Today's News

  • Community Events | June 14, 2017

    Paul and Lisa Spencer of Pine Ridge, Kentucky, announce the upcoming wedding of daughter, Cassie Spencer to Clayton Wilson, son of Curnie and Muriel Wilson of Glencoe, Kentucky.
    Cassie is a 2017 graduate of Morehead State University and is currently a Special Education teacher at Owen County High School.
    Clayton is a 2015 graduate of Morehead State University and is currently employed by Farm Credit Mid-America.
    The ceremony will be held June 24. The couple will make their home in Owen County.

  • At the Library | June 14, 2017

    Summer Reading – Ventriloquist Gene Cordova
    Set sail with Gene and his puppets on a voyage of discovery and laughs. You will love his hilarious comedy, magic, storytelling and balloon antics.  Be ready to come out of the audience and help him with all the fun at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., today (Wednesday).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Economic forum offers ideas, raises questions

    BY MIKE HAINES | N-H News Correspondent

  • 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.

  • Veterans memorial in Gratz dedicated by New family, friends

    Special to the News-Herald

  • Sparrow served during World War II in England and France

    Special to the News-Herald

  • Hometown Heroes