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  • Looking Back | May 3, 2017

    5 years ago
    May 2, 2012
    Domestic case lead to drug indictment

    A convicted felon was recently indicted on methamphetamine charges after Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond was called to his residence over a domestic dispute.
    The incident took place during the afternoon hours April 20 at 1675 Hwy. 35. While at the residence Hammond said Kentucky State Trooper Dave Roberts stopped to see if everything was OK.

  • Owen District Court | May 3, 2017

    April 28, 2017

    Joshua S. Bush, 1991, one headlight, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Joshua S. Bush, 1991, theft by unlawful taking under $500, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to May 12.
    Jacqueline J. Claypool, 1983, flagrant non-support, two counts of contempt of court, continued to May 12.

  • OCHS students perform well at conference
  • The search for morel mushrooms continues

    Rain, rain, rain — that’s about it for the news from the Branch this week. I did manage to get all of the yard mowed before the deluge started. The bad storm Thursday night scared Dobbs to death. I could have slept through it, but she kept digging her way further and further under the covers and kept me awake till it subsided about 4 a.m. I thought we must have had 3 inches of rain, but Fay assured me that it was only a little over an inch and a half. She has been trying to get her flowers planted between showers.

  • Roteract Club begins at Owen County High

    by david lilly
    Owenton Rotary Club
    Mike Haines served as our March 6 speaker. Mike provided information on the Alumni Association project. They are looking to raise money for dual credit for students. Right now, 80 kids are enrolled in the program at Owen County High School. They are having a challenge that the graduation class that raises the most money will be recognized.
    On March 13 we had our St. Patrick and membership dinner with 50 individuals present. We had several new members present.

  • At the Library | May 3, 2017

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    May the 4th Be With You
    Calling all Star Wars fans — celebrate the fourth with everything Star Wars, including crafts and fun. Open to all school-age children from 3:15-4:30 p.m., Thursday.
    Art Show and Reception

  • Itron closing inspires world civ. project

    In any classroom, you’ve heard it 100 times — “When am I ever going to use this?”
    World Civilization students at Owen County High School will be able to answer just that through a new economic project inspired by the closing of Itron’s Owenton facility.
    World Civilizations teacher Jenny Urie has been working for months to put her training in project-based learning to use for students and was inspired by reading of the Itron closing.

  • OCHS students of the month
  • Hope’s Hands receives donation from OCEA
  • Owen County Youth Soccer League searching for board members, coaches for fall season

    The Owen County Youth Soccer League is holding board/officer election at their upcoming annual meeting in June. If you would like to get more involved or just learn more about the league, please contact a board member or Cara Stewart at 859-699-7886. Several positions are available, including coaching positions. Don’t know much about soccer? Don’t worry. We will teach you. For more information visit www.owencountysoccer.com or our Facebook page.