Local News

  • Students now required to receive Hep. A vaccine

    BY MELISSA PATRICK | Kentucky Health News

    Going back to school requires more than just making sure you have all the required school supplies; it also means making sure your child is up to date on their vaccines, especially since Kentucky has two new vaccine requirements.

  • With new mission statement intact, educators ready to return to school Aug. 15

    BY AUDREY LEWIS | N-H Reporter

  • Buses ready to roll for 2018-19 school year

    The following are the Owen County Schools bus routes for the 2018-19 school year:
    Bus No. 1 Robert Miller: Hwy. 227 from Scott County to Owen County Schools, Harmony Road and Teresita Road
    Bus No. 2 Lillian Peace: Sparta end of Two Mile, Manley Lane, right on 36 to Sanders, backtrack out of Sanders, left on 227 through all of New Liberty to 127 south to Owen County Schools

  • Being a 'responsible pet owner' the best way to assist OCFA

    N-H Reporter

    After caring for a neglected coonhound in 2002, Hilari Gentry one day found that the dog had been collected by the Owen County Animal Control. After attempting to arrange for her friend to retrieve the dog back from the county, less than two days later, the dog had already been euthanized. This injustice led Gentry to realize that the coonhound was not the only dog to be picked up by the county and kept briefly in less than desirable conditions in a Jonesville barn, before disposing of their lives.

  • Back-To-School Bash slated for Aug. 2 at library

    N-H Reporter

    With a new school year quickly approaching the Owen County Youth Service Center and the Owen County Public Library are sponsoring a Back to School Bash from 5:30-7 p.m., Aug. 2.
    “We will have school supplies available for any student in the Owen County School System provided by organizations, businesses and churches,” Youth Service Director Becky Mefford said.
    Information on local services, businesses and churches can also be accessed at the Back to School Bash.

  • Parker Farms offering USDA-inspected produce

    Editor’s note: The following story is the fourth installment in The News-Herald’s “At the Market” series, profiling vendors of the Owen County Farm and Craft Market. The market is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., each Friday, and is located behind Owen County Farm Bureau at 430 Roland Ave. For more information on the market, please visit www.facebook.com/owencountyfarmandcraftmarket.

    N-H Reporter

  • Community News | July 25, 2018

    Squiresville Baptist to host Fifth Sunday Music Service
    At 7 p.m., Sunday, Squiresville Baptist Church will be having its Fifth Sunday Music Service. Everyone is invited to attend for a good time of gospel music.

  • At the Library | July 25, 2018

    Age Reversing Exercise
    Are you looking for a slow-paced, full-body workout? Meet at the library to follow the Miranda Esmonde-White video. Wear comfortable clothing. Great for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).

  • Owen County Historical Society | Chicken ‘pulley bone’ elicited many sibling rivalries

    In the South, frying chicken is serious business. Just ask anyone who lives below the Ohio River.
    For generations, fried chicken recipes have been passed down both by word of mouth and written on scraps of paper. Everyone considers their own fried chicken family recipe to be the very best.
    Owen countian Sandy Bush makes her chicken, “Just like my mom.”  She breads it in flour, salt and pepper, although she’s been known to use a special flour sold by the Kentucky Colonel, then drops the coated pieces into a sizzling pan of hot oil to fry them.

  • Longtime pharmacist, public servant receives Rotary Club's top honor

    On the evening of July 15, Judy Cull frantically texted her husband Bob Cull encouraging him to come to the Owen County Extension Office immediately. A Walk-A-Thon had just concluded at the First Baptist Church of Owenton, and Bob insisted upon staying to help clean up.
    Under the persistence of his wife, Bob eventually arrived, just in time to receive the Owenton Rotary Club’s Owen Countian of the Year award.
    It’s the type of dedication Bob showed that evening that led to the award, dedication to not only his church, but the community as a whole.