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  • Carolyn Keith named Harris Fellow

    Carolyn Keith is the newest Paul Harris Fellow of the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Keith, who is a past president of Rotary and the current Owen County judge executive, was recently honored for her service to the community and to the Owenton Rotary Club.
    Keith is a longtime resident of Owen County and has worked tirelessly for its residents. 
    “I value my membership in the Owenton Rotary and especially value receiving the Paul Harris Award,” Keith, who has been a Rotarian for over 17 years, said.

  • Zone change sought for Ford House

    A fixture on the eastern entrance to Owenton could change if a proposed zone change is approved by the city.
    The Owenton planning and zoning committee will hold a public hearing Monday at 6 p.m., at Owenton City Hall to hear comments and concerns regarding proposed zone changes at 302 North Main Street and 311 South Main Street, known as the Ford House and the Goforth property.
    The committee is considering a request to change the designation from R1 (residential) to C1 (central business).

  • Primary Preview

    With the May primary looming ahead Owen County voters are sure to see changes in their state and federal government come November.
    Local voters will head to the polls on May 22 to narrow down the presidential, fourth congressional district for the U.S. house, state senator and state representative races.
    Earlier this year, Royce Adams, D-Dry Ridge, said he would not seek re-election to the 61st district state representative seat that he has held for 20 years.

  • Board agrees to maintain certification supplement

    Eight Owen County teachers will continue to receive a $500 supplement after the Owen County Board of Education voted take to it off the table as a potential cut.
    The eight teachers who receive the supplement are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
    Teachers can receive national board certification by passing assessments that are reviewed by specially trained educators outside the district.

  • Eight charged in alleged meth making

    Eight people were arrested and a 2-year-old child was taken to a Grant County hospital after police searched an Owenton apartment and found six grams of finished methamphetamine and ingredients used in production of the drug Monday.
    Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond said he received a tip around 11 a.m. Monday about the people living at 14 Gaines Village Drive.

  • Kemp named volunteer of the month

  • Owen County High School honor roll

    Third Nine Weeks
    Ninth Grade

    Logan Bitler, Sabrina Brock, Amanda Brown, Carrla Brumley, Kelsey Burke, Mikala Byers, Carla Carfora, Bernard Engelman, Makenzie Fitzgerald, Kristen Gabbard, Triston Grisham, Kylee Hearne, Hope House, Haley Hubbuch, Anthony Jiles, Kimberly Kramer, Briann Landrum, Ashton Marcum, Taylor McAlister, Juan Perez, Logan Perry, Ciara Rogers, Kailen Sizemore, Chelsee Smith, Tanner Smith, Michael Wash, Sarah Wilhoite, Jessica Willhoite and Ayshia Wood
    Ninth Grade Super Honor Roll

  • Avoid these herbicides mistakes

    Herbicides are an important tool for farmers when used correctly, but like any tool, they won’’t work if they’re not used properly. Here are 10 mistakes that are commonly made when using herbicides.
    1. Herbicide applied when weeds are too big. - This is the most common mistake when applying herbicides. Herbicide labels state a range of weed sizes for which the herbicide will be effective and the recommended rates. If you apply postemergence herbicides to weeds that are bigger than what the label states, expect less than complete control.

  • Appalachian insight

    On March 16-19, 26 gifted and talented students and 13 chaperones made their annual trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe.  
    The students were glad to trade in their long underwear, gloves, and cold weather gear for shorts and T-shirts.  
    The unusually warm weather made the outdoor trip even more enjoyable.  The students totally forgot that they did not have televisions, computers, and very limited texting or phone service.  
    Yes, they survived. Not one child or adult complained.  

  • Yard sale will kick off 227 Derby weekend celebration

    A community-wide 227 yard sale will be held May 4 and May 5 beginning at 8 a.m.
    The yard sale will have a Kentucky Derby theme and the “starting gate” will be at 227 in front of the Owen County bus garage.
    There is a $5 entry fee depending on the number of participants. Optional events like most decorative derby yard, most creative derby hat and total sales winner will be held. A drawing of the silks and helium balloon release will be held at 10 a.m. May 5.