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Today's News

  • 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

  • New Liberty News: Farmers get crops in

    BY DEBBIE JAMES

  • Kay's Branch News, Jan. 21: The good, the bad and the vacation

    There’s been a lot going on this week, some good and some not so good. We’ll start with the bad news.
    Teri came to do laundry on Wednesday. I was in the sun room and she was on the other end of the house in the back hall where the laundry is. She kept telling me she smelled smoke. John came in a little while after she got here and he was also complaining of smelling smoke. Of course, I haven’t smelled anything since I turned 75, so I hadn’t paid any attention to it, but they were right. One could see smoke hanging in the air in the living room.

  • Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Fire Department News

    BY JUDE CANCHOLA

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 16, 2015

    Steven B. Eves, 1988, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days; second-degree fleeing or evading the police on foot, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; giving officer false name or address, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; no operator’s license, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent; leaving the scene of an accident or failure to render aid or assistance, pleaded guilty, five days, concurrent.

  • Owen District Court: Jan. 9, 2015

    Echo Cummins, 1989, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued to Jan. 23.
    Matthew T. Goldsberry, 1988, theft by unlawful taking or disposition under $500, pleaded guilty, 60 days, court costs, public attorney fee, restitution.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Stephanie Grebe, motion to require answer to interrogatories, done.

  • Community news vital to paper

    Publisher and journalist Henry Luce once said, “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.”
    I’ve found the same to be true about myself, except my world is contained to a rural county in northern Kentucky with a little over 10,000 residents.
    The past three months have been a learning experience for me. There have been a few tears here and there, but luckily I’ve had our readers by my side to help guide and encourage me.