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Local News

  • Ground breaking set for Gratz boat dock

    Over a year has passed since the 80-year-old Gratz Bridge was blasted, but members of the community now have a new landmark to look forward to.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for a new boat dock Oct. 22.
    Mark Marracini, a representative with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife,  said details are still coming together, but construction on the boat dock is expected to begin this winter.

  • New sign may have to move

    A sign located at the corner of Main and North Madison Street advertising Family Billiards Restaurant could soon be moved after a recent Owenton City Council meeting.
    Mike McDonald, a part owner of McDonald and New Funeral Home, said that certain city regulations prohibit the sign from being placed where it currently sits near McDonald and New’s Main Street location.

  • Tipton/Bramblett reunites

    The Tipton/Bramblett reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Bagdad Ruritan Building.

  • Winners of the Monterey Homecoming Fair games

    Sack Race (older): first place -  Michael Thornton; second place -  Carter Martin; third place -  Logan Dunavent
    Sack Race (younger): first place -  Michael Booth; second place -  Alexandria Perry; third place -  Lakin Ellis
    Sack Race (youngest): first place -  Adin Bowling; second place -  Brie Dunavent; third place -  Gabrielle Perry

  • Owen Electric urges Halloween safety

    With Halloween just weeks away, officials at Owen Electric Cooperative are encouraging parents and grandparents to protect their children and grandchildren by taking these steps:
    • Make sure costumes are flame resistant.
    • Instead of buying masks, which can block vision, use makeup.
    • Attach reflective tape to costumes and bags.
    • If you set out pumpkins with candles inside, place them where kids’ costumes can’t accidentally catch on fire.
    • Remove tripping hazards from your sidewalk and porch.

  • PHI Air Medical to help raise breast cancer awareness

    PHI Air Medical announced a community-wide effort to educate the community and raise awareness for breast cancer in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The campaign includes a several unique giveaway items and information pieces that are designed to educate and promote the facts surrounding breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths for women ages 20-59.
    While breast cancer programs are designed to raise awareness, still, too few across the country truly know the facts regarding breast cancer, which can be startling:

  • Kentucky Historical Society to host family history workshop

    The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort. Topics include FamilySearch.org and other digital resources.

  • Model citizens

    Owen County Elementary School recently announced the September Citizens of the Month for the third and fourth grades.

  • Two dead following early Tuesday morning crash

    Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in an overnight crash that killed two Owen County men and seriously injured another man Tuesday.
    According to a press release, Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of a single-vehicle crash at 1:59 a.m. Tuesday.
    Preliminary investigation shows the car, driven by 26-year-old Michael Grubb of Georgetown, was traveling south on Highway 35 when the vehicle left the roadway for unknown reasons and rolled several times.
    Grubb was flown by Air Methods, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

  • Retired teachers to be recognized

    Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association President Dr. James H. Frank recently proclaimed Oct. 15-21 is Retired Teachers’ Week.