Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit court

    February 8, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to make payments on restitution, continued to Feb. 22.
    Christopher A. Adkins, first-degree sexual abuse, failure to comply with sex offender registry, second-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for March 22.
    Beverly Ann Barton, 1981, show cause deferred, continued to Nov. 8.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, three counts of first-degree narcotics, jury trial set for April 13.

  • Owen County District court

    Feb. 11, 2011

    John W. Boyce, 1979, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, house arrest, continued to Feb. 25.
    Jeanna T. Cheek, 1964, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of drug unspecified, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to March 8.
    Chad A. Perkins, 1983, non-payment of fines, in jail, $900 cash bond set, owes $893.

  • Getting the newspaper online is easy

    Several people have asked about last week’s front-page article on our move to a subscription-based website, effective Feb. 23.
    If you’re a subscriber to the News-Herald, don’t worry. You’ll have access to all news and other content at OwentonNewsHerald.com. Access to the website is free for all of our print subscribers.
    But you will have to take a few, quick steps to get registered, then you’ll be ready to use the website version of the newspaper.

  • Sharing tales of the American Civil War

    Whittling away on a stick, his gravely voice at times dropping to an emotional whisper, James, a 90-year-old Confederate veteran, transported a crowd of 30 back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the Civil War.

  • Community Events

    Adult softball registration is open
    Owen County Parks & Recreation is holding adult softball registration for the upcoming season. Leagues offered will be Church Co-ed, Open Co-ed, and Men’s Open. Co-ed leagues will be on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday and, Men’s Open on Friday. Fee for Church Co-ed is $250, Open leagues are $350. Leagues will start May 2. For information or to register, call 484-3225.

  • Treatment gives child a normal life

    In 2004, Tina Olds took her son for a kindergarten physical. Prior to that day, she had no idea that her son would undergo heart surgery.
    Tina’s son, Jalane Olds, had health problems since he was born, but doctors assured Tina that it was only asthma.
    “They just always said he had asthma,” Tina said. “He would turn really blue and have difficulty breathing. Before he started school we took him for his kindergarten physical and that’s when they told me he had a hole in the right ventricle of his heart.”

  • Crash claims life of Owen County man

    An automobile accident early Thursday morning left one Owen County man dead and another injured.
    According to Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg, the single-vehicle accident  happened at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lane of Sweet Owen Road when the driver of a vehicle apparently failed to negotiate a curve.
    The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and a fence.
    The driver, Zachary S. Asher, 26, from Owenton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.

  • Owen grand jury indicts alleged copper culprits

    Two Owen County men were recently indicted after allegedly stealing copper wire from several barns around the community.
    Bud C. Smith, 36 and Justin L. Smith, 20, were each charged with five counts of third-degree burglary and five counts of unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more.
    The incidents began taking place in November 2010 and continued through Jan. 25.

  • End of an era

    After carrying passengers from Owen County to Henry County and back for 80 years, the Gratz bridge was blasted Tuesday, leaving only a memory and some worry behind.
    The iconic Gratz bridge on KY 22, with its distinctive appearance, was a landmark in the community since it opened in 1931. Officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation said the “Warren through truss” construction of the bridge was based on a 1848 design.
    Given the age of the old bridge, a replacement project was added to the Kentucky State Highway Road Plan in 2000.

  • A tide rises against wet petition

    A petition in favor of a wet-dry vote in Owen County began circulating last month. Subsequently,  the Owen County Baptist Association began taking action to prevent changes to the current laws against the sale of alcoholic beverages.
    President of the Owen County Baptist Association and pastor of Beech Grove Baptist Church Steve Delaney presented the petition to the Owen County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting Feb. 8.
    Delaney said the petition against the wet-dry vote had garnered the support of 1,028 people.