• Editor:
    Just a few short weeks ago I had the privilege of traveling with Samaritan’s Purse to Durban, South Africa and participated in the distribution of precious shoebox gifts to children there through the ministry of Operation Christmas Child. 

  • BY JULIAN CARROLL | State Senator

  • Depending on how closely you scan the pages of The News-Herald each week, you may have noticed a few slight changes to today’s front page.
    For as long as any of us can remember, The News-Herald’s masthead has carried the message, “Serving Owen County Since 1868.” With that in mind, I began researching the newspaper’s history during the summer of 2017 in anticipation of our sesquicentennial.

  • BY JULIAN CARROLL | State Senator

  • BY JULIAN CARROLL | State Senator


  • At the national level, name calling and threats against the noble pursuit of journalism have dominated the space for much of this year.
    The threat of tariffs enforced to benefit one lone employer helped throw a newsprint landscape already being decimated through the loss of print advertising into deeper chaos.
    And then there’s the rhetoric coming from the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C. “Enemies of the people,” the president has said repeatedly. The enemies he’s referring to? Media.

  • BY RANDY BEHYMER | Wealth Management

  • BY PEGGY TRINKLE | Regent, John-Guill Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter NSDAR


  • Editor:
    I would like to commend the 911 operator and Owen County EMS for their assistance on the evening of Nov. 6. My husband woke up experiencing neck, shoulder and arm pain before becoming unresponsive. I have never experienced such panic and fear in my life. However, the 911 operator was amazing as she dispatched Owen County EMS.

  • Editor:
    On behalf of the living soldiers and families of those soldiers now deceased, that were members of “A” Battery 2nd BN138th FA Carrollton National guard, we want to express how grateful we are for the community support of our reunion Oct. 14, 2017.

  • Judge Thomas Funk

    Guest Columnist

  • from The News Enterprise

  • By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    Donald Trump’s rhetoric about election rigging and voter fraud might not sound so far-fetched to residents of Clay County, Ky.
    In 2010, a handful of locals including a former circuit judge were convicted in a scheme that included vote-buying and changing votes at polling machines, fraud that the FBI said impacted the outcome of local elections.

  • Who will pass on the stories of our ancestors? Who will embrace the variegated colors of everyday life and leave a memorably written record of the past?
    The responsibility of sharing someone’s life story belongs to family members, friends and all those who realize the treasure of the past and its impact on the future.
    Many delightful and moving stories of Owen countians are recalled and recorded  in the “Owen County, Kentucky Family History Book,” available from the historical society for $60.

  • Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90% of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • In May 2015, I was like one of many college graduates that walked across the stage, shook hands with the dean, grasped the diploma cover and walked away. But I was one of the graduates that didn’t have life figured out. I had interviewed at several places both inside and outside of our particular company and didn’t have a full-time job lined up after graduation. The interviews and numerous job applications came to an end early in September when News-Herald Publisher Jeff Moore told me about this opening. It was a glimmer of light in what was otherwise a bleak summer.