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Public Records

  • Looking back | July 6, 2016

    Ready to Roll
    2011 | Five years ago

    More than 45 vendors with dozens of volunteers will be out in force as part of the NASCAR Nation rolls through Owen County this week.

    And the first-ever Owen County Fan Fair will be there to introduce travelers to everything the community has to offer.

  • Court News | June 29, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 24, 2016

    Adrian Byrd, 1982, non-support, continued to July 1.

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to July 1.

    Harriet A. Hunt, 1968, receiving stolen property under $500, continued to July 8.

    Allan R. Johnson, 1988, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, continued to July 8.

  • Looking back | June 29, 2016

    Market on the move
    June 29, 2011 | 5 years ago

    For six of its seven years in operation, the Owen County Farmers’ Market has been held on the courthouse lawn. But starting Friday, the market will have a new location.

    The Owen County Farm Bureau received an $82,419-grant for construction of a permanent structure for the market.

  • Indictments | June 22, 2016

    The Owen County grand jury met June 14 and handed down the following indictments:

    Tiffany Carol Wheeler, 39, on the charges of theft of identity.

    According to the indictment on the charge of theft of identity, that she knowingly possessed or use Victoria L. Wheeler’s identifying information, namely her name, social security number and date of birth, with the intent to represent she was Victoria L. Wheeler for the purpose of obtaining benefits or property to which she would otherwise not be entitled, or avoiding detection.

  • Looking back | June 22, 2016

    School board makes middle-school renovation top priority

    2011 | 5 years ago

    Plans are moving ahead for the renovation of the old middle school, with third and fourth-grade students expected to move in by the beginning of the 2012-13 school year.

    The Owen County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and after reviewing bids for the project chose RossTarrant – the new middle school’s architect – as architects for the project.

  • Looking back | June 15, 2016

    A new center of town
    June 15, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Doreen McElroy wants a bench outside the new Monterey Community Center so people in downtown Monterey will have a place to sit down with neighbors and shoot the breeze.

    Her idea was one of several presented Thursday night when more than a dozen concerned Monterey residents gathered to discuss plans for the new center.

    “We had lots of very good ideas,” McElroy said. “It was a very good meeting and I think everyone was happy with the turnout.”

  • Court News | June 15, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 10, 2016

    Micah Curtis, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, preliminary hearing set for June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

    Anthony Wayne Mahoney, 1972, receiving stolen property under $10,000, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury, continued to June 14.

  • Property Transfers | May 2016

    Michael Rollins, Peggie P. Tisch-Rollins and Peggie P. Tisch to Brandon W. Bass and Wendy D. Bass, land in Owen County, $112,000.

    Michael Marksberry and Tracie Marksberry to Dennis Gray and Juliett Gray, lot numbers 21, 22 and 23 in the Eagle Valley subdivision, $5,000.

    Dennis A. Wilson, Dennis Allen Wilson, Dennis A. Wilson unknown spouse, Branch Banking and Trust Company and Master Commissioner Mark R. Cobb to Branch Banking and Trust Company, land on the south side.

    Mark Daniel Webb to Daniel Carmack, lot 43 of the Eagle Creek Campground.

  • Court News | June 8, 2016

    Owen District Court | June 3, 2016

    Brian Trusty, 1986, public intoxication, fourth-degree domestic assault, pleaded not guilty, continued to June 17.

    James B. Daugherty, 1980, first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 10.

    Owen Fiscal Court vs. Lauro Hernandez, motion to require answer to interrogatories, remand.

  • Looking back | June 8, 2016

    Boys hope “war” will help dream come true
    June 8, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Following two successful fundraising events, two Maurice Bowling Middle School students are now hoping to bring two counties together to help secure funding for their dream skate park.

    After approaching the Sparta City Council in September 2010 with their idea to improve the skate park, Colton Matt and Logan Bailey requested the council match whatever money the two raised.