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Today's News

  • Ramping it up

    Approximately 25 people attended a ribbon-cutting/groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the boat ramp at Gratz.
    The boat ramp will be located near the site of the old Gratz bridge. Construction on the ramp is expected to begin this winter.
    The Owen County Fiscal Court will be responsible for keeping the ramp clean once completed, as well as mowing and keeping weeds from accumulating along the sides of the boat ramp, entrance road and parking area.
    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will provide law enforcement patrols at the ramp on a regular basis.

  • Public gets chance to see inside new Owen landmark

    Those still wondering what’s beyond the doors of the Owen County Judicial Center will soon get the opportunity to tour the facility during its dedication.
    The dedication will take place at 1 p.m., Nov. 2.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said Chief Justice John Minton will be speaking, as well as the director of the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts Laurie Dudgeon.
    Guided tours of the new facility will be given and refreshments will be served.

  • Time to check out

    BY MOLLY HAINES
    N-H Staff Writer
    The newly constructed Owen County Public Library will not officially open until Oct. 30, but fans of the library will get a sneak peak into its amenities Sunday.
    The new facility will come equipped with an expanded space for teens, a teen librarian, a revamped local history room and a “toddler tower” that library director Jennifer Nippert said she will keep a surprise until the open house.

  • Tragedy strikes

    Two people are dead, including a 2-year-old child, after an early-morning house fire Friday.
    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call on the fire at 5:25 a.m.
    Preliminary investigation points to the kitchen as the location the fire started at 1885 Agee Road.
    Brock Morgan, 31, of Greensburg, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene. A two-year-old also died at the scene.
    The mother of the child, Katherine Perry, 30, of Owenton, was flown by PHI, Inc. to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for life threatening injuries.

  • Owen County circuit court: Oct. 19, 2012

    Heather Hammond, 1975, attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, in jail, $75,000 cash bond set, continued to Nov. 2.
    Adam Edward Killion, 1982, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, pleaded guilty, 180 days, restitution, court costs.
    Roy Miller, 1978, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, pleaded not guilty, continued to Oct. 26.
    Chris Rabourn, 1990, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set.

  • Kay’s Branch News: It’s a busy time before holidays come around

    The sun is shining this morning. After last week, that is news. I had to build a fire on Friday last. I don’t think I have ever had to start building fires this early. If that’s all I have to complain about I count myself very lucky.

  • Monterey Matters: Snowfall on Halloween isn’t the right treat

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather we had last week. I’m not sure we are going to be enjoying it for much longer. It is really beginning to look a lot like winter already this week.
    On Sunday, while out doing some shopping I even overheard several people discussing the weather for this week. I heard a couple of folks saying that they were calling for snow on Halloween. Snow ... on Halloween?
    What?
    If it were to do this, I would really be surprised. I can’t recall seeing snow in October. I am praying this storm passes us by.

  • Special anniversary: Chester and Emily Marston

    Chester and Emily Marston celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Oct. 18. They spent a quiet afternoon at their home in Owenton. They were congratulated by their children, Barry and wife Donna; Bruce and wife Mary Ann; Sherry and her husband David. The couple has six grandchildren and expect a great-grandchild in January.
     

  • Miller family holds reunion

    The Miller reunion was held Oct. 21.

  • Owen Extension Service News: Healthy holidays eating for people with diabetes

    The holiday season is generally a time for celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family.  Unfortunately, it is also a time when people eat more high-fat, high-calorie foods than they normally would.  If you have diabetes, it is sometimes difficult to maintain your blood glucose within the target range set by your doctor.  Some careful thought and planning can go a long way to help you manage your blood glucose and still have a good time around the holidays.