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Today's News

  • Alford joins News-Herald as summer intern

    The News-Herald would like to welcome Owen County High School graduate and Morehead State University student Mary Alford to our staff as a summer intern.
    She is a second-generation journalist. Her father is Associated Press Reporter Roger Alford, who covers Frankfort and the General Assembly for the wire service.
    “We are excited to bring Mary aboard,” News-Herald Editor John Whitlock said. “She will bring a new voice to the newspaper and we are all happy to have her.”

  • Drop-off box nets 30 pounds of drugs

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer

    After a major success last month with Owen County’s first prescription drug drop off box, the Owenton Police Department plans on continuing the program.
    The drop box is part of an effort to raise the community’s awareness of the drug problem within the county.
    Last month, the box brought in over 30 pounds of prescription medication.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Farmers produced history

    They are at the heart of America’s success. Weather does not deter them from their commitment to their families, their communities and the American people.
    With little thanks, they work from sun up to sunset, and they take pride in their labors as they dedicate themselves to the preservation of the land and the gifts that spring forth from the ground.
    They are America’s farming families.

  • Lawmakers work to help and remember our military men and women

    “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”

    President George Washington

    Memorial Day is upon us, a time when we gather to remember those who have fought and in some cases died for our country, and to celebrate their service and sacrifice that makes the United States a beacon of hope and freedom for the rest of the world.

  • Damon Thayer awarded Ky. Chamber of Commerce MVP

    State Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown) was recently awarded the 2nd Annual Chamber MVP Award from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  Sen. Thayer was selected, along with 11 other legislators, for his strong support of the business community.
    “This legislative session was perhaps one of the most successful I’ve seen in years, and that was due in no small part to this group of legislators,” said Dave Adkisson, Kentucky Chamber president and CEO.

  • Georgia on her mind - Jerry Lee Lewis and hymns don’t mix well

    Though I’m a grandmother now, I can slide without warning through Alice’s looking glass, where I catch glimpses of the girl I used to be. When the near forgotten scents of a spring night in May sneak up behind me, when – well, it happened again on Sunday morning, about the time my large congregation of city Methodists hit the chorus of that old gospel hymn, “In the Garden.”

  • The best in band

    On May 7, the Maurice Bowling Middle School Band and Owen County High School Rebel Band held their annual award banquet for the 2012-2013 school year at the Owen County High School cafeteria.  There was a strong turn out along with a catered meal, door prizes, and awards. Organizers would  like to thank everyone who participated and helped with the banquet.

  • Wedding announcement: Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot

    Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wright are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Marie Wright to Zachary Smoot, son of Summer Bruce of Owenton and Jesse Smoot of Owenton.

  • Historical society to offer books on holiday

    In conjunction with the celebration of Memorial Day, the Owen County Historical Society will be selling books at the Owenton Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
    Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase two collections of Owen County cemetery records. “Gone But Not Forgotten” ($54) contains records of headstone inscriptions from the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Owenton established in the late 19th century.
    “Eternal Rest” ($18) is a compilation of birth and death dates for 240 church and family graveyards in the county.

  • Owen County is home to new state track champion

    Owen County has a new state champion.
    Members of the Owen County track teams headed to Louisville early Saturday morning to take part in the KHSAA Class A State Track Meet.
    For one member of the team, it wasn’t enough to just win a state title. He also set a new state record.
    Owen County High School senior Collin Trammel captured the title in the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.92 seconds.
    He beat the record of 22 seconds set last year by Andre Klaassen from Whitefield Academy.