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  • Keith looking for economical options with move

    With Owen County operating on a tight budget, cost has become a concern of moving the sheriff’s office.

    At the March 10 Owen County Fiscal Court meeting, a representative from the sheriff’s office reported most of their staff had suffered upper respiratory problems. Although the Kentucky Department of Labor had inspected the entire building, no unusual circumstances were found.

  • Mother of the year nomination letter

    There is a very special lady that I admire. She is my aunt, Barbara Craigmyle.

    For several years I have thought about nominating her as mother of the year. Many of you know her and some of you may know her story.

    For those who don’t, I would like to share a few of her life experiences.

    In 1997, her middle child, Stephanie, was hit by a drunk driver. Stephanie got a severe head injury which was followed by many surgeries and a long recovery period. She still suffers from this accident today and has lived with her mother and father ever since.

  • Craigmyle named Mother of the Year

    Barbara Craigmyle attended the Owen County Fair last week to support her best friend, Vicki Turner, who she thought would be receiving the Mother of the Year award.

    Instead, Craigmyle was surprised when her niece, Kasey Towles, presented her with the Mother of the Year award.

    To be selected as Mother of the Year, the applicant must be nominated by a friend or family member. The nominating letter was sent by Towles.

  • Owen County grand jury indictments

    July 14, 2009

    On July 14, 2009, the Owen County grand jury met and returned the following indictments:

    • Antoine R. Williams, 22, on the charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    According to the indictment, on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia he possessed drug paraphernalia, which is used, intended for use or designed for use of drugs; on the charge of possession of marijuana he knowingly and unlawfully possessed marijuana.

  • Hetterman named Owen Countian of the Year

    When Judy Hetterman came to the pavilion at the Owen County Fairgrounds Wednesday night she thought she was going to see how a friend’s daughter did in the beauty pageant.

    Hetterman never dreamed that instead she would be presented with the Rotary Club’s Owen Countain of the Year award.

    Hetterman said her family was also unaware of the honor.

    “My family didn’t even know,” Hetterman said. “So everyone who knew kept a good secret.”

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    July 14, 2009

    Joann Adams, 1974, show cause deferred, bench warrant, no bond.

    Kendale Ashby, 1977, flagrant non-support, continued to Aug. 11.

    Matthew T. Brock, 1990, two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of theft of a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, see order.

    Richard William Buchanan, 1969, motion for jail time credit, see order.

    Albert W. Fields, 1955, first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, continued to July 17.

  • Magistrates reject cleaning plan, approve move

    The Owen County Fiscal Court met Monday and voted to temporarily move the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

    At the March 10 fiscal court meeting, a representative from the sheriff’s department reported most of their staff had recently suffered “upper respiratory problems.” The  Kentucky Department of Labor previously inspected the entire building where the sheriff’s office is located and reported that no unusual circumstances were found.

  • Annual Owen County Fair Week continues

    Monday night, 12 young ladies stood before three out-of-town judges in hopes of becoming the 2009 Miss Owen County Fair.

    After a two-hour contest that included formal wear and swimsuit competitions, the judges’ decision became final, and Shadow Perry was crowned Miss Owen County Fair.

    Perry, who has been participating in Owen County pageants since she was a baby, said she feels at ease now that the pageant is over.

    “I feel awesome and relieved,” Perry said. “I’ve been doing this all my life and it feels great to win.”

  • State agency says no to West Perry project funding

    After months of consideration, debate and hope, a final word has been rendered on the Owenton City Council’s grant request for West Perry Street renovation.

    Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier received a letter from the Department of Local Government that stated the renovation project will not be funded.

    The process began last August when Wotier announced that the City of Owenton would be applying for grant funds to spruce up one of Owenton’s streets. East and West Perry were the main targets for the program.

  • Kids help build stepping stones at library

    We were thrilled to see 130 parents and children attend our last summer reading session with Nelstone Stone Carving. With a little help from Penny and Al, we completed four new limestone stepping stones for our landscaping that were made by members of our community.

    They look great, and every time we see them, we’ll remember what a great day we had at the library with all of the program participants. The stones are currently on display at the front desk, so take a look as you check out your favorite books, movies or CDs.