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Today's News

  • Rebels fall in All ‘A’ quarterfinals


    By Brian Blair
    N-H Sports Reporter

    For the Owen County High School Rebels, the All ‘A’ Classic in Frankfort might be most remembered for what might have been.
    Big crowds followed Owen County to Frankfort on Thursday and Friday. The faithful witnessed the Rebels have little trouble with Buckhorn in the first round as they defeated the Wildcats 55-37.
    They would then fall in the quarterfinals to Holy Cross only to see the Indians defeat Bardstown on Sunday to claim the championship.

  • Some voters will see changes in precincts due to 2010 Census

    While Frankfort has been geared up determining the boundaries for the house, senatorial, and congressional districts, the Owen County Clerk’s Office and Owen County Board of Elections have been busy drawing the voting precinct lines for Owen County.

  • Yours, mine, and ours: Managing your money together

    Money can be a sore subject for many couples. In fact, money causes more arguments in a relationship than nearly every other topic combined. Whether you struggle to make ends meet or you’re sitting on a nest egg, chances are good you and your spouse haven’t always been eye-to-eye on the green stuff.

  • Owen Circuit Court - Jan. 24, 2012

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, continued to Feb. 7.
    Nora Charlene Bishop, 1965, show cause deferred, owes $8,399.66, bench warrant set for $8,400.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, two counts of complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, jury trial set for March 23.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, continued to Feb. 7.
    Michael Cain, 1983, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Feb. 7.
    Randy A. Collins, 1963, show cause deferred, bench warrant set for $2,000.

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 27, 2012

    Samantha Gaston, 1993, receiving stolen property, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 3.
    Gerald Patterson, 1962, flagrant non-support, continued to Feb. 10.
    Dustin Reece, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 3.
    Community Trust Bank vs. Bryant Bates, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Joan Blackmore, motion for default judgment, settled.
    Midland Funding LLC vs. Randy Fitzgerald, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Owen County District Court - Jan. 27, 2012

    Samantha Gaston, 1993, receiving stolen property, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 3.
    Gerald Patterson, 1962, flagrant non-support, continued to Feb. 10.
    Dustin Reece, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 3.
    Community Trust Bank vs. Bryant Bates, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Joan Blackmore, motion for default judgment, settled.
    Midland Funding LLC vs. Randy Fitzgerald, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Talk will help explain what a huckster was

    Even though Owen County has yet to see a major snowfall, to the delight of adults and dismay of the younger crowd, the Owen County Historical Society Board spent several hours last week making plans for spring and summer.
    The backyard of the museum will display several new surprises, including a riverboat mural gracing the concrete building in the back yard of McDonald and New Funeral Home.
    Our resident sign painter Jarl Lee Harris will begin the project sometime in April as weather permits.   

  • Superintendent's notes: District report cards can help conversations

    By David Raleigh - For the News-Herald

  • FBI thanks local officers for nabbing bank robber

    An Owen County sheriff’s deputy and former Owenton city policeman were recently thanked for their assistance in helping detain a man being accused of bank robbery.
    Following the robbery of First Farmer’s Bank in Gratz, on March 27, 2010, an extended investigation between the FBI and Kentucky State Police took place on April 29, 2011. FBI agents and Kentucky State Police detectives were attempting to locate and arrest Bryan Kelly and Edward Cook in the Owenton area.

  • Talks begin on future of library building

    The Owen County Public Library will have a new home later this year and members of the library board are hopeful the same will be said for Owen County seniors.
    Owen County Library Director Jennifer Nippert said members of the library board attended the Jan. 24 Owen County Fiscal Court workshop to begin a conversation that she hopes will result in the library’s current facility becoming the new home to Owen County seniors.