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Today's News

  • Fiscal court finds a little extra for budget

    The Owen County annual budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year has a little extra money heading its way.

    During a special meeting of the fiscal court Sept. 22, the court voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance amending the annual budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the county received a bond fee from Kentucky American Water for $24,990.

    Keith requested the bond fee from Kentucky American Water to cover the cost of administrating a bond sale.

  • Sports briefs for Sept. 23

    High School volleyball

    • The Owen County High School volleyball team dropped its only match last week to Cooper. The team is scheduled to play at Williamstown tonight and in the Carroll County Invitational Saturday.

    Girls golf

  • Woman’s Club to hold tours

    The Owen County Woman’s Club is a civic organization that emphasizes its dedication to empower the city and county.

    Some of its projects are: college scholarships, children’s fund, beautifying the Owenton signs, project graduation, and its annual home tour.

    The Woman’s Club will host its annual home tour from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 4.

    Tickets are $5 and may be purchased the day of the tour at the Owen County Public Library library or from a club member.

    The home of Ms. Betty Lusby, at 1650 Hwy. 127 N, will be on the home tour.

  • Firefighter dies after responding to call

    An Owen County volunteer firefighter died after responding to a call late Saturday night.

    Although the pumper truck he was driving crashed, the accident is not believed to be the cause of death for the 60-year-old Terry Sharon, a firefighter with the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Fallen firefighter remembered at service

    Dozens of firefighters from across the state gathered Saturday to honor a fallen Monterey Volunteer Firefighter, Terry Sharon.

    Sharon died Sept. 13 after responding to a report of a motor-vehicle accident.

    Although many in attendance did not know Sharon personally, a sense of brotherhood was felt throughout the service as firefighters stood in honor of Sharon and the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith opened the service followed by former Owen County Fire Chief Charlie Riddle.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Sept. 15, 2009

    Kendale Ashby, 1977, flagrant non-support, continued to Sept. 29.

    Robert Lee Brockman, 1982, motion to file belated appeal, see order.

    Trevor E. Dallas, 1988, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, pleaded guilty, diversion.

    Christopher June Eversole, 1981, continued to Sept. 29.

    Kenneth Gabbard, show cause deferred, bench warrant, no bond.

    Wanona Lynn Hudson, 1967, motion to revoke probation, continued to Sept. 29.

  • School board considers changes for new concession stand

    During a recent Owen County School Board workshop, members went back to the drawing board on the OCHS concession stand and restrooms around the football field.

    Owen County School Board Superintendent Mark Cleveland said Ross-Tarrant Architects provided board members with plans for the new restrooms and concession stand during the July meeting.

    “The structure that they presented us with was right next to the current structure,” Cleveland said. “It basically mirrored our current structure.”

  • Clinic can help those seeking to end marriage

    The Owen County Circuit Court and Legal Aid of the Bluegrass will be sponsoring a pro se divorce clinic.

    Pro se means “on one’s own behalf.” In other words, a pro se divorce is a do-it-yourself divorce.

    The purpose of the clinic is to help those who cannot afford a divorce. Representatives from Legal Aid will be at the clinic to discuss how a divorce can be completed without financial strain.

    Owen County Circuit Clerk Leigh New said the clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Owen County Courthouse.

  • Remember ... fix up for the funeral

    To appreciate this little story that I will eventually get around to telling, you need to know a little about my maternal bloodline. You see, long before real-estate ads latched on to the word “fixer-upper,” my maternal Grandmother was one. She was a woman who put her faith in action verbs, however, not in defining nouns. “Go fix up,” she’d say to my mother. “Fix your face” and “fix your hair” were variations on the same chord in a minor key. Mother repeated the refrain to me, and I in turn to my three daughters.

  • Friend of Owen farmers to step down

    After 40 years of serving farmers across Owen County, Jane Ann Johnson, program technician for the Owen County Farm Service Agency, has announced her retirement.

    Johnson began working part-time for the Farm Service Agency in 1968 as a sophomore in high school. Upon graduating from high school, Johnson went to college until her part-time position became available as full-time.

    Johnson decided to stay at the Farm Service Agency out of a love for farming.