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  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: First-district magistrate's Democratic primary

    TODD M. SPURGEON, Incumbent
    Age: 56
    Occupation: Attorney and owner of Spurgeon Law Firm, PSC, Owenton, since 2003
    Education: Graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., Bachelor of Science, 1983; University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Miss, Juris Doctor, 1993

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Third-district magistrate's Republican primary

    HERSHEL WAYNE HARRIS
    Age: 50
    Occupation: Owen County Public Works and cattle farmer
    Education: High School, GED
    Immediate family: Tammy Harris, spouse; Matthew (Melina), Megan, Jenna and Jacob Harris, children
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Fourth-district magistrate's Democratic primary

    TRAVIS FITZGERLAD, Incumbent
    Age: 40
    Occupation: Manager at the Frankfort Electric Water Plant Board
    Education: 1997 graduate of Owen County High School
    Immediate Family: Sherry Davis Fitzgerald, wife; Blake L. Fitzgerald, son; Callie A. Fitzgerald, daughter
    Previous elected offices held: Current Owen County Fourth-District Magistrate

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: First-district constable's Democratic primary

    ALLEN CAMMACK
    Age: Did not respond
    Occupation: EMT/Operations Supervisor for Owen County EMS; Jonesville Fire Chief
    Education: Owen County High School graduate
    Immediate Family: Melissa, wife; Tina, Wade and Emily, children
    Previous elected offices held: None

  • MEET THE CANDIDATES: Ky. 62nd District House of Representative's Democratic primary

    ADAM PAUL SOVKOPLAS
    Age: 36
    Occupation: I am an adjunct professor of music theory at Eastern Kentucky University and teach music composition at Asbury University. I am also the owner/operator of APS Services, LLC, a renovation and landscaping business. Additionally, I am a set builder for several theatre companies and sing and act professionally.
    Education: I have a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Graduate Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy from the University of Kentucky (2013).

  • A bittersweet goodbye

    From her office at Owen County Upper Elementary School, Principal Sharen Hubbard presses an infant-sized, monogrammed onesie against her chest. The onesie — a gift from a staff member for her future grandson — serves as a gentle reminder of why this school year will be her last.
    Hubbard began considering retirement last year but said recent decisions related to public education by lawmakers in Frankfort and the pregnancy of her only child, Lindsay, cinched the deal.

  • Store owner removes synthetic drugs from shelves

    Controversial items such as U-Pass, a brand of synthetic urine that can allegedly be used to pass a drug test, were recently removed from the shelves of the Owenton Marathon Station, also known as Cowboys.
    The station, located at 105 S. Main St., began selling items like U-Pass and synthetic cannabinoids, an alternative to marijuana, earlier this year. When local residents began noticing the items, they took to Facebook to express their concerns, with one post garnering nearly 170 comments and more than 100 shares on the social media website.

  • At the Library | May 2, 2018

    Age-Reversing Exercise
    Are you looking for a safe, slow-paced, full-body workout? Meet at the library to follow the Miranda Esmonde-White video. Wear comfortable clothing. Great for all ages and abilities at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).
    Storytime
    Join Miss Susan to enjoy great books and fun activities. This program is for preschoolers and their caregivers who are a necessary and required part of the program. Come join in the fun at 10:30 a.m., Thursday.
    Bath Bombs and Sugar Scrubs

  • Community News | May 2, 2018

    WMU hosting appreciation breakfast for bus drivers
    The Owen County WMU will host an appreciation breakfast for local bus drivers at 7:30 a.m., May 4. Plan to attend and bring your favorite breakfast dish.
    Families invited to attend College Signing Day

  • Road Report | Work begins on resurfacing projects

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects: