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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A few ideas for canning or freezing

    Soon, many vegetables and fruits will be ready for harvesting, and many gardeners will have more produce than they can readily eat. Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer depends on the type of food you want to preserve.
    If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor, and texture.

  • Wedding: Clark-Duvall

    Don and Lucinda Renfro would like to invite all friends and family to attend the marriage of their daughter, Brianna Clark, to Nathan Duvall, the son of Danny and Kim Duvall. The wedding will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Greenup Fork Baptist church.
    A reception will follow at the Owen County exhibit building.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Branch is proud of new Miss Teen Owen Co.

    After last week, this one has been relatively calm.
    We got some much needed rain but with it came the wind. Fay said it was very strong at her house. Their corn was blown over and dead limbs scattered across her yard.

  • Owen County District Court - July 20, 2012

    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, pleaded guilty, to serve 180 days, concurrent with Franklin County jail time.
    Carolyn Gabbard, 1988, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set.
    Vivian Erksine, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for July 27.
    Jeffrey Riddle, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Aug. 3.