Today's News

  • Public memorial to be held for Reinke

    Gallatin County resident Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer known for his striking news and sports pictures, died Oct. 18 following a head injury he received as he covered the Kentucky Speedway’s IndyCar race Oct. 2. He was 60 years old.

  • Owen County District Court - Oct. 28, 2011

    Chris Poor, two counts of theft by deception, theft by failure to make disposition, continued to Nov. 4.
    Ronnie Woods, public intoxication, pleaded guilty, fined $25, court costs.
    Terry Allen, speeding 17 mph over the limit, pleaded guilty, fined $34.
    Steven D. Epperson, 1978, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Nov. 4.
    Jesse J. Brandenburg, 1978, incest, pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 9.
    Professional Financial Services vs. Tom Isaacs, motion for default judgment, see order.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Oct. 25, 2011

    Steen Funeral Home vs. James R. Jones, motion for summary judgment, see order.
    Somerhill Capital vs. James O’Hara, motion for default judgment, see order.
    Owen Fiscal Court and Owen County Ambulance vs. Tiffany Perkins, respondent to appear for interrogatories, continued to Nov. 8.
    Cassidy J. Reed vs. Robert M. Green, motion to withdraw, recused.
    John William Swigert vs. Brandy Nicole Swigert, motion to quash, order to follow.
    BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Brandon Bourne, motion to substitute plaintiff, see order.

  • Beshear and Williams develop deeper divisions in final debate as Galbraith plays off their contrasts

    By Al Cross
    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications
    In their final encounter before next Tuesday’s election, a debate televised statewide on Halloween, the candidates for governor ramped up their attacks and developed deeper contrasts on a range of issues.

  • Lathrem named finalist in pageant

    Marlee Lathrem competed against 85 girls at the 2011 Kentucky County Fair State Pageant in Louisville Oct. 21-22 and was chosen as a top 15 finalist representing Gallatin County. Marlee represented Gallatin County due to winning its county fair pre-teen pageant in June 2011.  She is the daughter of Brian and Rita Lathrem and is in the seventh grade at Maurice Bowling Middle School.

  • Wedding: Matt and Meagan Greenlee

    Matt and Meagan Greenlee were married Oct. 1, 2011, at Headgates in Monterey.

  • Birth announcement: Rylee Walker

    Robbin and Michael Walker would like to announce the birth of their first child, Rylee. She was born at 1:01 p.m., Oct. 14, 2011, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange. Rylee was 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19-inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Amanda Gaines of Owenton and Barb and Buster Daniels of Independence. Paternal grandparents are Jeff Walker and Marcie and Jason Weiss of Carrollton.
    Rylee was welcomed home by her grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles.

  • Kicking off contest

    Owen County Primary School kicked off the Kentucky Farm Bureau and Kentucky Soil Conservation Poster Contest with an assembly. Crystal New, a second-grade teacher at OCPS, invited Andrew Whittle and Vanita Bright from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to take part in the event.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Chilly weather slows things down on the Branch

    It was a slow week. No yards to mow, the golf clubs had been stored away, and the wood is ready to start building fires. I did go to my first yoga class last Wednesday. In the beginning I didn’t think I was going to like it, but by the time the class was over I had decided it might do me some good. At least, get me out of the house once a week.

  • Senior Salute

    Seniors from the Owen County High School band and cheerleading squad were honored Friday before the Rebels’ football game. First Picture: The senior cheerleaders recognized were (from left to right) Shelby Ogden, Jenna Harris, and Leah Forsee. Second picture: The band seniors include Lee Lancaster and Thein Hoang. Band senior Holly Boillard was unavailable.