Today's News

  • Stone Osborne selected for all-star game

    An Owen County High School baseball player has received a big honor.
    Junior Stone Osborne has been selected to play in the East/West Junior All-Star Baseball Game.
    Osborne will be a member of the West All-Stars.
    According to a press release, only the top juniors in the state are selected to participate.
    The game will be played June 21 at the University of Kentucky.
    Before the game on that day, Osborne will have an opportunity to workout in front of college coaches and professional scouts.

  • Engagement: Gaines-Walker

    Gary Gaines, Amanda Gaines and Barbara Daniels are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Robbin Gaines, to Michael Walker of Carrollton.
    Michael Walker is the son of Jeff Walker and Marcie Wiess. The couple resides in Carrollton, where Michael is employed by NAS.
    A wedding is planned for 2 p.m. June 11 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Invitations have been sent, but everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Big news for beef and grill lovers

    All Owen County cattle producers and their families are invited to attend the next Cattlemen’s Association meeting, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the extension office.  
    The program, “A Taste of Beef,” will focus on the end use of the product you sell. Supper will include an assortment of beef recipes, so if you enjoy eating beef, you’ll love this program.
    However, it’s going to be important that we know how many folks to prepare for, so today you will need to call the extension office for reservations at (502) 484-5703.

  • Special recognition: Sheila Wilson

    Sheila Wilson, a 2007 valedictorian and graduate of Owen County High School, recently graduated magna cum laude from Murray State University with a bachelor of science in agriculture and an area in pre-veterinary medicine.
    She was very active in the Hutson School of Agriculture, and in her senior year was selected by the dean as the sole recipient of the Agriculture Leadership Award.

  • Library Corner By Jennifer Nipper: Summer reading program ready to start once again

    It’s Summer Reading time again at your local public library. We hope you’ll make the time to come out and enjoy all that your library has to offer.
    With the high price of gas and other necessities, we all need to find ways to economize. This summer, you can still satisfy your wanderlust on the cheap. Be an armchair globetrotter by participating in our “One World, Many Stories” programming, starting today, June 8. There will be an exciting session each Wednesday in June at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. sponsored by the Ohio Valley United Charities.

  • Kay's Branch News: In the dark ages but keeping up

  • UK to open sports medicine clinic at New Horizons

    The University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine has announced the launch of a new outreach clinic in Owenton.
     The clinic, run by Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland, will occur on the first Tuesday of each month.
    Ireland is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine.

  • Owen County property transfers

    Joseph M. and Virginia L. Hall to Lisa M. and Craig M. Clark, lot 1052, Elk Lake Shores Subdivision, $345,000.
    James Brandon Combs, Nita Combs, Taylor Lee Combs, James Brandon Combs Jr. and Andrew Jacob Combs to Blue Moon Investors LLC, Hwy. 22 and 227, $11,000.
    Donald Martin Estate to Robert A. Shinault, Lusby Mill-Needmore Road.
    Kenneth and Nancy Bowen to James Franks, lot 6, Eagle Hill Estates, Eagle Hill Road, $30,000.
    Barry L. Snell to Ray Douglas Snell and Janet Snell, Eagle Hill Road.

  • Owen County District Court

    June 3, 2011

    Stacey Copeland, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, preliminary hearing set for June 10.
    Christopher Miller, 1966, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 90 days, to serve two, conditionally discharged balance, court costs.
    Rodney W. Rabourn, 1985, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, 365 days, conditionally discharged, court costs.
    Jacob E. Stivers, 1976, fourth-degree assault, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, in jail, $5,000 cash bond set, preliminary hearing set for June 10.

  • Monterey Matters: Back from the beach and ready to write