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Today's News

  • Health bill seems dead for this year, but changes are likely

    by Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

  • Sheriff’s office searching for stolen property on Hwy. 127
  • Carroll Co. sheriff arrested on drug-related charges

    by kristin beck
    Landmark News Service
    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman was arrested March 22, and charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, a class B felony, and two counts of theft by unlawful taking-controlled substance, a class D felony.
    Circuit Court Judge R. Leslie Knight issued a warrant for Kinman’s arrest March 20.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Josh Noble arrested Kinman at 11:50 a.m., March 22, at the Grant County Courthouse in Williamstown, according to the citation.

  • Former county judge arrested for DUI

    A former Owen County judge-executive, circuit clerk and vocal “Keep Owen County Dry” supporter was arrested March 14 for allegedly driving under the influence in Frankfort.
    Carolyn Keith, 70, was also charged with reckless driving and second-degree disorderly conduct, according to the Frankfort Police Department.

  • Williams shines on national stage

    BY MOLLY HAINES & MATTIE COOK | N-H Staff

  • First-time business owners enjoy success at Owenton boutique

    by mattie cook
    N-H Reporter
    First-time business owners Eko and Nick Chappell someday hope to outgrow their small storage unit known as Heart of Kentucky Boutique.
    That dream may not take long with the success the couple has experienced since opening in December.
    Located at 1595 Hwy. 127 N. in Owenton, Heart of Kentucky Boutique offers a unique shopping option closer to home for those who are tired of driving out of town to find the perfect outfit or gift.

  • First Farmers set to merge with CUB Monday

    At the close of business Friday, the name First Farmers Bank will be no more as part of a merger with Citizens Union Bank (CUB) announced in November.
    With the two banks combined, the four First Farmers Bank locations will be considered as branch locations of CUB. The banks have been sister organizations under the same holding company, Citizens Union Bancorp, since 1994.
    With the completion of the merger, CUB will now have 16 locations and has added assets of $120 million, for total assets of $700 million, according to a press release.

  • ‘Coach Osborne’ hangs up his whistle

    On the night of March 3, 2017, Bob Osborne coached his final game of basketball for Owen County.
    That night Grant County defeated Owen County in the semifinals of the 8th Region Tournament ending his 12-year stint as head coach of the Lady Rebels. As the final seconds ticked away Osborne said his thoughts were not about himself.
    “I really felt bad for the girls,” he said. “We didn’t bring our ‘A’ game, and they did.”  
    This year’s seniors have been especially fun to coach, Osborne said.

  • Local officials seek answers on lack of emergency notifications during severe storms

    by mattie cook
    N-H Reporter
    The front page of last week’s News-Herald carried photos of storm damage from an early March storm that many residents were not aware was coming, according to complaints at the March 7 Owenton City Council Meeting and phone calls received at the News-Herald office.
    Several Owen County residents expressed concern that local weather emergency alert sirens were not sounded and they did not receive any weather alerts on their phones of the storm.

  • Recognition for late Owen County hero becoming a reality

    A $500 donation from the Owenton City Council recently brought Denise Humphries' seventh-grade students closer to dedicating a placard to a late Owen County hero.
    Humphries, along with three of her students — Alexandria Perry, Preston Cunningham and Kasey Tackett — attended the March 7 council meeting to update the council on the progress of the placard for Vice Admiral Willis Augustus Lee Jr.