Local News

  • Researchers: Owen’s life expectancy same as state

    Kentucky Health News

    Life expectancy, perhaps the most basic measurement of a community’s health, is right at the state average in Owen County: 76 years. But both the state and county have health issues.

    Health researchers say life expectancy is driven by a complex web of factors that influence health —

    opportunities for education and jobs, safe and affordable housing, availability of nutritious food and places for physical activity, and access to health care, child care and social services.

  • Program encourages exercising mind, body

    N-H Intern

    For more than 50 years, Owen County Public Library (OCPL) has hosted the summer reading program to provide free, safe and fun educational opportunities to children of all ages.

    In a setting where children can choose what they want to read, OCPL staff members like Electronic Resources Coordinator Jennifer Chancery have hopes that the program will inspire a love of reading for recreation while keeping children’s brains active in the summer months.

  • Locally based charity to honor Vance

    N-H Intern

    Carlette Vance was one of the few brave women to serve as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II. To honor her life and service, locally based charity, Operation Honor will be presenting her family with a special gift within the coming weeks.

  • Sixth annual Beka's Toppers clay shoot will be held Saturday

    N-H Intern

    Rebekah “Beka” Gaines’ vision to start an organization that would provide teens and children battling cancer with hats, scarves and wigs continues years after her courageous battle with Osteosarcoma ended in 2011.

    That vision will be on display for the public at Elk Creek Hunt Club beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday with the sixth annual Beka’s Toppers clay shoot.

    Gaines founded the non-profit organization in 2011 during her battle with cancer.

  • Reception held for Kline May 27
  • MBMS student enjoy cookout on last day of school

    N-H Intern

    The school had a cookout with hamburgers and sides for students to celebrate the last day of classes.

  • Officer arrested, charged with rape

    An Owenton police officer was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree rape and incest.

    Rufus Shearer Jr., 59, was booked at the Carroll County Detention Center just before 1 p.m. Thursday.

    Shearer was hired as an officer with the Owenton Police Department in 1999, the same year the alleged charges took place in Russell County, according to an indictment presented to the Russell County grand jury May 25.

  • Owen County High graduates 139 students

    After 13 years of seven-hour school days, there was one final tradition for the Owen County High School seniors Sunday afternoon: Graduation.

    The group of students donned maroon and white gowns and mortarboards before filing into the gymnasium. One by one, each walked across the stage and once every student had his or her diploma in hand, Superintendent Rob Stafford took to the lectern.

    “I am pleased to confer you as graduates of Owen County High School, Class of 2016,” he said.

  • Kentucky All Stars to play in Owenton

    Mr. Basketball is going to play one more time in Owenton.

    Kentucky’s 2016 Mr. Basketball Carson Williams and the rest of the Kentucky Boys All-Stars will be playing a scrimmage game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 in the OCHS gym. The game will be a tune up for their series with the Indiana All-Stars on Saturday, June 11 in Indianapolis and on Sunday, June 12 in Louisville.

  • Holloway joins N-H staff as summer intern

    Carroll County native and Eastern Kentucky University rising senior Lauren Holloway has joined the News-Herald for a summer internship.

    The apparel design and merchandising major chose journalism as a minor hoping to one day use skills garnered to work for fashion magazines like Vanity Fair or GLAMOUR.