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Public Records

  • Looking Back | September 6, 2017

    5 years ago
    Sept. 5, 2012
    Owen Schools get high marks for college readiness

    The overall percent of Owen County students meeting college readiness benchmarks in some subjects of the ACT entrance exam is at an all time high, local officials said. According to a press release from Director of Instruction, Federal Programs and Professional Development Danny Osborne, Owen County juniors who took the ACT college entrance exam in 2011-2012 scored an average composite score of 18.3.

  • Looking Back | August 30, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 29, 2012

    Dedicated to the Fine Print

    Walking into the offices of Larkspur Press in Monterey, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sense of history.
    Although modern and clean, the workshop used by Gray Zeitz, his wife Jean, and Leslie Shane, reflects a slower time of publishing when each page was hand fed into a press and each book was a work of art within itself.

  • Looking Back | August 23, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 22, 2012

    Closing Time: Circuit court will shut down as office moves to new judicial center

    A chapter of Owen County history will close Friday and a new one will begin when the Owen County Circuit Clerk’s office relocates to the newly built Owen County Judicial Center.
    The last court date at the office’s courthouse location will be Friday and the office will be closed Aug. 27-Sept. 5.

  • Owen District Court | August 23, 2017

    Aug. 11, 2017

    Eric C. Bassham, 1986, fugitive from another state.
    Dustin R. Baxter, 1986, probation violation, in rehabilitation, review on Feb. 23.
    Todd Eugene Beck, 1959, contempt of court, review on Sept. 8.
    Daniel Wayne Craig, 1976, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, sentenced 180 days, to serve 14, credit time served.
    Roderick Deitz, 1979, violation of Kentucky E.P.O./D.V.O., continued to Sept. 8.
    Christian Flynn, 1997, first degree burglary, waived Oct. 20, preliminary hearing on Aug. 18.

  • Looking Back | August 16, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 15, 2012

    Elementary students take over former middle school

    As students in Owen County returned back to school today, those at Owen County Elementary School had a completely revamped facility to kick the year off in.
    After housing Maurice Bowling Middle School students for nearly 26 years, the building at 1960 Hwy. 22 East will now be home to elementary students after the Owen County Board of Education approved a $1.6 million building and grounds plan in 2011.

  • Owen District Court | August 8, 2017

    Aug. 8, 2017

    Nick L. Barrett, 1982, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin.
    Bobby C. Beckley, 1955, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, pre-trial conference set for Sept. 12.
    Matthew T. Bedford, 1986, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, three years, waive fines, to serve 60 days, credit time served.

  • Looking Back | August 9, 2017

    5 years ago
    Aug. 8, 2012

    School board tax plan faces public hearing

  • July Property Transfers

    Roger L. Bihl II and Pamela H. Bihl to William D Wright and Brenda L. Wright, land in Owen County, parcel a, division for Pamela and Roger Bihl, $144,000.
    Eddie D. New to Janetta A. New, land in Owen County.
    Janetta A. New to Eddie D. New, land in Owen County.
    Frances Doreen McElroy to Geraldd Jones, two parcels of land, $19,800.
    Sharon Hohn, Michael Hohn, Ron Dickman, Diane Tesch, Ralph Dickman and Marie Dickman to Richard R. Dickman, lot 425 and 426, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $5,500.

  • Looking Back | July 26, 2017

    July 25, 2012
    5 years ago
    Fitzgerald has spent a lifetime focusing on children: 2012 Owen County Mother of the Year

    Some may remember her as a school bus driver, others as an Owen County School District cafeteria worker, or cheering on Owen County’s many sports – but this year everyone will know Bonnie Fitzgerald as Owen County Mother of the year.
    Fitzgerald received the honor July 18 at the Owen County 4-H Fair and Horse Show.

  • Owen District Court | July 26, 2017

    July 21, 2017

    Phillip William Allen, 1973, second-degree fleeing or evading police, one headlight, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt and failure to produce insurance card, continued on Aug. 18.
    Rodrick Deitz, 1979, second-degree assault, preliminary hearing set for July 28.