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Today's News

  • Youth hit the slopes

    Eleven Owen County 4-H teens took a trip to Perfect North Slopes for a day of play in the snow Jan. 29. Some tried their hand at skiing and some went tubing. The 4-H’ers who went skiing include (from left to right) Travis Hearne, Clayton Wilson, Morgan Walker, Courtney Waldrop, Olivia Karsner, Kenneth Bays, and Blake Wolford.Tackling the tubes together were (from left to right) Ashley Smith, Kaity Smith, Cortney Wainscott, Olivia Karsner, Kenneth Bays, Kylee Hearne, and Blake Wolford.

  • Movie theater is back in grand style

  • Leading the way

  • Owen County property transfers for January

    Shirley Ann Willhoite to Gary Willhoite, lot 5 and 5A, Eagle Creek Campground.
    Federal National Mortgage Association to Todd and Lesa Marston, West Adair Street.
    Dallas G. and Virginia L. Keith to James B. Bevins, $300,000.
    David J. and Amy L. Saalfeld to Larry Browning, lot 8, Caney Creek Road, $25,000.
    Hound Retirement Fund Inc. to Thomas and Carol Barefield, $68,845.81.
    Saskia Maley and Daniel Buchanan to Travis Isaacs and Mark McGranahan, Ky. Hwy. 607, $800.

  • Owen County District Court

    Feb. 4, 2011
    Joann M. Adams, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.
    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.
    Joann Blackmore, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.
    Joann Adams Blackmore, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.
    Joann M. Adams, 1974, non-payment of fines, continued to Feb. 18.

  • A man on a mission

    After a medical mission trip to Haiti, an Owen County pastor said he now has a whole new outlook on America.
    Pastor Brad Vincent of New Columbus Baptist Church and 20 others boarded a plane in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 15 for Haiti, only days after the one-year anniversary of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ravaged the country.
    The group consisted of doctors and nurses from all over the country, including team leader Amanda Borchers, a member of New Columbus Baptist Church.

  • Newspaper to change online content policy

    Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 23, the News-Herald’s website, www.owentonnewsherald.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.
    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Annual Owenton fund-raiser to battle heart defects to be held Feb. 19

    Each year, God’s Special Little Hearts helps dozens of families deal with the pains of congenital heart defects, and the upcoming CHD walk will keep the organization up and running throughout 2011.
    The sixth annual Walk for Awareness of CHDs will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
    Chairperson of God’s Special Little Hearts Katie Columbia said the walk began in 2006 to show support of other families who may have a child or grandchild suffering from a CHD.

  • Owenton business owners question city tax

    Several local business owners attended the Feb. 1 Owenton City Council meeting seeking more information on a net-profit tax established under former Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.
    Although some business owners attending the meeting said they were not aware of the tax, Owenton Mayor Doug West said it has been in effect for several years.
    According to the city ordinance, the tax is a 1-percent levy on net profit from business conducted in the city by a resident or a nonresidential business entity.

  • Holding the evidence

    A Wheatley man has been arrested after allegedly breaking down a door at the Owen County Sheriff’s Office and stealing several items from inside.
    Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn said state road crew workers called the police during the early hours of Saturday morning to report a man standing in the middle of West Seminary Street, holding an armload of junk, unwilling to move.
    Chad A. Perkins, 27, was arrested for alcohol intoxication in a public place and taken to the sheriff’s office to be booked.