Today's News

  • Owen Co. native named to UK HES Hall of Fame

    By Katie Pratt
    For the News-Herald

    Two former educators are the newest inductees into the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame.
    Joyce Crupper Clifford and Helen Anderson Shaw will be honored for their years of dedication to the betterment of their professions, local communities and the school during a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the Hilary J. Boone Center on UK’s campus.

  • Daughter of Owen County sheriff accused of trying to shoot her father

    The daughter of Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond has been arrested after she allegedly attempted to shoot her father.

    Heather Hammond, 37, was arrested Thursday by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Trooper Dave Roberts.
    According to a press release, preliminary investigation shows Heather Hammond allegedly pointed a loaded weapon at her father while at his home in Corinth. When she attempted to shoot, the weapon jammed and would not fire.

  • State police charge three with making meth at home

    A Georgetown man and a Stanford woman were recently arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in Owen County.
    According to records obtained from the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Joshua King, 31, of Georgetown, possessed two or more chemicals, namely rock salt, liquid fire, lye, plastic tubing, pliers, gloves, coffee filters, cut lithium batteries and a partially burnt blister pack of pseudoephedrine.
    Zea Demaree, 23, of Stanford, was also charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Future of Jonesville Post Office is focus of meeting

    A meeting will be held Monday that could bring changes to the Jonesville Post Office
    In a letter to area customers, Post Office Review Coordinator Bob Redden said the Jonesville Post Office was under a review process known as the POST Plan.
    The Postal Service has sent surveys to customers and a public meeting will be held Monday at the Jonesville Fire Department to hear comments from the public. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    In the letter, Redden said the public will have a chance to impact the future of the Jonesville office.

  • Ground breaking set for Gratz boat dock

    Over a year has passed since the 80-year-old Gratz Bridge was blasted, but members of the community now have a new landmark to look forward to.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for a new boat dock Oct. 22.
    Mark Marracini, a representative with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife,  said details are still coming together, but construction on the boat dock is expected to begin this winter.

  • New sign may have to move

    A sign located at the corner of Main and North Madison Street advertising Family Billiards Restaurant could soon be moved after a recent Owenton City Council meeting.
    Mike McDonald, a part owner of McDonald and New Funeral Home, said that certain city regulations prohibit the sign from being placed where it currently sits near McDonald and New’s Main Street location.

  • Owen Historical Society News: First version of courthouse had a drive-thru

    It stood in the courthouse yard for many years and as the city of Owenton grew and prospered, the tree spread its branches outward and settled its massive trunk on the grassy lawn. It wasn’t long before its foliage offered relief from baking summer days and in the autumn its display of brilliant colors heralded the approach of winter.
    But over the years time and the elements weakened its roots and a recent storm lifted the stalwart giant, hurling it to the ground and leaving many saddened at its demise.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 5, 2012

    Zea Demaree, 1988, manufacturing methamphetamine, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Jeremy Harris, 1983, owes $427.12 restitution and costs.
    Jeremy Harris, 1983, owes $244 restitution and costs, waive fine and court costs.
    Jeremy Harris, 1983, owes $396.27 restitution and costs, waive fine and costs.
    William Marme, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    William Newman, 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 19.

  • Owen property transfers – September 2012

    Gregory S. Shaw to Steven R. and Susan T. Carter, lot 5, Riverlake Subdivision, $52,000.
    Charles D. Madden to William B. Scroggins, Kentucky Route #36, $35,000.
    The Estate of Mary Elizabeth Wyatt to Calvin Barnes, Taft Highway, $105,000.
    David A. and Danielle Yungkau to Gordon R. Flood and Tammy K. Bradbury, Ky. 22, $575,000.
    Linda Roberts to Robert L. and Michele E. Lay, lot 57, Riverlake Subdivision, $25,000.
    Patricia Summe and Kathleen D. Summe to Rolling Ridge Mobile Home Park LLC, Beck Street, $30,000.

  • Tipton/Bramblett reunites

    The Tipton/Bramblett reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Bagdad Ruritan Building.