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Today's News

  • Fiscal court goes to two sessions a month

    When the fiscal court met Jan. 12, it unanimously approved Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith’s recommendation to hold two fiscal court meetings each month.

    “I just feel that it’s necessary if we want to run things smoothly,” Keith said. “There’s a lot of business that needs to be taken care of and we’re not always able to do so in our regularly scheduled meetings.”

  • Prescription discount card will help public with costs

    Owen countians can now receive prescription-discount cards, which are available at the Owen County Judge-executive’s office.

    Free prescription discount cards are made available through the Kentucky Association of Counties and National Association of Counties.

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the cards are available to anyone.

    “You can save a lot of money by using the card,” Keith said. “Anyone can use it and they don’t check your financial situation.”

  • Couple loses home, escapes with just purse

    Fire destroyed the home of Kenneth and Hazel Woodyard at 2740 Pleasant Grove Road.

    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the fire started some time between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Wednesday.

    “They said the fire started in the basement and that it was probably due to something electrical,” Hammond said.

    The only thing the Woodyards were able to get out with was Hazel Woodyard’s purse, Hammond said.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Jan. 5, 2010

    James B. Barker, 1976, failed to pay fines or costs, owes $525, $600 cash bond set, to pay $50 a month.

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, adopted plea agreement.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, failed to pay fines or costs, owes $295, $400 cash bond set, to pay $50 a month, 90 days.

    Jessica N. Boyce, 1979, flagrant non-support, second-degree persistent felony offender, dismissed.

    James P. Grider, 1987, cultivation of marijuana, jury trial set for March 18.

  • Rebels enjoy reversal of fortune

    The week before Christmas, Owen County hosted Gallatin County and Henry County. The Rebels defeated the visitors from Warsaw and then lost to the Wildcats from New Castle. The teams squared off again last week.

    First, the Rebels traveled to take on Gallatin County. Owen County defeated Gallatin County 77-56 in Owenton. That night, it was the Rebels who wore down the Wildcats with their dominating play in the paint.

  • Letter to the editor: Support for local research appreciated

    Thank you for your article, “Perkins Pursues Research Dream,” in last week’s edition of the News Herald. 

    Thanks also to the Rotary Club for the opportunity to speak, and an advance thanks to the Owen County Chamber of Commerce.

    Within hours of the Rotary Club presentation on Dec. 14, we received a review from a representative of the National Institute of Health that stated, “The approach used here could potentially revolutionize the methods used in drug development.”

  • Boys All “A” Classic Preview

    Where: Walton-Verona High School

    When: Jan. 18-23

    • The Rebels take on Gallatin County in the first round Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to play Trimble County at 7 p.m. Jan. 21. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

    • The other first round games pair Eminence with Williamstown and Walton-Verona versus Carroll County. The winner will square off in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

  • Lady Rebels avenge earlier losses

    The last time Owen County played Gallatin County and Henry County in the same week the results were not what the Lady Rebels had hoped for, dropping both games to their rivals.

    Last week, the game sites changed and so did the results.

    Owen County first traveled to Gallatin County Jan. 5. The Lady Rebels were looking for some revenge after Gallatin County defeated Owen County 54-50 in December. Freshman Hannah Neeley poured in 17 points to lead the Lady Rebels to a 51-36 win. 

    The Lady Rebels held a six-point halftime lead and never looked back.

  • Magazine to spotlight Owen County

    The Owenton City Council is hoping for an increase in local tourism after being featured in the spring issue of “Back Home in Kentucky” magazine.

    When the council met Jan. 5, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier announced that Owen County and the city of Owenton would be featured in the magazine.

    “They were the ones that approached us about the idea,” Wotier said.

    Wotier thinks the magazine article will be good advertisement for both the county and city.

  • Relay kickoff event to be held at gym

    This year’s Relay for Life events will kickoff  Feb. 12 with a special event at the Owen County High School gymnasium.

    During the Lady Rebels’ game against Trimble County, organizers hope to fill the stands with survivors and teams in Relay gear to show support for the Relay for Life event.

    Relay for Life helps raise money and awareness on behalf of the American Cancer Society to honor the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and combat the disease.