Today's News

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  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Is this huge fish a trophy or a state record?

    You bait a rod with a large minnow and let the offering dangle off the back of the boat as you enjoy a day of lazy floating on a canvas raft on your favorite reservoir, basking in the summer sun.
    You hear the sound of movement coming from the boat and flick your head around to see the rod bent over double, straining to hold the weight. You quickly board the boat and release the rod from its holder. You apply gentle pressure to embed the circle hook in the fish’s mouth.

  • Happy campers

    Owen County Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall and Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne offered their coaching insight and experience to boys and girls entering grades 3-8 as part of the annual basketball camp.  The emphasis of this year’s camp was on shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, fundamentals of defense and team play.

  • Wedding: Danielle-Davis

    Troy and Shanna Osborne of Owenton and Tammy and Eddie Turner of Lawrenceburg, Ind., would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sondra Danielle to Ben Davies, son of Mike and Amy Davies of Dewberry, Ind.
    The bride to be is currently attending Brown Mackey College and will graduate in July 2012 with a degree in veterinary technology. Danielle is employed at Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic and she is a 2008 graduate of Lawrenceburg High school.

  • Birth announcement: Makenzie Brooke Power

    Shane and Rita Power of Owenton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenzie Brooke Power. She was born Monday, March 26, 2012, at 11:43 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Hospital in Frankfort. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Melba Taylor of Carrollton and John and Charlotte Carter of Trimble County; her paternal grandparents are Scott and Joan Power of Carrollton; her great-grandparents are Katherine Carter of Carrolton and Eula “Poppy” Perkins of Owenton.

  • A night to celebrate

    Members of the Owen County 4-H took part in the Kentucky State 4-H Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky which was held June 11-14. Pictured are (left to right) Allyson Beverly, Andi Burford, Claire True and Olivia Karsner.

  • Owen County District Court - June 15, 2012

    Greg Glass, 1967, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Hank House, 1960, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree terroristic threatening, continued to June 22.
    Tommy E. Little Jr., 1981, flagrant non-support, in jail, $8,700 cash bond set.
    Lamonte Richardson, 1956, second-degree manslaughter, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, in jail, $25,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for June 22.

  • Man formally charged in crash that claimed his brother’s life

    An Owen County man is being charged with second-degree manslaughter following an alleged DUI-related crash May 16.
    The crash took place on Frank Clark Road when the driver, Lamonte Richardson, 55, was traveling east on Frank Clark Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, police said in an earlier statement.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
    Both Richardson and a passenger, David Richardson, 59, were trapped in the vehicle.
    The men were brothers.

  • Walking for Life

    Editor's note: Look for more 2012 Relay for Life photos in multimedia section on the News-Herald's web site home page.

    Dozens of friends, family, and members of the community lined the track at Itron Field to cheer on the survivors during their first lap at Friday’s Relay for Life.
    As the sun rose 12 hours later, a little over $46,000 had been raised and donations continue to pour in this week.

  • UK opts to shut down Owen Co. research farm

    News-Herald Staff

    The future of Owen County’s 950-acre Eden Shale Research Farm is unknown after the University of Kentucky recently announced it would close the farm and lay off five people employed at the facility.
    The closure comes following cuts in state funding to the university. UK has also announced it will lay off 140 employees.