Around Owen County

  • Fiscal court gets under way for 2011

    During its first meeting of the new year, the Owen County Fiscal Court made several re-appointments and set pay for some employees.
    The court met Monday for a special called meeting.
    Pam Miller was re-appointed to her position as deputy county judge-executive. A resolution was approved clarifying what duties and responsibilities the deputy judge-executive can take over in the event that the county judge-executive cannot fulfill those duties.
    Owen County Treasurer Norma McDonald was also re-appointed to her position, which will end July 1.

  • District to honor board members

    The Owen County School District will join public school systems across Kentucky in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month.
    Terry Patterson, Brett McDonald, Stuart Bowling, Bryan Young and Larry Johnson are important players in the ongoing quest to ensure the students in Owen County schools receive the highest-possible quality of learning experiences from innovative teachers in safe and efficiently managed schools.
    Bowling has served the longest. He has been on the board since 1993.

  • Find your financial footing

    Is one of your New Year’s resolutions going to be getting your finances in order?
    By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money has gone?
    Does it always feel as if there’s too much month left at the end of your money?
    If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then it’s time to bring your checkbook back into control by attending Financial Peace University.

  • Kentucky-American gets permission for 29-percent rate hike

    Kentucky-American Water customers will see an increase in their monthly bill after the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a rate increase for the utility.
    Although Kentucky-American had sought a rate increase of three-fourths, the commission allowed a hike of about 29 percent for the average customers using 5,000 gallons of water a month. For the customer using that amount of water, the bill will increase from $27.46 to $35.40.
    The company argued it needed the increase to cover the cost of the recently opened water-treatment plant in Owen County which feeds Fayette County.