Today's News

  • 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.

  • Birth announcement: Lockett Christine Beckham

    Cody and Courtney Beckham are excited to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lockett Christine Beckham.  She was born Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood at 8:31 a.m. She weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long.  Her maternal grandparents are Dennis and Chris Davis. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lee Ann Waldrop, and Leroy and Tammy Beckham. Her maternal great-grandmother is Betty Davis.

  • Birth announcement: Brennen Isaiah Dale Paul

    NaTasha Paul and Brandon Brumley of Owenton announce the birth of their son Brennen Isaiah Dale Paul. He was born Jan. 13, 2014, at 5:27 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Brennen weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 216 inches long. Grandparent is Sarah Hammond.

  • Rebels keep at home unbeaten streak alive

    There is no place like home and for the Owen County High School Rebels, nothing has been truer this season.
    Owen County hosted a pair of games this week and won both of them to improve to a perfect 5-0 on their home court.
    The first came on Feb. 6 as the team welcomed Walton-Verona to Owenton. The game had a different feel to it due to an electrical problem that caused the scoreboards not to work. As a result, the score and the time were both kept at the scorer’s table by hand.

  • Bad luck streak continues for Lady Rebels

    If not for bad luck, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels would have no luck at all.
    The team hosted Oldham County Friday night in Owenton.
    After falling behind early, the Lady Rebels rallied to cut the deficit to 14-7 with just seconds left in the opening quarter.
    Instead of carrying some positive feelings into the second quarter it proved to be just enough time for the Lady Colonels. Oldham County caught the inbounds pass and launched a heave from 70 feet at the buzzer that hit nothing but net to push the lead to 17-7.

  • Not so special delivery

    A mother and son were placed behind bars last week after what Owenton Police called the biggest drug bust in the city’s recent history.
    The bust came after the Owenton Police Department received a tip on a large quantity of marijuana being delivered to the apartment building at 315 North Main Street.
    The tip came from a United States postal inspector.
    Jackie L. Gibson, 36, of Sparta, and Linda K. McKinney, 52, of Owenton, were arrested Jan. 29 and both charged with trafficking in marijuana, 5 lbs. or more.

  • Family finds friends when confronting child’s congenital heart defect

    It was better than the biggest box of chocolates.
    It was better than the most heartfelt Hallmark card.
    On Mother’s Day 2013, Becky Mefford found out her son will live and have a shot at a normal life.
    Nearly a year ago, Ezekiel Mefford, the son of Becky and Byron Mefford, underwent open-heart surgery to close a large hole in his heart.
    “There was a very big hole and it would have been impossible to close without surgery,” Becky Mefford said. “It was a never-ending concern for us.”

  • Fiscal court fires animal control officer

    After a series of complaints, the Owen County Fiscal Court has decided to fire Owen County Animal-Control Officer Deanna Wolfe.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she had received several complaints that calls to Wolfe about stray animals had gone unanswered. Keith also said she had issues with Wolfe’s availability to pick up animals in a timely manner.
    During the Jan. 28 fiscal court meeting, the magistrates unanimously approved terminating Wolfe as the animal-control officer.