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  • County considers pipeline position

    The Owen County Fiscal Court may soon join other county governments in the region and take a position on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline project.
    A number of Kentucky counties, including neighboring Franklin and Scott counties, have already approved resolutions regarding the project.
    The proposed pipeline was developed by two energy infrastructure companies, Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, and would transport natural-gas liquids from gas-drilling operations in the Northeast to processing plants on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • New director hopes to add spark to senior center

    With plans to increase participation at the Owen County Senior Center, its new director Stacey Long wants everyone to know that there’s nothing dreadful about getting older.
    Long, who took over the reins at the center Aug. 13, said she fell in love with seniors after working 15 years in a cardiology office and hopes to breathe new excitement into the center.

  • Glencoe resident awarded scholarship

    Claire True of Glencoe was one of six college students from Dairy Farmers of America member families who was a recipient of a Mideast Area scholarship for 2013. Each year the Mideast Area selects six college students from members’ farms, who excel in their extracurricular activities, academics and dairy farming work ethic. The recipients of the $750 scholarships represent the future of the dairy industry.

  • Ready to serve

    Keith Miller of the Modern Woodmen of the World, left, stands in front of a new volleyball court at the Owenton Park along with Owenton Parks and Recreation Director Buck Beverly. Miller and the Modern Woodmen of the World donated $4,300 to the parks and rec. Department. Some of the funds were used for a community-wide Easter egg hunt in March. The rest of the money was used to erect the new volleyball court and to replace nets on the park’s soccer goals.
     

  • Owen emergency management says check on elderly during heat

    By David Lilly
    For the News-Herald
    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week, Owen County Emergency Management reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
    The following tips can help you remain safe during the hot weather:
    • Drink plenty of fluids. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates.
    • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.  

  • Teachers continue to give

    Annually, the Owen County Retired Teachers Association and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association present matching funds of fifty dollars each to local Family Resource Centers. Early in August, Mike Ramsey, treasurer of OCRTA, presented Beverly Marcum, Owen County Schools’ family resource director, with a check to help with costs of school supplies for children in the schools in Owen County. 

  • Clark honored
  • Clark honored

  • Thayer, Linder could be out; Quarles, Carroll in

    If a proposed legislative redistricting plan is approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear, Owen County’s representation in state government will dramatically change.
    The Kentucky General Assembly was called into special session Monday to address the need for the 2010 U.S. Census dictated legislative redistricting.
    Under the plan that will be addressed by the General Assembly this week, Owen County would lose its current State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, and State Rep. Brian Linder, R-Dry Ridge.  

  • Raving on the river

    Showboats and calliopes may seem like a thing of the past, but the past was alive and well during Kentucky River Day held Saturday.
    Special guests included authors William Grier and William Ellis, who told stories of life on the Kentucky River.
    The Owen County Historical Society and Kentucky-American Water sponsored the event.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West, who remembered sand barges traveling along the Kentucky River from his days as a Monterey resident, made opening remarks.