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  • County aid emergency road funds awarded to Owen County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced that Owen County will receive $214,400 in County Road Aid emergency funds. The county will use the funds for a bridge repair on Natlee Slatin Road (CS 1119) located 2.2 miles from KY 2018 over Lytles Fork Creek.
    These roads serve residents in Owen County. The repairs will make travel safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles.
    “These projects are an example of the cabinet’s commitment to provide a solid infrastructure in Owen County,” said Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.

  • In brief | Oct. 28, 2015

    Absentee voting has begun
    Absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 3 election has begun at the Owen County Clerk’s Office, located at 136 W. Brian St.

  • St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint make offer to purchase New Horizons

    An offer has been made by St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint to purchase New Horizons Medical Center and its assets, according to attorney Ruth Baxter.
    The bankruptcy court and creditors will have the final decision, Baxter said the hospital’s bankruptcy council will be submitting the offer to the court today or tomorrow.
    Baxter said the offer, if accepted, would result in some creditors not being paid.

  • A troubling trend

    A well-kept teenager’s bedroom. There was a place for everything and everything in its place, including the nine examples of drug paraphernalia that Georgetown Police Chief Mike Bosse hid inside the mock-up at the Owen County High School auditorium Oct. 13.
    Bosse addressed an audience of 10 people about the dangers of drug addiction and some of the psychology behind addiction, as well as things parents and caretakers should watch out for to know if a teenager is in the early stages of addiction.

  • Volunteer firefighters respond to smoke at Owenton Center

    Owen County volunteer firefighters responded to smoke at 905 Hwy. 127 N., Owenton Center, Monday.
    Owenton Fire Chief J.O. Powers said the motor to an HVAC unit was frozen when the unit came on.
    “It heated itself up and got hot, started to smoke,” Powers said. “The smoke filtered to the attic, that’s when they called us.”
    The call came in at 8:37 a.m. Powers said firefighters were on scene within two minutes.
    Powers said the facility’s maintenance man cut the unit off.

  • Alleged burglary ends with man being flown to UC Hospital

    What began as a burglary at a Wheatley home Oct. 14 ended with an injury accident and one patient flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
    Two men, Kevin Clarkson and James Taylor, allegedly broke into the home of Tommy Williams on Hwy. 227 near Wheatley, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell.
    The two men allegedly swiped a 48-inch flat screen TV from Williams’ residence.

  • County urges caution when dialing 9-1-1

    The Owen County Fiscal Court is urging residents to use careful consideration when dialing 911 for medical purposes.
    When it comes to a medical need and an emergency, Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis said there’s a big difference.
    The court continues to prepare for the possible closure of New Horizons Medical Center, which would increase transport times for EMS runs, Ellis said.

  • Senior Services of N. Ky. to cease operations

    Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, which provides partial funding for Owen County Public Transit and the Owen County Senior Center, announced Monday it would be discontinuing services.
    A press release on the service’s website cited a lack of funding as the source of the discontinuance.
    Its last day of operation will be Friday.
    “Upon careful deliberation and explorations of options and with guidance from outside consultants and council, the board of directors of SSNK has voted to discontinue services,” the release said.

  • In brief | Oct. 21, 2015

    Absentee voting has begun
    Absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 3 election has begun at the Owen County Clerk’s Office, located at 136 W. Brian St.

    Owenton First Baptist to hold fall festival
    A fall festival will be held at Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

  • MasterFit offers traditional exercise, cross-fit workouts

    Owen Countians now have a new home for physical fitness and wellness—MasterFit.
    Trent Holbert, the certified personal trainer for MasterFit and lead pastor of Epoch Fellowship in Owenton, said the gym’s theme is rooted in part of Psalm 139.
    “Our mission behind the gym is to help everyone feel [beautiful and unique],” Holbert said.
    For Holbert, the road to fitness was a personal journey as he worked to readjust his diet and lose 60 lbs after fighting through scoliosis and an autoimmune disorder with a 30 percent fatality rate in 2011.