Today's News

  • Celebrating National Newspaper Week, Oct. 4-10, 2015

    What do a Confederate solider, a county judge and a state senator have in common?
    Each were former owners of what would become Owen County’s only newspaper, The News-Herald.
    As the nation celebrates National Newspaper Week, Oct. 4-10, we take a look back at Owen County’s long and storied newspaper history.
    Owen County’s newspaper history unfolds in New Liberty in 1868, when J.M. Clark established the county’s first newspaper, The Owen News.

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  • Poe: Practice will remain open, staffed

    The New Horizons Family Practice will remain open and staffed, according to administrator Bernie Poe.
    The three physicians who previously staffed the clinic, Eric Baumann, Larry Johnson and Doug Smalara, have joined HealthPoint Family Care and will be seeing patients at HealthPoint’s Florence office, according to a press release sent out by HealthPoint last week.
    Poe said he has been receiving complaints that there are no doctors in town, but said the hospital and hospital emergency room remain staffed with physicians 24-7.

  • Enrollment steady, dropout rate down locally

    A parade and dressing like a superhero were some of the perks offered to the younger students in Owen County Schools as a reward for coming to class as part of the statewide High Attendance Day Sept. 24.
    “Our attendance is really good,” Director of Pupil Personnel Charlotte Elkins said. “Today we have 97.5 percent, which is excellent. Two schools have 98 percent and the high school has 96 percent.”

  • Quiroz seeks to improve access to nutrition information for Hispanics

    Her love of travel has taken her all over the world, but now she’s looking to serve the Hispanic population close to the place she has made her home.
    Mimi Quiroz, a bilingual SNAP-Ed assistant with the Owen County Cooperative Extension Services, has been in her new role since July. Quiroz travels to Carroll and Gallatin counties on a weekly basis in addition to serving Hispanic families in Owen County.

  • Trimble native Blair joins N-H staff as reporter

    Trimble County native Jacob Blair became the newest addition to the News-Herald’s staff Sept. 18.
    Blair will serve as a part-time reporter for the newspaper.
    He is a 2011 graduate of Trimble County High School and a May 2015 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
    While attending EKU, Blair worked as a writer with The Eastern Progress student newspaper for almost 3 years and was most recently the paper’s editor-in-chief.

  • Hundreds expected to attend craft festival

    Melvin Greene and his family have spent years building their business at craft shows across Kentucky and surrounding states. Now the family hopes to see others gain exposure through a local festival that’s expected to draw hundreds of visitors to Owen County.
    Greene’s family business, Greene’s Country Crafts, began as a small shop behind his residence about 18 years ago.

  • Georgia woman wanted by police arrested locally

    A fugitive from Macon, Ga. was recently apprehended in Owenton and charged with possession of heroin
    Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell said while attempting to locate Shawna Freeman, who was wanted by police in Macon, Ga., she was arrested and charged with possession of heroin.
    The heroin was found in Freeman’s purse.
    The arrest came following a traffic stop on South Main Street in Owenton.
    Barbara Andrews of Owenton was driving the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop on Sept. 17.

  • Third-generation bull looks to earn ‘grand champion’

    N-H Reporter

    With two grand champions of the Santa Gertrudis breed in the past 7 years, Sparta resident Larry Osborne is hoping to add a third title traveling across America with his bull in this year’s competitions.
    Troubadour, a 2 year old, 2,400 lb. bull, has already won five grand champion titles in five livestock shows at the Kentucky State Fair, the Ohio State Fair, the Indiana State Fair, the Delta Fair in Memphis, Tenn. and in Lawrenceville, Ga.