Local News

  • 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.

  • Chamber honors Stewart at annual dinner

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce honored local businesswoman Ruby Stewart at its 15th annual dinner meeting Nov. 23.
    Stewart, owner of Sisterly Touch Catering, has been in business since 2002 and has catered a variety of local events, as well as events at the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion.

  • Be an angel this holiday season

    While shopping for loved ones this holiday season, local residents will also have the opportunity to create a memorable Christmas for dozens of local children.
    More than 60 tags adorn this year’s Angel Tree located at the News-Herald office and it’s possible more could be added.
    Each year some families receive full sponsorship by taking classes through the Owen County Extension Office and volunteering in the community.
    Those who do not meet the requirements for full sponsorship are placed on the Angel Tree.

  • Santa Claus comes to town Sunday

    Santa Claus will roll through downtown Owenton once more during the annual Christmas parade Sunday.
    The parade, sponsored by the Owenton Rotary Club and the Owen County Extension Homemakers, will begin at 3:30 p.m.
    The theme this year will be “Holiday Traditions.” There will be three categories for the floats: wagon/trailer (large); truck bed and utility vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.)
    Decorations should match the theme and signage should be placed on each side of the float to identify the group.

  • Hospital hearing continued to today

    A U.S. bankruptcy court judge questioned procedures taken by New Horizons Medical Systems, Inc. in a court hearing Nov. 19, leaving the future of Owen County’s healthcare up in the air once again.  
    The court heard a motion that would allow St. Elizabeth Healthcare and HealthPoint Family Care, Inc. to purchase New Horizons and its assets for $650,000.


    An estimated 175 meals will be delivered to Owen County residents with the help of volunteers from the Owenton First Baptist Church on Thanksgiving Day.
    “It’s a ministry that was started several years ago to make sure that our seniors, shut-ins and families didn’t go without a meal for Thanksgiving,” Bro. Brad Banks said.
    Banks said around 30 volunteers will show up to the church around 7 or 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and will work until around noon to prepare the meals. The meals will then be delivered for lunchtime.