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Today's News

  • Kay's Branch News: Not much news as UK games dominate the conversations

    It’s raining, again. We’ve had about three and a half inches over the past several days.
    The sun finally came out late Saturday afternoon and it was nice on Sunday afternoon but the rain has come back.
    I suddenly realized as the sun shone on my back yard that the forsythia hadn’t bloomed. There are tiny leaves appearing but no buds. Not a single bush in my large yard has bloomed.

  • Owen County High School honor roll - April 9, 2014

    12th grade super honor roll
    Emily Allen, Allyson Beverly, Ellen Eldridge, Zachary Hall, Haley Hatchett, Kayla Miles, Morgan Neace, Shelby Power, Melanie Ransdell, Kayleigh Shaw, Hannah Strohmeier, Kristan Swigert, Richard Swigert, Hunter Trenary, Tucker Trenary, Sarah Wilhoite, Sarah Wotier.
    12th grade honor roll

  • OCHS Students of the Month for March 2014

    The Owen County High School student of the month winners for March are (from left to right) Lacie Black (junior), Quentin Ellis (sophomore), Wesley Grugin (senior), and Austin Brown (freshman).
     

  • Winds trigger damage

    A barn around the 3100 block of Hwy. 127 N. received substantial damages Monday evening from what was believed to be 65 mph straight line winds. Owen County Emergency Management Director Rick Morgan said the barn belonged to Bill Cammack and estimated the monetary damage to be around $30,000.
    Morgan said on Squiresville Road several barns received damage and some house received little damage to their roofs.
    On Morgan Lane, the electric service was pulled away from one home, but Morgan said Owen Electric repaired the problem Monday evening.

  • Steepleview announces plans for farmers market, crafts

    By John Whitlock
    N-H Editor
    One of the prime locations in Owen County for the annual 127 Yard Sale will soon be ready to became a permanent fixture for top quality produce and local craftsmen.
    Marcus Carey, owner of Steepleview Farm, recently announced plans for a “Saturday Farmers’ Market at Steepleview Farm, a new market that will focus on top quality produce and local crafts will be opened across from Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Saying farewell: Friends and supporters honor 35 years of public service

    A reception for former Owen County Clerk Joan Kincaid was held Sunday at the Owen County Extension Service Office. Kincaid served in government for over 35 years before retiring earlier this month.

     

  • Bill could pave the way for winery Sunday sales

    A measure passed by the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow wineries to potentially sell their products on Sundays awaits the signature of Gov. Steve Beshear.
    Shanna Osborne, the general manager of Elk Creek Winery, testified before the State Senate Licensing and Operations Committee in support of Senate Bill 213.

  • Next Owenton mayor may see salary bump

    When the City of Owenton’s next mayor takes office in Jan. 2015, the seat could come with a $6,000 pay increase.
    The Owenton City Council met for its regular meeting April 1, but the issue was discussed in closed session.
    The issue of the mayor’s salary was originally on the council’s agenda to be discussed in open meeting during new business.
    Owenton Mayor Doug West said the council went into executive session to discuss the mayor’s salary because it pertains to personnel.

  • Owen Historical Society News: Author shares tales of Native Americans

    A fringed linen frock wrapped itself around his lean, lanky frame. A decorated sheathed knife, suspended from a cord around his neck, and a powder horn cradled along his side produced an image of the early American frontier.
    His diminutive Shawnee wife, her calico shirt displaying trade silver, accompanied her husband; and 250 years of history surrounded these two figures of the past as they made their way into the present

  • Owen County District Court - April 11, 2014

    Danny L. Carrier, 1980, flagrant non-support, continued to April 25.
    Thomas Dean, 1973, theft by deception, pleaded guilty, fines and fees, court costs waived, owes $91.11.
    Thomas Dean, 1973, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fees, alcohol drug education classes, operator’s license suspended for 90 days, court costs, owes $843, payment plan.
    James C. House, 1977, theft by unlawful taking.