Local News

  • Owen teen on school walkout: ‘It is important for young people to get involved’

    By Jeanne Houck
    The Kentucky Enquirer

  • Hope's Hands honored at CADCA's national leadership forum

    On Feb. 6, the Hope’s Hands (Owen County Drug Prevention Coalition) was one of 160 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C.
    The coalitions received a graduation certificate for completing CADCA’s National Coalition Academy (NCA), a rigorous training program designed to increase the effectiveness of community drug prevention leaders.

  • Fiery crash kills 3 Perry Park residents

    The News-Herald

  • A love everlasting

    More than five decades have passed since a teenaged Wallace Bush began walking to the home of his future bride to sit a while on the front porch swing.
    The year was 1947, and although the couple has experienced numerous changes throughout their marriage, some things will always remain the same.
    “He’s told me I’ve been the most influential person in his life,” Ann Bush said.
    “She’s my favorite person, let’s put it that way,” Wallace responds.

  • Severn bridge could reopen to traffic by March 1

    Repairs to the Ky. 355 bridge over Severn Creek began Monday, and officials expect the bridge to open to traffic by March 1.
    The bridge closed Nov. 27, due to significant structural damage on several portions of the bridge caused by an unknown impact.

  • At the library: Feb. 14-Feb. 21

    Age Reversing Workout
    Follow this workout video to engage every muscle in your body, liberate your joints and improve your overall health. Miranda Esmonde-White leads a classical stretch workout everyone will enjoy at 11 a.m., today.   

  • 13th annual CHD Awareness Walk will be March 10

    Special to The News-Herald

  • All victims of Highway 355 crash now identified

    UPDATE (4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8): Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett has identified the remaining victims in a crash that claimed three lives near the 16000 Block of Highway 355 Wednesday.

    64-year-old Dave Harrison and 63-year-old Sheryl Harrison, of Perry Park, were the victims of the vehicle that caught fire. Garnett said the married couple moved to Perry Park about two years ago from Minnesota. 

    We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 



    When the balance sheet for the Owen County Youth Soccer League (OCYSL) recently began looking grim, longtime board member Mike Haines sought a way to assist the league as well as draw outsiders to the community.
    An avid Bluegrass fan, Haines set his sights on a benefit concert series — Kickin’ Grass Concerts — which will bring multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass ensemble Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to Owen County High School next month.

  • Mayor: No truth to resignation rumor

    After rumors of his resignation began circulating last week, Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier set the record straight once and for all.
    “What I have said is I’m not going to seek re-election, I don’t know whether someone took that the wrong way – but my full intention is to fill out this term,” Wotier said Sunday.