Today's News

  • ‘Haying’ in full swing on Kay’s Branch

    Hay, hay and more hay — and I do mean the kind one feeds to the stock. Everybody in the area is rushing to get their hay cut, dried and baled before it rains. Ray got his cut and stored for the coming winter last week. Fay said they were planning to get theirs finished the first of this week. I have seen large rolls of hay on all the fields from Frankfort to Owenton. That’s about the only road I travel anymore.
    I got my hard mowed Saturday, so now we will have a drought. After all the rain we’ve had this spring, it’s bound to happen.

  • Lost? Don’t waste time asking Budda for directions


    N-H Columnist

  • If it’s true that ‘envy rots the bones’ then my bones are dust

    If it’s true, as the proverb says, that “envy rots the bones,” then my bones are dust.
    Every once in a while, I hear from a certain friend whose life is perfect, or so I think.
    Just recently she posted on Facebook: “Well, we can cross a trip to Ireland off our list!! Had a fabulous vacation with all our wonderful kids, their spouses and our five — five!! — adorable grandbabies!!!”

  • Church News | June 14, 2016

    Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church

  • Livestock Market Report | June 7, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 424
    May 31, 2017: 359
    Last year: 348

    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold $3-$5 higher. Slaughter cows steady, bulls $1 higher.

    Feeders: 384
    Slaughter: 28
    Replacement: 2

    The feeder supply included 47.2 percent steers, 31.8 percent heifers and 11.9 percent bulls. Near 37 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • Kentuckiana’s Beech trees worthy of attention


    N-H Columnist

  • St. Elizabeth set to close emergency room

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced May 31, its plans to close its local emergency department.

    The closure, set for July 31, comes after months of consistent low patient volume, according to a news release.

    A business analysis has shown that a majority of patients and conditions that have been seen at the emergency department could be cared for at a primary care office, according to the release.

  • A prestigious milestone

    The threat of rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Maurice Bowling Middle School students Thursday, May 18, as they gathered on a nearby soccer field to celebrate becoming only the second middle school in Kentucky to receive FranklinCovey’s prestigious The Leader In Me Lighthouse recognition.
    The Leader In Me is a whole-school transformation model — developed in partnership with educators — that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st Century, according to a press release.

  • Toasting toast and the path to greatness

    Heroes, I’ve heard, are made, not born. I’d say the same about greatness. You have to be in the right place at the right time for your greatness to get noticed.
     Take Emily Weinstein, the food editor for The New York Times. Not long ago, she wrote a long and serious article for the most widely read newspaper in the world about – are you ready for this –  toasting toast.

  • 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.