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  • Next Owenton mayor may see salary bump

    When the City of Owenton’s next mayor takes office in Jan. 2015, the seat could come with a $6,000 pay increase.
    The Owenton City Council met for its regular meeting April 1, but the issue was discussed in closed session.
    The issue of the mayor’s salary was originally on the council’s agenda to be discussed in open meeting during new business.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council went into executive session to discuss the mayor’s salary because it pertains to personnel.

  • Bill could pave the way for winery Sunday sales

    A measure passed by the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow wineries to potentially sell their products on Sundays awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Beshear.
    Shanna Osborne, the general manager of Elk Creek Winery, testified before the State Senate Licensing and Operations Committee in support of Senate Bill 213.

  • Saying farewell: Friends and supporters honor 35 years of public service

    A reception for former Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Service Office. Kincaid served in government for over 35 years before retiring earlier this month.

     

  • Owenton to host Easter egg hunt Saturday

    A day of relaxation and fun is what organizers of the second annual community-wide Easter egg hunt are looking forward to after several months of planning.
    The community-wide Easter egg hunt is slated for 1-4 p.m., Saturday, at the Owen County Park and Fairgrounds.
    Owen County Parks and Rec. Director Buck Beverly said the afternoon will be full of events for children and families, including a petting zoo, face painting by Rebecca’s Toppers, photos with the Easter bunny and more.

  • Steepleview announces plans for farmers market, crafts

    By John Whitlock
    N-H Editor
    One of the prime locations in Owen County for the annual 127 Yard Sale will soon be ready to became a permanent fixture for top quality produce and local craftsmen.
    Marcus Carey, owner of Steepleview Farm, recently announced plans for a “Saturday Farmers’ Market at Steepleview Farm, a new market that will focus on top quality produce and local crafts will be opened across from Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Novelist to share insights into the past

    From Owen County, Ind. to Owen County, Ky., historical novelist James Alexander Thom is sure to delight history lovers during his appearance at the Owen County Historical Society’s monthly program Thursday.
    Thom, who has written nine historical novels, said many of them have taken place around the Ohio Valley or in Kentucky.
    Thom said his most successful novel, “Follow The River,” includes a critical section that takes place by Big Bone Lick.

  • Winds trigger damage

    A barn around the 3100 block of Hwy. 127 N. received substantial damages Monday evening from what was believed to be 65 mph straight line winds. Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan said the barn belonged to Bill Cammack and estimated the monetary damage to be around $30,000.
    Morgan said on Squiresville Road several barns received damage and some house received little damage to their roofs.
    On Morgan Lane, the electric service was pulled away from one home, but Morgan said Owen Electric repaired the problem Monday evening.

  • OCHS Students of the Month for March 2014

    The Owen County High School student of the month winners for March are (from left to right) Lacie Black (junior), Quentin Ellis (sophomore), Wesley Grugin (senior), and Austin Brown (freshman).
     

  • Owen County High School honor roll - April 9, 2014

    12th grade super honor roll
    Emily Allen, Allyson Beverly, Ellen Eldridge, Zachary Hall, Haley Hatchett, Kayla Miles, Morgan Neace, Shelby Power, Melanie Ransdell, Kayleigh Shaw, Hannah Strohmeier, Kristan Swigert, Richard Swigert, Hunter Trenary, Tucker Trenary, Sarah Wilhoite, Sarah Wotier.
    12th grade honor roll

  • CHEERS! Owen cheerleaders honored at banquet

    The Maurice Bowling Middle School and Owen County High School cheerleading banquet was held April 6.
    Although 2013-14 was the year of “runner-ups,” the effort put in by both teams was far from second best.
    The MBMS squad finished second in the Swiss Wine Festival in August and in the Eighth
    Region KAPOS regional in December.
    Academic excellence awards were given to Rachel Miller, Lindsay Gill, and Cailey Stedam. All of these students had a 4.0 GPA for the season.
    Lydia Hobbs was awarded the Sara Jane Green Award.