Today's News

  • I’m just saying ... Time to say goodbye to our latest addition

    By the time you read this, Mary will be gone and we will all miss her.
    When you have worked in newspapers as long as I have, you tend to get a little jaded. Reporters have seen a lot, done a lot and heard a lot of stories. Sometimes, a reporter or an editor has to have a fresh set of eyes to see what is in front of them.
    That’s what Mary Alford brought to the News-Herald this summer.
    She was hired for a 10-week summer intern program through the Kentucky Press Association.

  • Owen County District Court - July 26, 2013

    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 2, $500 bond set.
    Joel D. Schlueter, 1984, third-degree terroristic threatening, continued to Aug. 2.
    Gary Smith, 1965, flagrant non-support, four counts of contempt of court, continued to Aug. 9.
    Joshua Solomon, 1981, flagrant non-support, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 2.
    Joshua Solomon, 1981, first-degree criminal trespassing, receiving stolen property under $500, pretrial set for Aug. 2.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 23, 2013

    Christopher L. Anderson, 1986, owes $2,025 in fines, fees and costs, continued to Aug. 6.
    Norman Bruce, 1992, manufacturing methamphetamine, continued to Aug. 6.
    Bridget L. Day, 1971, theft by unlawful taking, status hearing, remand.
    Grace Edmondson, 1985, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, jury trial set for Sept. 12.
    William Kelley, 1989, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1989, continued to Aug. 6.

  • Former Owen educator named state administrator of the year

    Tim Hitzfield, the principal of Conner High School in Boone County, was named the 2013 Administrator of the Year at the school level by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).  The announcement was made Friday during the organization’s annual leadership institute in Louisville.

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Kenneth Smith

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Do you really need a good reason to celebrate National Watermelon Day?

    In case you need another reason to enjoy a juicy, sweet, delicious slice of watermelon, now you have one: Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day.
    Ice-cold watermelon is a wonderful and nutritious treat on a hot summer day. It’s over 90 percent water, so it’s a great way to keep yourself and your kids hydrated after a long day at the lake, playing outside or a sports camp.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Great weather highlights annual bargain hunting

    As I sit now to write, it is Aug. 5 and it’s 52 degrees on the thermometer at my kitchen window. The man on the TV said it might get up to 82 degrees this afternoon. This has been one of the coolest summers I have seen in my tenure on this planet, with the exception of one week at the end of June.
    My grass is still very green and still growing.

  • Beshear appoints court of appeals judge

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Allison Jones as court of appeals judge for the Sixth Appellate District, Division 1. District 6 is composed of 21 counties: Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.
    Jones, of Oldham County, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Justice Michelle M. Keller, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of Kentucky in April.

  • Kentucky Panthers take World Series title

    The Kentucky Panthers 15U baseball team recently won the Greater Midwest Baseball wood bat World Series played July 19-21 in St. Louis, Mo. The team consists of kids from Walton Verona, Trimble County, Owen County, Gallatin County and Carroll County. Pictured are front row (from left to right):  Boo Donahue, Zakk Hicks, Michael Stewart, Justin Ray, Mason Wilson and Cameron McAnally. Back row, left to right: Coach Jeff Lehkamp, Garrett Lehkamp, Nolan Tackett, Michael Dunaway, Austin Dunn, Coach Mike Dunaway and Head Coach Jimmy Ray. Not pictured Daniel West.

  • Fall ahead: School sports gear up for new season

    With temperatures feeling more like September and less like the final weekend in July, Owen County sports fans can take heart that the fall sports season is coming.
    Practice has begun for the fall sports seasons. The football, volleyball, golf, cross country and soccer teams are getting ready for the 2013 campaigns. With practice comes expectations of another successful season for each team.
    The football team will be looking for a third-straight winning season and another trip to the playoffs.