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  • Citizens Union Bancorp announces management appointments

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc., the parent company for Citizen Union Bank in Shelbyville and First Farmers Bank in Owenton, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1 as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:
    David Bowling – chief executive officer of Citizens Union Bank
    Darryl Traylor – chairman and chief executive officer of First Farmers Bank and president of Citizens Union Bank
    David Lyons – president of First Farmers Bank

  • From our vault

    When the News-Herald moved into our new building, we uncovered boxes of old photos in the former darkroom. Some of the photos had simple descriptions on the back while others were blank. Take a moment to check out these pictures and submit the names of anyone you recognize and what they are doing. We will publish the photos again in a couple of weeks with any answers. Send your answers to jwhitlock@owentonnewsherald.com, drop them at our office at 154 West Bryan Street or mail them to: News-Herald Vault Photos, P.O. Box 219, Owenton, Ky., 40359.

  • Historic New Liberty parsonage undergoes renovation

    As one enters the community of New Liberty, the first landmark seen is the Edwardian (post Victorian) house circa 1886.
    Known as the New Liberty Baptist Church parsonage, this beautiful red brick home was built by B.E. Garvey and his wife Eva. This home was donated April 1908 to the New Liberty Baptist Church.
    Established 1801, The New Liberty Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in the state of Kentucky.
    The Garvey’s desired that this landmark be a home for ministers and their families for the duration of the life of the church.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Owenton

    A precautionary boil water advisory issued at 8:15 a.m. on Dec, 14, 2013 for Kentucky American Water customers in Owenton was lifted at 5:10 a.m. on Dec. 16.
    Water sample testing has confirmed that there is no contamination. The water is safe to drink, and customers no longer need to take the precautionary step of boiling their water prior to consumption, according to a statement from Kentucky American.

  • Owen countian named Kentucky National Guardsmen of the Year

    An Owen County man has been honored as the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.
    Staff Sgt. Nicholas Anglin, a resident of Owenton, serves as a multichannel transmission system operator in the guard and was recently recognized at a ceremony in Louisville.
    The award is earned by the person who best portrays the embodiment of what the Kentucky National Guard stands for.
    Anglin has served in the military for nine years, five years in active duty at Fort Campbell and the past four years in the National Guard.

  • Weather wrecks some holiday plans

    Wintry weather forced several cancellations over the weekend, including the annual Owen County Christmas Parade, but officials said few accidents were reported.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said a deputy responded to an accident on Calendar Road. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene, but Hammond said there were no injuries.
    Owenton Police Officer Rufus Shearer Jr. said officers responded to a call Tuesday morning when a car spun in the city limits, but said it was very minor and there were no injuries.

  • Police look for leads in connection with church break-in

    A reward is being offered for to anyone with information on a break-in that recently took place at Elk Lick Baptist Church.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said the break-in took place Dec. 2 at the church located at 6095 Claxon Ridge Rd.
    Hammond said a window was broken out of the basement where the suspect or suspects entered.
    “They ransacked through everything in the church,” Hammond said.
    A member of the church who lived nearby noticed motion lights on in the church and went to turn them off.

  • Owen grand jury indicts suspects for alleged drug trafficking

    Three people were recently indicted on drug-trafficking charges after state police received information about a man on parole possibly using heroin.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Brad Arterburn said Rodney W. Rabourn, 28, was on parole when state police went to 57 Wren Lane in Elk Creek Resort Nov. 13.
    When state police arrived, they found Rabourn, along with Crystal Turner, 28, and Anthony Rice, 32, in possession of heroin.
    Arterburn said a child was in the home and was removed and placed with family members.

  • Student brings technology to pasture

    Hagen New, an Owen County fifth grader, was among the 12 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at this week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.
    New is a student at Owen County Elementary and displayed his project, “Livestock is Mooving into QR Codes,” and demonstrated how farmers can use quick response code technology on ear tags to quickly scan and gather information on an animal.

  • Kay’s Branch News : This was a weekend full of cancellations

    Last week started out just fine – 60-plus degrees and sunshine. Teri came over to do her laundry and helped me get my Christmas decorating under way.
    We got more done than I would have in a week. So I went to play bridge all afternoon on Tuesday.
    Wanda said they went fishing at the dam in Monterey. Barbara told her they had caught some sauger (that’s some kind of fish), but evidently they weren’t biting so they came home and ate fish from the freezer.