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Today's News

  • Owen court news: Feb. 7, 9 and 16

    Owen Circuit Court

  • Early Owen countians lived frugally, persevered during hard times

    The currency commonly used in Colonial America was the British pound or Spanish coins called “pieces of eight,”so named because the coins could be cut into smaller denominations of eight pieces.

  • January property transfers

    Ronald Scott Goodin and Darlene Goodin to Ronald Scott Goodin Jr., two parcels of land.
    Susan Jones to Ernest L. Ligon and Dana Ligon, lots 4 and 5 and 12 and 13. Eagle Creek Campground, $17,500.
    Norse Land Farm LLC to Freestone Foodbank Inc., five tracts of land in Owen County.
    Allen Grimes and Rosemary Grimes to Greg S. Grimes and Michele Grimes, tract 4, Literell Farm Division, $150,000.
    Peggie P. Tisch, Peggie Tisch Rollins and Michael D. Rollins to Bonnie L. Cooke, part number two in the subdivision. Parkway Addition, $61,500.

  • Branch wildlife not the only ones ready for winter's end

    I’m running late this morning. My brain is on overload. Too many and too much “sports” over the weekend. I came home from church and turned on the golf game and watched that to the end, then got into the Olympic games. The sun finally came out, and it was in the 50s at some point in the afternoon. I had a skiff of snow on the ground when I got up this morning. You never know what you’re going to get weather-wise when you live in Kentucky.

  • All victims of Highway 355 crash now identified

    UPDATE (4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8): Owen County Coroner Mark Garnett has identified the remaining victims in a crash that claimed three lives near the 16000 Block of Highway 355 Wednesday.

    64-year-old Dave Harrison and 63-year-old Sheryl Harrison, of Perry Park, were the victims of the vehicle that caught fire. Garnett said the married couple moved to Perry Park about two years ago from Minnesota. 

    We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

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  • A tornado is a tough way to get a death-clean done

    Whenever her adult children got on her nerves, my friend Pat would threaten never to clean out another closet. She’d just leave them to deal with her lifetime of clutter after she was gone, she said, and see how they’d like that! I thought of Pat when I read recently about the Swedes and their obsession with death-cleaning. Apparently, the Swedes feel a moral obligation to empty their homes of all but the bare necessities before they die. Apparently, their adult children never get on their nerves.

  • Old newspaper articles give glimpse into Owen’s past

    They were just ordinary everyday folks. Some lived in large cities; others resided in small towns or on isolated farms. Yet, for one brief moment in time they stood in the limelight, and their stories, some delightfully crafted to evoke laughter, others to awaken memories of long ago, became memorialized in newspaper articles, family histories and community narratives.  

  • Who is it? | February 7, 2018
  • Looking Back | February 7, 2018

    February 6, 2013
    5 years ago
    Stafford tabbed to lead Owen Schools

  • Owen District Court | February 2, 2018

    Randall Dale Allen, 1987, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Deb. 9, appointed public attorney.
    Corinne Ashley Duerring, 1992, public intoxication of a controlled substance, pleaded guilty, $50 and court costs, show cause hearing set for May 11.
    Oscar Hardin Jr., 1989, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing set for Feb. 9.