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Today's News

  • Stack named regional director of Crown

    Crown Services, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has appointed Greg R. Stack to the regional director of HR/staffing for the newly-created Capital City Region encompassing Franklin, Anderson, Woodford and portions of Fayette counties in Kentucky.
    Dec. 10, marked the opening of the newest of nearly 40 Crown offices, at 1230 127 South, Frankfort.

  • EMS reminds Owen Co. residents winter is here

    BY DAVID LILLY

    For the News-Herald

  • Birth announcement: Claxton Roberts

    Brent and Ashley Roberts of Worthville would like to announce the birth of their second child, Claxton, a baby boy born Sept. 17, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.
    Claxton was 19 1/4 inches long and weighed 7.9 lbs. He was welcomed home by his big sister Audrey. Proud grandparents are Steve and Kimberly Hawkins and Allen and Teresa Roberts.

  • Dealing with the business of death

    I’m getting a slow start this morning. The coffee hasn’t quite reached the brain yet. Last week was a very busy one for me. It seemed like I was at the computer or on the phone most of the week. People to notify, questions to answer for Pat or Rita and finding others who had moved and should be notified. If you have never had to cope with the “business of death,” it’s daunting the first time you have to do it.
    Things did fall into place and Johnny Bob’s memorial service was really nice.

  • Owen County District Court - Dec. 14, 2012

    Dec. 14, 2012

    Micah J. Lawson, 1983, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 21.
    Gary Smith, 1965, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for Dec. 21.
    Capital One Bank vs. Jason Elam, motion to reconsider.
    Security Monitoring Services vs. Joseph Lee Herrmann, motion for summary judgment, continued to Jan. 11.
    Capital One Bank (USA) Na. vs. Billy W. James, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • I'm just saying ... How much more blood?

    A few weeks ago, a gentleman came into our offices and complained about the metal detectors, guards and updated security at the Owen County Judicial Center.
    “We don’t need all that here. This is Owen County. Things like that don’t happen around here,” he said.
    In light of Friday’s senseless tragedy that took the lives of 20 children at an elementary school, those comments played over and over in my head this past weekend.
    I wonder if the people of Newtown, Conn. thought the same thing?

  • Christmas is time to look back and forward

    It was like coming back home for Christmas. Elbow room was in short supply, and if you were lucky enough to find a seat it was wise to stay put. The lights and homemade ornaments on the tree seemed to embrace the nostalgic atmosphere and beckoned the crowd to gather round to talk, laugh and remember.

  • Joyful noises
  • Angels turn out

  • Library board makes new offer to county

    The future of the old Owen County Public Library building is still up in the air as discussion continues between the library board and Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The library board first approached the fiscal court in August and offered to deed the property at 118 North Main Street to the court for use by the Owen County Senior Center with the approval of a proposed 25-year agreement.