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Today's News

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    March 8, 2011

    Paul Lloyd Beverly, 1990, two counts of first-degree complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 5.
    Brittany Nicole Bitzer, first-degree complicity trafficking in a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for April 5.
    Freddie Black, 1965, show cause deferred, $350 restitution, $17.50 restitution and fee, to pay $50 a month, see order.
    James P. Grider, 1987, show cause deferred, installment payment, denied, continued to March 22.

  • Owen County District Court

    Joshua D. Baker, 1986, first-degree burglary, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Ryan L. Baker, 1992, first-degree burglary, probable cause established, transferred to grand jury.
    Ryan L. Baker, 1992, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, in jail, $500 cash bond set, continued to April 4.
    Dennis D. Blankenship, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for March 18.

  • Witnessing democracy

    Several students with connections to Owen County were recently invited to serve as pages for members of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Brenda and Donald House

    Brenda and Donald House celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. The couple wed March 15, 1974.

  • Time for 2011 crop reporting

    Farmers are encouraged to stop by the local Farm Service Agency to make their annual report. For any producers raising small grains, including wheat, your last day to report those crops is May 31.

    DCP sign-up begins
    For those producers eligible for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program, the deadline for applications is June 1. This is a mandatory deadline for all participants and USDA will not accept any late-file applications. Signatures of all producers receiving a share in DCP payments are required by the June 1 deadline.

  • Spring is starting to show itself

  • Find value in Owen County’s red cedar trees

    Most Owen County farmers have an abundance of cedar trees on their land. And, most think that there is absolutely no economic value to the trees, other than holding the world together and providing some wildlife habitat.
    Eastern red cedar might be a bit overlooked, despite it being the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States. The University of Kentucky Extension Service is providing a workshop, “Got Cedar? Now What?” to outline some management and marketing options.

  • Let the madness begin

    It is March and that can only mean one thing. It is time for me to once again embarrass myself by making my picks for the NCAA Tournament.

  • Lady Rebels’ leader looks back and forward

    Girls’ basketball in Kentucky came to a close Saturday night in Bowling Green. Rockcastle County defeated Manual to claim its first State Championship.
    The season ended a week earlier for the Owen County Lady Rebels. Despite the disappointment of losing in the Eighth Region Semifinals, the team and the coaching staff have much to be proud of.
    “Great season with 23 wins and a District Championship,” Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne said.

  • Businesses seek info on Sprint Cup’s local impact

    Since its announcement last August, it has been well known in the area that the Kentucky Speedway in Gallatin County will be hosting its first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race July 9. What effect it will have on its neighboring county from the southwest, however, has been up for debate.