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  • Fiscal court approves road work

    Owen countians will soon notice improvements to several roads after the Owen County Fiscal Court recently approved a resolution and agreement for resurfacing.
    The fiscal court held its second monthly meeting in September on Sept. 25 at the South Owen Fire Department, where the action was taken.
    The resurfacing will cost $350,000, but Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said $100,000 of funding for the project will come from flex funds or extra funding from the state.

  • County Clerk’s Corner: Records will be easier to search

  • A walk in the garden

    Over the past year, an extensive educational garden has been developed at the Owen County Extension Office in Owenton. A tour has been scheduled to show details of the garden to those interested in landscaping. Lydia Boutwell, designer and landscaper, will be leading a walk through the  garden, discussing the attributes of all the plants in the landscape. The free tour will be held  Monday at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

  • Into the Holy Lands

  • Council corrects salary mistake

    After nearly two years and a change in the city administration, pay increases for the Owenton City Council and mayor have finally been properly approved.
    The council approved the mayor’s salary to be raised in 2010 from $8,500 a year to $12,000 a year. The council’s salaries were raised from $2,400 to $5,400 a year. at the same time.
    The raises took place under then-mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier by a motion and a second.

  • City working to spur new business, mayor says

    In his state of the city address Sept. 13, Owenton Mayor Doug West said the one thing the city desperately needs is more businesses.
    West gave his yearly address to members of the Owen County Chamber of Commerce during its monthly meeting.
    Since taking office in 2011, West said he and the Owenton City Council have worked hard to give new businesses an opportunity to make it in a tough economy.
    Earlier this year, the council approved for forgiving property taxes for new businesses in their first three years of operation.

  • Monterey residents prepare for the fair Oct. 6

    There may be a parade, cake walks, and a cornhole tournament, but for Colleen Thomas and many of the 20 other volunteers who are working hard to organize this year’s Monetery Fair and Homecoming, it’s all about the people.
    “We wanna keep that name homecoming in there,” Thomas said. “That’s really what it’s all about - getting to see all the people who have come back.”
    It’s that strong sense of community that Thomas and the other volunteers want to promote.

  • Crossbow incident claims life of hunter

    A woman died Sunday after an apparent accidental shooting with a crossbow. 
    According to Kentucky State Police, Yvetta Reffitt, 59, of Martin, was hunting on a farm in Owen County when the incident occurred. 
    Reffitt had been dropped off to hunt by herself at 6:45 a.m.
    When Reffitt did not return for lunch, members of her hunting group began looking for her and found her at approximately 11:30 a.m. 

  • Election deadlines near

    If you will be out of town on Election Day you can now come in and absentee vote on the absentee voting machine in the Owen County Clerk’s Office. If you are not able to stand in long lines, due to age or disability you can apply for an absentee paper ballot and have the ballot mailed to you. The paper Ballot applications must be back in the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Oct. 30.
    The last day to register to vote is Oct. 9 to be eligible to vote in the November general election.

  • Owen Extension Service News: Homemakers to hold annual meeting Oct. 4

    The Extension Homemakers will hold their annual meeting on Oct. 4  at 6:30 p.m. 
    Maggie Green, author of The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook,  will be our guest speaker  The theme is “Cooking with Homemakers” and the cost is $10 per person.
    Call the extension office at 484-5703 by Sept. 28 to preregister.
     
    Northern Kentucky  Extension Homemakers annual meeting
    The NKY Homemaker annual meeting will be held on October 16th at 10 a.m. at receptions in Erlanger.