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Public Records

  • Looking back | May 18, 2016

    Dry forces organizing
    May 18, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Beech Grove Baptist Church Pastor Steve Delaney acknowledges keeping Owen County dry will be an uphill battle.

    In talking to local officials, Delaney was told the ratio for people talking to magistrates in favor of going wet is 10-1.

    But as he spoke Monday night as part of a meeting of Citizens for a Dry Owen County, Delaney said his side could prevail.

  • Property Transfers | April 2016

    Robert A. Jacobs and Cynthia S. Jacobs to Daniel Hoagland and Julie Hoagland, two tracts of land, $87,500.

    Mary E. Cress estate to James Martin Code and Carolyn Code, land on Dunavent Ridge, $975.

    J. Mitchell Properties LLC to Michael Joseph Smith, Rose-Thomas subdivision, $114,849.

    Charles Madden to Morgan Gifford, $110,000.

    Aaron Walden to Tim Gierman and Silvia Gierman, Wild Deer Lake Farms, $269,000.

  • Court News | May 11, 2016

    Owen District Court | May 6, 2016

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 1 for review.

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, 90 days, concurrent with circuit time, credit for any time served.

    Marvin B. Keith, 1986, second-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing.

    Brenda Beverly vs. Annie Barrett, defendant failed to appear, eviction granted, 7 days to vacate.

  • Grand Jury Indictments | May 3, 2016

    The Owen County grand jury met May 3 and returned the following three indictments:

    Amanda J. Burke, 29, on the charge of first-degree bail jumping.

    According to the indictment, having been released from custody by court order upon condition to appear subsequently at a specified time and place in connection with a charge of having committed a felony, she intentionally failed to appear.

    If convicted, she is punishable my imprisonment for up to 5 years in the penitentiary and a fine of up to $10,000.

    Pleaded not guilty, continued to May 24.

  • Court News | May 4, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 29, 2016

    Paul D. Blackburn, 1980, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, continued to May 6.

    Jeremiah B. Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.

    Ashley Mills, 1994, non-support, three counts of contempt of court, continued to May 27.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, fourth-degree assault, continued to May 6.

  • Looking back | May 4, 2016

    1,270 names
    May 4, 2011 | 5 years ago

    A wet-dry petition that had been making the rounds in Owen County since January was officially filed at the Owen county Clerk’s Office May 2.

    The petition, which included at least 200 more signatures than needed, was signed by “Citizens for Change and Growth.”

  • Court News | April 27, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 21, 2016

    Jonathan D. Holland, 1976, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, pleaded not guilty, hiring attorney, continued first appearance set for May 6.

    Brittany Plummer, 1990, theft by unlawful taking, bonded out.

    Jesse T. Romans, 1993, second-degree assault, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for April 29.

  • Looking back | April 27, 2016

    Weather woes continue
    April 27, 2011
    5 years ago

    As scattered showers continued to fall across Owen County Monday, one Owen County farmer began the cleanup process after a confirmed tornado just over the Grant County line on Pettit Pike destroyed four of his tobacco barns.

    Asa Phillips, a long-time Owen County farmer and first district magistrate said the damages took place Saturday afternoon.

  • Looking back | April 20, 2016

    Board members balk at some staffing changes
    April 20, 2011
    5 years ago

    An Owen County Elementary School media specialist position will stay intact following Monday’s Owen County Board of Education meeting.

    The board discussed budget considerations for the 2012 fiscal year and voted to keep the media specialist position at the elementary school, despite a recommendation from Owen County Superintendent David Raleigh to eliminate the position.

  • Court News | April 20, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 15, 2016

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, continued to April 29.

    Jeremiah B. Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, continued to April 29.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, fourth-degree assault, continued to April 29.

    Joshua B. Phelps, 1987, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for April 29.

    James Phillips Jr., 1987, fourth-degree assault, two counts of contempt of court, continued to April 29.