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  • New rules for meetings

    After the Owen County Fiscal Court workshops got off to a rocky start, the court voted to adopt a new resolution on procedures for addressing the court during its Feb. 9 meeting.

    The first workshop of the Owen County Fiscal Court was held Jan. 26.

    Owen County Judge-executive and magistrates’ Teresa Davis, Bobby Gaines and Ray Smith each agreed that the meeting got off to a good start, but turned confrontational after former judge-executive Billy O’Banion approached the court.

    Magistrate Jerry Jones declined to comment on the workshop.

  • New restaurant hopes to hit a home run with diners

    Baseball memorabilia from professionals to Owen County -- pictures, jerseys and other items adorn the walls of the recently opened Home Plate restaurant to create a family friendly atmosphere with lots of down home items on the menu.

    Father-son duo Paul and Kelly Wilson officially opened the restaurant Dec. 28, 2009.

    “Opening a restaurant had been an ambition of Kelly’s for a long time,” Paul Wilson said. “I wanted someone young to run it.”

    Wilson said Kelly is the owner, while he acts as manager and training chef.

  • Owen County Property Transfers

    Beverly Ashcraft and Beverly Saylor to Floyd G. Ashcraft, Ky. Route 330.

    Emily R. and Christopher Baker to Nicholas S. Rose, Ky. Route 35, $99,900.

    John R. and Ella Clementine Tackett to Gary Tackett, Cull Pepper Road and Marshal, $30,000.

    Gary W. and Leslie D. Minch to Gerald and Shirley Minch.

    Abbey McArty to Charles E. Jones, Kays Branch Road.

    Charles E. Jones Trustee to Abbey McArty and Donald W. Box, Kays Branch Road.

    David L. and Patricia A. Brown to Michael R. Brown Sr. and Carol J. Brown, Ky. Hwy. 330, $15,000.

  • End of an era

    After nearly 25 years of entertaining Owen County, the owners of Croxton’s Video and Tanning are closing the doors due to increased competition and a rough economy.

    Brothers Ronnie and Mark Croxton and mom June Croxton each agreed that it had been a good run.

    “We’re from Henry County but we probably know more people here and have more friends here than we do there,” Ronnie Croxton said. “We’ll probably never see some of them again. That’s the worst part about it.”

  • Medical progress changes girl’s life

    Mary Wilhoite wasn’t expecting doctors to hear a murmur the first time they listened to her unborn child’s heart. She spent the next nine months hoping that her baby girl, Maggie, would be born healthy.

    After Maggie was born, Mary learned that her newborn baby was a victim of a congenital heart defect – pulmonary stenosis

    “I found out when I was pregnant,” Mary Wilhoite said. “The first time the doctors listened to her heart beat they heard a murmur.”

  • Eyesore action

    After recently updating its nuisance ordinance and instating a nuisance-enforcement board, the Owenton City Council is getting down to business and foreclosing on an Owenton house.

    The council met Feb. 2 and voted to take this action on a purple house on East Perry Street.

  • Owen Co. exposure

    Owen countians will get a taste of fame when the spring edition of “Back Home in Kentucky” magazine reaches the mailboxes of thousands across the state.

    “Back Home in Kentucky,” now based in Shelbyville, began in 1977 when two brothers came up with the idea of putting together a positive-news magazine featuring all things Kentucky.

    The magazine was bought in 2000 by its current owners, Bill Matthews of Shelbyville and May Penniston of New Castle.

  • History ... hot off the press

    The long-anticipated Owen County Family History Book was released Thursday by the Owen County Historical Society. The hardcover book, over 288 pages with hundreds of photos never before seen by the public, covers the history of many prominent Owen County families, churches, clubs and schools.

    Owen County Historical Society President Jeannie Baker said she can wait to start turning the pages.

    “We’ve waited a long time for this,” Baker said. “I am going to curl up somewhere warm and read it straight through.”

  • Fiscal court workshops get off to rocky start

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith was pleased with the turnout of the first Owen County Fiscal Court workshop, but said she was disheartened after a sometimes contentious exchange between some magistrates and former judge-executive Billy O’Banion.

    Keith said the workshop, which took place Jan. 26, began with discussions on a wide variety of issues.

  • Davis on hand for New Horizons' innovation

    For the residents of Owen County, receiving reliable health care locally just keeps getting easier.

    Last summer, New Horizons Health Systems opened a new state-of-the-art doctor’s clinic on Hwy. 127, just north of Owenton. Last week, the health care group received a $250,000 earmark appropriation in the federal budget for the purchase of a new magnetic resonance imaging machine.