http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Wife of suspect in murder case indicted http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/wife-suspect-murder-case-indicted <p> One of the three men allegedly involved in the 2012 murder of a Franklin County man, along with his wife, are charged with tampering with physical evidence.<br /> According to the State-Journal, Joshua Hammond, 33 and his wife, Louanna Hammond, were charged after testimony from Travis Wright, a witness in the James Simons trial last month.<br /> Joshua Hammond, Simons, 37 and David Bruce II, 46, allegedly planned to rob Charles Monroe after buying prescription drugs from him May 5, 2012 in the Walmart parking lot on Leonardwood Drive in Frankfort.<br /> Owen girl wins grant to help feed hungry kids http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-girl-wins-grant-help-feed-hungry-kids <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/disney-program.jpg" alt="Anna Riddle, center, and her classmates from the Friends For Change project filled 250 bags with food for the Backpack Program with help from a $500 grant from Disney Friends for Change program. " title="Anna Riddle, center, and her classmates from the Friends For Change project filled 250 bags with food for the Backpack Program with help from a $500 grant from Disney Friends for Change program. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Anna Riddle, a third-grade student from Owenton has been awarded a Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant through Youth Service America.<br /> The grant will support Riddle in leading a community service project for Global Youth Service Day.<br /> Service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Days - the largest volunteering and service event in the world.<br /> Riddle is using her grant to purchase food for Owen County Schools&rsquo; Power Pack Program &ndash; a program that sends food home with hungry children on the weekends, when school meals are not available. City council moves ahead with pay hike for next mayor http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/city-council-moves-ahead-pay-hike-next-mayor <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/west-doug.jpg" alt="Doug West" title="Doug West" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> An ordinance that would raise the mayor&rsquo;s salary for the City of Owenton was given a first reading Monday.<br /> If approved, the ordinance will raise the mayor&rsquo;s salary from $12,000 to $18,000 per year and would allot for $300 per month in health and life benefits.<br /> The raise would not become effective until Jan. 1, 2015, following the Owenton mayoral race in November.<br /> Owen grand jury hands down four indictments http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-grand-jury-hands-down-four-indictments <p> The Owen County grand jury handed down four indictments April 8.<br /> &bull; Autumn L. Darrell, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.<br /> Extension service celebrates centennial - 1979-1989 http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/extension-service-celebrates-centennial-1979-1989 <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/extension_100_logo_1_0_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <em>This is the seventh in a series of articles on the history of the extension service in Owen County.</em><br /> <span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>1979-1989</strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong>BY KIM D. STROHMEIER</strong><br /> <br /> Maurice Bowling Middle School Honor Rolls http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/maurice-bowling-middle-school-honor-rolls <p> <strong>Fifth Grade Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll<br /> All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Honor Roll<br /> </strong>Allison Bourne; Mercedes Bourne; Madison Brown; Cameron Carter; Cheyenne Coppola; Trinity Craig; Meredith David; Mary Gamm; Carsyn Inman; Tori Lykins; Jorden May; Haylee Neeley; Caitlin Sizemore; Jack Spurgeon; Maddigan Walker; Gregory Webster<br /> <strong>A/B Honor Roll</strong><br /> Roger Alford: Power of God is on full display every day http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/roger-alford-power-god-full-display-every-day <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alford-roger.jpg" alt="Roger Alford" title="Roger Alford" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> One of the best illustrations of an overinflated ego is in the story about the woodpecker that perched itself on a mighty oak tree, reared back and took a whack just as a bolt of lightning hit the trunk. The tree split from top to bottom and splinters flew in every direction. The woodpecker took off in a flash but came back a few minutes later with several of his buddies and said: &ldquo;Look there what I did.&rdquo;<br /> All to often we, like that little woodpecker, take credit for things that are truly acts of God.<br /> Community events: April 16, 2014 http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/community-events-april-16-2014 <p> <strong>Cedar Hill Baptist to present Easter pageant</strong><br /> Cedar Hill Baptist Church&nbsp;will host the &ldquo;My Jesus&rdquo; Easter program tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m.<br /> The children will present the Easter story in a unique way.&nbsp;A fellowship meal will follow the presentation.<br /> For transportation, call 484-5236 or 514-1594.</p>