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  • Owen County princesses meet royalty

  • Community seeks cure for drug epidemic

    Charlotte Wethington wants to spare Owen County families the suffering she has endured.
    “I was uninformed and then misinformed and that was a deadly combination for my son,” Wethington told a group of 180 concerned citizens at Thursday’s drug forum, hosted by the Owen County Community Health Collaborative.
    Wethington lost her son Casey to a heroin overdose over 10 years ago, but had she not been steered away from intervening, she feels Casey could still be here today.

  • KABOOM leads to two arrests

    Owenton Police Officer Steve Miller didn’t quite know what was going on when he heard the first KABOOM.
    At about 6 p.m. on April 23, Miller was in the parking lot of Save-A-Lot when he heard the boom and debris began to rain down on his cruiser.
    “When I got out to investigate, another explosion occurred,” Miller said in his report. “I called for another officer to assist and did not know what I was dealing with.”
    Miller began to investigate and found pieces of two-liter soda bottles around the parking lot.

  • Dolly’s offers vacation for furry friends

    If you have to leave a family member behind when you go on a cruise, business trip or vacation, an Owen County business wants you to rest and relax knowing that your pet is in good hands.
    Patty Whobrey, owner of Dolly’s Doggie Den, a boarding service for dogs and cats in Owen County, said business has been strong with plenty of repeat customers.
    “Spring break is one of our busiest times,” Whobrey said. “We had 16 pets the first week of April.”

  • Second annual 227 Yard Sale this weekend

    Owen County Magistrate Teresa Davis hopes to show off the end of the county she’s proud to call home while bringing the community together with the second annual 227 Yard Sale this weekend.
    The yard sale will once again be Kentucky Derby themed, but Davis said decorations won’t be mandatory.
    “Everybody does the 127 yard sale,” Davis said. “But because (Hwy.) 227 is out this direction, it gets left out. I just wanted to do something that the whole community could be involved in.”

  • Board honors Tamplin

    Jacob Tamplin, 12, the son of Jack and Carey Tamplin, received the technical writing award for STLP and was honored at a recent meeting of the Owen County Board of Education. Also pictured are Owen County School District Chief Information Officer Naomi Cornette, left and  Jenna Gray, right,  advisor for the STLP program.
     

  • A new lease on Eden Shale

    In June 2012, the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture suspended operations of the Eden Shale Research Farm due to budget constraints. UK later contacted the Kentucky Beef Network with the opportunity to manage the farm. The opportunity was discussed by Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association’s leadership and an open forum was held in October of 2012 to discuss the opportunity. A majority vote led KBN to pursue the farm and the official agreement will be finalized within the next few days.

  • Retired teachers honored for service to community

    At the Kentucky Retired Teacher’s Association state convention in Louisville on April 22, Owen County’s Retired Teacher’s group was awarded three awards:
    • The “Yes, We Did” award for having 100 percent membership;
    • The M.L. Archer Membership Award
    • The Gold Award for outstanding achievement in reaching the goals and objectives of KRTA.
    Barbara Ramsey is the membership chairperson for the local group.

  • Chappell elected to Council for Burley Tobacco board

    Members of the Council for Burley Tobacco elected new representatives to the board of directors at the 2013 Council for Burley Tobacco Annual Meeting of Membership April 18 in Lexington.

  • Owen student wins SkillsUSA project grant

    The Carroll County Area Technology Center Skills USA chapter won first place in the leadership event called “Community Service” for their project, “A Place to Sleep,” in the 2013 SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Championship.
    The championship was held April 3 at the Galt House in Louisville.
    The Kentucky National Guard sponsored and judged the event.
    Zach McBurney of Carroll County, Rene Rabago of Carroll County and Nathan Jude of Owen County presented the project.