Today's News

  • Owen County Public Library News | Sept. 21, 2016

    Fruit Kabobs and Smoothies
    If you like cooking healthy food for after school snacks, come join us. Recommended for grades 3-8. Younger children are welcome with a caregiver. The events begins at 3:15 p.m. today.

    Storytime for Pre-Schoolers
    Join Miss Susan at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 to enjoy picture books, crafts, and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children.
    Let’s Make Dog Treats

  • Kay's Branch News | Sept. 21, 2016

    Last Monday as I was typing the column and getting ready for another week, John came and borrowed my van to take his family on an excursion. He, Charity, her daughter Jordan and husband Chad were taking the grandson, Liam, who is 19 months old, to the The Louisville Zoo.

  • Owen District Court | Sept. 16, 2016

    John T. Ada, 1991, possession of marijuana, public intoxication controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree narcotics, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 30.
    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana, public intoxication controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 30.

  • Audit the federal reserve | Rep. Thomas Massie

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die.  However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote.  Since 90% of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Owen County Historical Society | Sept. 21, 2016

    In early America, inns offered overnight places of rest to weary travelers. Many of these stops were built along stagecoach routes and provided for the needs of travelers, including food, lodging, stabling, fodder for the traveler’s horse and fresh mounts for the mail couch.

  • Wolverines spoil home opener

    After playing two games that came down to the wire, the home opener for the Owen County Rebels did not provide the same type of late-game drama.
    Owen County hosted Western Hills on Friday night at Patterson Field. The Rebels were looking to break a two-game losing streak to begin the season as well as snap a three-game losing streak against the Wolverines. Neither was to be.

  • Family pawpaws a far cry from fruit of the same name

    I wanted to love pawpaws. The name enchanted me. One of the earliest nursery rhyme ditties I learned featured this indigenous fruit. “Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch, “ we’d sing, as we skipped in a circle holding hands.

  • Old camp meeting sometimes lasted from several days to weeks

    As the oppressive heat of August bears down upon Owen County, local churches make preparations for their annual revivals.
    Revivals, or camp meetings as they were called in early Kentucky, beckoned the faithful and the penitent and presented the opportunity to listen to sermons, enjoy fellowship with other believers, partake in communion, and renew one’s Christian walk.
    An entry in Mariam Houchens’ book, “The History of Owen County, Kentucky,” written by Mrs. Ira L. Arnold, described a Squiresville Baptist revival in August 1900.

  • Owen District Court | Aug. 26, 2016

    Joshua Jackson, 1996, theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 9.
    Ashley Mills, 1994, non-support, four counts of contempt of court, continued to Oct. 14 for review.
    Chasidy L. Poe, 1981, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, public intoxication controlled substance, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • A visit from a fan of Kay's Branch News | Aug. 31, 2016

    Aug. 23 was John’s birthday. Thank goodness for the new air conditioners.