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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court: Dec. 6, 2011

    Joseph B. Barnes, 1988, complicity theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Feb. 17, 2012.
    Michael Cain, 1983, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued from Aug. 23, continued to Jan. 24, 2012.
    Billy Joe Hearn, 1980, flagrant non-support, motion to void pretrial diversion, continued to Nov. 22, admitted.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, failed to pay $400 restitution, $20 restitution fee, submitted.
    Justin L. Rapp, 1986, show cause deferred, fined $450, to pay $50 a month.

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Dec. 9, 2011

    Dwaylan H. Tudor, 1967, non-payment of fines, owes $253.
    Robert L. Wilson, 1970, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 6, 2012.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Terry Works, continued from Oct. 28, in Carroll County Detention Center, judgment to plaintiff for $1,168.20, $50 court costs.
    Discover Bank vs. Ann T. Baker, motion for default judgment.
    DH Capital Management Inc. vs. Brian Barnes, motion for default judgment.
    Cavalry SPV 1 LLC. vs. Danny Casteel, motion for default judgment.

  • Today’s villain was once a holiday hero

    For a 100 years, maybe 200, my Owen County family relied on growing tobacco for their economic health. Of course, they did not know how unhealthy smoking was for their bodies, but even understanding that as I do now, I am stunned that within a handful of years, six bent barns have come to stand empty.  Fertile fields lie fallow. And the mammoth tobacco auction warehouses that once dominated towns like Carrollton, Cynthiana, and Lexington have become, like dinosaurs, extinct overnight.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Santa stops by Owen Co. for annual holiday visit

  • Guest columnist: How I came to Voice of Thunder

    In October of 2010, I was out of work as a truck driver. Nothing on my part was keeping from going to work but one of the companies that I used to work for several years ago had placed the wrong information down on a national data base. This was resolved after nearly two months of sitting at home.
    I began to pray for I did not know if God was blocking my employment to place me in the ministry in a more full-time fashion.

  • Santa's little helpers

    Christy Ricketts and Judy Hetterman of Owen County Extension Service dropped by the News-Herald office Tuesday to pick up some of the presents that have been dropped off for this year’s Angel Tree project. The gifts will be distributed to needy children in Owen County during a Christmas party Thursday.

  • Santa's little helpers

    Christy Ricketts and Judy Hetterman of Owen County Extension Service dropped by the News-Herald office Tuesday to pick up some of the presents that have been dropped off for this year’s Angel Tree project. The gifts will be distributed to needy children in Owen County during a Christmas party Thursday.

  • Make a joyful noise

    The Owen County Primary School hosted a Christmas concert Monday evening. The kindergarten students performed “Must Be Santa,” first grade students, “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” and second-grade students “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” A Christmas sing-a-long was also held, led by the Owen County Elementary School and Owen County Primary School.
     

  • Homeless animals will get a little Christmas cheer

    With Christmas right around the corner, the Owen County Animal Clinic is hoping to give the homeless dogs and cats a gift of their own.
    The clinic is sponsoring an angel tree through the end of January, located in its lobby.
    Angela Wainscott, a veterinary assistant at the clinic, said the tree will benefit the Owen County Friends of Animals, the Owen County Animal Clinic and Purr ‘n Fur Feline Rescue of Kentucky.

  • New city fees for rental property sparks complaint

    The second reading of an amendment to an Owenton City Council ordinance that would require landlords renting or leasing property to pay a licensing fee became a topic of debate at the council’s Dec. 6 meeting.
    A first reading of the ordinance was held Nov. 1.
    According to the amended ordinance at its first reading, all landlords renting or leasing property would be assessed by the number of units owned as of Jan. 1 each year.