Local News

  • Christmas 1944: World War II Veteran recalls holiday in Germany

    Special to the News-Herald

    Jarl Lee Harris of Owen County was 18 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army in 1943.  

    He was a paratrooper and a member of the 101st Airborne Screamin’ Eagles.  

  • Fiscal court eliminates cleaning position

    N-H Editor

    A recent unanimous vote by the Owen County Fiscal Court eliminated the Owen County Courthouse cleaning position, effective Dec. 31.

    The cleaning position, filled by Regina Walker, was created under the administration of former judge-executive Billy O’Banion. 

  • Towles’ giving back to community with new coffee shop

    N-H Reporter

    Nestled away from the cold temperatures and snow flurries outside, the lunchtime crowd was warming up inside and visiting downtown’s newest addition Friday morning.

  • Monterey, Owen Co. Fire Departments provide aid in Henry Co. fire

    Henry County Local

    When Helen Doss woke up in the middle of the night early Friday morning, she thought her porch light was on.

  • Two concerns found in 2014 fiscal court audit

    N-H Reporter

    Earlier this year, State Auditor Adam Edelen went through the Owen County Fiscal Court’s financial statements for the 2014 fiscal year to check for accurate reporting, concerns and other errors.

    Unlike the 2013 fiscal year audit, which did not have any issues of noncompliance, the auditor raised two concerns, noted in a press release for the 2014 fiscal year audit.

  • Mayor reflects on 2015, looks ahead to future

    N-H Reporter

    With the year wrapping up, it’s time to look back at this year and also look forward to the next.
    Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier talked about some of the city’s big projects this year in a phone interview Tuesday.

    “One of the things that has been time-consuming is the new water line in town,” Wotier said.

  • Lady Rebels will play opening act to NBA’s Indiana Pacers

    N-H Sports Reporter

    On Feb. 6, 2016, the Owen County Lady Rebels will have the opportunity to be the opening act for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.

    The Lady Rebels will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. and take on the Collins Lady Titans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

    Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. Following the girls game, the Collins boys will take on Harrison County. That game is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

  • Three arrested on drug charges

    N-H Editor

    Through a drug investigation and information gathered by the Owen County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s deputies and Owenton City Police made three heroin related arrests Dec. 1.

    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputies Brent Caldwell and Marvin Goodrich, along with Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry and officers Steve Miller and Rufus Shearer, issued search warrants at a residence on Seminary Street, according to Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess.

  • OCHS drama class presents ‘Makin’ It’

    N-H Reporter

    Lockers lined up along the walls. A bell rings as students pour into the hallways while morning announcements are played over the PA system.

    If this sounds like it’s a high school, that’s because it is a high school, which will be next week’s setting for the performance “Makin’ It” by Owen County High School drama students.

  • Owen ranks in top 30 Ky. counties in new report

    The 25th edition of the Kentucky Kids Count report ranks Owen County 27th overall out of the 120 counties in the Commonwealth, a slight improvement from 28th from the same report last year.