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Today's News

  • Red Cross assists family following Hwy. 330 blaze

    About 60 percent of Michael and Angela Varner’s home was engulfed in flames when local fire departments arrived on scene Jan. 27.

    No one was home when emergency personnel was dispatched to 8515 Hwy. 330, at 9:18 a.m., after a passerby called in the fire.

    Firefighters arrived on scene at 9:32 a.m. and found the roof was already beginning to cave in.

  • 2 polling locations to change

    Registered voters in the South Owenton and Lubsy’s Mill precincts will find themselves at a new polling location beginning with the March 8 special election.

    The two precincts will now vote at the Owen County Extension Office, located at 265 Ellis Highway.

    Owen County Clerk Laurel Stivers said the two precincts have been voting at Owen County High School, located on Highway 22.

  • Open for business: HealthPoint begins operations in Owen County

    The sign by the highway may say New Horizons, but Healthpoint Family Care opened for patients Monday morning at 120 Progress Way.

    The clinic is still providing family medicine and pediatric care services just as the space did under the former New Horizons administration, said Chris Goddard, chief executive officer of HealthPoint.

    “We’re anxious to pick up where the doctors left off and the beauty of it all is patients shouldn’t (be able to) tell the difference,” Goddard said.

  • State sporting clays championship will return to Elk Creek Hunt Club

    It has been three years, but Kentucky State Sporting Clays Championship will make a return to Owen County this summer.

    Elk Creek Hunt Club is the host for the 2016 championship, which runs from Aug. 26-28, is expected to attract between 250 and 300 shooters from across the nation. The highest-attendance for the club’s monthly shoot within the past year was 120 people, said Shadoe Perry, Elk Creek’s manager and events planner.

  • St. E expected to take over hospital Feb. 1

    Following weeks of negotiations, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved a purchase agreement allowing St. Elizabeth Healthcare to acquire New Horizons Health System’s assets.

    St. Elizabeth, as well as HealthPoint Family Care, are expected to begin operations in Owen County beginning Feb. 1.

  • In your own words: Locals respond to St. Elizabeth take over
  • Board approves 2017 draft budget, makeup day for inclement weather

    The Owen County Board of Education approved the initial draft of the 2017 budget at its meeting Jan. 19.

    Kathy Faulkner, director of finance, presented Board members with a $19.2 million budget for the next fiscal year.

  • Eyes are on House seat sought by Tackett, Pratt

    BY DAN ADKINS
    Georgetown News-Graphic

    A high-stakes race with statewide implications is now under way, with Democrat Chuck Tackett squaring off against Republican Phillip Pratt for the House seat vacated by Ryan Quarles.

    On Jan. 18, Democratic leaders in Scott, Owen and Fayette counties tapped Tackett, a former Scott County magistrate, two days after GOP leaders gave their nod to Pratt, owner of Pratt’s Landscaping and Lawn Care.

  • Carroll files for reelection

    Senator Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort, citing a history of public service and a record of working for public employee benefits, significant progress in roads, education, and protection for senior citizens, filed for re-election yesterday in the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Cedar Creek Road crash blamed on snow, slush

    Three people were involved in a single-vehicle accident on Cedar Creek Road Thursday.

    A vehicle traveling east on Highway 368, driven by Chris Prather, left the side of the roadway and got in slushy snow in the eastbound lane, causing the vehicle to go off the edge of the road and hit trees, according to an accident report from the Owen County Sheriff’s Office.

    Prather said he hit the snow and could not regain control of the vehicle, according to the report.

    Lita Swigert and Melanie Swigert, also of Owenton, were passengers in the vehicle.