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  • Weather shuffles tourney schedule

    Snowy weather and icy conditions have altered plans for the Boys All “A’ Tournament scheduled for this week at Owen County High School.
    Tuesday’s game, which was postponed due to weather, will be played tonight (Wednesday) at OCHS.
    OCHS Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall announced the following changes Tuesday morning:
    • Jan, 22: Owen vs Eminence  7 p.m.
    •  Jan, 23: Gallatin vs. Carroll County 6 p.m.  (gym will be cleared);  Walton vs. Trimble, 8 p.m.

  • 4-H News: Deadline for the 4-H shooting camp nears

    Over the past 20 years, Kentucky 4-H youth development agents and volunteers have helped thousands of youths learn responsibility, life skills and the safe use of firearms through the Shooting Sports Education Program. Opportunities abound for young people to get involved with this program. Once such opportunity is the statewide camp opened to young people ages 9 through 13. This year’s camp is April 2nd through 5th at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp.

  • Harris joins Union College dean’s list

    Megan Nicole Harris of Worthville, a student at Union College, was recently named to the school’s fall 2013 dean’s list.
    The dean’s list at Union is composed of undergraduates who have completed at least 15 hours of graded work with a 3.33 grade point average, no grades of incomplete for the semester and no grades of C or below for the semester.

  • Relay for Life to hold kickoff

    The Relay For Life of Owen County kickoff will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17 at the Owen County Extension Building. A spaghetti dinner will be prepared by the Homemakers Association. Following the dinner you can learn more about the “Race To the Finish” theme and register your Relay team for 2014.
    The cost of the spaghetti dinner is $10 and you may RSVP to Kim Morgan by calling 502-750-1750 or email at kmorgan350@gmail.com.
     

  • Walking for children

    The CHD Awareness Walk is scheduled for Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  at the Owenton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the live entertainment from local gospel groups/individuals, shop our various vendors for your loved ones Valentine’s Day gift while supporting the walk, eat lunch with us and bring your children to enjoy our Kid’s Corner where we will have an inflatable slide, face painting and crafts.

  • Owen County WMU will discuss human trafficking at meeting

    The Owen County Association WMU will host its winter quarterly meeting at Cedar Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a light brunch.
    The group would appreciate each church to supply one brunch item if possible.
    However, if there is inclement weather a one call will be made to the church’s WMU/Contact person canceling the meeting. The group has set Jan. 25 as an alternate date at this time.

  • House member will discuss water crisis with state’s public service commission

    A member of the Kentucky House of Representatives is looking for answers behind the Owen County water outage.
    State Rep. Ryan Quarles, R-Georgetown, who represents Owen County in the Kentucky House of Representatives, said he stayed in contact with officials with Kentucky American and local officials.
    “I have been staying in touch with Kentucky American. I wanted to make sure I know all I can,” Quarles said.
    The representative said he would discuss the situation and fallout with the Kentucky Public Services Commission, which oversees utilities.

  • Owen County goes dry

    The water shortage that shut down businesses, schools and industry across Owen County for nearly six days is over.
    The trouble began Jan. 6 when a main waterline along Main Street in Owenton ruptured. With temperatures near zero for nearly 48 hours, frozen water inside the pipes is considered the culprit behind the break.
    As other lines across the county began to freeze and break, water tanks across the county began to drain. Without adequate pressure, customers with Kentucky American saw their faucets run dry.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for portions of Owen County

    UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted for portions of Owen County

    The Kentucky Division of Water has lifted a boil water advisory for customers in a large portion of Owen County as of 10:35 a.m.

  • UPDATED: Kentucky American Water working to restore service

    Kentucky American Water crews are working to address the water service outages in Owen County due to a water main break complicated by the extreme cold.
    According to a press release from Kentucky American Water, water tanks and lines are being refilled to restore service as quickly as possible, but the process could take several hours.
    Customers may experience temporary restoration of water service as the service re-pressurizes and stabilizes. This condition may continue intermittently until water service is fully restored.