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Local News

  • Low gas prices could lead to budget woes

    BY CARRIE ASHCRAFT-SUTTON
    N-H News Correspondent

    While Owen countians have enjoyed the recent fall in gas prices, the county’s road department is experiencing uncertainty.
    The vast majority of the Owen County’s road department budget is funded by a wholesale gasoline tax set by the state. A decrease in the wholesale price of gasoline could mean a fiscal year budget shortfall of up to $185,000.

  • Honoring "Sarge"

    BY BRIAN RIDDLE
    N-H News Correspondent

    An Owen County man was laid to rest Jan. 27 with full military honors at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Grant County.
    Harold “Sarge” Eugene Laws, 81, of Wheatley, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Carroll County.
    According to state police, he was taken to the University of Louisville, but died shortly afterward as a result of his injuries.
    The accident happened around Burger King on Kentucky Highway 227 in Carrollton.

  • Poet laureate to speak at art council’s annual reading

    Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Frank X. Walker will speak at the Owen County Council For the Arts’ annual poetry reading, an event organizers say you won’t want to miss.

  • Coburn joins News-Herald staff

    With a background in sales and a love for small town atmospheres, Maria Coburn joined the staff of the News-Herald Jan. 20.
    A 2007 graduate of Owen County High School, Coburn originally hails from Independence, but moved to Owenton with her family in Jan. 2007.
    Coburn will serve as an sales/office assistant for the News-Herald.
    News-Herald Publisher Jeff Moore said he is excited to have Coburn on board.

  • Knitting for a cause: Local woman hopes to aid area children

    Knitting since she was in the fifth grade, Debbie King has decided to use her near-lifelong passion to help Owen County children.
    King, who moved to Owen County from Boone County in Sept. 2013, said she was involved in a program called “Scarf It Up Boone County.”
    Those involved in the program come together to knit scarves for children who are less fortunate.  

  • 2015-16 draft budget presented to school board

    BY CARRIE ASHCRAFT-SUTTON

    N-H News Correspondent

  • 28,000 chickens to descend on Jonesville

    Egg Innovations, which was started by John Brunquell in 1989, is the largest free-range and pasturing company in the United States and is structured around three core values, “letting chickens be chickens,” food safety and family farming.
    The chickens are expected to arrive around March 2.
    An open house will be announced in the near future.
    A second building is in the planning stages, which will be 1,175 by 50 feet.

  • Volunteers hopeful giveaway leads to food pantry

    BY BRIAN RIDDLE/N-H News Correspondent

  • Regional law enforcement teaming up

    BY BRAD BOWMAN

    Courtesey of the State-Journal

  • Fire damages home on Stewart's Ridge Road

    A faulty wire was the cause of heavy smoke and fire damage to a home at 4330 Stewart’s Ridge Road Jan. 14.
    Jonesville Volunteer Fire Chief Chase Duvall said the faulty wire was found on an exhaust stand that caught the floor on fire behind a wood stove located in the kitchen of the home.
    “The structure wasn’t a total loss,” Duvall said. “It just did a lot of heat and smoke damage to the kitchen. That was the main room that suffered the most damage.”
    The  fire took place around 2:15 p.m.