Today's News

  • Independent candidate joins sheriff's race

    A third candidate joined the Owen County Sheriff’s race Friday, just days before Tuesday’s filing deadline for Independent and non-partisan candidates.
    Kristopher Lang, who ran as a Democrat in the sheriff’s 2014 primary election, will this time run as an Independent candidate. Lang will face Republican incumbent Mark Bess and Democrat Doug West.
    The filings available for the November general election also include mayor of Owenton, mayor of Monterey and six seats on the Owenton City Council.

  • Family of 4 loses home, vehicle to blaze

    A family of four lost their home and vehicle after a fire ravaged their single wide trailer during the early morning hours Aug. 8.
    Butch Covey and his fiance Jenny Alexander were asleep in their bedroom at 1667 Old Sparta Road when they heard a frantic knock at their door. The knock came from Alexander’s 11-year-old son Conner, alerting them the home was on fire.
    Firefighters from New Liberty, Jonesville, Monterey and Owen County volunteer fire departments responded to the scene, but the mobile home and Covey’s vehicle were already engulfed in flames.

  • Future of former hospital building remains unclear

    The future of Owen County’s former hospital building remains unclear after being purchased by Owenton Properties, LLC earlier this summer.
    The members of the limited liability corporation are Deepak Mittal, who worked as a doctor for both New Horizons Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Owen from 1999 until the hospital’s closure in 2017, and Aafaque Akhter, a psychiatry specialist currently practicing in Norton, Maryland. The property sold for $200,000.

  • Downing steps down from Chamber's top post

    BY JOAN GODERWIS | Special to The News-Herald

  • 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