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Today's News

  • Fiscal court works to ensure patients get needed transportation

    Medicaid patients in Owen County who depend on help to get to medical appointments can now rest a bit easier.
    The Owen County Public Transit system will now work with LKLP Community Action County to give Medicaid patients a means of transportation if LKLP is unable to transport them.  
    Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith said if LKLP is unable to transport a Medicaid patient who lives in Owen County, the county’s transit program will be able to make the run.
    Keith said the county will be reimbursed by LKLP for transporting the patients.

  • Rebel athletes look to give back to Owen County

    In an era when it seems like there is more negative coverage of athletes than positive, members of the Owen County athletic teams want to create some positive news.
    On Saturday, student-athletes from Owen County High School will be taking part in the first REBELSoutREACH. The student-athletes will be heading to different areas around the community and taking part in service projects. They will be working in the yards for some of the elderly, doing cleanup around Owenton and completing some projects at the fairgrounds.

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Monterey residents invite everyone back for homecoming and fair

    Everyone is invited to come home to Monterey as the annual Monterey Homecoming Fair returns Saturday.
    Robin Gentry, one of the organizers and a life-long resident of Monterey, said although she is new to the process of organizing the event, it has always held a special place in her heart.
    “It’s a wonderful day,” Gentry said. “It’s a chance to show the young people here what kind of place we live in and enjoy some of the things we did when I was younger.”

  • Owen Historical Society News: Flooding would bring county to standstill

    “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”
    This was a common phrase used by folks in Kentucky. It referred to the belief that the Lord was in charge, and barring unforeseen circumstances such as rising creek waters, one would go ahead with their plans.
    This adage was particularly applicable to early settlers in Owen County who made their homes near the numerous creeks in the area.
    When heavy rains flooded the waterways, most folks were unable to cross at the creek fords and travel came to a standstill.

  • Crawford named to American College of Trial Lawyers

    Attorney James M. Crawford has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.  The induction ceremony at which Mr. Crawford   became a Fellow took place before an audience of approximately 855 persons during the recent 2014 Annual  Meeting of the College in London, England.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 26, 2014

    Matthew Bowling, 1991, third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communications, continued arraignment set for Oct. 3.
    Opall Hall, 1993, first-degree possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3, appointed public defender.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3.
    Leanne Renfro, 1981, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for Oct. 3.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 23, 2014

    Regina Brackin, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, motion to revoke probation, continued to Oct. 7.
    Bryan P. Briede, 1986, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, adopted plea agreement.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree complicity possession of heroin, complicity drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty, continued to Oct. 7.

  • Kay’s Branch New: I hope the walnuts are wrong

    Ahhhh! I’m late.
    I am suffering from company-lag this morning. My cousins from Missouri and Savoy, Illinois came last Monday evening and left this morning at 7 a.m.
    I was up at 5:45 a.m. to cook breakfast and help them find their stuff, finish packing and load their van.
    Dobbs and I went to the sunroom to sit down and listen to the quiet and went back to sleep. I finally stirred myself and came to the kitchen and start a load of towels and wash the dishes, when it suddenly dawned on me – This is Monday and I should have the column in by now.

  • Perkins bags elk on charity trip

    An Owen County girl in remission from cancer had the experience of a lifetime when she was invited to hunt elk at the Arrow Ridge Ranch.
    Owners Forrest and Lisa Pike and Matt Brown of Arrow Ridge Ranch were just opening the ranch this year and wanted to give a charity hunt.
    They are friends with G.O. Heath of the Sportsmen Channel.
    Health was aware that Craig Bowling was with Beka’s Toppers.
    After the men spoke about finding a potential young hunter to take advantage of the offer, Brianna Perkins of Owen County was selected.