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Today's News

  • Baby Announcement | David Cole Haines

    Corey, Jennifer and big brother Gage Haines are proud to announce the birth of their precious baby boy, David Cole Haines. Cole was born at 8:18 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • Engagement: Wotier-Hensley

    David “Milkweed” and Karen Wotier of Owenton are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Sarah Wotier, to Tyler Hensley of Campbellsville.

    Hensley is the son of Eric Hensley of Canmer, Ky. and Debbie Hensley of Glasgow, Ky.

    The wedding is set for 2:30 p.m., June 10, 2017 in Campbellsville, Ky.

  • Preventing hay from catching fire on the farm

    BY STEVE MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • Troubleshooting tomatoes that are not thriving in the garden

    BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    We cannot control the weather but we can control what our tomatoes eat, so to speak. At planting time we prepare the soil with composted hen manure and a little organic fertilizer. We also mulch around the plants immediately in order to moderate soil moisture and to prevent the spread of soil-borne diseases. This year our work at building healthy soil has paid off because the tomatoes are thriving. Some folks have not been as lucky as the rain poured down earlier in the season!

  • Ellis reflects on past year, looks ahead in state of the county

    Editor’s note: Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis gave his second state of the county address July 14 at the Owen County Chamber of commerce breakfast meeting. The following is a transcription from a recording of the address.

  • Owen's Squiresville had its own notable, noble residents

    With a variety of hair-raising twists and turns, the narrow road snakes along from Highway 22 to Perry Park. On its travels it passes through the once thriving community of Squiresville, and the road itself took on the same name.

    Early Squiresville family names, Arnold, Ligon, Lusby, Minor, Minch, Reeve, Montgomery, Morgan, Nuttall, Thomas, Stivers, and others are still prevalent in the area today.

  • Court News | July 20, 2016

    Owen Circuit Court | July 12, 2016

    Ora B. Bradley, 1970, probation violation, continued to July 26.

    Carrie R. Burgener, 1985, motion for jail time credit, submitted.

    Miranda Dews, 1972, diversion completion, continued to July 26.

    Jackie L. Gibson, 1978, probation violation, appointed public defender, continued to July 26.

    Melissa A. Hamblin, 1981, two counts of second-degree narcotics, pleaded not guilty, trial set for Sept. 15.

    Lauro Lopez Hernandez, 1991, second-degree rape, trial set for Aug. 18.

  • Property Transfers | June 2016

    From Todd W. Vogelpohl and Debora L. Vogelpohl to TV Properties LLC, parcel of land.

    Janice M. Duncan to Ronald C. Swiger and Branda A. Swiger, lots 17, 19 and 20 of the Riverlake subdivision at Perry Park Resort, $120,000.

    Doug Hils and Amanda Hils to Tim Smith and Tricia Smith, two parcels of land, $143,000.

    Malinda Lewellyn Martin and Alex Martin to Tanya Williams, lots 31, 32 and 33 of the Eagle Valley Recreation Resort, $5,000.

  • Owen County Sheriff's Office Activity | June 2016

    Serving Court (Security): 19.

    Complaints Received: 403.

    Juvenile Complaints Received: 10.

    Citations Issued: 33.

    Accidents Worked: 10.

    Investigations: 14.

    Arrests: 15.

    Response to Domestic Violence Complaints: 7.

    Number of Warrants and Papers Served: 96.

    Prisoners Transported: 2.

    Special Details with Law Enforcement Present: 7.

    Offense Reports of Crime and Thefts: 5.

    Auto Inspections: 6.

    Motorist Assists: 23.

    Other Assists: 11.

  • Looking back | July 20, 2016

    Rescue teams take center stage for Owen Countians of the Year
    July 20, 2011 | 5 years ago

    Year after year, an unsuspecting citizen of Owen County arrives at the Owen County fairgrounds pavilion during far week for a special reason. Some think they’re here to see a friend win an award or to watch a family member in one of the pageants.