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  • Police says 50 cars damaged by metal shards spilled on road

    Shards of metal scattered along U.S. 127 South Monday morning left dozens of vehicles with flat tires and a headache for the local state road crew.
    The crew received word early Monday morning that pieces of shredded metal were scattered along the road from mile marker seven to approximately 14.
    The crew began cleanup around 4:30 a.m. and vehicles with flat tires could be seen all along the stretch of highway.

  • Three-month investigation nets arrests

    A three-month drug investigation netted three arrests Saturday, with Owenton City Police hopeful there will be more to come.
    Owenton City Police Officers Steve Miller and Gary Alcorn were assisted by Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell in the early afternoon roundup of three alleged drug traffickers.
    The arrests resulted in four felony charges and three misdemeanor charges.

  • Dog owner concerned over meatballs

    An Owen County man says someone tried to poison his dogs by slipping rat poison into balls of meat thrown on his property.
    Dick Reeves of 1550 227N. said he happened to be on his front porch in late January when he saw a pick-up pull into a drive adjacent to his property.
    “It was pretty weird,” Reeves said. “This person got out of the truck, started throwing stuff in my yard.”
    After the person crossed the fence over into his property, Reeves left the porch and began to approach the person.

  • Celebrating dads

    On Jan. 30, 2013, The Owen County Youth Services Center sponsored a 45-minute breakfast before school where fathers and their children met with other dads and kids in the MBMS multi-purpose room. During this time, they discussed the power of hard work, spent time together, created memories, and were equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship.
    The organizers would like to thank Kyle Riddle, All Pro Dad team captain and facilitator; Glenna Saylor; the MBMS cafeteria staff; MBMS custodial staff; and all the people who made the event possible.

  • Monday fire destroys Pleasant Grove home

    All Owen County volunteer fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire Monday afternoon.
    Owen County Fire Department Public Information Officer Jude Canchola said the departments received a call at 12:48 p.m. for a full structure fire with possible entrapment at 1600 Pleasant Grove Road.
    Canchola said once firefighters arrived on the scene, they were able to verify that there was no one inside the home.
    The home was a total loss and Canchola said the Red Cross has been called to assist those living in the home.

  • Owen to take part in earthquake drill

    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan would like to remind residents that in the month of February, hundreds of communities throughout a nine-state region will participate in a region-wide earthquake drill during the third-annual “Great Central U.S. Shake Out.”
    At 11:15 a.m. Thursday, millions of people will practice the recommended safety action in the event of an earthquake, “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

  • Students go from crayons to college

    On Jan. 29, Owen County Primary School held its first annual “Crayons to College” assembly to promote college readiness.
    Letters were sent to colleges all over the United States to explain the goal of promoting college readiness at a young age and to ask for donations of hats, shirts, pencils, and other items to get the kids excited for learning about their school.
    Each class will represent a college and will learn facts about their college for the remainder of the year

  • Kentucky American Water offers grant funds for ‘green’ projects

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for green project funding through its annual environmental grant program.
    The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited to supporting projects in the company’s service area.

  • Kentucky American Water offers grant funds for ‘green’ projects

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications for green project funding through its annual environmental grant program.
    The program offers funding up to $10,000 for qualifying, innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies. Grants are limited to supporting projects in the company’s service area.

  • Plans announced for next Satterwhite charity golf scramble

    The Owen County Senior Citizens Center and the Trust for Life program invites the public to take part in the 14th annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble.
    The event will be held at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley on April 6 with a shotgun start at noon.
    The cost is $65 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, food and entertainment following the tournament.
    Participants can pick their own four-person team. A USGA handicap or average score will be required.
    The alternative date for bad weather will be April 13.