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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - Nov. 22, 2013

    Rodney W. Rabourn, 1985, first-degree narcotics, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Dec. 6.
    Anthony Rice, 1980, possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, $5,000 cash bond set.
    Thomas C. Stark, 1984, theft by deception, pleaded guilty, fined $349 restitution,
    Crystal Turner, 1985, possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, $5,000 cash bond set.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Nov. 19, 2013

    Regina Brackin, 1990, show cause deferred, owes $1,881 total, to pay $50 a month, bench warrant set for $1,900.
    Jesse F. Brown, 1989, receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Dec. 17.
    Norman Bruce, 1994, manufacturing methamphetamine, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month, first payment due in 90 days.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, probation violation, owes $2,094 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, five counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Dec. 17.

  • Expressing themselves

    These students in Ms. Wooten’s fifth-grade class gained public speaking experience at the fifth-grade poetry reading event Nov. 19. They read several types of original poems to a large group of supportive family members and friends. All of the MBMS fifth-grade poems will be available for the public to read at the Owen County Public Library after the first of the year.

  • Leadership Owen County: Planning, managing effective meetings is focus of meeting

    BY DAVID B. LILLY
    For the News-Herald
    The seventh session of the Owen County Leadership Program, offered by the Owen County Extension Council, was held Oct. 21.
    Joy Morgan served as the hostess and emcee for the night. She introduced our presenters for the night.
    The participants wish to thank Joy for the snacks.
    Ron Glenn and Ginny Cook began the class by talking about power and leadership in communities.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Hunters find success down on the Branch

    Winter is definitely here, 18-degrees yesterday morning and a balmy 22 degrees this morning, but all is well on the Branch.
    Deer season is over and the hunters have gone back to their real life.
    Wanda said she talked to some of the guys at the hunting shack and the unofficial count was 31 or 32. After a slow start, they did pretty well. That was just the count on Cedar Creek Road and the Branch.
    I forgot to mention the Kentucky Book Fair and/or I didn’t know about the Kentucky Voices, held at the old state capitol on Nov. 15.

  • Engagement announcement: Lowe-Shelton

    Jayson Richelle Lowe of Sparta and Jordan Kent Shelton of Wheatley announce their engagement.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and DeRhonda Lowe of Sparta. Lowe is the granddaughter of Richard and Judy Smith of Warsaw and Hardin and Katie Lowe of Sparta.
    Lowe is a 2010 graduate of Gallatin County High School and a 2013 graduate of Bluegrass Community and Technical College with a degree in business. She is employed with Osborne Law Office in Carrollton.

  • Owen Senior Center activities for Nov. 27-Dec. 3

    The Owen County Senior Center provides activities only. The center is not medically staffed. Seniors who attend must be self reliant.
    Hot meals are served daily at 12 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance to reserve your hot cooked meal. All seniors are welcome to attend.

    Wednesday: 9 a.m., games; 12 p.m., potluck Thanksgiving meal; 1 p.m., extension office/craft.
    Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving.
    Friday: Closed for Thanksgiving.
    Monday: 9 a.m., games; 1 p.m., drumming with Roberta Schultz.

  • Owen officials offers tips for winter safety

    Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm.
    People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions.
    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan tells the public to be prepared for winter weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio and /television to stay informed about winter-storm watches, warnings and advisories.

  • Rebels looking to stay on top

    The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels have been the class of the 31st District the past two seasons. They are hoping to make it a third.
    The Rebels enter the 2013-2014 season as the two-time defending 31st District champions.
    In that time, they are 21-3 versus district competition. Their 20-10 record last year was also the second-straight season where Owen County has won at least 20 games.
    It was the third time the team has won 20 games under OCHS Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall.

  • Boys 31st District Preview

    Carroll County High School Panthers
    • The Panthers finished 16-12 last season.
    • Carroll County is once again coached by Carroll Yager.
    • They lost to Owen County in the 31st District semifinals.
    • They need to replace their top three scorers from last year. Dallas Gibson averaged 19 points and 5.5 rebounds a game, Trey Boles averaged 15.8 points while Brandon Stewart tossed in 10.2 points a contest.

    Eminence High School Warriors