Today's News

  • Bid for MBMS field comes in under budget

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Reporter
    By the beginning of fall 2014, students at Maurice Bowling Middle School should be enjoying their newly constructed athletic field.
    Members of the Owen County Board of Education approved to award a contract for construction on MBMS’s athletic field project to Century Construction of Erlanger.
    On July 24, members of the board received three bids for the athletic field project.
    Board member Brett McDonald said he was pleased with the offers.

  • Making Gaines: Former assistant principal ready to make a mark at MBMS

    When Maurice Bowling Middle School students return to school next month, a familiar face will be in charge.
    Donette Gaines, who served as MBMS assistant principal for the 2012-13 school year, was recently hired to take over as principal.
    Gaines will be the school’s second principal after longtime principal Jo Ella Wallace’s retirement became official June 30. Wallace had led the school since it opened in the winter of 1985.
    Prior to her tenure as assistant principal, Gaines taught sixth grade at MBMS for 11 years.

  • Massage therapist brings hands of healing to Owenton

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Reporter

    Finding that perfect place to relax has just become a little easier for the people of  Owen County.
    Lorraine Scott has finally opened the doors of her new business, the Massage Therapy of Owenton, located on Seminary Street in the Odd Fellows building.
    Scott is no greenhorn when it comes to massage therapy. She practiced for 28 years in Ohio before moving to Owenton and is a licensed therapist in both Ohio and Kentucky.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Ads captured moment in time

    Harry Worsham announced he had the “best barber shop in town,” and he invited folks to give it a try; and G.E. Goode, located in Doty Brothers new garage, guaranteed his vulcanizing to “outwear the balance of tires.”
    Harry and G.E. placed these ads in the July 3, 1919 issue of the News-Herald.
    In this same paper, the entire right half of the front page was devoted to ads, a common practice in the early days of newspaper publication.

  • I’m just saying ... Time to say goodbye to our latest addition

    By the time you read this, Mary will be gone and we will all miss her.
    When you have worked in newspapers as long as I have, you tend to get a little jaded. Reporters have seen a lot, done a lot and heard a lot of stories. Sometimes, a reporter or an editor has to have a fresh set of eyes to see what is in front of them.
    That’s what Mary Alford brought to the News-Herald this summer.
    She was hired for a 10-week summer intern program through the Kentucky Press Association.

  • Owen County District Court - July 26, 2013

    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 2, $500 bond set.
    Joel D. Schlueter, 1984, third-degree terroristic threatening, continued to Aug. 2.
    Gary Smith, 1965, flagrant non-support, four counts of contempt of court, continued to Aug. 9.
    Joshua Solomon, 1981, flagrant non-support, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Aug. 2.
    Joshua Solomon, 1981, first-degree criminal trespassing, receiving stolen property under $500, pretrial set for Aug. 2.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 23, 2013

    Christopher L. Anderson, 1986, owes $2,025 in fines, fees and costs, continued to Aug. 6.
    Norman Bruce, 1992, manufacturing methamphetamine, continued to Aug. 6.
    Bridget L. Day, 1971, theft by unlawful taking, status hearing, remand.
    Grace Edmondson, 1985, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, jury trial set for Sept. 12.
    William Kelley, 1989, manufacturing methamphetamine, 1989, continued to Aug. 6.

  • Former Owen educator named state administrator of the year

    Tim Hitzfield, the principal of Conner High School in Boone County, was named the 2013 Administrator of the Year at the school level by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA).  The announcement was made Friday during the organization’s annual leadership institute in Louisville.

  • Special anniversary: Martha and Kenneth Smith

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Do you really need a good reason to celebrate National Watermelon Day?

    In case you need another reason to enjoy a juicy, sweet, delicious slice of watermelon, now you have one: Aug. 3 is National Watermelon Day.
    Ice-cold watermelon is a wonderful and nutritious treat on a hot summer day. It’s over 90 percent water, so it’s a great way to keep yourself and your kids hydrated after a long day at the lake, playing outside or a sports camp.