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Today's News

  • Chainsaw can’t stop weightlifter

    Some people just love to prove doctors wrong and one Owen County man is doing so in a record-setting fashion.

    After nearly losing an arm in a chainsaw accident almost 20 years ago, David W. Mears of Owenton recently set several new state records in weightlifting.

    Although he already owned every record in his 308 lbs. weight division, Mears established new marks in bench lifting, squats, dead lift and overall weight in the state of Kentucky for the Natural Athletic Strength Association.

    “It was by far the best meet of my life,” Mears said.

  • Phoenix on the rise

    A musical Phoenix is hoping his career will take flight starting with a Friday night gig at Pit Stop in Sparta.

    Owenton resident Clayton Phoenix Smith has been honing his musical attributes for years, and his long road has led him back to a community where his grandfather grew up.

    The journey started in Smith’s hometown of South Philadelphia, where he worked in small venues while developing his talent. His father also cut some records while living in Philadelphia.

  • Youth Rebels come up short in Super Bowl

    The Owen County Youth Football Mighty Pro and Power House football teams recently played in the North Central Kentucky Youth Football League Super Bowls.

    Both teams came up short in their quest for a championship. The Mighty Pro team fell to Walton while the Power House team lost to Grant County Gold.

    Mighty Pro Division

  • Running deer blamed for auto accident involving three kids

    One woman was recently injured and airlifted from a one-vehicle wreck on Pleasant Grove Road.

    The wreck took place Nov. 2 at 9:27 p.m.; three children were also involved.

    Kristalan Molina-Cook, 25, of Corinth was traveling east on Pleasant Grove Road at 55 mph when her vehicle began skidding in the roadway and then went off the east bound edge of the road, striking trees.

    Cook told officers working the scene that a deer ran onto the roadway, causing her to lose control of the vehicle.

  • 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.

  • A final run

    Danielle Hoop has one more race to run. The senior runner will be taking part in the Class A State Cross County Meet Saturday in Lexington. Hoop qualified for the meet by finishing in fourth place at the regional meet last week at Trimble County.

    She will be taking some momentum from the Trimble meet into the statewide competition.

    “I ran a 19:50 and that is the fastest I have ever run on Trimble County’s course,” Hoop said.

  • Thieves using weatherization pretense to steal

    After an elderly Owen County homeowner was recently robbed, Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond is warning Owen countians about the dangers of people posing as “weatherization” workers.

    A woman’s purse was stolen Oct. 26 after she let a man into her home who was posing as a Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Weatherization worker.

  • 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.

  • Under 12 soccer team captures second in tournament

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League hosted a U12 mixed tournament Oct. 31. 

    Owen County welcomed Nicholas County, Carroll County and Clark County for a day of soccer.

    Owen County and Nicholas County started the day with a match at 9 a.m.

    Owen County came out on top with a 7-1 victory. 

    Game two followed at 10:30 a.m. with Carroll County taking on Clark County in a match that proved to be an exciting game to watch. 

    At the end of the game, the score was a 2-2 tie.

  • With election over, officials look forward

    The dust has settled on the 2010 general election and now the county and city’s top officials are looking toward the future of Owen County.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court will see three new magistrates —  James “Asa” Phillips will fill Jerry Jones’ first-district seat; Robert “Casey” Ellis will take over Bobby Gaines’ seat as second-district magistrate; and after defeating incumbent Ray Smith, Troy Bramblett will become fourth-district magistrate.