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  • Election Preview 2010 - Owentown City Council

    Timothy Curtis Cammack, 43, candidate for Owenton City Council

    Occupation and education: Manager of Technical Services at Owen Electric; graduated from Owen County High School, 1985; two year certificate from Northern Kentucky. Vocational Technical School.

    Family: Married to Kitty Stafford for 10 years; two sons, Noah and Nash.

  • Election Preview 2010 - District One Magistrate

    Gary Wayne Minch, 49, candidate for first-district magistrate.

    Occupation and education: Veterinarian; received bachelor’s degree at University of Kentucky and DVM at Auburn University

    Family: Married to Leslie; one son, Andrew; and one daughter, Megan.

  • Water works

    Following two years of construction at the Owen-Franklin County line, residents had the opportunity to take a peek into the newly opened Kentucky American Water treatment plant Friday.

    Those who attended were given the chance to take a guided tour of the treatment plant and meet with KAW employees during the open house.

    The new treatment has been named Kentucky River Station II at Hardin’s Landing and is located near Monterey on the Kentucky River.

    The plant obtained its name after the Hardin family, who owns property just upstream from the site.

  • Election Preview 2010 - Owentown Mayor

    David “Milkweed” Wotier, 55, candidate for Owenton mayor

    Occupation and education: Mayor of Owenton and minister; bachelor’s degree from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Masters in Religious Education from Southern Baptist Theological School in Louisville.

    Family: Married to Karen York Wotier; one daughter, Sarah Wotier

  • One final push

    Thursday evening, Leadership Owen County hosted the third and final candidate forum for the upcoming general election.

    Both mayoral candidates, incumbent David “Milkweed” Wotier and Horace “Doug” West, participated as well as eight of the nine candidates for Owenton City Council including Tim Cammack, Darrell Hearn, Rita Osborne, Robbie Osborne, Robert “Bob” Osborne, Larry Dale Perry, Doris Riley, and Robert Walker. Gerald M. Powell did not attend.

  • Election Preview 2010 - School Board (fourth district)

    Brian Neal Clark, 44 , candidate for Fourth-district school board member

    Employment and education: Production Team Member at Toyota Motor Manufacturing and co-owner of Convergence Communications LLC; Eastern Kentucky University 1989 - BBA in Administrative Management and Transportation/Physical Distribution Management

    Family: Married to Patti M. Clark.; two daughters, Samantha Rae and Emily Katelyn

  • Candidate misses political forum

    About 60 people filed into the Monterey firehouse Thursday where Republican magistrate candidate Troy Bramblett participated in Leadership Owen County’s second forum for the general election.

    Bramblett’s opponent and current fourth district magistrate, Ray Smith, was unable to attend the forum due to sickness.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Editor’s note: The News-Herald reports all misdemeanors, felonies and small claims judgments in district court, except for juvenile court proceedings, which are confidential; however, traffic offenses by juveniles are reported because they are public record. All civil suits in circuit court are reported. Claims made in a lawsuit present only one side of a case. Charges or citations reported to the News-Herald do not imply guilt. That is determined by the court. Information on this page is public record. Names will not be withheld by request.

  • Next forum to focus on citywide candidates

    The last in a series of three candidate-forums will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Owen County Courthouse. This forum will be for Owenton mayoral candidates, as well as Owenton city council candidates.

    Leadership Owen County alumni David Morgan said both current Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier and his opponent, Horace “Doug” West, have agreed to attend the forum. Five city council candidates have said they will also attend.

  • Doors will open to new water plant

    After years of construction and planning, local residents will get a chance to look inside the new water-treatment plant near the Owen/Franklin County line.

    Kentucky American Water has announced it will hold an open house Friday for the community to get a peek.

    The plant, located on U.S. 127, became operational in September after two years of construction.

    Nick Rowe, president of Kentucky American Water, said  the plant will help provide needed water to many people in the region.