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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Metal bands and fans help raise money for Relay

    If you have not seen or heard of the local event that took place April 23, it was a charity event entitled Scream the Cure.  

    This charity concert with hard core bands (metal) raised money for our local chapter of Relay for Life. 

    Bands from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio came to Owen County free of charge and performed from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. to help raise money for cancer patients all across the U.S. 

  • City council may consider adopting recommendations

    Some revisions to the city of Owenton’s zoning regulations could be back on the table.

    The Northern Kentucky Area Development District had proposed the adjustments to the current regulations in the late 1990s. The changes proposed by the A.D. district would reflect some of the changes that have happened across the city.

    According to Owenton City Clerk Laura Aldridge, the Owenton City Council never voted on the changes when they were originally proposed.

  • County looks for ways to cut next budget

    Officials are saying some minor cuts could be seen throughout the 2010-2011 Owen County budget.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court held a special workshop April 19 to look over a draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1.

    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said the court is looking at the budget section by section to see where possible cuts could be made.

    Keith said so far the draft budget has no significant changes from last year’s budget.

  • Baseball team has some close calls

    The record may not be what they want it to be, but these young Rebels do not quit. While the team did not pick up a win the last week, they did play a pair of close games.

    Owen County opened last week with a 9-4 loss at Henry County. The team remained on the road Thursday night as they travelled to play Trimble County.

    The Raiders and Rebels played a nail-biter that was eventually won by the home team by the final score of 7-6.

    The team then travelled to Woodford County Friday and Saturday to take part in the Woodford County Invitational.

  • Celebration of rural heritage brings art to local barns

    People driving west on Hwy. 22 last week were able to catch a glimpse of the first installment to the Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trails.

    The first painting, a 32 1/2 by 12 1/2 feet mural, is being painted on a peg barn that was moved to its current location on O’Banion Lane in 1918.

    The mural depicts a group of tobacco farmers in the process of cutting and housing tobacco.

    The murals are the brainchild of four volunteers who formed the agricultural heritage trail committee.

  • Owen County grabs sixth at Grant meet

    The Owen County High School track team should be familiar with Crittenden.

    For the second time in as many weeks, the Rebels competed in Grant County at the Grant County Invitational.

    Both the boys and the girls had several members who had good meets.

  • Celebrating Owen County 20/20 Vision

    Five years after the development of Owen County 20/20 Vision, those involved are celebrating the success of progress.

    The Owen County 20/20 Vision launched a process in the spring of 2005 to help define the future of Owen County.

    As part of the project, volunteers were encouraged to speak to members of groups or organizations to which they belonged or invite neighbors in on discussions that revolved around four questions that included a vision for 20 years down the road and what needed to be accomplished to achieve that vision.

  • Owen County Vision to be celebrated

    Owen County citizens are invited to a Celebration of the 20/20 Vision Successes 7 p.m. Thursday at the extension office.

    During this free event, Leadership Owen County Alumni will be showcasing the accomplishments of the past two years and invite citizens to be part of building the future of our county. Displays will show in detail projects that have been accomplished and many volunteers will be recognized for their part in helping to accomplish the Vision.

  • Ky. River lock work proceeds

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has entered an agreement with Brayman Construction Corporation to protect the county against any damages to Point of Rock Road during work on Kentucky River lock and dam three.

    According to the agreement, Brayman Construction, which is located in Saxonburg, Penn., has a contract for work on the lock and dam near Monterey and will be hauling unusually heavy equipment and supplies over Point of Rock Road.

    The agreement says the road is not designed to withstand such loads and amounts of traffic.

  • Letter to the editor: School board should respond to needs of the students

    We had 6,000 students drop out of our schools in 2008 and I have no doubt that ’09 will be just as high.

    The state wonders what to do about our high dropout rate when all they need is to look at their local school boards. Our local boards punish good students and force them to drop out. As a parent of three, I had to fight tooth and nail to get my oldest to school, but I did it. Now, I have one left, my youngest, who really likes school but has a heart condition.