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  • Clinic opens doors to public

    A new medical clinic in Owen County had been the dream of many people since 2001 when plans first began. Eight years and some delays later, the dream has finally come true.

    New Horizons Family Practice officially opened Aug. 3, a year after construction began.

    The new clinic’s office manager, Kim Knochelmann, said the staff had reached the point where their old building, located next to New Horizons Medical Center, was not big enough

  • New ambulance will help save lives

    Beginning Thursday, the citizens of Owen County will be able to rest a little bit easier when the Advanced Life Support ambulance begins making runs.

    The ALS ambulance will be equipped with the tools to administer medication and other life -saving measures. The ambulance will also have paramedics on board.

    Owen County was one of four county’s in the state lacking an ALS ambulance.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved increases to the ambulance budget in June to provide enough money for the county to go ALS.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    July 28, 2009

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to pay fines, see order.

    Michael Asher, 1988, probation violation, continued to Aug. 11.

    Robert James Craig, 1977, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, first-degree criminal mischief, pleaded guilty, continued to Aug. 25.

    Cory Dade, 1990, first-degree criminal mischief, adopted plea agreement, see order.

    Trevor E. Dallas, 1988, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, jury trial set for Sept. 24.

  • Monterey neighbors hoping to beat burglars

    After six break-ins in the Monterey area, some residents decided to ban together in hopes of ending the crime spree.

    A meeting was held July 30 in hopes of establishing a neighborhood watch and raise awareness on some precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent burglary.

    Pat Adkins, who organized the meeting, said she felt the event was successful.

    “We had almost 30 people come out for the meeting,” Adkins said. “That’s a good turnout for a rural area like ours.”

  • Owen man killed at triathlon in Louisville

    A Louisville man has pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the death of an Owen County man during a triathlon Saturday.

    Kenneth Yates, 25, is charged with murder, drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing and resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

    Yates is accused of hitting John Carr, 47, of Owen County, on Chamberlain Lane in Louisville, while the Owen County man was riding a bicycle as part of a triathlon being held at  E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

  • Cleveland says new school is on schedule

    After some problems in the initial process, the new Owen County middle school is starting to come together.

    At the July 20 meeting of the Owen County School Board,  Ron Murrell, a representative of construction firm D.W. Wilburn Inc., offered an update on the new middle school.

    Owen County School District Superintendent Mark Cleveland said the project is right on schedule.

  • Work continues on replacing Gratz icon

    With an eye on completing the project in late 2010, work continues on replacing the old steel truss bridge that connects Owen and Henry counties at Gratz.

    The iconic Gratz bridge on KY 22, with its distinctive appearance, has become a landmark in the community since it opened in 1931. Officials with Kentucky Department of Transportation said the “Warren through truss” construction of the bridge was based on a 1848 design.

    Given the age of the old bridge, a replacement project was added to the Kentucky State Highway Road Plan in 2000.

  • Check out over 100 unpublished photos from the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show

    Watch our slide show below

  • 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.