http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Staff remembers Coyle's service to Owen http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/staff-remembers-coyles-service-owen <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/coyle.jpg" alt="&lt;b&gt;&lt;center&gt;Jimmy Coyle&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/b&gt;" title="&lt;b&gt;&lt;center&gt;Jimmy Coyle&lt;/center&gt;&lt;/b&gt;" align="left" hspace="6" width="70" height="85" /><p> &ldquo;You don&rsquo;t always have to know the answer, but you have to know where to find the answer.&rdquo;</p> <p> That piece of advice is just one of the many ways Blake Robertson, a field representative of the Property Valuation Administrator&rsquo;s Office, will remember PVA Jimmy Coyle, who passed away April 21.</p> <p> Coyle was first elected PVA in 2006 and took office in December of that year. It was a job he took seriously, but his coworkers agreed that he kept the office environment light.</p> Ayres Family Orchard in full bloom http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/ayres-family-orchard-full-bloom <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ayres1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, right, visited Ayres Family Orchard Thursday. Larry Ayres, left, gave Quarles a tour of the orchard while the apple trees were in full bloom.</p> Man charged with cruelty to animals following horse neglect http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/man-charged-cruelty-animals-following-horse-neglect <p> A Crescent Springs man is facing two counts of second-degree cruelty to animals after neglecting horses.</p> <p> Owenton Police Officer Gary Alcorn said he received a complaint call on Sunday, Feb. 14, about four horses under the care of David Authier, 54, at a farm located at 4935 Georgetown Rd. near Hesler.</p> <p> One of the horses had fallen down a hill, was in grave condition medically and unable to put much weight on one of its legs before collapsing again, Alcorn said. The horse had to be put down.</p> Two OCHS rising seniors to attend presigious Governor's Scholars Program http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/two-ochs-rising-seniors-attend-presigious-governors-scholars-program <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gsp.jpg" alt="Molly Gamble and Jordan Prather will attend the Governor’s Scholar Program this summer. " title="Molly Gamble and Jordan Prather will attend the Governor’s Scholar Program this summer. " align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> After completing a rigorous application process that began in August, two of Owen County High&rsquo;s rising seniors will attend one of the state&rsquo;s most prestigious honors programs this summer.</p> <p> Molly Gamble and Jordan Prather will spend five weeks attending the Kentucky Governor&rsquo;s Scholars Program, a residential program that works to enhance the state&rsquo;s next generation of civic and economic leaders.</p> Law enforcement check to ensure sex offender compliance http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/law-enforcement-check-ensure-sex-offender-compliance <p> The Owen County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, Probation and Parole and the US Marshals Service checked more than 20 residences in Owen County as part of Operation Roundball.</p> <p> Operation Roundball, conducted April 13-14, was intended to verify addresses of registered sex offenders in Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties, according to a US Marshals Service news release. Across the three counties, 91 residences were checked and 10 are being investigated for non-compliance.</p> Something to brag about http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/something-brag-about <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/carson_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis, right, recently announced that the above signs will be placed at various areas throughout the county. The signs read, &ldquo;Owen County Proud Home of Carson Williams Kentucky&rsquo;s Mr. Basketball 2016.&rdquo; Williams, left, attended the April 12 meeting of the Owen County Fiscal Court, where he and Runnin&rsquo; Rebels Coach Devin Duvall were also named Kentucky Colonels.</p> Steepleview Farm joins Farm Bureau's roadside market program http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/steepleview-farm-joins-farm-bureaus-roadside-market-program <p> Owen County is home to three of the 88 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. Opening this season is Steepleview Farm.</p> <p> In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Steepleview Farm has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers. Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that this market meets the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.</p> Community mourns loss of beloved Jonesville fire chief http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/community-mourns-loss-beloved-jonesville-fire-chief <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/duvall1.jpg" alt="Members of the Gallatin County and Dry Ridge fire departments station at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ky. 36, awaiting the funeral procession for Jonesville Fire Chief Chase Duvall, who passed away suddenly April 13. " title="Members of the Gallatin County and Dry Ridge fire departments station at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ky. 36, awaiting the funeral procession for Jonesville Fire Chief Chase Duvall, who passed away suddenly April 13. " align="left" hspace="6" width="141" height="85" /><p> Nearly every fire department has a &lsquo;cat in the tree&rsquo; story, but for Jonesville Assistant Fire Chief Allen Cammack, that story is a reminder of the many ways Chief Chase Duvall showed his willingness to do whatever it took to help someone in need.</p> <p> Cammack shared the story Monday evening surrounded by his fellow firefighters, who took time out from their department meeting to remember Duvall, who passed away suddenly April 13.</p>