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Today's News

  • Looking Back | Corporation formed to promote Gulley’s research 50 years ago

    April 13, 1944
    75 years ago
    Major Gerald Johnson shot down in France

    A five-day-old rumor was verified Monday noon, and Owen County was deeply shocked when a War Department telegram revealed that Major Gerald Johnson, “Sweet Owen’s” outstanding World War II hero, was shot down over France March 27.

  • Owen County favorite Hattie Hill passes away at 93

    She knew life inside and out, and though she had her share of hard times, most days found her at the Owen County Senior Center capturing moments of the past, evoking smiles, generating laughter and offering a colorful collection of reminisces.
    Hattie Hill never let the grass grow under her feet. Growing up on a farm she knew first-hand the endless work involved in keeping food on the table, and through the years she worked as many as eight jobs to support her family.

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Department Call Log, March 25-31

    Editor’s Note: The News-Herald publishes the Owen County Sheriff’s Department call log, as provided to the department by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg each week. Complete addresses are omitted to protect those involved.

    March 25

  • Historic letter returns to Owenton more than 150 years after its departure

    In November 1929, dozens of newspapers across Ohio carried an unusual headline, “Mystery Letters of Camp Chase Are Being Delivered.”
    The number of the so-called mystery letters exceeded 200, many of them written on Easter Day, 1862. The letters were written to and for Confederate prisoners lodged at Camp Chase, a Union military staging and training camp established in Columbus, Ohio during the Civil War. It also included a Union-operated prison camp.

  • Owen County Sheriff’s Call Log, April 1-7

    April 1
    8:53 a.m., lockout, Owen County Public Library
    10:57 a.m., burglary, Hwy. 127 S.
    2:38 p.m., property dispute, Stewarts Lane
    3:48 p.m., welfare check, Glass Lane
    3:53 p.m., lockout, Hwy. 127 S.
    4:23 p.m., officer assist, Hwy. 355
    5:48 p.m., property damage accident, Hwy. 36
    5:51 p.m., reckless driving, Hwy. 22 E.
    5:51 p.m., assault, Hwy. 127 S.
    6:22 p.m., traffic stop, Hwy. 127
    6:37 p.m., for informational purposes, Hwy. 355

  • Former Owen County High School principal recovering after crash

    BY JEFF MOORE
    N-H Publisher

    The superintendent of Carroll County Schools was injured Sunday, March 31, in a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 36, 2.5 miles from Carrollton at an area commonly called Searcy Curves.
    Danny K. Osborne, 43, apparently ran off the road, over an embankment and hit a tree while driving his black 2011 Jeep Wrangler, according to Chief Deputy Rob Miller of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The call came into dispatch at 11:08 p.m.

  • Mawmaw’s Kitchen introduces ice cream shack
  • CASA program established in Owen, Grant and Carroll counties

    BY AMANDA KELLY
    Landmark News Service

  • ICE agent arrests Guatemalan man in Owenton with help of police chief

    A Guatemalan man was arrested in Owenton by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Friday, March 29, for the second time in two years, according to an ICE spokesperson.
    Jacinto Matom-Brito, 24, a citizen of Guatemala, was found once again to be illegally present in the US, the spokesperson said.
    “On July 26, 2017, Matom-Brito was removed to Guatemala under voluntary departure with safeguards,” ICE Spokesperson Nicole Alberico said. “Matom-Brito remains in ICE custody pending removal proceedings before an immigration judge.”

  • KSP investigating Monterey burglaries

    A string of burglaries in Monterey has residents locking their doors and keeping a watchful eye on their property on what they say is typically a quiet street.
    The burglaries occurred along Bridge Street during the early morning hours Sunday, March 31, according to Kentucky State Police Lieutenant Brad Arterburn.
    “We have three open cases right now,” Arterburn said. “We got a couple of calls on March 31, and one that came in on April 3, but we think that one happened the same night but went unnoticed for a couple of days.”