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  • Over 200 students help create ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

    Owen County students of all ages gathered Friday and Saturday night at the Owen County High School gymnasium to perform a holiday classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

    Band members, choir members, drama and art students were involved in the presentation of the story of the Herdmans, six unruly children who lie, steal, cheat, smoke cigars and hit little kids.

    The Herdmans invade church one Sunday and wind up volunteering to act in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.

  • Art from Owenton Manor resident to be featured on card

    Teddy Caulk, a resident at Owenton Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Owenton, recently produced holiday-themed artwork and won second place in a nationwide art contest with his painting, “Winter Chill.” The work was first selected as the Kentucky state regional winner and then earned second place at the national level.

    His artwork was one of four original paintings created by SunBridge residents as part of SunBridge Healthcare’s 10th annual Holiday Art From the Heart contest. The top four selections are then used to create holiday cards for the company.

  • Solid-waste building will get repairs

    Repairs to the Owen County solid-waste building and a new steel trailer for refuse are on the way.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Dec. 8 and approved a bid for work on the solid-waste building.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith announced at the Nov. 10 meeting that the county was entitled to an area development fund of $7,100 from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

    The county received a bid from Gary Perkins, who will begin work on repairs to the solid-waste building for $4,291.07.

  • Stand up and be counted

    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office Dec. 4, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.

    The Covington office is overseeing completion of the 2010 Census in Trimble, Carroll, Henry, Owen, Oldham and Gallatin counties, as well as Grant, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Franklin, Harrison, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Shelby counties.

  • Workers step in to stop alleged theft

    Quick thinking by several water district employees apparently prevented the theft of copper tubing worth several hundred dollars.

    Steve Dempsey, Randy Teegarden, Paul Tudor and Dalvin King, all of whom are employees of  Kentucky American Water, were having lunch at the office Wednesday when one of them noticed a man removing copper tubing from the back of one of the service trucks.

    The men approached Sean Jarman, a 24-year-old resident of Ohio, and asked him what he was doing.

  • Audit finds no major problems in city finances

    After a year of changes within city hall, auditors reported that the city of Owenton is in good financial shape.

    During the Dec. 1 Owenton City Council meeting, Dennis Raisor of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, P.S.C. reported a decrease of liabilities and an increase in those paying their property and franchise taxes.

    Raisor said although many cities are facing financial difficulties, Owenton has stayed steady.

    “In a year of downturns, Owenton has really held its own,” Raisor said.

  • Spirit of giving grows in annual Angel Tree program

    For many people across Owen County, Christmas is a tough time. Parents scramble to make ends meet and provide their children with the best Christmas possible; and each year the Owen County Extension Office provides many with a little extra help.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said each year families throughout Owen County request assistance through their office.

  • Owen Electric Cooperative announces capital credits refund to some customers

    Owen Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has authorized the 20th consecutive annual refund of capital credits to its members.

    In a statement, the company said “continued growth in our service area coupled with sound management and diligent work by the employees have contributed to the cooperative’s financial ability to return approximately $750,000 in this year’s general refund.”

    Owen Electric is a nonprofit, electric cooperative owned by those it serves.

  • Food, fun and firefighters

    Terri Anderson was happy with her homemade apple pie and offered guests a sample.

    It was one of many tempting desserts filling up one of the tables at the second annual Monterey Volunteer Fire Department Community  and Thanksgiving Dinner held Saturday night.

    “We enjoy doing this,” Anderson said. “The people of Owen County are some of the most wonderful people you will find in the world. This is just one way we can bring everyone together and share that kind of closeness and community that exists in Owen County.”

  • Community ready to kick off Christmas

    “Christmas: A Time for Memories” is the theme for this year’s Owen County Christmas Parade, which will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Owen County Extension Office support member, Stephanie Howard, said this year’s theme was chosen by Diana Dawson.

    “Each year, we have a contest that’s sponsored by the Owen County Chamber of Commerce for the theme,” Howard said. “People submit their theme idea and we choose from them. The winner of this year’s theme has since received a $50 check from the chamber.”