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Local News

  • Long walk continues

    Kim Morgan recently completed her fourth three-day, 60 mile breast  cancer walk. She is a five-year survivor. She participated in the Chicago area  walk this year. This is the second time she has completed the Chicago walk. She has also walked in Michigan and Tampa, Fla.  Kim is the daughter of  Lawrence and Phyllis Riddle.

     

  • Golden Alert for Owen man called off

    A Golden Alert issued for a 70-year-old Owen County man was called off Sunday after the man was found on Hwy. 127.
    Owen County Search and Rescue received notification of a missing man around 3:50 p.m. Sunday.
    Dewey Cook had last been seen on Hwy. 127 South and Greenup Road.
    Owen County Search and Rescue Capt. Jackie Webster said Cook had gone out hunting ginseng which he had done numerous times before.
    Cook had been out Sunday morning, but the exact time the alert was issued wasn't available.

  • Special surprise guest honors Wallace’s drive

    Longtime Maurice Bowling Middle School Principal Jo Ella Wallace was honored with a key to the city of Owenton during a retirement ceremony held Sunday.
    But it was The Goose that surprised her most.
    Former University of Kentucky basketball player Jack “Goose” Givens attended the ceremony and although it was the first time the two had met, Givens said he could see all of the qualities of a great player in Wallace.

  • Fiscal court approves tax rates for 2013-14

    Owen countians can expect little change to their tax bills following a decision made by the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    The court approved its 2013 tax rates Monday and only the real property rate will increase, from 12.1 to 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.
    The personal property rate will decrease from last year’s rate of 13.7 to 13.4.
    The water craft, motor vehicle and aircraft rates will remain the same as the 2012 rates at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Council approves paving proposals

    The Owenton City Council recently decided on a bid of $121,024 for blacktopping of several streets around town.
    The council received three bids, including one from Ohio Valley Asphalt and Len Reigler Blacktop, Inc. The work was awarded to Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc., the lowest of the three bidders.
    The work was estimated at $110,000, but West said after the initial estimate was done, more streets were added to the list of streets to be paved.

  • Driver involved in second wreck

    For the second time in a little over a month, local emergency crews were once again called out after a tractor-trailer overturned, this time on Hwy. 127 South.
    The driver of the tractor-trailer, 31-year-old George Whitehead of Crittenden, is the same driver of the tractor-trailer that overturned on South Main Street July 5.
    The incident took place a little before noon Saturday, near the “Welcome to Owenton” sign on Hwy. 127 South.

  • Kentucky River Day Schedule

    Kentucky River Day Saturday, Aug, 17
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    206 N. Main Street in Owenton

    Schedule of Events
    11 a.m: Opening Ceremonies; Prayer – David “Milkweed” Wotier; Welcome  by Owen County Historical Society President, Larry Dale Perry; Opening remarks: Owen County Judge Executive Carolyn Keith; Owenton Mayor Doug West; William Wulfeck – Kentucky American Water

    Speakers
    11:15 a.m.: William Grier – Kentucky River Showboats
    Noon:  William Ellis – Kentucky Humor

  • River revelry: Historical society invites public to celebrate Kentucky River’s contribution to Owen County

    Although it was here long before the cities and towns sprung up, local history enthusiasts say the Kentucky River and its role in creating Owen County, as we know it is often overlooked.
    In hopes of spotlighting the river and its impact, the Owen County Historical Society is sponsoring the second-annual River Day Saturday at the Owen County Historical Society Museum.
    Christina Rice, who is organizing the event for the society, said the importance of the river in the early days of Owen County should be appreciated.

  • Extension service news: Make better drink choices

    Most of us realize the importance of keeping sugars and fats to a minimum in our diets, but often we only apply that to the foods we eat.
    The types of drinks we are consuming could be adding empty calories and causing us to gain extra pounds. Consider this: a medium full-fat mocha adds 400 calories to your diet while a 20-ounce soda, on average, contains has 250 calories and a fruit drink adds 230 calories. Many times, these are extra calories we haven’t accounted for, and as a result, they could easily push us over our daily calorie limit and cause us to gain weight.

  • Owen Republicans to welcome young speakers to meeting

    The Owen County Republican Party meeting will be held Aug. 20 at the Smith House. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m.
    The meeting will feature two special home-schooled students who will be speaking: speakers: