Today's News

  • '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.

  • St. Elizabeth Owen announces closure of emergency department

    A short 16 months after beginning operations in Owen County, St. Elizabeth Healthcare announced today 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.

  • Economic forum offers ideas, raises questions

    BY MIKE HAINES | N-H News Correspondent

  • Hometown Heroes
  • Sparrow served during World War II in England and France

    Special to the News-Herald

  • Veterans memorial in Gratz dedicated by New family, friends

    Special to the News-Herald

  • Tourism spending up 37 percent locally

    While Owen County’s tourism commission continues to search for ways to attract visitors, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet recently announced the state’s largest growth in tourism dollars since 2005.
    All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains in 2016, with more than $3 billion spent in the Northern Kentucky River Region, according to the economic impact study.

  • Celebrating Purple Heart heroes

    As Memorial Day nears, organizations across the country are busy planning events to honor America’s heroes — men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
    Things are no different in Owen County, as the Owen County Historical Society partners with the Owen County Judge-Executive’s office to become a Purple Heart County.