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  • Burglary charge leads to indictment

    The Owen County grand jury met Dec. 2 and handed down the following indictment:
    Richard Wells III, 31, on the charges of third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value under $500.

  • County, city approve alcohol-related ordinances

    The maximum fee for an alcohol license from the county judge’s office was approved at the Owen County Fiscal Court’s Nov. 25 meeting.
    The court held a second reading on a regulatory ordinance at its Nov. 25 meeting and set the licensing fee at $1,400 per year.
    In a first reading of the ordinance, the fee was set at $800, but first-district magistrate Asa Phillips suggested the fee be set at the maximum amount.

  • Be an angel this holiday season

    The holiday season has arrived and with it comes the opportunity to become an angel to a child in need.
    Over 50 tags have been placed on this year’s angel tree, located at the News-Herald office.
    “We try to do this as a community effort,” Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said. “We want to serve the families that need help and make sure that they don’t get double sponsored, or not sponsored at all.”
    The tag lists the child’s most needed item, which is typically clothing.

  • Hall to serve as parade's grand marshal

    At 102-years-old, Lucy Smoot Hall can still be found at the beauty shop getting her hair done every Friday morning, but Sunday she will be front and center at the Owen County Christmas Parade.
    Hall will serve as the parade’s grand marshal, when the community kicks off the Christmas season Sunday.
    This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Melodies,” which Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman said is the same as last year’s cancelled parade.

  • Quarles announces bid for ag commissioner

    BY DAN ADKINS

    Georgetown News-Graphic

  • Chamber honors local business leaders

    The Owen County Chamber of Commerce named its 2014 Business Person and Business Of the Year at its annual dinner meeting Nov. 24.
    The chamber named David Lyons, president of First Farmers Bank, Business Person Of the Year.
    Lyons, a native of Pleasureville, is a 1972 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. After graduating from EKU on a Sunday, he went to work for Production Credit Association (now known as Farm Credit Services) the very next day.
    Lyons served as PCA branch manager for the Owen and Carroll County areas.

  • Montessori school looks to open doors for 2015-16 year

    A group of local mothers hope to spark interest in a Montessori school in Owen County, with plans to open the alternative education establishment in the next year.
    Ellie Petzinger, Emily Lofald and Emma Adkisson each have kids around the same and began discussing the possibility of a Montessori school in Owen County during their children’s play dates.
    “We just wanted another option here in the county for our children’s education,” Petzinger said.
    The group held a meet and greet event at the Wild Goose Café Nov. 13.

  • First rate hike in decade may raise sewer bills 20%

    Kentucky American Water has filed a request to raise sewer service fees in the City of Owenton, which could lead to a near 20 percent increase on customer bills over the next two years.
    KAW filed the request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission Friday.
    If approved, the average residential customer inside the City of Owenton could see an increase of $2.40 per month beginning in 2015, with a subsequent increase of $2.60.

  • Judge: Dry Ridge residence valid; Knight will keep seat

    BY JAMIE BAKER-NANTZ
    Landmark News Service

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