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Today's News

  • Smith-Walton Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Smith of Owenton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Smith, to Joshua Walton, son  of the late Sgt. Todd M. Walton of Saginaw, Mich.
    The wedding is planned for Oct. 15, 2011.
    Invitations will be sent to guests.

  • Gardens of Owen County take spotlight

    Beef synchronization
    The weather we had this past summer may cause some later calving cows to be particularly late in coming into cycle for re-breeding this spring. There are some techniques available that might help producers tighten up the potentially drawn-out calving season for next year.
    A meeting to discuss new research and methods of estrus synchronization for beef cattle will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office at 7 next Tuesday night. Anyone interested in learning more about this is invited to attend. Call the extension office for more information.

  • Sisters always shared zest for living

    I finally got off the Branch last week. My van hadn’t left the garage since a week ago Thursday. Luckily, I had gone to the library Tuesday, the 18th, to stock up on books and gone to Walmart on Thursday to get dog food and milk. After that, the cold and snow moved in and I stayed in.

  • Owen County Circuit Court

    Jan. 25, 2011

    Joann Adams, 1974, shock probation in felony convictions, to pay $100 a month, continued to Feb. 8.
    Christopher A. Adkins, first-degree sexual abuse, failure to comply with sex offender registry, second-degree persistent felony offender, motion to suppress, denied, continued to Feb. 8.
    Robert James Craig, 1977, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, also owes $10,930 restitution, fees and costs.
    Christopher Dennis Jr., murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, enhancement trafficking in marijuana, jury trial set for May 4 and May 18.

  • Owen County District Court

    Jan. 28, 2011

    Nathan W. Fitzgerald, 1984, second-degree fleeing or evading the police, resisting arrest, violation of conditions of release, operating non-motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 4.
    Roberto C. Herrera, 1974, non-payment of fines, in jail, owes $898, $930 cash bond set, contempt 10 days, release if pays, show cause hearing set for June 3.
    Justin L. Smith, 1990, third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property under $500, pleaded not guilty, continued to Feb. 4.

  • Local-option elections are complex

    Many people believe that elections only consist of voting and seeing the results of the election on the television or reading them the next day in the paper. In fact, the election process starts months before Election Day.
    Elections are a full-time job with some of the most complex responsibilities expected of an elected official. However, preparing for the election in the County Clerk’s Office is just one of the many responsibilities and duties that we handle.

  • Cold winters used to bring Owen families together

    Recently the January cold spell broke, and after a couple days of rain, a farm wagon piled high with browned tobacco was seen sashaying behind a tractor on its journey down Hwy. 127. The once “King Crop” of Owen County was on its way to a prospective buyer.

  • Church News: Women’s Ministry United

    Dates to remember:
    • Owenton Associational WMU Meeting at 10 a.m. Feb 5 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
    • Retreat at Cedarmore April 29-30.
    The money is due on or before Feb. 14. Call 484-3137 for more information. After this date, the cost will go up. Right now the cost is $49 for three meals, and a nights stay in the new facility. If you just want to come on Friday or on Saturday, the cost will be $14.

  • Church News: Salem Baptist

    Special thanks to Chris and David for cleaning the lot and warming the church for us.
    We welcome everyone who came out to worship with us. Eric and Whitney blessed us with song and music — how proud Mama and Papa are of you. Keep up the good work with your talents.

  • Church News: Pleasant Ridge Baptist

    The Rev. Wotier’s message, “When the Judges Are Judged,” was taken from John 7:53 and 8:1-11. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought before Jesus a woman who had committed adultery. Jesus started writing in the sand. Why did Jesus write in the sand? What did Jesus write? Could it have been about the particular sins of the Scribes and Pharisees themselves? Sinners are people, not things. Sinners (no matter what their actions) are people and precious to our Heavenly Father.
    The Deacon of the Month is Danny Jacobs.