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  • Council approves paving proposals

    The Owenton City Council recently decided on a bid of $121,024 for blacktopping of several streets around town.
    The council received three bids, including one from Ohio Valley Asphalt and Len Reigler Blacktop, Inc. The work was awarded to Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc., the lowest of the three bidders.
    The work was estimated at $110,000, but West said after the initial estimate was done, more streets were added to the list of streets to be paved.

  • Driver involved in second wreck

    For the second time in a little over a month, local emergency crews were once again called out after a tractor-trailer overturned, this time on Hwy. 127 South.
    The driver of the tractor-trailer, 31-year-old George Whitehead of Crittenden, is the same driver of the tractor-trailer that overturned on South Main Street July 5.
    The incident took place a little before noon Saturday, near the “Welcome to Owenton” sign on Hwy. 127 South.

  • Kentucky River Day Schedule

    Kentucky River Day Saturday, Aug, 17
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    206 N. Main Street in Owenton

    Schedule of Events
    11 a.m: Opening Ceremonies; Prayer – David “Milkweed” Wotier; Welcome  by Owen County Historical Society President, Larry Dale Perry; Opening remarks: Owen County Judge Executive Carolyn Keith; Owenton Mayor Doug West; William Wulfeck – Kentucky American Water

    Speakers
    11:15 a.m.: William Grier – Kentucky River Showboats
    Noon:  William Ellis – Kentucky Humor

  • River revelry: Historical society invites public to celebrate Kentucky River’s contribution to Owen County

    Although it was here long before the cities and towns sprung up, local history enthusiasts say the Kentucky River and its role in creating Owen County, as we know it is often overlooked.
    In hopes of spotlighting the river and its impact, the Owen County Historical Society is sponsoring the second-annual River Day Saturday at the Owen County Historical Society Museum.
    Christina Rice, who is organizing the event for the society, said the importance of the river in the early days of Owen County should be appreciated.

  • Extension service news: Make better drink choices

    Most of us realize the importance of keeping sugars and fats to a minimum in our diets, but often we only apply that to the foods we eat.
    The types of drinks we are consuming could be adding empty calories and causing us to gain extra pounds. Consider this: a medium full-fat mocha adds 400 calories to your diet while a 20-ounce soda, on average, contains has 250 calories and a fruit drink adds 230 calories. Many times, these are extra calories we haven’t accounted for, and as a result, they could easily push us over our daily calorie limit and cause us to gain weight.

  • Owen Republicans to welcome young speakers to meeting

    The Owen County Republican Party meeting will be held Aug. 20 at the Smith House. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
    The meeting will feature two special home-schooled students who will be speaking: speakers:

  • Smith family holds reunion

    The descendants of Wilford and Leathie Smith met at the home of their daughter Naomi on June 23, for the 24th family reunion.
    Family started arriving about 10:30 a.m. and continued till after church. Everyone came with dishes in hand and the table was filled with delicious food. About 1:15 p.m. they had prayer and then started filling their plates.

  • 4-H youth development: Next stop, Cloverville

    It’s that time again.
    The 2013 Kentucky State Fair is getting ready to start, running from Aug. 15 through 25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
    While some people love state fair for the country ham samples or the midway, 4-Hers love it for Cloverville.
    Cloverville, located in the West Hall, is where you will find the skills and talents of 4-Hers from across the state on display and competing for championship honors.

  • Monterey resident to take part in Frankfort art fair

    Dara Carlisle from Monterey will participate in the second annual Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fair on Labor Day weekend, Aug.31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Carlisle will join over 50 juried artists and craftspeople who will be selling their works in tents scattered throughout the four-acre garden at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on the Kentucky River in downtown Frankfort, 202 Wilkinson Street Admission is $3 each day.

  • Additional bus routes

    Editor’s note: Due to a clerical error, the last page of Owen County bus routes were not published.

    Bus #34, driver Kristina Estep – Hwy. 355 at Glennwood Hall post office to Hwy. 325 to Hwy. 1669 and Ball Ridge Road, Sharon Glass Road, Hwy. 325 Big Twin to Hwy. 227 Cull Road to Hwy. 22.

    Bus #35, driver Patsy Ball – Hwy. 22 from county line to Eagle View Estates, Hwy. 845 to Keith Road to Pleasant Ridge Church, Agee Road, Vance O’Banion, Lyons Lane, Eden Shale Road and O’Banion Lane.