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  • At the Library | April 17, 2019

    Wednesday, April 17
    11 a.m., Age-Reversing Exercise Stretch and strengthen all of your 650 muscles while following the Classical Stretch DVD.  Complete the gentle workout with dynamic exercises that are safe while challenging for every fitness level.
    3:15-4:30 p.m., Let’s Dye Easter Eggs Have a fun-filled afternoon dying hard-boiled eggs at the library.  Great family fun and a colorful after school event for all ages.  Everything provided and no mess at home!
    Thursday, April 18

  • April 17, 2019 | Community News

    Judge Charles Satterwhite Shamble set for April 20
    The 20th annual Judge Charles Satterwhite Shamble is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Fairway Golf Course. Tee time is slated for 1 p.m. Create your own four-person team. The cost is $65 per golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, drinks, dinner and many chances for amazing prizes. For more information, contact Sara Satterwhite at 502-395-0887 or Gilbert England at 502-463-2338. You can also find the event on Facebook.

  • From the Editor's Desk: 150 years old? You don’t look a day over 149 to me.

    Depending on how closely you scan the pages of The News-Herald each week, you may have noticed a few slight changes to today’s front page.
    For as long as any of us can remember, The News-Herald’s masthead has carried the message, “Serving Owen County Since 1868.” With that in mind, I began researching the newspaper’s history during the summer of 2017 in anticipation of our sesquicentennial.

  • Bicentennial torch arrives at Lusby’s Mill

    BY BARBARA EPPERSON
    N-H Correspondent

    A crowd of more than 60 people gathered at the Lusby’s Mill Baptist Church Sunday afternoon to welcome the arrival of the Owen County Bicentennial torch.
    Long before Lusby’s Mill was incorporated in 1869, the area in and around the Mill was settled by four families from the Carolinas. In 1795, members of the Cobb, Clifton, Osborne and Sidebottom families moved to the area. Many of their descendants reside in Owen County, if not the Mill, still today.

  • KSP makes arrest on drug charges with child nearby

    A search conducted by Kentucky State Police on Eagle Lane, Worthville, ended with drug trafficking charges and a charge of child endangerment for two people April 8.
    Frank L. Lester Jr., 32, and Melissa N. Heitzman, 39, were each charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, methamphetamine; first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, drug unspecified; drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana; endangering the welfare of a minor and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Department Call Log, March 25-31

    Editor’s Note: The News-Herald publishes the Owen County Sheriff’s Department call log, as provided to the department by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg each week. Complete addresses are omitted to protect those involved.

    March 25

  • Historic letter returns to Owenton more than 150 years after its departure

    In November 1929, dozens of newspapers across Ohio carried an unusual headline, “Mystery Letters of Camp Chase Are Being Delivered.”
    The number of the so-called mystery letters exceeded 200, many of them written on Easter Day, 1862. The letters were written to and for Confederate prisoners lodged at Camp Chase, a Union military staging and training camp established in Columbus, Ohio during the Civil War. It also included a Union-operated prison camp.

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Call Log, April 1-7

    April 1
    8:53 a.m., lockout, Owen County Public Library
    10:57 a.m., burglary, Hwy. 127 S.
    2:38 p.m., property dispute, Stewarts Lane
    3:48 p.m., welfare check, Glass Lane
    3:53 p.m., lockout, Hwy. 127 S.
    4:23 p.m., officer assist, Hwy. 355
    5:48 p.m., property damage accident, Hwy. 36
    5:51 p.m., reckless driving, Hwy. 22 E.
    5:51 p.m., assault, Hwy. 127 S.
    6:22 p.m., traffic stop, Hwy. 127
    6:37 p.m., for informational purposes, Hwy. 355

  • Former Owen County High School principal recovering after crash

    BY JEFF MOORE
    N-H Publisher

    The superintendent of Carroll County Schools was injured Sunday, March 31, in a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 36, 2.5 miles from Carrollton at an area commonly called Searcy Curves.
    Danny K. Osborne, 43, apparently ran off the road, over an embankment and hit a tree while driving his black 2011 Jeep Wrangler, according to Chief Deputy Rob Miller of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The call came into dispatch at 11:08 p.m.

  • Mawmaw’s Kitchen introduces ice cream shack