Today's News

  • 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.

  • Early Owen countians lived frugally, persevered during hard times

    The currency commonly used in Colonial America was the British pound or Spanish coins called “pieces of eight,”so named because the coins could be cut into smaller denominations of eight pieces.

  • January property transfers

    Ronald Scott Goodin and Darlene Goodin to Ronald Scott Goodin Jr., two parcels of land.
    Susan Jones to Ernest L. Ligon and Dana Ligon, lots 4 and 5 and 12 and 13. Eagle Creek Campground, $17,500.
    Norse Land Farm LLC to Freestone Foodbank Inc., five tracts of land in Owen County.
    Allen Grimes and Rosemary Grimes to Greg S. Grimes and Michele Grimes, tract 4, Literell Farm Division, $150,000.
    Peggie P. Tisch, Peggie Tisch Rollins and Michael D. Rollins to Bonnie L. Cooke, part number two in the subdivision. Parkway Addition, $61,500.

  • 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.   

  • Branch wildlife not the only ones ready for winter's end

    I’m running late this morning. My brain is on overload. Too many and too much “sports” over the weekend. I came home from church and turned on the golf game and watched that to the end, then got into the Olympic games. The sun finally came out, and it was in the 50s at some point in the afternoon. I had a skiff of snow on the ground when I got up this morning. You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise when you live in Kentucky.

  • 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.