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Today's News

  • Grand jury charges woman after crash

    A Franklin County woman was recently indicted in Owen Circuit Court on a wanton endangerment charge following an alleged incident earlier this year.
    According to court records, on April 13, Grace Edmondson, 27, was driving intoxicated when she crossed a center line and struck a Dodge Challenger head on.
    Edmondson is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

  • School board considering renovations to OCHS track

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Owen County Board of Education has decided to go forward with an amended proposal on fixing the school track.
    Board attorney Jim Crawford explained the proposal by Joseph Dougherty of the Louisville Paving Company and the additions by Laith Ross, school architect.
    Crawford believes the board should act fast.
    “We need to get something done in the next few weeks with this thing if we can,” Crawford said.

  • Perry Park gets warning system

    Residents of Perry Park may soon feel a little safer following the Owen County Fiscal Court’s approval of an emergency siren for the area.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said there are no underground shelters in the area and very few basements.
    “The mobile home park in the back does not get cell coverage,” Keith said. “This will help to alert them as to what’s going on.”
    Funding for the emergency siren will come from a regional 911 fund which includes Owen, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • 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.