Today's News

  • 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.

  • Historical Society News, April 1: Sunday morning memories part of cherished history

    The floor was dirt, packed tightly with the clay-laced soil of Owen County.
    The one room cabin erected above the floor was constructed of logs, notched and joined together with wooden pegs. Long wooden benches filled the large room and guaranteed to be so uncomfortable that even the drowsiest parishoner would find it difficult to doze off during the sermon.
    The Beech Grove Baptist Chruch, built in 1852, sat in the midst of a cemetery and it served the community not only as a church but also as a schoolhouse.

  • City PD suspended from federal program

    During one of the worst snow emergencies faced by Owen County in recent years, one of Owenton’s crucial emergency vehicles sat useless at the side of the road 50 miles away in Burlington, Ky.
    Owenton City Clerk Laura Aldridge was given permission by Owenton Mayor David “Milkweed” Wotier to take one of the cities two Humvees to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. to pick up her son and his girlfriend.
    While on her way to the airport, the Humvee ran out of gas in Burlington and had to be towed back to Owenton.

  • 39,000 eggs a day

    Jonesville’s newest chicken farm, Egg Innovations, grew in population with the arrival of  25,000 chickens over the last couple of weeks.
    The free range chickens will seek the pastures around May 1,  after a brief period of getting use to the nesting and roosting areas in the over 500 foot long barn.
    After the peak laying of 98 percent, the workers will collect approximately 19,000 eggs a day.
    Local residents will not be able to get the all-organic eggs on site, but they will be sold at local Kroger stores in Kentucky.

  • Traffic woes expected to continue through May

    The first phase of the $900,000 water main replacement project is expected to continue through May 29.
    Kentucky American Water Manager of External and Governmental Affairs said the project was delayed following inclement weather in February.
    The first phase is replacing water mains along South Main Street.
    Lancho said the first phase will likely take the longest.
    Following its completion, the second phase will go from Seminary to Blanton Street.

  • A family tradition

    The Owen County School Board’s newest member may have only attended his first meeting, but serving the school district seems to be in his blood.
    With the swearing in of Craig Bowling, the school board gained it’s third generation of Bowling members. Craig’s father, Stuart, served for 18 years. His grandfather, Dr. Maurice Bowling whom Bowling middle school is named for served approximately 16 years.
    “I believe my father started in 1969 and served until his death in 1985,” Stuart Bowling said.

  • Pair arrested by sheriff's deputy in bank robbery

    A quick reaction by the Owen County Sheriff’s Department led to the arrest of two men only shortly after they allegedly robbed People’s Bank  Friday.
    The incident occurred at the 101 N. Main St. location at approximately 2:20 p.m. Friday.
    Peoples Bank & Trust Company President Todd Marston said a white male entered the bank with a demand letter, which was given to one of the bank’s tellers.

  • Owen grand jury hands down indictments

    The Owen County grand jury recently handed down the following indictments:

    l Eric M. Stivers, 37, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating motor vehicle while license suspended, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, improper registration plate, no Kentucky registration receipt, failure to wear seatbelt .