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  • Paving the way - street repairs continue around Owenton

    Traveling in Owenton just got a little bit smoother.
    Pavement work approved by the Owenton City Council earlier this summer was completed Sept. 4.
    Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc. performed the work at the cost of $121,024.
    The work was initially estimated at $110,000, but more streets were added to the list to be paved.

  • Deer capital of the commonwealth

    For the deer population of Owen County, it must be a scary time of the year.
    Bow season opened last week and if last year’s statistics repeat themselves, more deer will be taken in Owen County than any other county in the state by a large margin.
    According to state statistics, hunters in Owen County harvested 3,751 deer. In surrounding counties, the numbers are significantly less: Grant County, 2,204; Henry County, 2,010; Franklin County, 1776; Scott County, 1775; Carroll County, 1,014; and Gallatin Count, 846.

  • Sweet Owen Day returns

    For a fun-filled kickoff to the fall season, look no further than Owen County’s Sweet Owen Day Festival.
    The 12th annual event will take place Sept. 21 on the courthouse square with a variety of activities, vendors and live entertainment.
    The day will begin at 7 a.m. with the Rotary pancake breakfast, followed by the 5K run/walk at 8 a.m.

  • Owen Co. precinct lines to be changed

    An update to Owen County’s election precinct lines is back in swing after being stalled last year.
    The process of redrawing the local precinct lines, which started in 2012, was put on hold when the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled the state’s initial plan for statewide legislative redistricting unconstitutional. The districts for the Kentucky House of Representatives and State Senate had to be changed before the local precincts could be redrawn.

  • Panel OKs rate hike for Owen Electric

    Residential customers of Owen Electric can expect an increase on their next electric and utility bill after the Kentucky Public Service Commission recently accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case.
    According to a PSC press release, typical residential customers will see an increase of about $5 on their monthly bills, although the increase will vary based on individual electric usage.

  • High Attendance Day emphasizes importance of class time

    “We need our students in schools!”
    And so, once again, Owen County Schools is asking for everyone’s participation in High Attendance Day, which has been designated as Wednesday, Sept. 18 by the Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel Association.
    Last year, both Owen County Elementary School and Owen County High School won the top award for this region in their respective categories.  
    On High Attendance Day elementary, middle or high schools may compete in small school or large school categories.

  • Extension service news: Younger generations will have difficulty retiring

  • Four Owen County students honored as part of Youth Salute

    News-Herald
    Staff Report
    Nearly 700 high school juniors from 45 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year’s “Youth Salute.”
    The 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony was held in their honor on May 5 at Asbury University.  
    The students from Owen County include Allyson Beverly, Shelby Power, Ashley Smith and Hannah Strohmeier.

  • Owen County Emergency Management announces participation in National Preparedness Month

    Owen County Emergency management has committed to participate in National Preparedness to increase preparedness throughout Owen County. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Owen County Emergency Management is participating this year by running a series of articles.

  • County officials attend pipeline meeting

    Some area citizens are urging landowners to take a stand against the Bluegrass Pipeline, a project that has become controversial across Kentucky.
    A group of about two-dozen citizens met at the Three Springs Campground in Corinth to better inform landowners from Owen, Scott and Grant counties on the pipeline.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith and Owen County’s third-district magistrate Teresa Davis, whose district could potentially be affected by the project, also attended the meeting.