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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court

    Editor’s note: The News-Herald reports all misdemeanors, felonies and small claims judgments in district court, except for juvenile court proceedings, which are confidential; however, traffic offenses by juveniles are reported because they are public record. All civil suits in circuit court are reported. Claims made in a lawsuit present only one side of a case. Charges or citations reported to the News-Herald do not imply guilt. That is determined by the court. Information on this page is public record. Names will not be withheld by request.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Justin L. Combs, 1988, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, adopted plea agreement.
    Echo D. Cummins, 1989, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, diversion.
    Lonnie R. Kemper, 1970, first-degree sodomy, second-degree sodomy, third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, jury trial set for Feb. 16.
    Roseann M. Mitchell, 1972, flagrant non-support, continued to Feb. 8.
    Thomas Y. Nakajima, 1974, continued to Feb. 8.
    Chad Nordman, 1984, failed to pay fines and costs, owes $730.

  • 'Beeting' back the snow

    As winter-weather warnings were being forecast for Owen County Monday, the Owen County road crew began preparing for another blast of snowy conditions.
    Monday morning, a winter weather advisory was issued for Owen County. As forecasted, the snow began Tuesday morning and was expected to continue through the early hours of today.
    Snow accumulations of two to four inches were expected by early today.

  • City council rejects pick for attorney


    Despite a push from Owenton Mayor Doug West for a fresh face in the city attorney’s position, a motion was not made in favor of local attorney Mitzy Evans.
    On Jan. 3, West told the News-Herald that he had chosen to not re-appoint Owenton’s longtime city attorney, Mark Cobb, saying he would recommend Evans to the position.
    The Owenton City Council must approve any nomination before the nominee can assume the role.
    The council met Jan. 4, where no motion to appoint Evans was made.

  • Homecoming royalty

    Friday, Owen County High School students named their 2010-11 basketball homecoming king, queen and court. Pictured are (from left) Malachi Mefford, Abigail Lawson, homecoming prince Sawyer Williams, homecoming princess Ashley Smith, homecoming queen Danielle Hoop, homecoming king Brian Widner, Isaac Wash and Rayna Taylor.
     

  • Police honor passing of former dispatcher

    Local law enforcement vehicles lined West Seminary and North Main Streets Monday in honor of a former Owen County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.
    Marvin C. Ogden, a lifelong resident of Owen County, died Jan. 6.
    Ogden was born in 1918 and was a member of Owenton First Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon.
    A 75-year member of the local Oddfellows Lodge No. 213, Ogden was the longest living member in Kentucky.
    Ogden also served in World War II, where he earned a Purple Heart.

  • Upcoming community events

    Weather forces changes at Adult Learning Center
    Because of snow days last week, the Owen County Adult Learning Center was unable to offer the previously scheduled official GED practice test.
    The test will be offered again Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.
    Interested parties should contact the Adult Learning Center at 484-0405 by Jan. 27.
    The Jan. 27 GED test has been rescheduled for Feb. 17.
    For more information contact the Adult Learning Center at 484-0405.

    Gaming Day returns to the library Thursday

  • Who should watch our words?

    The law says you can’t yell “fire” in a crowded movie theater.
    But can you nudge the guy next to you and say “psst... that guy up front looks like he wants to start a fire,”?
    This weekend, the country was once again shocked by violence when six people including a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl were shot by a lone madman in Arizona.
    The question that leaps to most people’s mind is why.

  • Looking back at Owen County in the ’60s

     Although it seems unbelievable, 50 years have passed since the 1960s when a decade of historic events occurred — both in Owen County and across the country — events that affected the lives of all of us, and in doing so, presented opportunities to preserve our history.

  • BMS finishes second in tournament

    The Bowling Middle School seventh-grade boys’ basketball team took part in the 2010 Holiday Basketball Tournament. The event was in Lexington the weekend before Christmas. They finished as runner-up.
    The tournament consisted of 12 teams. In pool play, the Rebels fell to North Pulaski and Garrard and defeated Campbell County.
    They did, however, get hot in the tournament portion.
    They were victorious over Lincoln County, East Jessamine and Richmond Model.
    In the championship game they lost to North Pulaski.