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Today's News

  • Owen County District Court - July 11, 2014

    Jessica C. Clines, 1980, fourth-degree assault, pleaded guilty, 365 days, to serve 10 days, conditionally discharged for 355 days, credit time served.
    William B. Cummins, 1984, speeding 11 mph over the limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to wear seat belt, drug paraphernalia, continued to July 18.

  • Owen County Property Transfers for June 2014

    Charles J. and Wanda L. Leon-Lingenfelter to EVF1 LLC,   $252,000.
    Bobby J. Hambright and Linda Ann Brown to Worthville Christian Church, lot 39 and 40, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $5,000.
    William V. Duvall Jr. and Myra Duvall to Robert D. Towles, $300,000.
    Beechwood Ponderosa LLC to James B. Bevins, Owenton & Stamping Ground.
    William J. Baston to Chelsea M. Stephens, Eagle Creek Subdivision, $8,000.
    Diana Andes to Christopher M. and Sabrina K. Bishop, Harmony Road, $9,000.

  • Owen students honored by Youth Salute

    Over 760 high-school juniors from 47 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year’s Youth Salute.
    The 34th Annual Awards Ceremony was held in their honor on May 4 at Eastern Kentucky University.  A top youth leader was named for each high school as well as “Youth Leaders of the Year.”

  • Kay’s Branch News: Time to enjoy a few days as a lady of leisure

    It’s cloudy and cool this morning. We had about 1.2 inches of rain yesterday and last night. We really needed it.
    Wanda and Fay said their gardens were beginning to wilt. Wanda, Ray, Joyce and Barbara were all picking and canning last week. Fay and Bruce got the last of the summer hay cut and baled. Now they must run the fences and see that there are none down so the cows can stray. There is always something to be done on a farm.

  • Staying on target: Perry named to state sporting clay team

    A sharp-shooting Owen County woman continues to rack up statewide honors as she pursues her dream.
    Shadoe Perry was recently named to the Kentucky Sporting Clays team. She has received the designation several times before but is pleased by the honor.
    Perry said the team doesn’t actually meet or compete against other teams.
    Points are accrued by how a shooter ranks during competition. The top points winners are named to the team.

  • Youth soccer league

    The Owen County U10 Gray Team was made up of (front row, left to right) Corey Wright, Ben Chilton, Shane Goodrich, Joe Hamilton, Joshua Mason, Blake Fitzgerald, Parker Cunningham. (back row, left to right) Head Coach Brock Ward, Wyatt Traylor, Spencer Blair, Luke Vinyl, Hunter Richardson, Brax Ward, Preston Cunningham, Coach Josh Mason.

  • Smoot to celebrate 102nd birthday with dinner and dancing

    Lucy Smoot Hall was born on July 31, 1912.
    She was the oldest girl of 12 Smoot children.  
    She, along with her baby sister, Eula Smoot Stephenson, are the only surviving Smoot siblings.
    Hall will celebrate her 102nd birthday at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Owen County Extension Office with dinner and dancing.
    All family, friends and neighbors are invited to bring a covered dish and help her celebrate this milestone occasion.

  • Fair time: Annual Owen County Fair and Horse Show kicks off Saturday

    With changes in store for this year’s Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show, members of the Owen County fair board are looking forward to a week full of summertime fun.
    This year’s fair will kickoff Saturday with several of the week’s beauty pageants.
    Pageants will begin at 10 a.m. with the baby pageants; the miss teen and miss preteen at 3 p.m. and the Miss Owen County Fair at 6 p.m.
    A walking horse show will also be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
    The gate fee for Saturday will be $5.

  • Kentucky American supports Operation Clear, Preserve, and Reclaim

    A $10,000 grant was recently awarded to the Owen County Fair Board. The money will be used to help spruce up four acres of park land.
    “Operation Clear, Preserve and Reclaim” was coordinated by the Owen County Fair Board in partnership with the parks and recreation department, the Owen County Fiscal Court, Owen County Soil Conservation District and community volunteers.

  • Library staffer decides it’s time to check out

    One of the fixtures of the Owen County Public Library will be moving on.
    Jennifer Chancery, the adult services librarian, has accepted a new job with ATT&T in Frankfort.
    “This is pretty bittersweet for me,” Chancery said. “I have loved working at the library but this is just too good an opportunity to pass up.”
    Chancery, who holds a degree in art from Bluegrass Community and Technical College, has worked at the library for nearly nine years.