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Today's News

  • Letter to the Editor: Has sheriff’s office plan been thought through?

    I just finished reading the story in this week’s paper about the magistrates rejecting the plan to spend $5,000 to clean the second floor of the old jail building but voted to spend the money to temporarily move the Sheriff’s office and rent another building for $1,000 a month.

    The building will still need to be cleaned and repaired to keep birds from getting in, so that money will still need to be spent, plus it will cost money for the move both ways not to mention the cost to set up the new building for the everyday business of the sheriff’s office.

  • Elementary school honor rolls

    Fourth-grade Super Honor Roll

    Hailey Chappell, Alex Cobb, Austin Fitzgerald, Molly Gamble, David Gray, Audrey Hager, Autumn Hunter, Baileigh McGuire, Riley Montague, Jordan Prather, Rebecca Rollins, Josh Spaulding, Ellie Stout, Ashley Willis and Destiny Young

    Regular Honor Roll

  • Work continues on replacing Gratz icon

    With an eye on completing the project in late 2010, work continues on replacing the old steel truss bridge that connects Owen and Henry counties at Gratz.

    The iconic Gratz bridge on KY 22, with its distinctive appearance, has become a landmark in the community since it opened in 1931. Officials with Kentucky Department of Transportation said the “Warren through truss” construction of the bridge was based on a 1848 design.

    Given the age of the old bridge, a replacement project was added to the Kentucky State Highway Road Plan in 2000.

  • ‘Ralphburger’ will continue to thrill public

    When Shawna Arrowood began working at Family Billiards Restaurant in 1985, she never dreamed that after 24 years of hard work she would own the establishment.

    Ralph and Patsy Toole opened Family Billiards and Restaurant in September of 1974. When the two recently decided to retire, Shawna, and her husband, Alfred, decided to carry on what they feel is an Owen County tradition.

    Shawna said she began working at Family Billiards when she was only a teenager and the restaurant soon became like a second home.

  • Check out over 100 unpublished photos from the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show

    Watch our slide show below

  • Keith looking for economical options with move

    With Owen County operating on a tight budget, cost has become a concern of moving the sheriff’s office.

    At the March 10 Owen County Fiscal Court meeting, a representative from the sheriff’s office reported most of their staff had suffered upper respiratory problems. Although the Kentucky Department of Labor had inspected the entire building, no unusual circumstances were found.

  • Angels of mercy deserve credit for their work

    This letter is to express thanks to the staff of New Horizon Medical Center in Owenton and to a few other “Angels of Mercy” who helped me through a life-threatening situation. Last week, I was on a scheduled medical visit when the staff of New Horizon Medical Center discovered that, among a few other symptoms, I had lost a significant amount of blood. Not wanting to risk the time needed for an ambulance to take me to another hospital, they called for a helicopter to have me flown to St. Elizabeth in Florence.

  • Mother of the year nomination letter

    There is a very special lady that I admire. She is my aunt, Barbara Craigmyle.

    For several years I have thought about nominating her as mother of the year. Many of you know her and some of you may know her story.

    For those who don’t, I would like to share a few of her life experiences.

    In 1997, her middle child, Stephanie, was hit by a drunk driver. Stephanie got a severe head injury which was followed by many surgeries and a long recovery period. She still suffers from this accident today and has lived with her mother and father ever since.

  • Everyone should follow leash laws

    I am so tired of seeing dogs run loose in Monterey and nothing being done about it. I hate to bring it up because it just causes negative attention to the town and causes hard feelings with neighbors/friends, but what’s fair is fair.

    When residents like me have had fence put in to abide by the rules, and then we have to sit and watch dogs run loose, it is just not right.

  • Craigmyle named Mother of the Year

    Barbara Craigmyle attended the Owen County Fair last week to support her best friend, Vicki Turner, who she thought would be receiving the Mother of the Year award.

    Instead, Craigmyle was surprised when her niece, Kasey Towles, presented her with the Mother of the Year award.

    To be selected as Mother of the Year, the applicant must be nominated by a friend or family member. The nominating letter was sent by Towles.