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Today's News

  • 2014 Owen County Mother of the Year focused on her family

    When she lived in Virginia in the early 1970s, the 2014 Owen County Mother of Year Donna Osborne Scott would take her kids down to the beach.
    Even after a long day preparing food to the hungry diners, Scott would ignore her aching feet, tired muscles and pack up her kids for some time in the sun and sand.
    That sacrifice of time and energy was not lost on her kids. It was a special time for the mother and her children.

  • Men charged with making meth in Owen County

    Two men are behind bars after an active meth lab was recently discovered at their Gratz residence.
    According to the police reports, police were investigating a complaint on July 14 made by Michael J. Shaw’s girlfriend, when Shaw barricaded himself in a house located at 9695 Hwy. 355.
    After securing Shaw, 29, police found an active meth lab inside the residence. Marijuana and a pipe were also found in the residence.

  • No charges expected in crash that injured official

    Kentucky State Police officials said no charges are expected in connection with the crash that injured two people including Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kyle Newsome, 19, of Owenton, was driving southbound on Hwy. 127 S. on July 10 when she apparently fell asleep. Her vehicle drifted into the northbound lane, police said.
    Morgan, who was driving in the northbound lane, spotted the vehicle coming toward him and shifted into the other lane, police said.

  • Owen County Mother of the Year nomination letter

    On behalf of my seven brothers and sisters, I would like to nominate our Donna Osborne Scott for mother of the year for many reasons but the main reason is for the sacrifices she had to make for each of us as we were growing up.
    She married and had her first son at a young age and by the age of 32, she had eight kids -  Timmy, Jimmy Dale, Terry and Tom Dezarn and four girls, Teresa Perkins, Patty Sue Miller, Tina Lilly and Florence Ratliff.

  • Owen County District Court - July 18, 2014

    Joann M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, continued first appearance, owes restitution and fees.
    Clay Couch, 1961, manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for July 25.

  • OCHS Students of The Year

    The following students were named Owen County High School Students of the Year for the 2013-14 school year: Nicole Walker (freshman class); Kirsten Parker (sophomore class); Suzanna Cooke (junior class); and Ashley Smith (senior class).

  • Owen County Senior Citizens Club News: Club planning trip on riverboat

    BY WANDA MORELAND
    For the News-Herald
    The Owen County Senior Citizens Club meeting was called to order by president Wanda Moreland. We said the pledge to the flag.
    Marlene read the scripture from Psalms 104:13-23. The thought for the day was, “How am I tending the good things God has planted in me?”
    We then held the roll call with 14 members present.
    Secretary Ethel Hammond also gave the secretary’s report. The treasurer’s report and card report was also given.

  • Kay’s Branch News: The weather won’t even try to cooperate

    When you have nothing to say, you can always talk about the weather.
    This past week has spawned a lot of conversation.
    We set a new record on the Branch this week for a low in July. It was 52 degrees when I got up at 8 a.m. Thursday. I had already closed all the windows and doors against the cold weather on Wednesday. We didn’t need the A/C at the Smith House when we played bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
    Last week seemed like the end of September. The weatherman said the temperature would rise and we would have sun on Friday—NOT.

  • Owen Co. softball player named to All-World team

    On July 11 through 13, the KAOS team from Frankfort coached by Brian Redmond, Aron True and Rodney Parker took a trip to Crossville, Tennessee to play teams from across the United State to bring home the undefeated victory of winning the 14U Girls Fastpitch Softball World Series.
    Owen County local girl Kaitlyn Parker, the daughter of Rodney and Deborah Parker, is the pitcher for the KAOS team.
    Kaitlyn Parker, along with two of her teammates Katherine Mangeot and Emma Hamilton, were also named to the 14 and Under All World Team.

  • Cobb named defensive MVP while playing six different positions

    Grant Cobb, a 13-U player on the Danville Mustangs baseball team, played six positions during the USSSA World Series over the Fourth of July holiday tournament in Kingsport, Tennessee and received the tournament’s defensive most valuable player award.
    The Mustangs won the tournament by defeating a team from Fredrick, Maryland in the championship game. The USSSA tournament hosted teams from five states.
    The Mustangs also won the 13-U Nationals Tournament held in Elizabethtown, June 23-29 over teams from six states.