Today's News

  • Preparing and planting fall vegetables in Ky.

    Owen Extension Agent for Ag. and Natural Resources

    It’s not too late to continue to enjoy your garden and to add new plantings. You can grow a variety of produce in Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks and have several fresh items available well into the fall.

  • Uneven corn due to poor pollination in smaller home gardens

    Weekend Gardener

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?


    The News-Herald sent out new teacher questionnaires to the Owen County School District’s new hires. Below are the answers we received.

    Owen County Lower/Upper Elementary:

    Angie Buechel

    Hometown: “I was born and raised in Independence, Ky. and currently live in Florence, Ky. “

    Grade/subject: Preschool

  • Getting tooth pulled without Novocain not so bad

    Perhaps you heard about the wife and husband who interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist.

    “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t have time for Novocain,” the wife said. “I’m in a big hurry to get back to the beach. Just yank it out quickly, and we’ll be on our way.”

    Needless to say, the dentist was quite impressed.

    “You’re an incredibly brave woman,” he said. “Which tooth is it?”

  • Letting God take control, because when I try to fix things, they get worse

    Dear God,

    As you know, last Sunday morning I posted the following on Facebook:

    “Dear God,

    I’m trying to control the universe as best I can, but I think I’m failing at it. It might be time for me to step aside and let you take over – I hear you laughing! – but I’m not sure I know how to do that, seeing as I’ve been doing this for so long.

    So, please be patient with me and don’t smite me with boils or ugly hair.

    Thank you, NK”

  • Local Church News | Aug. 10, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Our congregation rejoiced as Richard and Brooke Lancaster were baptized in Cedar Creek following morning worship on Sunday, July 31.

    The MBC family mourns with Bro. Jeremy on the passing of his grandfather, Garnett Newton. Mr. Newton was known as “the Mayor of Baghdad.”

    “Promotion Sunday,” to recognize Sunday school promotions, will be held during morning worship on Aug. 14.

    The deacons will meet tonight (Wednesday) following adult Bible study.

  • Perkins still going strong

    N-H Intern

    When you see Don Perkins and his wife Nancy in the tomato patch, it’s clear that there’s nothing he values more than family, his work and the outdoors.

    Perkins has been farming for as long as he can remember. Out of five brothers and three sisters, all of the boys grew up to be farmers.

    “Farming is in my family,” he said. “It was the only thing we all knew.”

  • Ky. American demos old Perry Street tank

    The water tower on Perry Street is no more.

    Crews from Kentucky American Water removed the tank in a single day after it was apparent the tank was no longer needed, according to Susan Lancho, external affairs manager for Kentucky American Water.

    “There were various tanks throughout our system that weren’t needed so they went ahead and took those down,” Lancho said.

  • School district discusses dual credit changes

    As the summer draws to a close with school starting in less than a week, students, parents and district staff gathered at the Owen County High School Monday evening to discuss changes made to Kentucky’s dual credit program for high school students.

    “We thought it was important to pull everyone back together. There’s been a lot of information and news out there about dual credit and some of the changes that’s taken place. We did not expect those changes to take place,” Rob Stafford, superintendent of Owen County Schools, said.

  • Battle of the Bluegrass celebrates third year in Owenton

    More than a dozen teams from across the Commonwealth gathered at the Owen County Park Saturday for the Battle of the Bluegrass, a softball tournament of the Grant County Special Olympics.

    Event coordinators reached out to former Owen County Parks and Recreation Director Buck Beverly three years ago in search of a new facility for the event.