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Today's News

  • Owen countians helped build, maintain toll roads

    He was perhaps best known for his stories of riverboat life on the Kentucky, but for decades Charlie Johnson preserved the history of Owen County in countless articles, which today give insight into our past.
    From river life to the Civil War to local lore, Charlie shared his vast knowledge of Owen County, its communities and the folks who settled its land.
    One of Johnson’s early articles, submitted to the News-Herald in the 1960s, described the rise and fall of Owen County toll roads, and the vital role they played in the development of the area.  

  • Owen District Court | June 2, 2017

    Owen District Court | June 2, 2017

    Aimee Walker Chandler, 1975, careless driving, failure to wear seat belts, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to produce insurance card, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, bonded out for June 9.
    Eddie W. Edwards, 1983, local county ordinance, contempt of court, bonded out.
    Brandy Wilhoite, 1982, flagrant non-support, six counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 9.

  • If Heaven has a golf course: Remembering an old friend

    Sorry I didn’t write the column last week. I was very “down” over the death of Frank McDonald and just couldn’t think of anything to say.
    Everybody else was thinking about cutting hay. Should I or shouldn’t I. Most got faked out about the extended forecast and decided not and it would have been a great week for haying. You win some; you lose some. That’s farming.

  • OCHS announces end-of-year honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super
    Honor Roll

    Alli Gill, Ariella Hansford, Connor Jacobs and Samantha Mason

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Liz Ashcraft, Madison Bramblett, Ashley Buffin, Isabella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Dylan Cobb, Mitchell Culbertson, Ethan Fitzgerald, Braden Howard, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Taylor Nevins, Canaan Osborne, Mason Roberts, Kevin Smith and Shelby York

    10th Grade Super Honor Roll

  • OCHS announces end-of-year honor roll

    Ninth Grade Super
    Honor Roll

    Alli Gill, Ariella Hansford, Connor Jacobs and Samantha Mason

    Ninth Grade Honor Roll

    Liz Ashcraft, Madison Bramblett, Ashley Buffin, Isabella Cammack, Noah Cammack, Dylan Cobb, Mitchell Culbertson, Ethan Fitzgerald, Braden Howard, Westley Johnson, Brandon Lewis, Jacob Lilly, Miranda Maddox, Lauren McDonald, Cameron Morgan, Taylor Nevins, Canaan Osborne, Mason Roberts, Kevin Smith and Shelby York

    10th Grade Super Honor Roll

  • At the Library | June 7, 2017

    Summer Reading gets in full swing this week! So grab your library card and come in for some good books to pass away the long summer days. Special programming starts today and we have great fun planned for you this year. We are so excited to have the Newport Aquarium help us kick off this year’s program. Once again kids can win fair tickets if they turn in their completed reading log by the end of June. It’s all happening at the library this summer.

  • Community Events | June 7, 2017

    Meeting the Needs closed for renovations
    Meeting the Needs will be closed beginning May 26, and will reopen at its new location, 916 Hwy. 22 E., once work and inspections are complete at the new site in June. Commodities (senior and regular) will be served from the current Long Ridge location June 13.

    Republican meeting set for June 8
    The Owen County Republican meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Smith House Restaurant.

  • 'An amazing ride' comes to an end

    Life is like a roller coaster. It is full of ups and downs, twists and turns and the anticipation of what waits around the next turn. It also goes by fast.
    I began writing for the News-Herald 10 years ago. I took a camera and a notepad to Eminence High School to watch the Runnin’ Rebels play in the 8th Region All ‘A’ Classic. On January 24, 2007, they would beat Walton-Verona and advance to the championship game. Two nights later the team lost to Gallatin County and thus began my career as a sports reporter.

  • Baseball, softball seasons come to a close

    The season came to an end last Monday for both the baseball and softball team as both were eliminated from their respective 8th Region Tournaments.
    The softball team played last Monday morning and were knocked out by Collins who defeated the Lady Rebels 4-0. The Lady Titans would eventually go on to win the tournament by defeating Anderson County 6-3 in the championship game. Owen County finished the season with a record of 14-16.

  • Class of 2017 completes its final chapter at Owen County Schools

    They began their journey together as kindergarteners in August 2004, and on May 20, the Class of 2017 completed their final chapter at Owen County Schools.
    The class of 120 students donned their respective gowns and mortarboards and walked across the stage inside the Owen County High School gymnasium. One by one students received their diplomas from Superintendent Dr. Robert Stafford.
    Before the diplomas were handed out, Principal Duane Kline took a few moments to recognize a special achievement.