Today's News

  • In my opinion: Time to shut it down

    It is time for the Penn State football program, much like their former defensive coordinator, to go away.
    It has been a very unhappy year in a place called Happy Valley and Penn State staff has no one to blame but themselves.

  • Hannah Neely shines as all star

    It may be July but Hannah Neeley was in midseason form Saturday night in Louisville.
    The Owen County senior-to-be played in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Game at St. Xavier High School. The game matches up the top players from the West (fifth and sixth regions) versus the East (regions seven and eight).
    Neeley scored 14 points, dished out six assists and pulled down five rebounds as her East squad dominated the West 107-60.

  • Fall sports start practice

    The weather may be hot but fall is in the air.
    Practice begins this week for the fall sports team at Owen County.
    The seasons get underway in August for the football, volleyball, soccer and golf teams. The cross-country team begins its season in September.
    The football team will be looking to recapture the magic after an 11-1 season a year ago.
    The volleyball team will be looking for a second straight trip to the eighth region tournament while the soccer teams are hoping realignment will mean a fresh start.

  • Yount chasing Olympic dreams

    Owen County’s Kendall Yount took part in the USA Taekwondo’s Junior and Senior Nationals in Dallas, Texas, the first week of July. Yount competed in the 14-17 age group, middle-weight division and won her division. The win earned her a spot on the USA National Taekwondo team.  She will also have an opportunity to train with the Olympic Taekwondo coaches.
    This win, when coupled with her February win at the US Open, also earns her the distinction of being named a USAT All American.

  • Smith family holds 23rd reunion

    On June 24, the 23rd Smith Family reunion was held at the home of Naomi Shivers with 91 friends and family present.
    Everyone came with their favorite food and around 1 p.m. Bro. Brad Vincent ask the blessing on the food. Everyone began to fill their plates with delicious home-cooked food.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - July 10, 2012

    Sarah B. Aylor, 1988, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to July 24.
    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, show cause deferred, bench warrant set for $1,200.
    James D. Baynum, 1960, show cause deferred, bench warrant set for $6,000.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, first-degree complicity narcotics, complicity trafficking in marijuana, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to July 24.

  • Monterey artist taking part in Arts in the Gardens

    Dara Carlisle of Monterey is scheduled to participate in the first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall, scheduled for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2, in downtown Frankfort.
    More than 50 artists and artisans will take part in the festival, which will be staged in the gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St.
    Carlisle began her art career as a candlemaker while also keeping her hand in crafts such as basket making and weaving.

  • Birth announcement: Kayden Ray Pierson

  • Kay’s Branch News: Rain shapes the weekend on the Branch

    We got almost an inch of rain on Saturday. It took all afternoon, but it fell beautifully, right straight down and soaked into the parched soil. My grass is turning green again. The overcast day yesterday helped. That was the welcome big news of this week but this next story is a close second.

  • Owen County District Court - July 13, 2012

    Matthew T. Goldsberry, 1988, non-payment of fines, waive fine and court costs.
    Eddie Lancaster, 1970, flagrant non-support, non-support, non-payment of fines, continued to July 27.
    Connie S. Bailer, 1958, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, bonded a.
    Capital One Bank vs. Myra K. Asher, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court vs. David Hammond, motion to require answer to interrogatories, see order.
    Security Monitoring Services vs. Joseph Lee Herrmann, see order.