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  • Owen officials offers tips for winter safety

    Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm.
    People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions.
    Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan tells the public to be prepared for winter weather. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio and /television to stay informed about winter-storm watches, warnings and advisories.

  • To Russia with love: Owen native to represent USA in Winter Olympics

    When the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team steps up to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, not only will Adam Clark be representing the red, white and blue, he will be representing Owen County.
    Clark, who graduated from Owen County High School in 2003, was recently named to the bobsled team. The Centre College graduate will serve as a “pusher” and helping getting the bobsled off to a fast and accurate start will be one of this jobs.
    The recognition comes after four long years of hard work and dedication.

  • Blaze damages Monterey home

    A fire on Old Monterey Road during the early morning hours Satruday has been ruled an electrical fire.
    Jude Canchola, public information officer for the Owenton-Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, said the call was received around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
    “The call came in as a flue fire,” Canchola said. “But once we got there, it was actually a fire that had already gotten to the attic. We made an attack, got it knocked down, but I would say it was about a 75-percent loss.”

  • Tip leads to drug arrests

    Two people were recently arrested after an anonymous tip led state police to find over five pounds of processed marijuana.
    Jamie Conrad, 41, and Shawn Long, 38, both of Owenton, were arrested Nov. 15 on multiple drug charges.
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said state police were serving arrest warrants on both Conrad and Long, which led to more charges.

  • Questions on future of former senior citizens building

    The Owen County Fiscal Court has found a distributor for the emergency food assistance program, but a location to distribute the commodities remains up in the air.
    Items for the food assistance program are purchased through the Northern Kentucky Area Development District and had formerly been distributed by Northern Kentucky Community Action which had to cease  distribution due to budget cuts.
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said she was notified that NKCA would no longer be distributing the items in mid-October.

  • Local program brightens holidays for area seniors

    This holiday season, the community can help give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior  program.
    The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with the North Central District Home Health Agency and KIPDA – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. The local Home Instead Senior Care office aids seniors in Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Nelson, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Woodford and surrounding counties.

  • Christmas Parade 2013: Guess who is coming to town?

    This year’s Owen County Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, Dec. 8. The parade will leave from Southern States at 3 p.m.
    The theme this year will be “Christmas Melodies.”
    There will be three categories for the floats this year:
    • Wagon/Trailer (Large) First place, $200; second place, $150.
    • Truck Bed - First place, $100; second place, $50.
    • Utility Vehicles (golf carts, ATVs, etc.) First place, 75; second place, $50.

  • Owen school to be honored for energy saving efforts

    The Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized for achieving the Energy Star rating on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Owen County Upper Elementary School will be recognized by school and state officials for achieving the Energy Star from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to denote its energy efficiency.  

  • Hometown Hero

    Rick Morgan was awarded the Modern Woodmen of America’s Hometown Hero award Monday by Pam Miller. Morgan joined the Owenton and Owen County Fire Departments around 1974, became Owenton fire chief in 1980, became emergency management director in June of 1994, became an EMT around 1976, was deputy sheriff in 1984 and was on the Owen County Search and Rescue Squad when it started in 1979. Morgan is currently the director of emergency management, is a volunteer firefighter and continues to work as an EMT.

  • In Season: Bob Coubert

    Bob Coubert, 15, killed an 8-point buck on the farm of his grandparents Alvin and Barbara Keith Nov. 10.