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Today's News

  • St. E expected to take over hospital 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, as well as HealthPoint Family Care, are expected to begin operations in Owen County beginning Feb. 1.

  • In your own words: Locals respond to St. Elizabeth take over
  • 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.

  • Eyes are on House seat sought by Tackett, Pratt

    BY DAN ADKINS
    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.

  • 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

    BY WHITNEY DUVALL
    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.

  • REBELS WIN EIGHTH REGION ALL 'A' TITLE

    In an outstanding development for the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, the Owen County Rebels are headed back to the Kentucky All “A” Classic.

    The Rebels punched their ticket by defeating Walton-Verona 61-39 in the Eighth Region All “A” Classic championship game on Saturday night in Carrollton. They will take on the winner from the Seventh Region in their first game at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The Seventh Region championship game will be played Friday night.

  • Gallatin constable arrested

    BY MOLLY HAINES & DAVE TAYLOR
    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.

  • Heroin use up from 2014

    Communities across Kentucky have dealt with the issue of increasing heroin use throughout the past several years and Owen County is no different.

    Law enforcement agencies, healthcare organizations and the state legislature are all taking various approaches to curtail the spread of heroin and prevent more people from becoming addicted to the substance.

    Law enforcement