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Today's News

  • Rebels run well at Trimble

    The Owen County High School cross-country team spent Saturday in Bedford taking part in the Trimble County Invitational. It was a good day.
    Hunter Trenary won the boys varsity race finishing 38-seconds ahead of Christian Apel from Trimble County High School.
    Cory Hudnall was fifth while Keith Stout was eighth. Logan Bitler placed 11th and Kyle Flood was 16th.  
    The team finished second overall.
    In the girls varsity race, it was Autumn Hunter finishing fourth.

  • Couple swims, runs and bikes their way through Georgia

    Kevin and Gabrielle Welsh competed in a half ironman competition in Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 29. The competition consisted of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run–a total of 70.3 miles traveled. Kevin finished with a time of 6:29:53. Gabrielle finished with a time of 6:39:12.

  • Senior health to be focus of library event

    There will be senior citizens health fair for senior adults and caregivers Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Owen County Public Library.
    The event will feature flu shots; blood sugar and blood pressure checks; weights; shoulder, neck massages; healthy snacks; and door prizes.
    The Owen County Farmers Market will also be open.
    The event is sponsored by Senior First Care Advisors, LLC and will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.
    For more information, contact Jennifer Chancery at the Owen County Public Library, 502-484-3450.

     

  • Church news for Oct. 9, 2013

    Beech Grove Baptist
    Bro. Steve delivered God’s word from Ezekiel 22:26-31 titled “Similarities We Must See.”
    We praised God through songs lead by Dave Jones and were blessed with Mary Marlow’s wonderful talent of playing the piano. It is great to be able to join together with brothers and sisters in Christ to praise God in his sanctuary.
    Our quarterly business meeting will be Oct. 13 after the morning worship. WOM will be having its meeting at 4 p.m. at the church. All women are welcome to attend.

  • Cell-phone photos of minors leads to grand-jury indictment

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after photos of minors were found on his cell phone.
    Dakota C. Tinch, 24, of Cull Road, was indicted on the charges of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment he knowingly had in his possession or control matter visually depicting an actual sexual performance by a minor with knowledge of the matter’s content, character and the sexual performance is by a minor.

  • Owen County gets grant to preserve local records

    News-Herald
    Staff Report

    Governor Steve Beshear has announced that Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has received a grant totaling $17,280 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives  to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Thirty-four grants have been awarded for a total of $703,206 from fiscal year 2014 Local Records Grant Program funds.

  • Blaze levels garage on Claxon Ridge Road

    A garage on Claxon Ridge Road was a total loss after a Sept. 18 fire.
    The Monterey Volunteer Fire Department and the Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to 3605 Claxon Ridge Road at approximately 11:47 a.m.
    Monterey Fire Department Firefighter and Training Officer Charlie Riddle said a car was being worked on inside the garage and the fire started in that area.
    Riddle said there were no injuries.

     

  • No criminal charges are expected in ATV accident

    Charges are not expected to be filed against an Owen County man after a woman was killed in an ATV accident Sept. 11.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said his office is still awaiting an autopsy report for 27-year-old Angela Cromer who was killed while riding on an ATV being pulled by chain by another ATV.
    The ATV pulling Cromer’s was being driven by her fiance, William Sullivan.
    According to the accident report, Cromer’s ATV had a rear universal joint out, the reason it was being pulled.

  • Different issues lead to Owen Co. soccer losses

    The Owen County High School boys and girls soccer teams each had their struggles last week. The reasons were quite the opposite.
    The Rebels played three times last week as they took on Henry County High School once and Carroll County High School twice. In the first two contests, the problem was the same - they couldn’t score.
    Henry County defeated the Rebels 1-0 on Sept. 28 before Carroll County defeated Owen County 3-0 on Thursday. It was the fifth-straight game the Rebels had failed to put the ball in the net.

  • Bridges to the past

    A Lexington author is hoping to add a little color to the black and white memories of Owen County’s extinct covered bridges.
    Melissa Jurgensen began studying covered bridges across the state as a teenager and is now reaching out to locals for photographs and stories of the three covered bridges that once stood in Owen County.
    Jurgenson’s love of covered bridges began when her family moved from Louisville to rural Harrison County.