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  • County official charged with DUI, speeding

    An Owen County magistrate was recently arrested on the charges of first-degree driving under the influence and speeding 15 mph over the limit.
    Fourth-District Magistrate Troy Bramblett, 40, was arrested at approximately 11:58 p.m. Nov. 26.
    According to police records, Bramblett was traveling north on U.S. 127 in Franklin County, near Shadrick Ferry Road when a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy allegedly observed him traveling at a high rate of speed.

  • Agricultural News By Kim Strohmeier

    The heavy rains over the last few days, along with the predictions of some colder weather, remind us that it’s probably time to start thinking about strategies for winter feeding of livestock, since it is a necessary part of nearly all operations.

  • Winter-weather warning

    By Rick Morgan
    For the News-Herald

    It’s “winter-weather awareness” time again in the commonwealth. As the winter weather season is approaching, Owen County Emergency Management, Kentucky Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee would like to remind the public to “be aware - be prepared – have a plan.”
    Don’t be caught unprepared as thousands were due to an early snowstorm that paralyzed much of the northeast and left millions without power.

  • Company will study geographical data and take inventory for Owen Electric

    Owen Electric Cooperative will be performing geographical information system field verification and inventory of its facilities in northern Owen County, southern Gallatin County, western Grant County and northern Boone County from December 2011 through March of 2012.

  • Farm Services News By Claudia Baney: Application deadline nears

    Currently applications for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program are being taken for the 2010 crop year.  A signup deadline has not been announced.  SURE provides benefits for farm revenue losses due to natural disaster that were incurred starting in the crop year 2008 through Sept. 30, 2011.  
    To qualify for a SURE payment, the producer’s operation must be located in a county that was declared a disaster, either as a primary or contiguous county, for 2010 and have at least a 10-percent production loss that affects one crop of economic significance.

  • Cattlemen’s Association enjoys “a taste of beef”

    The Owen County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting Nov. 15 at the Owen County Extension Building in Owenton.
    The attendance was one of the best ever with 92 people present.  
    The theme for this years’ meeting was “A Taste of Beef.”  
    The Owen County Homemakers prepared the meal consisting of nine different recipes made with different cuts of beef.
    Officers were elected during the meeting for the 2012 year.

  • Company to hold public meeting

    National Co-Products, LLC would like to invite the public for a question and answer meeting at the Owen County Courthouse beginning at 7 p.m., Monday. National Co-Products, LLC processes used vegetable oil, vegetable oil and glycerin for the livestock feed business as well as the biodiesel industries.
     

  • Owen gets grant to help control pet population

    A limited number of Owen countians could soon receive assistance in having their pets spayed and neutered after the Owen County Fiscal Court was awarded a $2,000 grant.
    The grant was received from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which awarded the court the maximum amount that could be received to fund participation in the Kentucky Animal Control Board spay-neuter program for 2011-12.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the grant is directed at low-income pet owners to help them meet legal requirement.

  • Holiday lights will go up soon

    Owenton Mayor Doug West found an alternative after Owen Electric said it could no longer install Christmas lights for free.
    West said he called Mike Cobb, the senior vice president of customer service and marketing of Owen Electric Cooperative Monday morning.
    “I gave them a call and talked to (Cobb),” West said. “He informed me that they were going to start charging us $800 to put up the Christmas lights in town.”

  • Faithful to gather at square following parade

    With Christmas right around the corner, Owen County is gearing up for it’s annual holiday events, including a special community-wide church service.
    The community-wide church service, put together by the Owen County Ministerial Association each year, has been held the first Sunday in December for over a decade.
    Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Reverend David “Milkweed” Wotier said a member of the ministerial association came up with the idea, which has been a success every year since.