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  • Chamber honors local business leaders

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce named its 2014 Business Person and Business Of the Year at its annual dinner meeting Nov. 24.
    The chamber named David Lyons, president of First Farmers Bank, Business Person Of the Year.
    Lyons, a native of Pleasureville, is a 1972 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. After graduating from EKU on a Sunday, he went to work for Production Credit Association (now known as Farm Credit Services) the very next day.
    Lyons served as PCA branch manager for the Owen and Carroll County areas.

  • Montessori school looks to open doors for 2015-16 year

    A group of local mothers hope to spark interest in a Montessori school in Owen County, with plans to open the alternative education establishment in the next year.
    Ellie Petzinger, Emily Lofald and Emma Adkisson each have kids around the same and began discussing the possibility of a Montessori school in Owen County during their children’s play dates.
    “We just wanted another option here in the county for our children’s education,” Petzinger said.
    The group held a meet and greet event at the Wild Goose Café Nov. 13.

  • First rate hike in decade may raise sewer bills 20%

    Kentucky American Water has filed a request to raise sewer service fees in the City of Owenton, which could lead to a near 20 percent increase on customer bills over the next two years.
    KAW filed the request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission Friday.
    If approved, the average residential customer inside the City of Owenton could see an increase of $2.40 per month beginning in 2015, with a subsequent increase of $2.60.

  • Judge: Dry Ridge residence valid; Knight will keep seat

    BY JAMIE BAKER-NANTZ
    Landmark News Service

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  • Folk art exhibit on view at Owen County Library

    From kitchens to living rooms and backyards across Kentucky, masters of the arts have shared their expertise with younger generations, passing on a love for traditions that would otherwise be forgotten.
    A traveling folk art exhibit, put together by the Kentucky Arts Council, proves that folk art is still alive and well throughout the Bluegrass, and Owen County is no exception.

  • Haines takes helm at Owen County paper

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to the News-Herald

    Ever since she was a student at Franklin County Middle School, living with her family near Swallowfield, Ky., Molly Haines has been obsessed with Owen County’s newspaper.
    “I would pore over the News-Herald every week,” Haines said Monday, adding that her parents had always subscribed to her father’s hometown paper. “One day, I saw a letter to the editor about Hank Williams Sr. and I decided ‘That’s the paper I want to work for.’ ”

  • Owen County grand jury indicts six on variety of charges

    The Owen County Grand Jury indicted six individuals last week.
    n  Heather M. Leon, 31, 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, she knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance, namely heroin, a schedule I narcotic drug, first offense; on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, she knowingly possessed drug paraphernalia.

  • Agriculture news briefs

    Owen County FSA to close for bill training
    The Owen County Farm Service Agency will be closed Nov. 17-19 for farm bill training.

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