Local News

  • At the Library | July 11, 2018

    There’s still time to get your camera out and take some photos of what makes Owen County a great place in which to live. The Library is sponsoring its Second Annual Photography Contest. Rules and requirements can be found on our website, Facebook page and at the library.  Prizes will be awarded for adults and children.  The deadline for submissions is Friday.  
    Age Reversing Exercise

  • Planting By the Signs: 'Dog Days' of summer continue through Aug. 11

    This week and beyond: Dark moon for below-ground producers is in force until new (light) moon at 10:48 p.m., Thursday. The light moon will rule until the full (dark) moon returns July 27. Check signs before planting.
    Signs: Today and Thursday, outstanding; Friday and Saturday, no planting, killing sign; July 15-18, flowering signs; July 19-21, outstanding for above-ground producers.
    Dog Days are here

  • Hundred Happy Acres strives for healthy land, happy animals

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter
    Hundred Happy Acres, a 106-acre farm in Jonesville, is where Emily Lofald and her family strive daily for healthy land and happy animals.
    Producing meat, mainly pork, Lofald focuses on raising her animals in the most natural ways possible.
    Lofald’s pigs graze on forest and pasture, being fed soy free and non-genetically modified organism (GMO) grain as supplement before being processed.

  • Citing lack of pay, veteran deputy resigns

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Office will find itself a deputy short beginning next week after veteran deputy Marvin Goodrich announced his resignation last week.
    Goodrich cited a lack of pay and benefits as the leading cause of his resignation, according to Owen County Sheriff Mark Bess. Goodrich is set to join the Grant County Sheriff’s Office July 9.

  • Purple Heart recipient served in America's 'Forgotten War'

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT | Special to The News-Herald

  • Hours after theft citation, woman jailed for allegedly trafficking meth

    Only hours after receiving a citation for shoplifting at a local gas station, a 23-year-old female found herself behind bars June 27 on drug trafficking charges.
    Owenton Policeman Gary Alcorn cited Lee Searcy of 2470 Highway 127 South, for shoplifting at the Owenton Marathon Hop Shop at 504 Main St. Policeman Clint Aldridge later observed Searcy getting into her vehicle at the Marathon gas station located at 105 S. Main St. and driving off. According to the arrest citation, Aldridge was aware that Searcy’s operator’s license had been suspended.

  • New Columbus crash claims life of 49 year old man

    A single-vehicle accident on New Columbus Road claimed the life of a 49-year-old man June 23.

  • Kentucky Sports Radio embraces Ky. fan base with local promotions

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter

  • Three Rivers to cease home health operations

    Some services provided by Three Rivers District Health Department will be reduced as the district makes adjustments due to decreases in state funding and increases in the local level funding of the retirement system.
    The department announced last week that it would transition out of providing home health services which includes transferring its patients to other agencies that do not have the governmental overhead Three Rivers currently has.

  • HealthPoint Family Care seeks buyer after losing federal grant

    HealthPoint Family Care and Drs. Johnson, Smalara, and Baumann are actively pursuing interested medical groups to assume the practice in Owenton.
    HealthPoint will not set a closing date until a successor is in place. This change was prompted when HealthPoint was not awarded the Federal Grant for Owen County. HealthPoint is a federally qualified health center (FQHC).All FQHC’s receive annual federal grants to help fund operations in specific counties.