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After years of wrangling, city looks to tear down house

By Molly Haines

The “purple” house at 125 East Perry St. will finally come down after several years of debate.
According to records from the Owen County Historical Society, the house was built in 1890. It has been vacant for the past eight years.
Due to a number of complaints over the years about the deteriorating condition of the house, the City of Owenton put a lien against the property in November 2009. The owners now owe the city more than $100,000.


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