Today's News

  • 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.

  • Find the News-Herald at Smoker’s Friendly

    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.”

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  • Community Events | Sept. 21, 2016

    Dallasburg Baptist to host Take A Stand Against Drug Addiction event
    A Take A Stand Against Addiction in Owen County Advocate Awareness event will be hosted by Dallasburg Baptist Church after school until 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Dallasburg Baptist. There will be free food, music, Nukum and dodgeball. For more information or for a ride home from the event, contact Justin Black at 606-425-7410. For a ride to the event, please bring a bus note to ride bus 23.
    Second annual CKC festival will be Sept. 23-24

  • Evening With Heroes brings local veterans together
  • Forsee carries on centuries old farming tradition

    Each day dozens upon dozens of vehicles pass by a farm located on the edge of Owenton, their drivers likely unaware of its rich family history or the nearly 200 years worth of hard work and dedication put in to keep the farm running.
    Today Brian Forsee, 53, along with his wife Margaret, live on and oversee the day-to-day operations of what was established as Maple Heights Farm in 1825. Raising Southdown sheep, cattle, tobacco, hay, and corn, Brian believes life on a farm in Owen County couldn’t get any better.

    The beginning