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  • 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.

  • Smooth Sale-ing

    Owen countians welcomed thousands of visitors through the community last week when the annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale took place. The event, dubbed the longest yard sale in the world, stretches nearly 700 miles from Alabama to Michigan.
     

  • Water tower on the rise

    There has been a very noticeable addition to the sky around Owenton.
    Construction on a new water tower behind the Owen County Public Library on Hwy. 22 is continuing.
    The new tank will store about 600,000 gallons of water for the people of Owen County.
    When the new water tower is operational, the tower located on Perry Street in Owenton will be taken out of service.
    The tank is part of a long-term pipeline project through Kentucky-American Water.

  • Kincaid won’t seek re-election

    After 35 years in county government, Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid has announced she will step aside and bid farewell to her “courthouse friends.”
    Kincaid announced she will not seek re-election next year during a recent Owen County Fiscal Court meeting.
    She hopes her early announcement will give any potential successor ample time to throw a hat in the ring.

  • Court declares bridge repair an emergency

    The condition of the bridge on Sawdridge Creek Road has been declared an emergency after a special Owen County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday.
    The court approved a resolution following damages to the bridge from June’s heavy rains.
    According to the resolution, repairs are needed as soon as possible and the court has applied for emergency money for repair work to the bridge.
    “It’s a dead-end road,” Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said. “They’re isolated back there.”

  • Back to the books: Teachers getting ready for first day of school Aug. 14

    With summer vacation coming to a close, teachers and principals across the Owen County district are preparing to welcome students back to school.
    The first day for students is Aug. 14, but Owen County School District Director of Instructional Support Services Reggie Taylor said teachers work tirelessly throughout the summer in preparation for the upcoming year.
    Taylor, who was recently hired to oversee curriculum, instruction, federal programs and professional development, said he has been impressed with the dedication of all staff throughout the summer.