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Today's News

  • Kay’s Branch News

    The creek was over my bridge again last week. This time we had three inches of rain in about two hours and it was about 23 inches above the floor of the bridge. The bridge held again but it needs a bit of help this time. As soon as John gets through with his painting, I’ll get him down here to do some minor repairs on it.

  • Clinic opens doors to public

    A new medical clinic in Owen County had been the dream of many people since 2001 when plans first began. Eight years and some delays later, the dream has finally come true.

    New Horizons Family Practice officially opened Aug. 3, a year after construction began.

    The new clinic’s office manager, Kim Knochelmann, said the staff had reached the point where their old building, located next to New Horizons Medical Center, was not big enough

  • Local student selected to attend Congressional Academy

    Mary Kennedy from Owen County High School in Owenton was selected to attend the 2009 Congressional Academy, which is coordinated by the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Congressional Academy for American History and Civics led current high school juniors in a careful study of the pivotal turning points in American history memorialized by the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and the “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • Taxpayers deserve answers to insurance questions

    I consider myself a well-informed citizen. I read local papers, watch the news on TV and visit news-related sites on the Internet regularly. When I heard about allegations and fraud abuse at the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) recently, I paid little attention. “This doesn’t affect my family or my community,” I thought. I was wrong.

  • New ambulance will help save lives

    Beginning Thursday, the citizens of Owen County will be able to rest a little bit easier when the Advanced Life Support ambulance begins making runs.

    The ALS ambulance will be equipped with the tools to administer medication and other life -saving measures. The ambulance will also have paramedics on board.

    Owen County was one of four county’s in the state lacking an ALS ambulance.

    The Owen County Fiscal Court approved increases to the ambulance budget in June to provide enough money for the county to go ALS.

  • Briscoe takes checkered flag at Speedway

    It could not have been much closer.

    Ryan Briscoe nosed out Scott Carpenter Saturday night to win the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The two battled each other over the last few laps before Briscoe beat Carpenter to the checkered flag by .0162 seconds. The finish was the closest in the race’s 10-year history.

    Scott Dixon was awarded the pole based on points after heavy rain Thursday caused the Friday qualifying sessions for both the Indy Car Series and the Firestone Indy Lights Series to be cancelled.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    July 28, 2009

    Joann Adams, 1974, failed to pay fines, see order.

    Michael Asher, 1988, probation violation, continued to Aug. 11.

    Robert James Craig, 1977, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, first-degree criminal mischief, pleaded guilty, continued to Aug. 25.

    Cory Dade, 1990, first-degree criminal mischief, adopted plea agreement, see order.

    Trevor E. Dallas, 1988, first-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property, jury trial set for Sept. 24.

  • Monterey neighbors hoping to beat burglars

    After six break-ins in the Monterey area, some residents decided to ban together in hopes of ending the crime spree.

    A meeting was held July 30 in hopes of establishing a neighborhood watch and raise awareness on some precautionary measures that can be taken to prevent burglary.

    Pat Adkins, who organized the meeting, said she felt the event was successful.

    “We had almost 30 people come out for the meeting,” Adkins said. “That’s a good turnout for a rural area like ours.”

  • Owen man killed at triathlon in Louisville

    A Louisville man has pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the death of an Owen County man during a triathlon Saturday.

    Kenneth Yates, 25, is charged with murder, drunken driving, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing and resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

    Yates is accused of hitting John Carr, 47, of Owen County, on Chamberlain Lane in Louisville, while the Owen County man was riding a bicycle as part of a triathlon being held at  E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

  • Fairview Restaurant and Country Crafts offers variety

    Two weeks ago when Fairview Restaurant and Country Crafts opened for business, owner Jessica Ferguson never thought her new business would become such a hit among the local people.

    The business officially opened July 22. Ferguson, who worked for a staffing company and continues to do so out of her home, said she had always wanted to try something different.

    “We wanted to begin about two years ago,” Ferguson said. “We wanted to do something different and I always wanted to do the primitive and country stuff.”