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  • Election 2014: Kentucky Supreme Court

    Michelle M. Keller

  • Restaurant moves into city limits

    The Owenton City Council has approved an ordinance to annex the Smith House Restaurant into the City of Owenton.
    The council held a first reading on the ordinance at its Oct. 7 meeting and a second reading at a special Oct. 14 meeting.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said Smith House Restaurant owner Billy O’Banion wrote a letter to the council requesting to be annexed into the city.
    West said the move would allow the Smith House Restaurant to obtain a liquor license if the establishment acquired the proper amount of square footage.

  • Woman’s curio shop is a tribute to daughter

    Colorful business cards with Ghirardelli chocolates attached aren’t the only thing sweet about the recently opened Carolann’s Curio.
    The gift shop, located at 312 South Main Street and owned by Paula Sanders, gets its namesake from Sanders’ daughter who passed away from a blood disease in 2012.
    Sanders said her plans for a gift shop came to a halt after her daughter, Carolann Mitchuson, became sick.

  • Seven habits for Halloween: Students apply curriculum to holiday books

    As part of the “Leader in Me” program being implemented at the Owen County Elementary Schools, students are focused on how to improve their school and how the “Seven Habits” have become an intricate part of how the school operates on a daily basis.
    The seven habits include:
    1: Be Proactive
    2: Begin with the End in Mind
    3: Put First Things First
    4: Think Win-Win
    5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
    6: Synergize
    7: Sharpen the Saw

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took 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.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • City council sets tax rates

    The Owenton City Council has approved the new tax rates for the next year.
    The second reading of the ordinance to set the rates was held Tuesday night.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council took 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.
    West said there is little change from last year’s rates.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years of financial management

    This is the second installment of a series looking back at 100 years of the extension service's home demonstrations.

  • Tornado in New Columbus: “I’m safe. My puppy dog is safe. It’s OK.”

    The National Weather Service has announced that a tornado touched down in the New Columbus area about 3:40 p.m. on Oct. 7.
    With several damaged homes and trees, the announcement probably didn’t surprise residents who weathered the storm.
    Chris Blevins, of 4180 Georgetown Road, said the winds hit his home around 4:30 p.m.
    “Things just started breaking, Blevins said, “Some of the trees, they were snapping. It’s crazy,”
    Several trees in his yard, one measuring perhaps two feet in diameter, were damaged.

  • Lending a hand: Over 75 student-athletes volunteer to help community with first-ever REBELSoutREACH

    Almost every day, there are fans of the Owen County High School Rebels in the stands for a game.
    But every day in Owen County, there are people in need and things that should get done.
    Earlier this month, the needs of the community and OCHS student-athletes came together for the first-ever REBELSoutREACH, an event that put players out in the public to help neighbors and supporters.

  • Owen County grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury handed down two other indictments on Oct. 7:
    • Caleb B. Shafer, 21, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the indictment on the charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, he knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, he possessed drug paraphernalia.