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  • Cedar Creek Road crash blamed on snow, slush

    Three people were involved in a single-vehicle accident on Cedar Creek Road Thursday.

    A vehicle traveling east on Highway 368, driven by Chris Prather, left the side of the roadway and got in slushy snow in the eastbound lane, causing the vehicle to go off the edge of the road and hit trees, according to an accident report from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

    Prather said he hit the snow and could not regain control of the vehicle, according to the report.

    Lita Swigert and Melanie Swigert, also of Owenton, were passengers in the vehicle.

  • Owen Electric warns agains scam

    BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    Owen Electric would like residents to be aware of the latest wave of fraudulent phone calls being made across Owen Electric’s service territory.

    Scammers are calling and claiming to be a representative of Owen Electric and demanding payment by debit or credit card with the threat of disconnect if no payment is made.

    Owen Electric will not contact you and demand payment over the phone by debit or credit card.

  • HealthPoint releases statement regarding Feb. 1 opening

    HealthPoint Family Care Physicans Eric Baumann, Larry Johnson and Doug Smalara will return to Owenton Feb. 1, when HealthPoint reopens the medical office at 120 Progress Way, the former site of New Horizons Family Practice.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint expected to begin Owen County operations Feb. 1

    Following weeks of negotiations, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved a purchase agreement allowing St. Elizabeth Healthcare to acquire New Horizons Health System's assets.
    St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint Family Care are expected to begin operations in Owen County beginning Feb. 1.

  • Owenton Industrial Park receives ‘fiber ready’ designation

    The Owenton Industrial Park has been designated “fiber ready” by AT&T.

    Hollie Spade, an AT&T representative, announced the designation at Thursday’s monthly Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

    The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

  • Gallatin constable arrested

    BY MOLLY HAINES & DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service

    Two people were arrested during a girls’ basketball game at Owen County High School following a disagreement with Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell Jan. 11.

    The incident took place during a girls’ basketball game between Gallatin and Trimble counties.

  • Heroin use up from 2014

    Communities across Kentucky have dealt with the issue of increasing heroin use throughout the past several years and Owen County is no different.

    Law enforcement agencies, healthcare organizations and the state legislature are all taking various approaches to curtail the spread of heroin and prevent more people from becoming addicted to the substance.

    Law enforcement

  • Garbage concerns discussed by city council

    BY JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Reporter

    Owenton residents and city council members talked about parking along city roadways as well as residents letting trash collect on their properties at the city council meeting last Tuesday.

    Don Bishop and Danny Williams attended Tuesday’s meeting to raise concern about Cubbage Avenue and how residents were leaving trash on their properties and also told the council several cars were parked on the one-lane road and traffic was cutting through their yards to access properties further down the street.

  • Maiden grew up 'a plain ol' country girl' on the farm

    Editor’s note: This story appeared in The News-Democrat feature series “Back in my day,” which highlights Carroll County residents who are 75 years and older.

    BY TIM HENDRICK
    Landmark News Service

    A self-described farm girl Daphna Maiden said she lived a good life.

  • Fires claim homes Saturday, Monday

    BY MOLLY HAINES & JACOB BLAIR
    N-H Staff

    Fire recently claimed two Owen County homes, one on Payne’s Run Saturday and one on Divided Ridge Road Monday.

    Fire departments were dispatched to 690 Divided Ridge Road, the residence of Kenny and Berna Tanksley, at 12:03 p.m. Monday.

    When members of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene at 12:18 p.m., Captain Rex Miller said one entire end of the structure was fully involved.