Today's News

  • Wheatley to gain first Eagle Scout in decades

    One service project is all that stands between Wheatley resident Noah Malcomb and becoming the first Eagle Scout of his community in over 40 years.
    Malcomb, the 15-year-old son of Steven and Carrie Jo Malcomb of Wheatley, is a member of Troop 891 of Owenton. As a Life Scout, Malcomb has received all the badges required of him to become an Eagle Scout, with just a service project left to complete. Malcomb must fundraise for money and materials, bring in volunteers and manage the project from beginning to end.

  • Local non-profit looks to focus on youth amid heroin epidemic

    A recent spike in heroin-related overdoses and deaths throughout the region has one non-profit organization looking to further their outreach among local youth.
    R.E.A.C.H (Reaching Every Addict with Christ’s Help), is a volunteer run, faith-based non-profit organization that seeks to “help individuals with substance abuse issues and to raise community awareness of the drug addiction problem.”

  • 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.

  • 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.