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Today's News

  • Rebels sparkle on diamond

    After a tough start to last week, the Owen County High School baseball team finished strong.
    The Rebels began March 24 by traveling to take on Harrison County High School on Monday evening.
    The Thorobreds won the 10th Region title a year ago and reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
    Things would not go well for the Rebels as the Thorobreds would defeat Owen County 15-5.
    The team would remain on the road on March 27 as they made their way to Eminence to take on the Warriors.

  • Owen County students selected to join National Beta Club

    The Owen County High School Beta Society induction ceremony took place  March 18.
    Thirty-three new members were recognized and sworn into the society by chairman Randy Bishop and Mark McDaniel.
     Members are required to maintain a 3.25 or higher GPA. Members are also required to serve volunteer hours their junior and senior years. For eight volunteer hours, members will receive their black cords and 16 volunteer hours, members will receive both black and gold cords to be worn at graduation.

  • Legal ordinance fails to be published

    The City of Owenton has failed to publish at least one of its completed ordinances in The News-Herald, a violation of state law.
    The Owenton City Council approved an ordinance regulating the use of golf carts on city streets in January.
    The ordinance was never sent to the News-Herald for publication.

  • Murder case sparks second plea bargain

    A second man has plead guilty to lesser charges in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man whose body was dumped on the side of Interstate 64.
    James Simons, 37, of Grant County, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence.
    Simons’ trial began March 17 but ended early on March 18 in a plea agreement.
    Simons was sentenced the same day to 25 years in prison. He will have to serve 17 years of his sentence before he will be eligible for parole.

  • Grant will fund monthly help for Owen Co. hungry

    The First Christian Church of Owenton has accepted a grant from the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank to continue distributing food over the next three years in hopes of becoming a partnering agency with the Foodbank.
    The church had been distributing food four times a year, but with the grant will now distribute the third Saturday of every month through March 2015.
    After March 2015, a new schedule will be put into place.

  • Grant will fund monthly help for Owen Co. hungry

    The First Christian Church of Owenton has accepted a grant from the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank to continue distributing food over the next three years in hopes of becoming a partnering agency with the Foodbank.
    The church had been distributing food four times a year, but with the grant will now distribute the third Saturday of every month through March 2015.
    After March 2015, a new schedule will be put into place.

  • Farm Bureau certifies three Owen County farm markets

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Owen County is home to three of the 104 certified farm markets across the commonwealth recently accepted into the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Owen County members are: Ayres Family Orchard, Michels Family Farm, and Steepleview Farm.
    In joining the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, these markets have committed to offering quality products and service to their customers.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Post offices were hubs of activity for residents

    “Dillender hauled the mail in a covered freight wagon. On the trip to Eagle Station, he carried produce, poultry, animal skins, rabbits (in season) and sundry other farm products to the L & N depot for shipment to Louisville.
    On the return trip, he brought the day’s mail, staple and sundry stock for the stores and huge baskets of fresh bread, stacked in unwrapped loaves, a luxury directly related to Moxley’s close proximity to the railroad.”

  • Extension service celebrates centennial - 1946-1954

    The following is the fourth entry in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.

    1946-1954
    By Dorris Gill and Kim Strohmeier

  • Owen County Circuit Court - March 18, 2014

    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18, promoting a sexual performance by minor under 16 years of age, pleaded not guilty, continued to April 8.
    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 22.