Local News

  • Owen native turns dream to reality

    Droids that might have once been found roaming the moisture farms of the fictional Star Wars world of Tatooine are now available in Disney Parks locations thanks in part to a merchandise developer with Owen County ties.

    Cody Hampton, 33, has been involved with developing Star Wars and other Disney merchandise since 2007. Cody, along with a project team of artists, technical design engineers and others recently rolled out a limited release boxed set of four droid action figures inspired by characters from the animated release, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

  • Business receives temporary license to sell alcohol for one-day event

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  • Mayberry Day expands with art show, set to return this weekend

    For a few hours this Saturday, downtown Owenton will be transformed into the little town of Mayberry, the fictitious community made famous in the television sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show.”
    While the show was canceled nearly 50 years ago, reruns of the popular series continue to make new fans of the show and endure to those who remember it in its original run.

  • Moore becomes newest addition to N-H staff

    Trimble County native Elisabeth Moore became the newest addition to the News-Herald’s staff June 7.
    Moore will serve as a reporter for the newspaper.
    She is a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in journalism.
    While attending WKU, Moore served as a reporter for the campus newspaper, the College Heights Herald.
    The 22-year-old initially became interested in journalism after changing her college major to English during her junior year.

  • Bell’s Boutique is Owenton’s newest shop

    Lifelong Owenton resident Shelby Carter inherited her business flair working alongside family at the Smith House Restaurant. Today, Carter has taken her know-how to the next level with her newly-opened business, Bell’s Boutique.
    Located on South Main Street in Owenton, Bell’s Boutique officially opened its doors June 3, to a parking lot full of waiting customers.
    “This is a dream come true,” 32-year-old Carter said. “I had this dream several years ago, and it has finally become a reality, so that’s awesome.”

  • Triad celebrates grand opening of official Owenton office

    The sky was bright and sunny Friday — a perfect day for a grand opening of a newly renovated brick building.
    Within this building is Triad Health Systems, Inc., a company striving to provide medical services to the counties that it inhabits, mainly focusing on providing services to those who are uninsured or underinsured.

  • Newport Aquarium and Wave Program visit Owen County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

    Predators swam among children at the Owen County Public Library during a presentation for their Summer Reading Program. Along with these predators came the Wave Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, which transports aquatic animals to different areas so that children can learn more about what it is like under the sea.

  • Community Events | June 14, 2017

    Paul and Lisa Spencer of Pine Ridge, Kentucky, announce the upcoming wedding of daughter, Cassie Spencer to Clayton Wilson, son of Curnie and Muriel Wilson of Glencoe, Kentucky.
    Cassie is a 2017 graduate of Morehead State University and is currently a Special Education teacher at Owen County High School.
    Clayton is a 2015 graduate of Morehead State University and is currently employed by Farm Credit Mid-America.
    The ceremony will be held June 24. The couple will make their home in Owen County.

  • At the Library | June 14, 2017

    Summer Reading – Ventriloquist Gene Cordova
    Set sail with Gene and his puppets on a voyage of discovery and laughs. You will love his hilarious comedy, magic, storytelling and balloon antics.  Be ready to come out of the audience and help him with all the fun at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., today (Wednesday).

  • St. Elizabeth set to close emergency room

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced May 31, its plans to close its local emergency department.

    The closure, set for July 31, comes after months of consistent low patient volume, according to a news release.

    A business analysis has shown that a majority of patients and conditions that have been seen at the emergency department could be cared for at a primary care office, according to the release.