Today's News

  • Marston completes boot camp

    PFC Ryan G. Marston of Owenton graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Nov. 23.

  • Birth announcement: Brailey Dawn

    Misty Stewart and Daven Lynch are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brailey Dawn born Dec. 6, 2011. She weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.
    Grandparents are Johnny and Sarah Stewart of Owenton, Ozzie Wright and Tina Lynch of Sanders and Greg Lynch of Carrollton. Her great-grandparents are Charles and Tillie Stewart of New Liberty and Charles Bitzer of Owenton. Her great-great-grandparent is Boliver Baker of Ohio.

  • Third-grade class gives from heart

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s tough to keep up with the Jones

    The new light looked so good I decided to go a step further and see about putting new vinyl siding on the house. I was pointing toward spring, but thought I would get a couple of estimates. Before I knew what was happening, I had a salesman here from Sears and had contracted for the job. I chose a sage green with white trim and was still thinking they wouldn’t start until maybe March. Oh no, the salesman said, they will begin in a couple of weeks.
    I thought the man was crazy - ripping off the siding of my house in December and working with vinyl in 35-degree weather.

  • 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.