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Today's News

  • Owenton plant official named Kentucky’s Operator of the Year

    Kentucky American Water Chief Operator Doug Brooks has been recognized with the 2013 Operator Meritorious Award from the Kentucky/Tennessee section of the American Water Works Association. Brooks received the award during the Kentucky/Tennessee Water Professionals Conference recently held in Louisville and attended by more than 1,400 water and wastewater professionals.
    The award recognizes operators who demonstrate excellence in their profession, an exemplary commitment to the water utility industry and dedication to quality service.

  • Young rebels take title
  • Runnin’ Rebels to host golf event for Florida tourney

    The defending 31st District champion Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels basketball team will be hosting a fund-raising golf scramble Sept. 28 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley.
    The proceeds from this event will help support the Rebels as they travel to Orlando, Fla. this upcoming season for a holiday basketball tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.
    The event will include a longest drive contest, a closest to the pin contest and other prizes.
    Mulligans will be available.

  • Honoring long-time service

    Genesis Healthcare - Owenton Center recognized activities director Teresa Perry and certified nurses aide Penny Hemingway for 20 years of service at a reception held July 17. Pictured are Carol Seniours, director of nursing; Penny Hemingway; Teresa Perry; and Lisa Romans, administrator.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Minch’s store is living history

    It is a landmark in Owen County. Local history permeates every inch of its surface. For over 160 years, it has gazed upon Seminary Street and collected family stories of those who stopped by to visit. Age does not detract from its character but rather defines it; and it represents more than a century of Owen County cherished traditions.

  • Grand jury charges woman after crash

    A Franklin County woman was recently indicted in Owen Circuit Court on a wanton endangerment charge following an alleged incident earlier this year.
    According to court records, on April 13, Grace Edmondson, 27, was driving intoxicated when she crossed a center line and struck a Dodge Challenger head on.
    Edmondson is being charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

  • School board considering renovations to OCHS track

    By Mary Alford
    N-H Staff Writer
    Owen County Board of Education has decided to go forward with an amended proposal on fixing the school track.
    Board attorney Jim Crawford explained the proposal by Joseph Dougherty of the Louisville Paving Company and the additions by Laith Ross, school architect.
    Crawford believes the board should act fast.
    “We need to get something done in the next few weeks with this thing if we can,” Crawford said.

  • Perry Park gets warning system

    Residents of Perry Park may soon feel a little safer following the Owen County Fiscal Court’s approval of an emergency siren for the area.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said there are no underground shelters in the area and very few basements.
    “The mobile home park in the back does not get cell coverage,” Keith said. “This will help to alert them as to what’s going on.”
    Funding for the emergency siren will come from a regional 911 fund which includes Owen, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • Firm bringing state-of-the-art tech to Owen County

    Owen County may not seem like the kind of community where cutting-edge technology can be found but it’s one of the few communities in the state that can deliver Internet and television service through fiber-optics.
    The thin fiber-optic cables can carry a much stronger signal with much more data. It also provides a much more stable signal than traditional cable or satellite.
    According to Ron Reimer, owner of Kentucky Ridge Country Communications, this upgraded technology gives people of Owen County a taste of what the future will hold.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Minch’s store is living history

    It is a landmark in Owen County. Local history permeates every inch of its surface. For over 160 years, it has gazed upon Seminary Street and collected family stories of those who stopped by to visit. Age does not detract from its character but rather defines it; and it represents more than a century of Owen County cherished traditions.