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Today's News

  • Court appoints members to new tourism board

    In March, the Owen County Fiscal Court approved a 3-percent transient room tax (lodging tax). Owen countians could soon see the effects of the tax placed on those traveling through the county.
    According to the lodging tax ordinance, it includes motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations. The ordinance also includes campgrounds.
    The fiscal court recently approved the appointment of seven local citizens to a tourism commission, which was required by the ordinance.

  • And now for some good news ... coupons come back to News-Herald

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting in this edition, the News-Herald will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside the News-Herald each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a News-Herald subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Smith family joins together

    The 22nd Smith family reunion was held June 26 at the home of Naomi Shiver.
    There were 94 present for the occasion.
    It was a great day after the morning showers.

  • At the intersection of life and death

    The summer I was 10, “Death” showed up uninvited at our front door and refused to leave. It wasn’t that I had not been introduced to him before. Growing up on a farm, I learned what buzzards circling in the sky meant almost before I could talk. Something was always dying, a groundhog or wild rabbit, or a ewe leaving an orphaned lamb for me to raise as a pet on a bottle. And per custom of the time and place, I tagged along with my parents wherever they went, attending more funerals in my first decade than most people do in a lifetime.

  • Engagement: Ayres-Patton

    Sarah Jeanne Ayres and Stanley Allen Patton, along with their family and friends, are pleased to announce their marriage on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the residence of Don and Sue Ayres on Hwy. 22 East. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 in the evening, and a reception will follow.
    Invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.

  • Wedding: Grider-Jones

    GlyptusAnn Grider and Mark Lincoln Jones were married June 11 at First Baptist Church of Owenton. Bro. James Craigmyle performed the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of James and PruAndera Grider of Long Ridge. The groom is the son of Dr. Roger and Marian Jones of Owensboro.
    Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Gabrielle Grider of Owenton, as maid of honor.

  • Engagement: Adkins-Michels

    Jeff and Pam Michels of Poplar Grove, and Junior and Brenda Davis and Lynn Davis of Wallins, would like to announce the engagement of their children: Owen Robert Michels, a 2001 graduate of Owen County High School, and Terri Michelle Adkins, a 1990 graduate of Cawood High School. The wedding will take place Aug. 20, 2011, in Wallins in Harlan County.

  • A day at the races

    The Owen County High School girls golf team volunteered in a merchandise booth in the plaza level of the Kentucky Tower during Saturday’s Sprint Cup race. Pictured are Shawn Power, Shelby Power, Jennifer Power and David Wainscott.
     

  • Office getting ready for tax-bill sale and local-option election

    The sun is bright and it is a beautiful day here in the clerk’s office. We are preparing for both the special election on July 26 and for the delinquent real estate tax bill sale July 25.
    On July 26, voters will go to the polls to vote on the question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County?”

  • Owen County District Court 7-13-11

    July 1, 2011

    Donnie J. Wright, 1974, fourth-degree assault, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., pleaded not guilty, continued to July 15.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Kenneth D. Carpenter, motion to require answer to interrogatories, complied per county attorney.
    Edward Bourne vs. Darian Carter, judgment to plaintiff for $750, plus interest and court costs.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Ervin Covey, motion to require answer to interrogatories, bench warrant set for $100.