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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News: Checking in on old friends and rooting for Kentucky

    I hadn’t really noticed that this was a leap year till this week. I’m not terribly observant. I’ve missed my chance to propose to someone. Since I had nobody in mind, it’s a moot point.
    Weird weather report: Wanda said she went to Barbara and David’s Friday night for supper. She said the wind got up and torrents of rain began to fall, along with lots of loud thunder.
    When she went home and got out of her car, she found a big pile of ice, or more specifically, balls of hail where it had landed on her metal roof and slid off into piles on her sidewalk.

  • Academic achievement: Powers graduates from UK

    Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Feb. 21, 2012

    E. Thomas and Associates Inc. vs. Elk Creek Vineyards, motion to compel, continued to March 6.
    Robert W. Vonbokern vs. Owen County and Owen County Fiscal Court, status conference.
    Andrew Callen vs. Martha Brown, motion to transfer child support, remand.
    Ashley Young vs. Amanda Young, motion for decree of dissolution of marriage, see order.
    Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Bee B. Cammack, motion for judgment and order of sale, see order.
    The Bank of New York Mellon vs. James Hunter, motion confirming sale, taking credit and ordering deed, see order.

  • Owen County District Court - March 9, 2012

    Brian E. Trusty, 1986, theft by unlawful taking, continued to March 23.
    Brian E. Trusty, 1986, possession of marijuana, continued to March 23.
    Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Inc. vs. Berry Howard, motion for default judgment, continued to March 23.
    Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Inc. vs. Larry D. Ligon, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Eagle Valley Camping Resort vs. Dennis Orme, settled.
    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, theft by unlawful taking under $500, bench warrant set for $500.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 24, 2012

    Tyler K. Buck, 1986, non-payment of fines, in jail, $325 cash bond set, to pay or no release.
    Steven D. Epperson, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, in jail, $2,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for March 2.
    James B. Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, installment payment, to pay $50 a month, continued to May 4.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, installment payment, to pay $50 a month.
    Jennifer Isaacs, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, in jail, $2,500 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for March 2.

  • Owen County District Court - Feb. 24, 2012

    Tyler K. Buck, 1986, non-payment of fines, in jail, $325 cash bond set, to pay or no release.
    Steven D. Epperson, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, in jail, $2,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for March 2.
    James B. Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, installment payment, to pay $50 a month, continued to May 4.
    James Brandon Hill, 1979, show cause deferred, installment payment, to pay $50 a month.
    Jennifer Isaacs, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, in jail, $2,500 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for March 2.

  • Owen County Historical Soceity: More insight into early days of Owen County High

    Though the colors may be a bit faded and the seams somewhat frayed, the Rebel uniform remains as a reminder for Charlie Thornton of the four years he spent playing basketball for Owen County High School.

  • Georgia: On my mind - Ice cream should be classified as addictive

    I had just finished tossing my bath salts into the trash, and swept the medicine cabinet clear of cold meds, when news of ice cream’s walk on the wild side popped up on my computer.  At first I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Surely, words like addiction, poison, and sin tax didn’t belong in the same sentence with a double scoop of butter pecan.

  • In case of emergency: State to take part in tornado drill

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald

    The 2012 Statewide Tornado Safety Drill is scheduled for Tuesday at approximately 10:07 a.m.
    Take a minute to conduct the drill and review your severe weather safety plan.
    The National Weather Service Offices serving Kentucky will use a tornado warning test messaage to trigger the drill.
    In the event of pending or inclement weather, the drill will be rescheduled.  

  • Starr’s new shop rising on Main Street

    Starr Caroline would once spend an entire day scouring through items in thrift and consignment stores, but a trip to Owenton recently turned one of her favorite hobbies into a business of her own.
    Caroline, the owner of Starr’s What Nots & What Have You, said opening a thrift store had been an idea of hers for some time, but she hadn’t exactly planned on Owenton.
    The former Grant County resident said she came to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office to pay taxes in 2011 when she spotted the open store at 101 West Seminary Street.