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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Reliving memories through photos, stories
  • At the Library | July 20, 2016

    Hey kids!  Continue keeping a reading log through July to be eligible for a special pizza party when school starts.  Adults can be entered in a contest for really special prizes too!  Summer fun is cool at the library this year.

    Announcing new hours at the library.  We will now be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Destroy the myth that libraries are no longer relevant. Come check us out!

    Ballet Lessons

  • Senior Activities | July 20-26, 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.

    If you need a ride to the Owen County Senior Center, call the Owen Transit at 502-750-2828 and schedule when you would like to come.

    For more information, call Center Manager Stacey Sipple Long at 502-484-3139.

    Today (Wednesday): 9 a.m. Healthy Counters; 1 p.m. Skip-Bo.

    Thursday, July 21: 9 a.m. Rook; 1 p.m. Joyce Jacobs with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.