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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Help make a girl’s prom dream come true through Cinderella Closet

    It may be hard to think past Christmas, but before we know it prom season will be here. 

    Some students think about it the whole school year, planning what they will wear, who might ask them to go, and looking forward to that rite of passage. 

    Others dread thinking about prom because they know that a fancy dress or tux is a luxury that their family cannot afford. 

  • 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.

  • Letter to the editor: Woman wants to share dream of new care facility

    In college, I was asked to write an essay about what I would do if I won the lottery and the paper turned out to be more of a business idea that is still my dream today.

    My long-term vision is for Owen County to have a daycare center adjoining an assisted living facility where the children and the elderly of our community will have access to the best-possible care.

    My short-term  goal is to partner with caregivers who currently provide childcare services in their homes to establish a state of the art daycare cooperative.

  • After dropping opener, Rebels run over Demons

    It was not the sort of opening night the Rebels were hoping for. But they did bounce back.

    Owen County opened the season Nov. 30 against Western Hills. The contest was tight throughout with neither team able to take command of the game. The Wolverines eventually won in overtime, 57-56.

    The Rebels were playing somewhat shorthanded as Zach Ripy was battling an illness. The team, however, got a boost from an unexpected source. Junior Cooper Taylor played well, scoring 10 points. Ripy did play and scored seven points but it was obvious that he was not his usual self.

  • Owen County District Court News

    Dec. 10, 2010

    Razor Capital vs. John Cochran, motion for default judgment.

    Cach LLC vs. Doris J. Delaney, motion for default judgment.

    Deborah Rose vs. Randy Hammitt, eviction hearing, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.

    American General Financial Services, Inc. vs. Walter Pat Lawrence, motion for default judgment, see order.

    Midland Funding LLC vs. Alex Magee, motion for default judgment, see order.

    Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Yvonne Rieskamp, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Police subdue man after confrontation

    An Owenton man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill family members and several law-enforcement officers Dec. 3

    Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich confronted Ura W. “Moochie” Wright, 58, about 1:40 p.m. outside a home on Davis Lake Road where Lanny Wright, Moochie Wright’s cousin, lives.

    “He (Moochie) had been making threats against his cousins and the police all day,” Gentry said.

  • Are we at the end already?

    Not to sound too cliched, but it’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of the first decade of the new millennium.

    The changes this community, this nation, and this world have gone through in the past 10 years are way too many to even consider listing.

    But that’s OK.

    Americans and Owen countians need to look forward while remembering the past. We find ourselves at a different place than we did at the beginning of the 2000s.

  • A year ends, change begins for local government

    Owenton Mayor-elect Doug West is expected to take the oath of office Friday at Owenton City Hall.

    The date was announced at Owenton City Council’s regular monthly meeting Dec. 7.

    West will be sworn in at 4 p.m. and a reception will take place afterward.

    West said the entire community is invited to attend.

    One newly elected magistrate was sworn into office Dec. 6 at the Owen County Courthouse.

    Troy Bramblett, who ran against and defeated fourth-district magistrate Ray Smith, was sworn in as well as others in various county positions.

  • Man charged with shooting cats in Owenton

    A 76-year-old Owenton man has been charged with two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals and two counts of third-degree criminal mischief after a criminal complaint was filed in October.

    According to the complaint, Samuel H. Riley, subjected two cats to “injurious mistreatment” by shooting them with a .22 rifle on two separate dates.

    The cats were the property of Diana and Ted Seaman.

    The shooting caused one of the cats to have its leg amputated and the other suffered a shattered jaw.

  • Bad weather in the area? It’s snow problem

    County road crews stayed busy earlier this week as several inches of snow fell across Owen County and temperatures plummeted into the teens.

    Owen County Road Supervisor and Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Smoot said although one truck wasn’t operating, no major problems occurred.