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Today's News

  • Preserving stories of Owen’s World War II vets

    “It was a most amazing generation. To say they changed the history of the world is an understatement.”

    With these words, Marlene Browning Wainscott described a moving chapter in the lives of six Owen county veterans.

    Marlene’s program, presented at the historical society meeting last week, brought to life the stories of these Owen County heroes.

  • Court News | April 20, 2016

    Owen District Court | April 15, 2016

    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, possession of a controlled substance, continued to April 29.

    Jeremiah B. Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, continued to April 29.

    Michael P. Ogden, 1989, fourth-degree assault, continued to April 29.

    Joshua B. Phelps, 1987, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, preliminary hearing set for April 29.

    James Phillips Jr., 1987, fourth-degree assault, two counts of contempt of court, continued to April 29.

  • Looking back | April 20, 2016

    Board members balk at some staffing changes
    April 20, 2011
    5 years ago

    An Owen County Elementary School media specialist position will stay intact following Monday’s Owen County Board of Education meeting.

    The board discussed budget considerations for the 2012 fiscal year and voted to keep the media specialist position at the elementary school, despite a recommendation from Owen County Superintendent David Raleigh to eliminate the position.

  • Property Transfers | March 2016

    Editor’s Note: The following property transfer was inadvertently omitted from a recent listing of transfers – Jeffry Thornton, Charlotte Thornton and Lena Ellis to Danny D. Thornton, land on the east side of TA, $3,000.

    Daniel & Dorothy Brumley to David & Tammy Brumley, land in Owen County.

    Bruce Wayne & Carol Annette Harrison to Christopher Baker and Jordan Wilson, land on the southeast side, $97,000.

    Kyle Scott Smither to Lauren Maureen Ashley Hensley, a building and lot.

  • Turkey hunting in full swing on Branch

    What a beautiful weekend – warm, sunny and a pleasant breeze for a change from the howling winds we have been having.

    The hunting shack’s parking area was full of pickups. I knew there must be some kind of hunting season. I asked Tim Chisholm at church what they were hunting now and he said turkey, but he countered with a question of his own, “Did you hear that big boom as you were coming to church?”

  • At the Library | April 20, 2016

    Kids Cook: Pretzels

    Measure, mix and twist your very own pretzel and bake it at the library for a yummy snack and a cooking lesson to boot at 3:15 p.m., today (Wednesday).

    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.

    Middle Grades Book Club

  • Wedding: Fitzgerald-Keith

    Ricky and Patsy Fitzgerald of Owenton would like to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mariah Ellen Fitzgerald, to James Philip Keith, son of Sam and Carol Taylor, and Philip Keith of Owenton.

    The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 23 at the First Christian Church in Owenton. Invitations were sent to out-of-town guests only. All family and friends are invited.

  • Flights, tours keep CAP cadets busy during spring break

    The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Frankfort Composite Squadron took advantage of this year’s spring break.

    The cadets took off, literally, with 13 orientation flights Sunday. Monday was a day with helicopters and Tuesday was spent at the IF Aerospace Conference.

    On Sunday, CAP brought in four pilots and planes to the Capital City Airport.

  • Match your mulch with your plants, climate

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials but which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic

    Rebels standout Carson Williams traveled to Louisville Friday night to participate in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall.

    Williams also played in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game Saturday at Transylvania University in Lexington. He scored 19 points.