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  • Fiscal court works to ensure patients get needed transportation

    Medicaid patients in Owen County who depend on help to get to medical appointments can now rest a bit easier.
    The Owen County Public Transit system will now work with LKLP Community Action County to give Medicaid patients a means of transportation if LKLP is unable to transport them.  
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said if LKLP is unable to transport a Medicaid patient who lives in Owen County, the county’s transit program will be able to make the run.
    Keith said the county will be reimbursed by LKLP for transporting the patients.

  • Rebel athletes look to give back to Owen County

    In an era when it seems like there is more negative coverage of athletes than positive, members of the Owen County athletic teams want to create some positive news.
    On Saturday, student-athletes from Owen County High School will be taking part in the first REBELSoutREACH. The student-athletes will be heading to different areas around the community and taking part in service projects. They will be working in the yards for some of the elderly, doing cleanup around Owenton and completing some projects at the fairgrounds.

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Crawford named to American College of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney James M. Crawford has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.  The induction ceremony at which Mr. Crawford   became a Fellow took place before an audience of approximately 855 persons during the recent 2014 Annual  Meeting of the College in London, England.

  • Perkins bags elk on charity trip

    An Owen County girl in remission from cancer had the experience of a lifetime when she was invited to hunt elk at the Arrow Ridge Ranch.
    Owners Forrest and Lisa Pike and Matt Brown of Arrow Ridge Ranch were just opening the ranch this year and wanted to give a charity hunt.
    They are friends with G.O. Heath of the Sportsmen Channel.
    Health was aware that Craig Bowling was with Beka’s Toppers.
    After the men spoke about finding a potential young hunter to take advantage of the offer, Brianna Perkins of Owen County was selected.

  • Library offers events for young people

    As part of The Big Read community literacy event celebrating the classic book, “The Call of the Wild” an after-school DIY Adventure took place Sept. 17.  Participants in “Leaf Creations” used leaves and grasses to make a picture. 
    This Wednesday’s DIY Adventure will be making paracord/parachute bracelets from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. at the Owen County Public Library.  All materials are provided.

  • No burn laws in effect from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m.

    Even through we have had some precipitation, it doesn’t take long for the sun and the wind to dry out the grass and leaves.
    We need all Owen County residents to remember that fires can get out of control very quickly.
    According to the Kentucky Division of Forestry the no-burn seasons starts Oct.1 and goes through Dec. 15.

  • OCHS takes part in safety day

    As part of Farm Safety Week in Kentucky, Farm Bureau hosted a safety awareness event at Owen County High School Sept. 22. A mock ATV accident was held with emergency personnel, ambulances, state police and a helicopter ambulance taking part in the mock event.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court declared Sept. 22-26 farm safety week in Owen County.
    "We hope that the time spent focusing on personal safety will provide positive dividends down the road for our students and our community as a whole," OCHS Principal Duane Kline said.
     

  • Officials preparing for alcohol sales within city

    After a successful wet vote in the Owenton Incorporated precinct Sept. 16, county officials are now working to draft an ordinance that will regulate the sale of alcohol.
    Voters in the Owenton Inc. voted to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owenton restaurants and dining facilities with seating capacity of at least 100 people and derive at least 70 percent of their gross receipts from the sale of food.
    The election was successful by 66 votes. The final yes vote was 221. A total of 155 no votes were cast.