Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 13, 2011

    Kevin A. Clarkson, 1988, diversion completion, dismissed.
    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, jury trial set for Nov. 17.
    Christopher June Eversole, 1981, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to Nov. 22.
    Adam D. Fender, 1986, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement, to pay $130 by Dec. 31.
    Nicholas Lee Fender, 1988, third-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $500, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement, to pay $130 by Dec. 31.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 21, 2011

    Sept. 16, 2011

    Brian W. Coffman, 1983, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to produce insurance card, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 30.
    John R. Washer, 1971, non-payment of fines, owes $133, $175 cash bond set, allow jail credit.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Cynthia Renaker, motion to require answer to interrogatories, see order.
    Capital One Bank vs. Billy L. Richie, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Robert H. McIntyre, defendant failed to appear, judgment to plaintiff for $88.71, court costs.

  • Letter to the editor: Take a moment to read our foundation

    Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States. The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest written constitution of any government in the world. Drafted in less than 100 working days, it contains only 4, 543 words, including signatures and takes about 30 minutes to read. It is the basic document of our republic, which protects individual liberties of all citizens through written law.

  • Owen County Historical Society News: Traditional foods still have a home

    Recipes are pieces of history. They have been written down on small scraps of paper or verbally passed from one generation to another. Early arrivals of Owen County shared recipes with family and friends, and today those same recipes produce a variety of specialties that originated in England, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Africa.

  • Grider, Trenary take individual honors at Sweet Owen Fun Run

    Saturday morning, 85 runners and walkers gathered at 8:30 a.m. at the Owen County Courthouse Square to enjoy the perfect weather and exercise.
    Nine teams from local businesses and churches participated along with individuals from Owen County, Cynthiana, Carrollton, Walton, and Frankfort. Ages ranged from 5 years to 79. Teams came from Blue Ridge Farm, Bowling Insurance, Itron (two teams), Owen Electric, Owenton First Baptist (“Pru’s Crew”), Peoples Bank, and Squiresville Baptist Church (two teams).

  • Missing man located

    Linda Smith, owner of an Owenton consignment shop, had not heard from her son, Kelly P. Herald III, 32, since July 1.
    After a story about the missing man was published in the News-Herald two weeks ago, a customer offered to help, Smith said. “He got on the Internet and did some searching.”
    The customer, who wished to remain anonymous, found Herald through a jail website.

  • Event brings crowd to downtown

    Months of planning paid off Saturday when the Sweet Owen Day festivities were deemed a success.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce President Dallas Stafford said sales for vendors were up at least 30 percent, with some reporting an even higher percent.
    “Three Rivers District Health Department gave about 30 percent more flu shots,” Stafford said. “The run/walk participation was up about 50 percent and the crowd was strong throughout the day.”
    A total of 65 vendors were present.

  • New Liberty Baptist marks 210 years of service to community

    For some members of New Liberty Baptist Church, this weekend’s 210th anniversary isn’t just another special event. It’s a time to look back at an institution that goes back generations into Owen County history.
    “We are called the mother church of 10 other churches in Owen County,” Betty Lusby, one of the organizers of this weekend’s celebration, said. “Eight of those churches are still in operation today.”

  • County strikes deal with state on highway

    Following a recent Owen County Fiscal Court meeting, Old Monterey Road will become a state maintained road.
    The fiscal court adopted a resolution at its Sept. 13 meeting which approved a rural secondary program agreement between the court and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the state and counties periodically exchange roads.
    “They evaluate them, and ones that are high traffic areas they will often take over,” Keith said.
    A second reading was held amending the 2011-12 county budget.

  • Tip triggers child pornography charges

    A Worthville man was recently indicted after an anonymous tip led state police to find hundreds of pictures of young children involved in sex acts and a video of an underage family member.
    According to court documents, at approximately 3:09 p.m. on Aug. 19, an anonymous caller contacted Kentucky State Police Post 5 and reported that a laptop was on the handrail of a porch at the home of Alan D. Plowman, 51.