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Today's News

  • Kentucky American Water offering scholarships

    Kentucky American Water is now accepting applications from area high school seniors for its 2011 Ripple Effect Scholarship Program.
    Students in the company’s 10-county service area (Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Jessamine, Owen, Scott and Woodford counties) are eligible to apply.

  • In the cards

    Nearly seven years ago, Mark W. Roach Jr. was found at his Monterey home, barely alive and with multiple blunt force injuries to the head.
    Roach was transported via Lifeflight to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was unable to recover from his injuries and died Oct. 22, 2004.
    Today, Roach’s murder remains unsolved, but his picture and case information have recently become part of Kentucky’s first unsolved-cases initiative.

  • Homeless count to be held

    Owen County will be included in an eight-county, Northern Kentucky count of homeless men, women, children, and families beginning at midnight tonight.
    The count, officially called the Point-In-Time Count, will include those who are living in shelters, on the streets and other places not meant for habitation.
    The count is coordinated by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is coordinating the count for Owen, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, and Pendleton counties.

  • Have a heart

    God’s Special Little Hearts, in conjunction with the Owen County Extension Homemakers, will be hosting the Sixth Annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects from noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Owenton First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
    CHDs are the No. 1 birth defect, affecting approximately 40,000 babies each year, and it is the leading cause of death in infants under the age of 1.
    If you are interested in forming a team for the walk, contact Katie Columbia at 463-2450 and a walk packet can be mailed to you.

  • Wet-dry petition making rounds

    A petition for a wet/dry vote in Owen County recently began circulating, which Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said could lead to a costly special election.
The petition asks if Owen countians would be in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County.
    To get the petition on the ballot, 901 Owen County registered voters will have to sign the petition.
The amount of signatures needed represents 25 percent of the number of votes cast in the last general election.
Kincaid said 3,604 Owen countians voted in the 2010 general election.

  • Wet-dry petition making rounds

    A petition for a wet/dry vote in Owen County recently began circulating, which Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid said could lead to a costly special election.
    The petition asks if Owen countians would be in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Owen County.
    Kincaid said in order for a special election to be held, a total of 901 registered Owen County voters would need to sign the petition.
    Under state law, 25 percent of registered Owen County voters will have to sign the petition to get it on the ballot.

  • Moving appliance may help you save

    One of the largest energy-using appliances in a household is the refrigerator. Appliances are designed to save time and money, but if an appliance is not energy efficient or is operated improperly, it could be wasting money.
    Ensuring that you have an Energy Star-approved appliance is one solution; others are proper operation, location, and maintenance.
    Following a few basic tips can reduce your refrigerator’s impact on your energy bills. For example, keep the refrigerator out of direct sunlight to reduce the energy it needs to keep the contents cool.

  • Insurance deadlines approaching

    Crop insurance is a popular risk-management tool with farmers and agricultural policy makers.
    Congress made crop insurance a major component of the safety net for farmers.
    USDA’s Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters.  
    NAP insurance insures crops RMA insurance does not cover.  

  • Despite delays, tournament winner to be crowned

    The tournament that will not end will finally crown a champion tonight.
    The Eighth Region All “A” Classic was to have been decided Saturday. Mother Nature had other ideas, however, as the area saw snow that accumulated enough to force the postponement of both the semifinals and the finals.
    The semifinals were decided Tuesday when Owen County took on Gallatin County and Eminence squared off against Trimble County.
    The winners will play tonight at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the All “A” State Tournament next week in Richmond.

  • Despite delays, tournament winner to be crowned

    The tournament that will not end will finally crown a champion tonight.
    The Eighth Region All “A” Classic was to have been decided Saturday. Mother Nature had other ideas, however, as the area saw snow that accumulated enough to force the postponement of both the semifinals and the finals.
    The semifinals were decided Tuesday when Owen County took on Gallatin County and Eminence squared off against Trimble County.
    The winners will play tonight at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the All “A” State Tournament next week in Richmond.