.
    If you’re a subscriber to the News-Herald, don’t worry. You’ll have access to all news and other content at OwentonNewsHerald.com. Access to the website is free for all of our print subscribers.
    But you will have to take a few, quick steps to get registered, then you’ll be ready to use the website version of the newspaper.

  • Sharing tales of the American Civil War

    Whittling away on a stick, his gravely voice at times dropping to an emotional whisper, James, a 90-year-old Confederate veteran, transported a crowd of 30 back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Civil War.

  • Community Events

    Adult softball registration is open
    Owen County Parks & Recreation is holding adult softball registration for the upcoming season. Leagues offered will be Church Co-ed, Open Co-ed, and Men’s Open. Co-ed leagues will be on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday and, Men’s Open on Friday. Fee for Church Co-ed is $250, Open leagues are $350. Leagues will start May 2. For information or to register, call 484-3225.