Local News

  • Eyes are on House seat sought by Tackett, Pratt

    Georgetown News-Graphic

    A high-stakes race with statewide implications is now under way, with Democrat Chuck Tackett squaring off against Republican Phillip Pratt for the House seat vacated by Ryan Quarles.

    On Jan. 18, Democratic leaders in Scott, Owen and Fayette counties tapped Tackett, a former Scott County magistrate, two days after GOP leaders gave their nod to Pratt, owner of Pratt’s Landscaping and Lawn Care.

  • Board approves 2017 draft budget, makeup day for inclement weather

    The Owen County Board of Education approved the initial draft of the 2017 budget at its meeting Jan. 19.

    Kathy Faulkner, director of finance, presented Board members with a $19.2 million budget for the next fiscal year.

  • In your own words: Locals respond to St. Elizabeth take over
  • Carroll files for reelection

    Senator Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort, citing a history of public service and a record of working for public employee benefits, significant progress in roads, education, and protection for senior citizens, filed for re-election yesterday in the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Cedar Creek Road crash blamed on snow, slush

    Three people were involved in a single-vehicle accident on Cedar Creek Road Thursday.

    A vehicle traveling east on Highway 368, driven by Chris Prather, left the side of the roadway and got in slushy snow in the eastbound lane, causing the vehicle to go off the edge of the road and hit trees, according to an accident report from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

    Prather said he hit the snow and could not regain control of the vehicle, according to the report.

    Lita Swigert and Melanie Swigert, also of Owenton, were passengers in the vehicle.

  • Owen Electric warns agains scam

    Owen Electric Manager of Communications

    Owen Electric would like residents to be aware of the latest wave of fraudulent phone calls being made across Owen Electric’s service territory.

    Scammers are calling and claiming to be a representative of Owen Electric and demanding payment by debit or credit card with the threat of disconnect if no payment is made.

    Owen Electric will not contact you and demand payment over the phone by debit or credit card.

  • HealthPoint releases statement regarding Feb. 1 opening

    HealthPoint Family Care Physicans Eric Baumann, Larry Johnson and Doug Smalara will return to Owenton Feb. 1, when HealthPoint reopens the medical office at 120 Progress Way, the former site of New Horizons Family Practice.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint expected to begin Owen County operations Feb. 1

    Following weeks of negotiations, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved a purchase agreement allowing St. Elizabeth Healthcare to acquire New Horizons Health System's assets.
    St. Elizabeth and HealthPoint Family Care are expected to begin operations in Owen County beginning Feb. 1.

  • Owenton Industrial Park receives ‘fiber ready’ designation

    The Owenton Industrial Park has been designated “fiber ready” by AT&T.

    Hollie Spade, an AT&T representative, announced the designation at Thursday’s monthly Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

    The AT&T Fiber Ready designation helps economic development leaders more effectively position their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.

  • Gallatin constable arrested

    Landmark News Service

    Two people were arrested during a girls’ basketball game at Owen County High School following a disagreement with Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Brent Caldwell Jan. 11.

    The incident took place during a girls’ basketball game between Gallatin and Trimble counties.