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Today's News

  • New tobacco heritage mural goes up along U.S. 127 in Monterey

    Just in time to welcome NASCAR fans, a new barn mural has been placed on Jobston and Joann Threet’s barn on U.S. Highway 127 South in Monterey. The “Growing Plants and Pulling Plants”  mural is hung as a triptych and features three framed sections.

  • Second Fan Fair to welcome race fans, showcase Owen County

    Second Fan Fair to welcome race fans, showcase Owen County

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer

    With one poker run tour already under their belt, coordinators of the 2012 Fan Fair are already deeming this year’s event a success.
    The event began Tuesday with the vendor mall and artisan row, which will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday.
    A Miss Golden Triangle pageant was also held Tuesday, with approximately 19 participants.

  • Zoning board agrees to Ford change

    By Molly Haines and John Whitlock
    New-Herald Staff
    The Owenton City Council will meet Thursday to vote on the future of the Ford property on SouthMain Street.
    The city’s planning and zoning commission met Tuesday and approved the zone change from R-1 (residential) to C-1 (commercial).
    The formal request for the change was made by the property’s owner Peggy Ford during an April 31 meeting of the planning and zoning commission.
    The city council has the final say on the zone change.

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  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Is this huge fish a trophy or a state record?

    You bait a rod with a large minnow and let the offering dangle off the back of the boat as you enjoy a day of lazy floating on a canvas raft on your favorite reservoir, basking in the summer sun.
    You hear the sound of movement coming from the boat and flick your head around to see the rod bent over double, straining to hold the weight. You quickly board the boat and release the rod from its holder. You apply gentle pressure to embed the circle hook in the fish’s mouth.

  • Happy campers

    Owen County Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall and Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne offered their coaching insight and experience to boys and girls entering grades 3-8 as part of the annual basketball camp.  The emphasis of this year’s camp was on shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, fundamentals of defense and team play.
     

  • Wedding: Danielle-Davis

    Troy and Shanna Osborne of Owenton and Tammy and Eddie Turner of Lawrenceburg, Ind., would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sondra Danielle to Ben Davies, son of Mike and Amy Davies of Dewberry, Ind.
    The bride to be is currently attending Brown Mackey College and will graduate in July 2012 with a degree in veterinary technology. Danielle is employed at Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic and she is a 2008 graduate of Lawrenceburg High school.

  • Birth announcement: Makenzie Brooke Power

    Shane and Rita Power of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Brooke Power. She was born Monday, March 26, 2012, at 11:43 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Melba Taylor of Carrollton and John and Charlotte Carter of Trimble County; her paternal grandparents are Scott and Joan Power of Carrollton; her great-grandparents are Katherine Carter of Carrolton and Eula “Poppy” Perkins of Owenton.
     

  • A night to celebrate

    Members of the Owen County 4-H took part in the Kentucky State 4-H Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky which was held June 11-14. Pictured are (left to right) Allyson Beverly, Andi Burford, Claire True and Olivia Karsner.

  • Owen County District Court - June 15, 2012

    Greg Glass, 1967, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Hank House, 1960, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree terroristic threatening, continued to June 22.
    Tommy E. Little Jr., 1981, flagrant non-support, in jail, $8,700 cash bond set.
    Lamonte Richardson, 1956, second-degree manslaughter, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, in jail, $25,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for June 22.