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Today's News

  • Historical Society News, April 15: Square dancing down through the generations

    It traveled  with immigrants from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and France. Pioneers who journeyed across the mountains added their own unique movements, and  by the end of the 1800s it had a distinct American flavor.
    Gaining popularity in Appalachia it traveled throughout Kentucky; and today it is making a comeback as American feet are reintroduced to their toe-tapping, feet-stomping roots.

  • Kentucky American working around bus schedule

    Work continues on Kentucky American Water’s $900,000 water main replacement project in Owenton.
    The project involves replacing aging water pipe which will provide additional water system redundancy and enhance overall reliability of service.

  • Voter registration deadline nears, poll workers needed

    By BRYAN MARSHALL AND MOLLY HAINES

  • Road closure expected through May

    Old Monterey Road, just south of Slippery Rock Road, will remain closed after last week’s storms damaged the roadway.
    The downpour sent a wall of water down the gullies at Slippery Rock, eroding around the culvert to where the State Highway Department closed the road.
    According to Nancy Wood, the district six office public information officer, the highway will be closed at least until the middle of May, because the local office will have to build a culvert because of it’s large size.

  • Alleged bank robbers plead not guilty to charges

    The two men accused of robbing People’s Bank & Trust Company March 20 have plead not guilty to multiple charges.
    Christoper A. Priessman, 23 and Adam L. Morris, 24, were each indicted on the charges of theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $5,000.
    Priessman was also indicted on the charges of first-degree evading the police and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Morris was additionally indicted on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Bakery to close its doors April 18

    When the large building was practically built over night on Hwy. 127 S., everyone wondered what it was, but soon learned of a place called Countryside Bakery and Deli.
    The store opened its doors in July 2010 and quickly became a local favorite with their large deli sandwiches, sarsaparilla sodas, pumpkin rolls, fresh breads and many items not found anywhere else.
    Wilmer Stoltzfus, the store’s owner, sadly announced last week that he and his family will close the Countryside’s doors April 18.

  • New heroin bill will tie prosecutor's hands

    When Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford began his workweek in Carrollton Monday, approximately 40 of his cases for the week would be heroin related.
    At least half of those cases were expected to be dismissed after Gov. Steve Beshear signed the new heroin bill as emergency legislation March 25.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 1: A week of ups and down on the Branch

    This has been one heck of a week.
    Well, it started normally. I went to Frankfort on Wednesday to play dominoes and run my errands.
    Wednesday evening I got a call from my cousin saying her daughter and friend were bringing her to the celebration of my oldest cousin’s 85th birthday and they were staying at my house on Friday. Melony isn’t always too sure of dates so I told her that wasn’t till next week, but they are still driving down from Savoy, Ill to stay here and go to Mt. Olivet from here on Saturday.

  • Owen County District Court, March 24, 2015

    Jeremiah Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.
    Roy C. Miller, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.
    Adam L. Morris, 1990, first-degree conspiracy robbery, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney continued April 1.
    Christopher A. Priessman, 1991, first-degree robbery, first-degree fleeing or envying police, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney preliminary hearing April 1.
    Heather Young, 1994, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued.

  • Owen County Circuit Court, March 21, 2015

    Brenda L. Beverly, probation violation, appointed public attorney.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, probation violation, admit jail.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, motion to convert misdemeanor fines to a definite jail term to run concurrently with an indeterminate term, submit.
    Alison M. Coyle, 1982, probation violation, continued April 7.
    Robert James Craig, 1977, owes restitution, $100 a month.
    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, two counts of first-degree narcotics, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, continued to April 21.