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Today's News

  • Wedding: Cook-Burke

    Larry Cook and Carol Burke would like to announce their wedding and honeymoon took place July 21, 2012, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
    Larry’s daughters Jen and Kim attended the ceremony.

  • Engagement: Dews-Gambrell

    Thomas and Anna Dews are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Katherine Dews, to Rondale Wayne Gambrell, son of Rondal and Debra Gambrell.
    The couple will unite in marriage Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the residence of Mr. Bill Greene. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.

  • Birth announcement: Addison Kay Glass

    Alicia Renfro Glass and Alan Glass would like to announce the birth of their daughter Addison Kay Glass was born June, 12, 2012, at 1:18 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. and 13 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
    She was welcomed home by her proud big brother William Glass, maternal grandparents Melissa Renfro and Bumper Renfro of Owenton. Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Jerry Kumkel of Stamping Ground and Dale and Robin Glass of Georgetown. Great-grandmothers Alice Osborne and Hazel Glass.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Rain falls but brings problems

    I didn’t get to the mowing on Monday last. I kept holding out for more rain.
    I finally started early on Thursday and mowed till it got hot then finished on Friday. We did get a half inch on Thursday and a full inch on Friday evening. Everything is green and growing now. I’ll have to start my mowing routine again.
    We have had enough rain around this area to put water back in Elkhorn Creek.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: July 24, 2012

    Estate of Ada Hammond, deceased vs. Zemer Hammond, motion for guardian ad litem fee, see order.
    Annette Keith vs. Michael S. Keith, motion to dismiss, see order.
    Charles Smith vs. Owen County School District, motion to dismiss, remand.
    Beulah Hardy vs. Owenton Manor Nursing, LLC., motion to dismiss, see order.
    Pinnacle Credit Services LLC vs. Tammy Lynn Stewart, motion for default judgment, remand.
    Alicia Renae Stigers vs. Michael Ray Shuler, found in contempt June 21, must pay $600 or serve 10 days jail, see order.

  • Owen County District Court: July 27, 2012

    Karen S. Fields, 1970, failure to appear, dismissed.
    Carolyn Gabbard, 1988, first-degree possession of heroin, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury; drug paraphernalia, $5,000 surety bond.
    Isaac L. Goemaat, 1994, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000; carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving stolen property, second-degree criminal mischief, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 3.
    Lloyd C. Jones, 1984, second-degree burglary, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 3.

  • Like a kiss, you can’t do it alone

    John Cheeves said, “I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss, you can’t do it alone.”  Life teaches us that we can’t accomplish important tasks by ourselves.  The same can be said for barn murals. Certainly, without the dedication and cooperation of many folks, we would not have been able to complete four barn murals along the Agricultural Heritage Trail in less than three years.

  • Owenton native could be on the road to the Olympics

    By GREG WADDELL
    For the News-Herald
    More than a decade ago, Steven Lopez etched his name into history as the first American to win gold medals in the two highest divisions of the USA Tae kwon do National Championships.
    In July, Owenton native Kendall Yount joined that club, securing her spot as not only the youngest competitor to achieve the feat, but also the first female.

  • Guilty plea in fatal crash

    An Owen County man has pled guilty to a manslaughter charge following a May DUI-related crash.
    The crash took place May 16 when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road and he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.
    Lamonte Richardson was extricated with no injuries.

  • City council approves zone change for Ford property

    After several months of City of Owenton Planning and Zoning Commission and Owenton City Council meetings, the council held a second reading on the proposed zone change at 311 South Main Street, known as the Ford property, July 27.
    Each council member attending the meeting approved the second reading.
    Members Tim Cammack and Robert Walker were not in attendance.
    The property had been an R-1 lot (residential), but was changed to C-1 (commercial).
    The change will allow a commercial business to be opened on the property.