http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en City PD suspended from federal program http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/city-pd-suspended-federal-program <p> During one of the worst snow emergencies faced by Owen County in recent years, one of Owenton&rsquo;s crucial emergency vehicles sat useless at the side of the road 50 miles away in Burlington, Ky.<br /> Owenton City Clerk Laura Aldridge was given permission by Owenton Mayor David &ldquo;Milkweed&rdquo; Wotier to take one of the cities two Humvees to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. to pick up her son and his girlfriend.<br /> While on her way to the airport, the Humvee ran out of gas in Burlington and had to be towed back to Owenton.<br /> 39,000 eggs a day http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/39000-eggs-day <p> Jonesville&rsquo;s newest chicken farm, Egg Innovations, grew in population with the arrival of&nbsp; 25,000 chickens over the last couple of weeks.<br /> The free range chickens will seek the pastures around May 1,&nbsp; after a brief period of getting use to the nesting and roosting areas in the over 500 foot long barn.<br /> After the peak laying of 98 percent, the workers will collect approximately 19,000 eggs a day.<br /> Local residents will not be able to get the all-organic eggs on site, but they will be sold at local Kroger stores in Kentucky.<br /> Pair arrested by sheriff's deputy in bank robbery http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/pair-arrested-sheriffs-deputy-bank-robbery <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/christopher-priessman.gif" alt="Christopher Priessman " title="Christopher Priessman " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> A quick reaction by the Owen County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department led to the arrest of two men only shortly after they allegedly robbed People&rsquo;s Bank&nbsp; Friday.<br /> The incident occurred at the 101 N. Main St. location at approximately 2:20 p.m. Friday.<br /> Peoples Bank &amp; Trust Company President Todd Marston said a white male entered the bank with a demand letter, which was given to one of the bank&rsquo;s tellers.<br /> A family tradition http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/family-tradition <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/craig-bowling.gif" alt="Craig Bowling was sworn in as an Owen County School Board member March 16." title="Craig Bowling was sworn in as an Owen County School Board member March 16." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> The Owen County School Board&rsquo;s newest member may have only attended his first meeting, but serving the school district seems to be in his blood.<br /> With the swearing in of Craig Bowling, the school board gained it&rsquo;s third generation of Bowling members. Craig&rsquo;s father, Stuart, served for 18 years. His grandfather, Dr. Maurice Bowling whom Bowling middle school is named for served approximately 16 years.<br /> &ldquo;I believe my father started in 1969 and served until his death in 1985,&rdquo; Stuart Bowling said.<br /> Traffic woes expected to continue through May http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/traffic-woes-expected-continue-through-may <img src="http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/sites/www.owentonnewsherald.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/traffic-woes.gif" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> The first phase of the $900,000 water main replacement project is expected to continue through May 29.<br /> Kentucky American Water Manager of External and Governmental Affairs said the project was delayed following inclement weather in February.<br /> The first phase is replacing water mains along South Main Street.<br /> Lancho said the first phase will likely take the longest.<br /> Following its completion, the second phase will go from Seminary to Blanton Street.</p> 3-2 Tie-breaking vote approves insurance license fee hike http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/3-2-tie-breaking-vote-approves-insurance-license-fee-hike <p> A tie-breaking vote approved an ordinance that raises the county&rsquo;s insurance license fee by two percent at the Owen County Fiscal Court&rsquo;s March 10 meeting.<br /> The ordinance sets the fee at 7.5 percent, the rate the fee was set at when originally approved in 1990.<br /> The original ordinance had been amended twice under two different administrations, once to 6.5 and again to 5.5 percent.<br /> Owen grand jury hands down indictments http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/owen-grand-jury-hands-down-indictments-0 <p> The Owen County grand jury recently handed down the following indictments:<br /> <br /> l Eric M. Stivers, 37, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating motor vehicle while license suspended, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, improper registration plate, no Kentucky registration receipt, failure to wear seatbelt .<br /> The first 90 days http://www.owentonnewsherald.com/content/first-90-days <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: The following story is the first of three that will cover the actions of the Owen County Fiscal Court during the first 90 days of&nbsp; it&rsquo;s new administration.<br /> The lead headline of the Nov. 5, 2014 edition of the News-Herald was &ldquo;Change comes to Owen County.&rdquo;<br /> These articles are intended to highlight the changes that have taken place thus far.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Utilization of BBX Strategies and Consulting</strong><br /> <br />