Today's News

  • 4-legged friends provide companionship

    “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” -- Roger Caras, author/photographer

    Though a bit blurry, the photo creates a poignant image of a man and his dog. Taken prior to his tragic death in 1947, William Duvall and Butch share a special moment together in a typical Owen County farm scene.

    William and Butch were inseparable until William died in 1947. When William was crushed between a truck and scantling at one of his barns, Butch tried to sound an alarm by constantly barking, but to no avail.

  • Court News | Jan. 13, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Jan. 8, 2016

    Jesse R. Hopkins, 1974, fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, menacing, pleaded not guilty, continued to Jan. 22.

    Bethany N. Kelly, 1997, first-degree visorderly conduct, bonded out.

  • Looking back | Jan. 13, 2016

    Police honor passing of former dispatcher
    Jan. 12, 2011
    Five years ago

    Local law enforcement vehicles lined West Seminary and North Main streets Monday in honor of a former Owen County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.

    Marvin C. Ogden, a lifelong resident of Owen County, died Jan. 6.

    Ogden was a former deacon of the Owenton First Baptist Church, a 75-year member of the local Oddfellows Lodge No. 213 and a Purple Heart recipient.

  • Property Transfers | December 2015

    Luke M. and Margaret E. Webb to Charles E and Elizabeth Sue Stamper, lot in the town of Gratz, $2,000.

    Margaret E McClung Revocable Trust to Luke David McClung, lot A Owen County Sportsmans Club.

    Kathryn Bell Cummins to Carl Donald Cummins and Dianne Cummins Stillwell, five tracts of land in Owen County.

    Nadine S. Goldsberry and John Dean Goldsberry to John Dean Goldsberry, land on old New Liberty.

  • School board members to be recognized for service and leadership

    Changes are coming in K-12 education at the national level with passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, with the potential for more change at the state level at a time when the Commonwealth’s new budget will be squeezed.

  • Old man winter finally arrived at The Branch

    I hate to mention the obvious, but it snowed Saturday night. From near 70 degrees early Saturday morning to an inch of snow on the sunroom stoop Sunday morning. That’s weird, even for Kentucky.

    I played bridge on Tuesday, dressed in jeans and a light sweater. It was good to see everybody again. We had problems getting eight people together to play during December, so we had to keep postponing.

  • County joins lifesaving 'Yellow Dot' program

    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    Owen County Emergency Management has announced the launch of Kentucky’s Yellow Dot program, designed to improve emergency care to motorists involved in a vehicle crash.

    The “dot” is a circular yellow sticker which is placed on the lower left corner of the driver’s side rear window and alerts emergency responders that a pamphlet with identification and medical information about the motorist is in the glove box.

  • Eat your way to a happier, healthier 2016

    25 ways to eat better in the New Year:

    To help with portion control, use the smallest plate that will hold your food.

    At mealtime, serve from the stove instead of putting a serving bowl on the table.

    Make double vegetables and serve them first, to take the focus off meat.

    Switch to whole wheat pasta.

    Eat vegetarian one night a week.

    Cut back on butter or margarine—newer whole grain breads are tasty on their own.

  • At the Library | Jan. 13, 2016

    MOOC is here! That stands for Massive Open Online Course and represents a new way to learn, to connect and to grow. Online courses are available aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. It is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. The library staff will also be offering discussion groups for four courses of our choosing.

  • Senior Activities | Jan. 13, 2016

    The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Its hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center is managed by Stacey Sipple Long and can be reached at (502) 484-3139.

    If you need a ride to the senior center, call Owen County Public Transit at (502) 750-2828 and schedule when you would like to attend.

    Today (Wednesday): 1 p.m. Extension office, nutrition.

    Thursday, Jan. 14: Noon, Potluck, potato bar.