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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court

    May 6, 2011

    Earl Carpenter, 1981, second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, in jail, $10,000 cash bond set, continued to May 20.
    William L. Compton, 1978, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for May 13.
    Edward Gravley, 1981, show cause deferred, installment payment, show cause hearing set for May 4.
    William B. Mullins, 1988, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, preliminary hearing set for May 13.

  • Owen County Historical Soceity News: Pink Ridge is one of our lost communities

    Though most Owen countians know someone by the name of Elizabeth or Margaret, many may not realize that at one time these were the names of two communities in the county. While examining old copies of the News-Herald, Doris Riley — a historical society member, historian, and genealogist — discovered Margaret and Elizabeth in the “Community News.” Elizabeth was somewhere around Lusby’s Mill, but Margaret seems to be lost somewhere in the past, her whereabouts unknown.

  • Chandler’s poetry shines a light

    Ernie and I will soon be married 44 years, and until last week I’d never seen him read a book of poetry. But I’d carefully placed Sherry Chandler’s “Weaving a New Eden” on the table by his TV chair so that he could at least glance at it to say he had.
    Sherry has been our chum since school days at Owen County High, and I thought he was obliged to flip through it. He’d also helped her a little with some genealogy research a few years ago, and I thought he might enjoy seeing what she’d done with her Roots-Web digging.

  • Community Events

    Zumba for the Cure
    During the month of May, The Sisters Act Relay for Life team will be holding Zumba classes 6:30–7:30 p.m. Fridays at Monterey Baptist Church Fellowship Center. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Try a different form of exercise and support a great cause. 
    For more info, contact Teresa Swigert at 484-2726. 

  • A grand old party

    The annual grand march prior to the Owen County High School Prom was held Saturday night at the gym. Here are some moments from the event:

  • Owen County teen riding a wave of success

    Bernie Engleman may be new to kayaking, but the 14-year-old middle school student is already paddling the white-waters like an old pro.
    Engleman’s quickly-learned skills recently won him a free kayak when he finished first in his division of 14-and-under at the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Freestyle Shootout.
    It all started in 2008 when Engleman’s dad bought kayaks for the family at Canoe Kentucky in Frankfort — Bernie then began learning the basic moves and strokes of kayaking.
    Bernie received a day’s worth of instruction from an American Canoe Association instructor.

  • Students take care of a growing concern

    If you take a look at downtown Owenton, you’re sure to see the handwork of the Owen County High School’s greenhouse technology class.
    The class has worked nearly all school year to bring flowers and vegetable plants to Owen countians, and the FFA recently donated their time and materials to barrels downtown.
    OCHS Agriculture teacher Daniel Bustle said the class has been working on some plants since November and have started plants accordingly.

  • Owen residents aim for truckload of storm relief

    A truckload of help will be leaving Owen County Friday morning.
    In the wake of historic flooding and devastating storms that crossed over the South, volunteers from Owen County will lend a helping hand and are organizing a truckload of relief for Alabama residents affected by a series of tornadoes across the state.
    Kitty Cammack, one of the key organizers of the donation drive, said this year’s efforts has roots in 2005 and Hurricane Katrina.

  • Cutbacks at city hall

  • Clouds break, soccer players take the field

    The beautiful weather over the weekend allowed the Owen County Youth Soccer League its first full weekend of play. All teams were in action this weekend for the first time all season.
    The league consists of 6 U6 teams, 4 U8 teams, 2 U10 mixed teams, 1 U10 girls team and 1 U12 mixed team.
     
    U8
    Team Dynamite – 4 vs. Rebels – 1