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Public Records

  • Looking back | Feb. 17, 2016

    End of an era
    Feb. 16, 2011
    5 years ago

    After carrying passengers from Owen County to Henry County and back for 80 years, the Gratz bridge was blasted Tuesday, leaving only a memory and some worry behind.

    The iconic Gratz bridge on KY 22, with its distinctive appearance, was a landmark in the community since it opened in 1931. Officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation said the “Warren through truss” construction of the bridge was based on a 1848 design.

  • Property Transfers | January 2016

    Ralph and Bobbi Rush to Donna Y. Hockensmith, Perry Park Subdivision, $20,000.

    Tax Ease Lien Investments 1, LLC. to Joshua A. Walden, two adjoining tracts in Wild Deer Lake Farms, $2,300.

    Jack C. and Carey Tamplin to Carolyn Ann Frank, tract 6 in Crotty Division, $114,000.

    Phillip and Margaret J. Trinkle to Phillip and Margeret J. Trinkle revocable living trust dated Feb. 6, 2004, Phillip and Margaret J. Trinkle, revocable living trust and Phillip Trinkle and Margaret Trinkle Co-Trustee, three tracts of land in Owen Co.

  • Court News | Feb. 10, 2016

    Owen District Court
    Feb. 5, 2016

    FELONY

    James C. House, 1977, theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Harry Mercer, 1967, theft by deception including clod checks under $10.000; amend to theft by unlawful taking under $500, pleaded guilty, 90 days plus court costs plus public attorney feed and restitution.

  • Looking back | Feb. 10, 2016

    Owenton business owners question city tax
    Feb. 9, 2011
    Five years ago

    Several local business owners attended the Feb. 1 Owenton City Council meeting seeking more information on a net-profit tax established under the former Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier.

  • Court News | Feb. 3, 2016

    Owen District Court
    Jan. 29, 2016

    FELONY

    Derrick Dempsey, 1989, probation violation for misdemeanor offense; violation admitted, serve 44 days, to be released on Monday Feb. 1, to attend reach program 4 times per week, review on Feb. 26.

    Harry Mercer, 1967, theft by deception; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Feb. 5.

    Harry Dale Mercer, 1967, two counts theft by deception; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing set to Feb. 5.

  • Court News | Jan. 27, 2016

    Owen District Court
    Jan. 22, 2016

    FELONY

    Jason D. Robinson, 1991, alcohol intoxication in a public place; second-degree disorderly conduct; resisting arrest; third-degree assault; preliminary hearing set for 9 a.m. Feb. 5.

    MISDEMEANOR

    Joann M. Smith, 1975, menacing; second-degree disorderly conduct; alcohol intoxication in a public place; contempt of court; appoint public attorney.

  • Court News | Jan. 20, 2016

    Owen District Court
    Jan. 15

    FELONY

    Derrick Dempsey, 1989, probation violation; continue to Jan. 29 at 9 a.m.

    MISDEMEANOR

    Michelle Bitzer, 1969, second-degree disorderly conduct; alcohol intoxication in a public place; falsely reporting an incident; resisting arrest; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, continue to Jan. 29 at 9 a.m.

    Miranda Hensley, 1995, harassing communications; not guilty plea.

  • Court News | Jan. 13, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Jan. 8, 2016

    Jesse R. Hopkins, 1974, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, menacing, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 22.

    Bethany N. Kelly, 1997, first-degree visorderly conduct, bonded out.

  • Property Transfers | December 2015

    Luke M. and Margaret E. Webb to Charles E and Elizabeth Sue Stamper, lot in the town of Gratz, $2,000.

    Margaret E McClung Revocable Trust to Luke David McClung, lot A Owen County Sportsmans Club.

    Kathryn Bell Cummins to Carl Donald Cummins and Dianne Cummins Stillwell, five tracts of land in Owen County.

    Nadine S. Goldsberry and John Dean Goldsberry to John Dean Goldsberry, land on old New Liberty.

  • Owen Circuit Court | Jan. 6, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court
    Dec. 15, 2015

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause hearing for money due; failed to appear, bench warrant $735 cash.

    Devanie Becker, 1996, first-degree complicity to robbery; trial date set to Feb. 25, report on Jan. 26.

    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation hearing to revoke; $50 a month until paid in full. Todd A. Burke, 1995, theft by unlawful taking; first-degree complicity to burglary; complicity to theft by unlawful taking; report date on Jan. 26.