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  • Owen District Court | April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, motion to revoke defendant’s conditional discharge continued from March 23, review motion set for May 4.
    Aaron A. Bihl, 1990, drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening.
    Willard D. Flynn Jr., 1975, fourth-degree assault, continued to June 1.
    Steven Dale Hammond, 1979, contempt of court, continued to Oct. 19.

  • The day 'Happy' Chandler switched on the lights in Owen County

    In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt signed a law creating the Rural Electrification Administration to provide funding to local cooperatives that would distribute electricity.
    At that time Kentucky’s governor, A.B. “Happy” Chandler, was instrumental in securing electric power for the Commonwealth; and in 1937 a loan of $130,000 was approved for Owen County Rural Electric Co-Op to construct lines for 600 customers. Yet, as late as the mid-1930s nine out of 10 households in Kentucky were without electricity.

  • Road Report | Motorists urged to use caution as Transportation Cabinet begins 6 repair 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:

  • Kentucky American Water offers new local payment option

    Kentucky American Water customers now have a new option for paying their water and sewer bills in person in Owen County.
    Ashcraft Real Estate Services, located at 125 N. Madison St., Owenton, is now accepting Kentucky American Water customer payments between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and between 8 a.m.-noon, Fridays.

  • Students may now report bullying anonymously by using online form

    Bullying amongst school-age children continues to make local and national headlines with 28 percent of students in grades sixth-12 reporting a bullying experience, according to a 2011 federal survey.
    With school safety concerns at the forefront of the minds of many school district officials, the Owen County School District last week announced the implementation of an anonymous online bullying reporting system that can be used by students, parents and community members.

  • Kentuckians have until Monday to register to vote in May primary

    KENTUCKY NEW ERA

    The deadline to register in the May 22 primary is fast approaching — anyone who still needs to register has less than a week left.
    New registrants, those who recently moved to the area or 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the Nov. 6 general election can register in-person at the local county clerk’s office or by visiting GoVoteKy.come and registering online before the 4 p.m. deadline Monday, April 23.

  • Friday's class cancellation will not affect district calendar

    Thousands of Kentucky educators descended on Frankfort Friday to rally for public education funding. The rally led to numerous school closures, including in Owen County.
    Local students will not be affected by the closure, according to School Superintendent Rob Stafford, who said the last day of school for students would remain scheduled for Thursday, May 31.
    The district includes extra days in its calendar that exceed the minimum amount of days required by the state, which will cover Friday’s cancellation, Stafford said.

  • Emergency agencies quickly locate juveniles

    Local law enforcement and emergency personnel made quick work of locating two missing juveniles Sunday evening.
    Two females, both 12 years old — one from Owen County, one from Indiana — walked or were given a ride to a residence on Georgetown Road from Carroll County and asked the homeowner for a ride to Swope Road, according to Owen County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Goodrich. The homeowner called 911. While Goodrich was en route to the residence, Carrollton Police entered the two females into their system as missing.

  • The thin yellow line

    When Jonesville Volunteer Firefighter and Owen County resident Chris Mills isn’t helping put out fires, he’s the voice leading emergency personnel to scenes where a life could be on the line.
    Mills, a Kentucky State Police Post 6 Dry Ridge radio dispatcher, illustrated the vital role of telecommunications professionals during an August 2017 incident.
    It was early in the morning shift when Mills received a broadcast teletype from the Erlanger Police Department.

  • Owen jumps 22 spots in statewide health rankings

    After falling 15 spots in last year’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report, Owen County made major progress in the 2018 report, soaring from 74 out of 120 counties in overall health to 52nd.