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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Aug. 7, 2012

    Joann (Blackmore) Adams, 1974, owes $23,469.94 total.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, show cause deferred, owes $6,999.66 total, to pay $200 a month.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, show cause deferred, remand; owes $1,263.13 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Tony C. Broughton, 1975, show cause deferred, owes $1,477.72 total, to pay $100 a month.

  • Owen County District Court: Aug. 10, 2012

    Teresa C. Buckner, 1958, theft of controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 7.
    Adam Edward Killion, 1982, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, appointed public attorney, continued to Aug. 24.
    Michael G. Minch, 1974, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no or expired registration plate, pleaded not guilty, continued to Aug. 24.
    Robert Parker, 1986, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Aug. 17.

  • Monterey Matters: Plans forming for Monterey Fair

    Thank you all for expressing your thoughts and concerns to me and my family over the last week in regards to my brother, Ray Jesse.
    Ray has been in the hospital since last Saturday. He had been having some issues with his stomach and has been in some tremendous pain. Gina had taken him to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center Saturday morning where they transported him to Central Baptist that afternoon.
    He ended up having to have surgery last Monday. He is feeling a little better and got to come home on Saturday.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Sharing stories of our agricultural heritage

     The tall grasses of Kentucky gave way to the mighty bison. These great shaggy beasts created trails leading to the salt licks and rivers that dotted the land. Trails that were further defined by the moccasin feet of the American Indian.
    In 1775, Daniel Boone and 30 men completed the first trail through the Cumberland Mountains. It moved through the Alleghenies at Cumberland Gap, at what is now the junction of the state boundaries of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Heading northwest, it split at Hazel Patch, one route creating Boonesborough, the other Frankfort.

  • Latest 'hot spot' can be found at Owen Co. park

    A new ‘hot spot’ has opened in Owen County.
    Last week, Dave Barker, owner of Broadlinc Wireless, announced his company has wired the Owen County Park for the public at no charge.
    Visitors can now join the Broadlinc wi-fi network while using the park’s facilities.
    “We live here and thought this would be a good way to give back to the community,” Barker said. “We try do as much for the public as we can and this is a good place for people to come and hang out and be able to connect to the internet.”

  • A brand new start

    As students in Owen County returned back to school today, those at Owen County Elementary School had a completely revamped facility to kick the year off in.
    After housing Maurice Bowling Middle School students for nearly 26 years, the building at 1960 Hwy. 22 East will now be home to elementary students after the Owen County Board of Education approved a $1.6 million building and grounds plan in 2011.

  • Owen County sees rise in percentage of college grads

    By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo
    For the News-Herald

  • Grand jury indicts second suspect in connection with burglary

    An Owenton man was recently indicted after being caught on video entering and exiting property on Hawk View Lane after he allegedly stole money and guns.
    According to police reports, Isaac L. Goemaat, 18, was indicted Aug. 7 on the charges of first-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property, firearm.
    Goemaat allegedly climbed into the residence through a ceiling and busted a hole into it.

  • Owen County school bus routes for 2012-13

    Owen County students will go back to the books Aug. 15. Below are all Owen County bus routes, as well as some bus safety tips.

    Bus #1, Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to school, Harmony Road and Teresita Road.
    Bus #2, Lillian Peace: Sparta, end of 2 mile Manley, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 South to school.

  • Leadership lessons Meet Mark Stallons, CEO of Owen Electric

    As part of Leadership Owen County, we were all required to interview a local leader. I chose Mark Stallons, CEO of Owen Electric Cooperative as my interviewee.
    As with every aspect of this class, my interview with Stallons proved to be an enlightening and inspirational experience.
    Stallons’ grandfather was a tobacco farmer in Kentucky and his father was a journeyman-lineman who climbed poles for an investor-owned utility.
    Stallons’ recalls his father working as a lineman going through night school to earn his business degree.