Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court - April 22, 2014

    Eric Beach, 1983, show cause deferred, owes $755 total, to pay $50 a month.
    Eric L. Beach, 1983, second-degree narcotics, trafficking in marijuana, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, adopted plea agreement, to pay $50 a month, first payment due in 90 days.
    Eric Lane Beach, 1983, show cause deferred, owes $2,047 total, to pay $100 a month.
    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, show cause deferred, owes $1,857.50 total, to pay $100 a month, bench warrant set for $1,900.

  • Wilson earns white coat

    The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to present a white coat to Sheila Marie Wilson, class of 2015, as she enters her clinical rotations.
    Wilson was the 2013 president of the Auburn Chapter of American Association of Bovine Practitioners and a member of the 2014 National Champion Bovine Palpation Team.
    Last year, Wilson represented Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. on the AUCVM campus as the farm animal business student representative.

  • Leadership Owen County: Leaders explore health care

    By Dan Herndon and Sharon Sullivan
    For the News-Herald

    Leadership Owen County Class of 2014 participants had the opportunity to review several of the health-care resources available to residents on April 2.
    After convening at the Owen County Extension Office, Judy Hetterman led the caravan to Three Rivers District Office.
    The three rivers referred to in the agency’s name are the Ohio, Kentucky and Licking rivers which touch the agency’s service counties of Owen, Pendleton, Grant and Gallatin. 

  • Local student earns Modern Woodmen of America scholarship

    Shelby Lynn Power has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.
    Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill.
    Power, the daughter of Shawn and Jennifer Power of Owenton, plans to use the grant to attend Northern Kentucky University.
    Power is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

  • Realtor Corner: As the weather warms, more people may look for new home

    At last the snow has melted, the bulbs are sprouting, and the home hunters have started their search for just that right home at the perfect location.  They are looking for the community that is a better place for not only their family but for generations to come.
    Every realtor has a diversity of ideals and perspectives as to just what is available and best for the home hunter.  

  • Riggs named Greenwing of the Year

    Austin Riggs was recently received the first-ever Greenwing of the Year Award presented by Ducks Unlimited.
    Greenwings is the youth organization for Ducks Unlimited.
    Riggs has worked with several chapters across the state with their fund-raising events as well as working in the last two state banquets.
    He also works for the youth by helping prepare food plots for the youth dove shoot; works in the archery for kids program at Wolf Creek Dam and Cave Run Lake; and works when DU helps  at the NWTF Jakes Days in August.

  • Owen County officials urge safety when mowing lawn

    Owen County Emergency Management would like to remind residents of lawn mower safety.
    At the beginning of the year, there is the abundant grass to mow. While too much rain can postpone the mowing season a little, nothing really prevents grass from growing and so the mowers come out.
    Since it is such a common activity, there is a tendency to view lawn mowing as being less hazardous than is really the case.
    The following is safety methods on how to minimize risk while using a lawn mower.

  • Rebels take second in meet

    The Owen County High School boys track team took part in the NCKC Meet April 22 in Carrollton. The Rebels finished second behind only Walton-Verona.
    In the 100-meter dash, Kyler Law and Drew Smith finished tied for sixth.
    Logan Bitler was eighth, Lucas Lyons, 11th; and Mariano Bolanos, 12th, in the 200-meter dash.
    Rhyan Hatchett was fifth in the 400-meter dash.
    In the 800-meter, it was Daniel Lopez, seventh; Kaleb Wilhoite, ninth; and Keith Stout, 10th.

  • Lady Rebels take third place at NCKC

    The Owen County High School Lady Rebels traveled to Carrollton on April 22 for the NCKC Meet. The team finished third behind Walton-Verona and Henry County.
    Andi Burford won the 100-meter dash with Hailey Hatchett finishing in fifth place.
    Burford finished fourth; Sara Wilhoit, seventh: and Julie Herrman finished ninth in the 200-meter dash.
    Mikala Byers was sixth and Herrman seventh in the 400-meter dash.
    Autumn Hunter placed sixth in the 800-meter and fifth in the 1600-meter run.
    Samantha Tamplin was eighth in the 1600-meter.

  • Rebels win three

    The Owen County High School baseball team was busy last week. The team played six games picking up three wins.
    The week started April 21 with a game at Grant County. After winning three of their first four road games the Rebels had dropped five-straight games away from Owenton.
    They would break that streak in Dry Ridge by beating the Braves 8-4.
    Owen County would return home on April 22 to play Carroll County and Eminence on back-to-back days at Dunavent Field.
    Against Carroll County, the Panthers would leave town with a 9-6 victory.