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  • City expected to set tax rates at meeting

    The Owenton City Council was expect to approve new tax rates at its meeting Tuesday night.
    According the Owenton Mayor Doug West, overall the rates are similar to last year’s rates. The council is expected to take the compensating rate which is designed to keep the amount of revenue the city receives from taxes at the same level after inflation is factored in.
    “The real estate rate is down and the property tax is going up just a smudge,” West said. “It’s going up but it’s so little, I doubt anyone will really notice.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court: Oct. 7, 2014

    Donavan B. Adams, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity drug paraphernalia, first-degree persistent felony offender, continued to Oct. 21.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from Sept. 23.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to Oct. 21.

  • Rockets to the rescue

    By Jessi Williams
    Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development
    Recently, Owen County 4-Hers learned how creativity and a strong foundation in math and science can help them help others, when they participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment.
    National Youth Science Day gives 4-H professionals and volunteers across the country an opportunity to get youth excited about science, math, engineering and technology and promote 4-H Science programs. Since 2008, more than 5 million young Americans have participated in National Youth Science Day. 

  • Be ready for earthquake drill Thursday

    Owen County Emergency Management and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes.
    The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill (www.shakeout.org) is a great opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.
    You cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will stop suddenly or become intense so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately.
    DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)

  • A Century of Healthy Help: Celebrating home demonstrations

  • Teen safety driving program could bring concert to Owen County

    During National Teen Driver Safety Week, Owen County High School is participating in Celebrate My Drive and is asking the public for support.
    OCHS is participating in the program because teen driver safety is important and the school will have a chance to win a $100,000 grant from State Farm,
    Owen County High School could also win one of two hometown concert events by a chart-topping musical artist.
    But to win, the school needs help from the public.

  • In season: Christien Meece

    Christien Meece, 14, of Walton, shot this 10-point buck with a .44 magnum rifle on Oct. 11 on his own during the youth hunt at his Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dave Risch’s farm on Hwy 227 in Owenton. He hunted this year with his dad R.j. Teipel, This was his first hunt and was his first kill.

  • Safety lesson

    Owenton/Owen County Volunteer Firemen J.O. Powers and Jude Canchola and retired fireman Richard Hampton visited Storytime With Ms. Susan at the Owen County Public Library Oct. 9. Those in attendance were taught how to stop, drop and roll and what to do in other fire emergencies.

  • School district accommodates transgendered primary student

    A 7-year-old Owen County student, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female.
    According to WXIX Fox 19 Cincinnati, after seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay, lesbian and straight education network, Nicki Sullivan’s daughter Ella made her identity public last week.
    “She came back Monday as a girl,” Sullivan told WXIX. “New teacher, new wardrobe, new backpack, completely changed. She was introduced as a new student, Ellie Grace.”

  • Tailgating for Troops lands on deck of U.S.S. Yorktown

    When the Owenton-based charity Tailgating for Troops was looking for a venue for its national championship tournament, founder Joe Montgomery knew they wanted to go big.
    After months of planning, phone calls, scouting and negotiations, Montgomery found the perfect spot that not only epitomizes the organization’s dedication to the military but its unique sense of fun - the flight deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown.
    Montgomery said the idea to use the Yorktown for the first-ever Tailgating for Troops championship was sparked by a vacation.