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Today's News

  • Birth announcement: Lennox Blake Miles

  • Heroin bill would have addressed state’s epidemic

    Sometimes doing nothing is the worst plan of all.  When it comes to the scourge of heroin in our community, the Kentucky House of Representatives chose to do nothing this past session to combat the deadliest drug epidemic to hit the district in years.  
    With several overdoses in the past few weeks in both Owen and Scott counties, I am disgusted with how House Leadership left Senate Bill 5, the Heroin Bill, out to dry in the final moments of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Session.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 5, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 9.
    Bryan P. Briede, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 19.
    Donnie Carmack, 1978, show cause hearing, owes $220 fine, fine suspended.
    Donnie R. Carmack, 1978, complicity manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 8, 2014

    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, bonded out.
    Charles Calvert Chandler, 1953, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 5, operator’s license suspended pre-trial.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Sept. 5.
    James C. House, 1977, contempt of court, owes $463 restitution, fees and costs, contempt 180 days, pay by Sept. 5.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Close the books on another 127

  • Rebel soccer and volleyball teams ready to roll

    The beginning of a new school year brings the beginning of the 2014 fall sports season in Owen County.
    The volleyball team and both soccer teams start their seasons on Monday night.
    The Rebels get things going on the soccer field Monday when they host Simon Kenton.

  • Owen Divas win championship

    After entering the tournament as a No. 3 seed, the Owen Divas claimed the championship. The team is coached by Blair Baldwin and Megan Hearn.

  • U9 Rebels are runners up in tourney

    The Owen Rebels 9U finished with an overall record of 11-4 and were the Markland Dam regular season and tournament runner-ups. The team is coached by Matthew Cull, John Fitzgerald, Brandon Kemper and Josh Hearn.

  • Tee off to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts

    There will be a golf scramble on Aug. 23 at the Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley to benefit God’s Special Little Hearts, a local non-profit organization that helps families that have children with a congenital heart defect.
    The entry fee is $50 per person and includes green fees, cart rental and post-tournament meal. 
    Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun at 8 a.m.

  • Sunday sales approved

    A second reading of an ordinance that will allow small farm wineries in Owen County to be open between the hours of 1-7 p.m. on Sundays has been approved by a 3-1 vote of the Owen County Fiscal Court.
    Owen County's Third-District Magistrate Teresa Davis made a motion to approve the ordinance. Second-district magistrate Troy Bramblett seconded the motion.
    Second-district magistrate Casey Ellis also voted to approve the ordinance.
    First-district magistrate Asa Phillips voted against the ordinance.