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Today's News

  • School board settles on 4-percent increase

    A public hearing was held by the Owen County Board of Education Sept. 8 for a vote on the annual tax rate. Proposed were a compensated rate or a percentage increase. There were no community members in attendance, but the special board meeting following the hearing led to a 5-0 decision of a 4-percent increase.
    The rate was set at 64.6.

  • Could powerful ‘fakes’ be the new heroin?

    By Terry DeMio
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    The recent overwhelming string of overdoses in Cincinnati and the region during a nationwide heroin epidemic has medical and law enforcement observers betting on sneaky, synthetic opioids as the culprit.
    They fear the development is a disturbing harbinger of things to come, with each new heroin knockoff being scarier than the last.

  • CKC Festival brings crafts galore to Owenton
  • Mum business booming for local farmer

    Fall is in the air and the beauty of Owen County is changing colors to shades of a warmer hue. Farmers are in harvest, trees are beginning to turn and a new breath of life has swept through the air.
    Local farmer David Chappell says this is the time for one of his favorite crops, mums. The Chrysanthemum, affectionately called the “mum” is one of fall’s most popular flowers. David has been in the mum business for seven years.

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  • VOTERS 'JUST SAY NO' TO ALCOHOL

    For the second time in five years, a countywide wet-dry election failed to pass Tuesday.
    A total of 23 votes decided the election, with the ‘no’ vote carrying every precinct except South Owen, Monterey, and Gratz, as well as absentees.
    Dr. Joy Arnold-Morse, a vocal ‘no’ supporter, said she was thankful the children of Owen County would not be exposed to countywide alcohol sales.
    Clint Swigert, another vocal ‘no’ supporter, declined to comment.

  • Craft festival expands to 2 day event

    Vendors from across the state and visitors from the surrounding area will file into Owen County this weekend for the second Central Kentucky Craft (CKC) Festival hosted by Greene’s Country Crafts.
    Last year’s festival was attended by over 3,000 people and hosted vendors from five different states.
    “Some vendors sold completely out and packed up early because they had sold everything they had,” Travis Greene of Greene’s Country Crafts said.

  • Cook joins N-H staff

    Owen County native Mattie Cook became the newest addition to the News-Herald’s staff Sept. 20.
    Cook will serve as a general news reporter for the newspaper.
    She is a 2012 graduate of Owen County High School and a recent graduate of the University of Louisville, holding a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication and a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology.

  • Biennial Monterey Homecoming Fair slated for Oct. 1

    For its 40th-anniversary organizers of the bi-annual Monterey Fair are hoping for a homecoming like no other.
    “Jenny Urie’s mother, Paula, was one of the original founders,” organizer Robin Gentry said. “She owned the candle shop in Monterey. They all started it to bring the community together. Seeing everybody come home – that’s the best part.”

  • A new queen is crowned