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Today's News

  • Firm bringing state-of-the-art tech to Owen County

    Owen County may not seem like the kind of community where cutting-edge technology can be found but it’s one of the few communities in the state that can deliver Internet and television service through fiber-optics.
    The thin fiber-optic cables can carry a much stronger signal with much more data. It also provides a much more stable signal than traditional cable or satellite.
    According to Ron Reimer, owner of Kentucky Ridge Country Communications, this upgraded technology gives people of Owen County a taste of what the future will hold.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Minch’s store is living history

    It is a landmark in Owen County. Local history permeates every inch of its surface. For over 160 years, it has gazed upon Seminary Street and collected family stories of those who stopped by to visit. Age does not detract from its character but rather defines it; and it represents more than a century of Owen County cherished traditions.

  • Owen County’s Borchers takes part in Kentucky Bar Association program

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    High school students from across the Commonwealth gathered in Louisville recently to participate in “Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters,” a program encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to become lawyers and practice law in Kentucky.

  • Owen County District Court - July 19, 2013

    James House, 1977, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for July 26.
    Joel Schlueter, 1984, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education, operator’s license suspended for 90 days, four days jail, court costs; giving officer false name or address, four days jail concurrent; terroristic threatening, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, continued first appearance set for Aug 2.

  • Owen Circuit Court: July 9, 2013

    Thomas Lewis Little Jr., 1976, show cause hearing, owes $1,780 in fines, costs and fees, to pay $50 by Aug. 31.
    James R. Thomas, 1960, first-degree complicity bail jumping, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, jury trial set for Aug. 15.
    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, show cause hearing, owes $3,500 restitution and $1,247.50 in fines, fees and costs, sentenced to 30 days, contempt.

  • Farming school offers insight to good grazing

    By Katie Pratt
    For the News-Herald
    The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School will be Aug. 21-22 in Woodford County. Informational sessions will be held at the Woodford County Extension office, with hands-on activities taking place at the University of Kentucky’s C. Oran Little Research Center.

  • Grammy-nominated Zak Walker to perform free concert

    Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan will bring his own brand of kid-friendly music to the Owen County Public Library July 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    There is no charge for admission.
    Morgan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970. His sense of humor and penchant for wordplay are gifts passed down from his grandfather, George “Bud” Rooney. Listening to his grandfather invent yarns, limericks, and even new words had a profound effect on him.

  • Birth announcement: Makenna Raegan Walker

    Robbin and Michael Walker would like to announce the birth of their second daughter, Makenna Raegan Walker, born July 4, 2013, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Makenna weighed 7 lbs. and 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.  Makenna is the granddaughter of Gary and Amanda Gaines of Owenton, Jeff Walker of Carrollton and Marcie and Jason Weiss of Bedford. She was welcomed home by her big sister Rylee, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousin.

  • Special birthday: Lenora Kelly Olds

  • Local students among EKU spring graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,708 graduates at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.
    The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies May 11. The keynote speakers that day were U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, former University of Kentucky President Dr. Charles Wethington and author/educator Silas House.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Brannon Joseph Lillard, Sparta, magna cum laude BS in horticulture
    • Daniel Bradley Banks, Owenton, BA in communication studies