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Today's News

  • Crossbow incident claims life of hunter

    A woman died Sunday after an apparent accidental shooting with a crossbow. 
    According to Kentucky State Police, Yvetta Reffitt, 59, of Martin, was hunting on a farm in Owen County when the incident occurred. 
    Reffitt had been dropped off to hunt by herself at 6:45 a.m.
    When Reffitt did not return for lunch, members of her hunting group began looking for her and found her at approximately 11:30 a.m. 

  • Election deadlines near

    If you will be out of town on Election Day you can now come in and absentee vote on the absentee voting machine in the Owen County Clerk’s Office. If you are not able to stand in long lines, due to age or disability you can apply for an absentee paper ballot and have the ballot mailed to you. The paper Ballot applications must be back in the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Oct. 30.
    The last day to register to vote is Oct. 9 to be eligible to vote in the November general election.

  • Owen Historical Society News: The past lives on in our cemeteries

    When a pen meets history, the past bursts into life. This explosion is created by an author who draws from a multitude of sources. I would like to thank all those whose knowledge of Owen County history and its families make possible my weekly column in the News-Herald. Their contributions serve to keep our heritage alive, and history is recorded once again.

  • Georgia – On her mind: Deciphering modern Morse

    I’m learning the Morse Code. I got the idea from a movie I saw this summer. In one of those light-bulb-flashing-over-my-head moments, I realized this could bridge the communication gap between my young adult children and me. They only communicate by texting now, and with my clumsy old thumbs and last century spelling, I’m left out of the conversation. Re-invent the telegraph, I say, with its finger friendly dashes and dots in plain old English!

  • Monterey Matters: Town coming together for fair

    A very good friend of mine from Frankfort - Jana Moore - has been asking me for weeks to come up and go to church with her and her family at North Frankfort Baptist Church.
    She had also called another friend of ours Laurie to come join us too.
    Laurie and I finally had made plans to go. This same weekend, Evelyn also called to see if I would come go to church with her at Old Cedar.
    I ended up having Evelyn to join us and we all ended up meeting up with Jana a few weeks ago.
    It was a very nice church and we really enjoyed it.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 21, 2012

    Ricky Helton, 1977, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.
    Demitrius Paliobagis, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Oct. 9.
    Robert Parker, 1986, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.
    Joe Ponder, 1973, first-degree narcotics, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 21, 2012

    Ricky Helton, 1977, manufacturing methamphetamine, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.
    Demitrius Paliobagis, second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to Oct. 9.
    Robert Parker, 1986, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.
    Joe Ponder, 1973, first-degree narcotics, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 28.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Surprise party is a tough secret to keep

    It is now 32 degrees on my thermometer this morning. We had frost Sunday morning too. It looks like I can quit popping the allergy pills very soon. I did get the live plants into the garage Saturday evening. I’ve learned when they start predicting low temps for surrounding counties, it’s going to frost on the Branch. Our flowers are long gone before anybody else’s. That’s why I switched to artificial flowers to decorate for fall. They are bright and decorative long after the cold of November sets in.

  • Owen Extension Service News: Homemakers to hold annual meeting Oct. 4

    The Extension Homemakers will hold their annual meeting on Oct. 4  at 6:30 p.m. 
    Maggie Green, author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook,  will be our guest speaker  The theme is “Cooking with Homemakers” and the cost is $10 per person.
    Call the extension office at 484-5703 by Sept. 28 to preregister.
     
    Northern Kentucky  Extension Homemakers annual meeting
    The NKY Homemaker annual meeting will be held on October 16th at 10 a.m. at receptions in Erlanger. 

  • Wedding: Kelley-Stewart

    Cheyenne and Rae Gina Beatty of Owenton and Mike Kelley of Frankfort wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Katelyn Kelley to Jeffrey Brian Stewart, son of David and Tabitha Perry of Owenton.
    The wedding will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at the home of Cheyenne and Rae Gina Beatty. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.