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  • Veterans, police, first responders to be honored at fair

    Towns of all sizes are full of people who go beyond what they have been asked to do. Whether it is helping a stranger or protecting the city as a whole, there are many hometown heroes that people can constantly rely on.
    Owen County’s hometown heroes will be honored at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 16.

  • At the Library | June 21, 2017

    Summer reading is in full swing this week, so grab your library card and come in for some good books to pass away the long summer days. As always, there will be special programming every Wednesday in June and we have great fun planned for you this year. We are so excited to bring Silly Safaris back this week for some silly summer fun. Once again kids can win fair tickets if they turn in their completed reading log by June 30. It’s all happening at the library this summer.

  • Community Events | June 21, 2017

    On May 13, 2017, Courtney Carol Waldrop graduated from Eastern Kentucky University, earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology pre-med. She completed her last semester being named to the President’s List for a perfect grade point average. Courtney will be attending the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy this fall. She is the daughter of Kevin and Trudy Waldrop.

  • 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

    BY MIKE HAINES
    N-H Correspondent

  • 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.