Today's News

  • Rebels drop two of three in region showdowns

    Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall likes to spend the last few games of the season to get his team tournament ready.
    The last three game stretch was that preparation.
    Owen County hosted North Oldham High School last week before playing both Anderson County and South Oldham high schools on the road.
    South Oldham is the defending Eighth Region champion while Anderson County High School reached the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament. The Bearcats advanced by defeating the Rebels 50-47 in the quarterfinals.

  • Lady Rebels ready for last two home games

    A long season for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels is coming to a close. Lady Rebels are gearing up for their final two homes games of the 2013-2014 campaign.
    The team played a road contest last week in Taylorsville against Spencer County High School. Owen County was able to score its most points of the season but unfortunately it would not be enough. The Lady Bears would defeat the Lady Rebels 71-51 to pick up their fifth win of the season and keeping Owen County winless.

  • Grand jury charges man with stealing pick-up

    An Owen County grand jury has indicted a local man for allegedly stealing a truck.
    Arvil Hubbard Jr., 35, on the charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $500 or more and second-degree burglary.

  • Bad weather takes a toll on county resources

    Since the beginning of the year the Owen County Road Department has logged over 300 hours of overtime battling the snow and ice that has been present for much of that time.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the county road crews have put in many long hours to keep roads passable.
    “I think we’ve done an excellent job,” Keith said. “We were able to have school (Feb. 10) and I think that proves it, because there were many counties around us that didn’t have school.”

  • Murder trial may be delayed

    Nearly two years have passed since James Monroe’s body was found dumped on the side of Interstate 64 in Frankfort, and a trial for an Owen County man charged with the murder could be delayed once again.
    Joshua Hammond, 32, of Owen County, and James Simons, 37, of Grant County, are charged with murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence following the alleged murder of Monroe on May 5, 2012.

  • Owenton sewer study set to begin this month

    Staff Report
    Kentucky American Water will soon launch a comprehensive assessment of its sanitary sewer system in Owenton.
    The company, which has been in the planning stages of the sanitary sewer system study for the past few months, said in a release that the 10-month project is scheduled to begin in mid-February

  • Owen Historical Society News: Kenney school still lives in our memories

    “The last time I saw the school its windows were boarded up and the porch was completely gone, but there are many memories of so many people who went through that old school door. I am one of them.”

  • Owen County Property Transfers for January

    John T. and Barbara K. Newcomb to James and Alesha Michelle Phillips, $927,271.53.
    Mary Crawford Mason Estate to Lonnie Webb, lot 5, land on Davis Lake No. 1, Owen County Sportsman’s Division.
    U.S. Bank National Association Trustee, J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. and  JPMAC 2006-HE2 Asset Backed to Thomas A. Barefield, Taft Highway, Ford Subdivision, $19,600.
    Rodney S. and Teresa S. Gillum to Stephen Clarke, lot 50 and 51, Perry Park Resort/Glenwood Hall Subdivision, $24,500.

  • Owen County District Court: Feb. 7, 2014

    William Robertson, 1991, driving on a DUI suspended license, pleaded guilty, 30 days, court costs, credit time served.
    Michael Scott, 1968, sell or transfer of simulated controlled substance, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14, credit time served, conditionally discharged for the remainder; drug paraphernalia, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 14, concurrent, credit time served, conditionally discharged for the remainder, court costs.
    AT&T vs. Tracy Heilman, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • A lifetime of Owen County farming

    Kim D. Strohmeier
    For the News-Herald
    Last Tuesday afternoon, I cleaned out the last bit of personal items from my office.  It was a strange feeling walking out the door of the Extension Office for the last time. It has been an eventful, enjoyable career as agricultural agent for Owen County, and I thought it might be appropriate to have one last column reflecting on that career.