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Today's News

  • May 6, 2015 letters to the editor

    Relay team appreciates community support

  • No 'mama' is perfect, but each one is a hero

    There’s a scar on my shin that tells a story about me that most people don’t know.
    It’s the story of how one little girl had only one wish for her adult life -- and that was to be just like her hero.
    The scar came about after a trip to my mama’s closet, where I took out a pair of her old high heels. I slipped them on my tiny feet and walked carefully through the house, trying my hardest to be as graceful as mama when she walked through the church doors on Sunday mornings.

  • Historical Society News, May 6: Stories of panthers not uncommon in Owen County

    They roamed the hills of early Kentucky in great numbers and sightings of their sinewy forms on nightly forays in Owen County have been recorded  throughout the years.
    Their eerie midnight screams have sent goose bumps scrambling along the arms of even the most brave and family stories of confrontations between man and these fierce predators have been passed down through generations.

  • Historical Society News, April 22: News determined to keep history of Gratz alive

    Although technology contributed much to the advancements of the 1940s-1960s, it also changed the fabric of rural America.
    In the wake of progress, small Owen County communities were forever transformed.
    Gratz is nestled amidst the hills of Owen County and is poised along a stretch of the Kentucky River.

  • Wild ride comes to an end

    “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
    Thank You!
    I cannot say those words enough.

  • Owen District Court, April 17, 2015

    Shelly Campbell, 1986, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing May 29.
    Shelly Campbell, 1986, third-degree rape, waived to grand jury.
    William Newman, 1987, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree wanton endangerment, appointed a public attorney preliminary hearing set for April 24.
    Joshua Smith, 1993, second-degree stalking, third-degree terroristic threatening, harassing communication, see order.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 22: Spring in full bloom on the Branch

    The old adage, “April showers bring May flowers” seems to be working. I was lamenting the fact that my forsythia didn’t bloom this year. It seems it always gets colder in this valley.
    The trees hadn’t leaved out and it was raining almost every day. Teri came on Thursday to help me clean the basement and set up for the card party, Hand and Foot, on Friday. The sun came out and we had a very nice day.

  • March property transfers

    Kenneth and Nancy Bowen to Doug Lawrence, tract 3, Bowen Land Division,$41,000.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Company to Robert Mitchell, lot 5, Mason Estates Subdivision, $500.
    Margo A. Flege to Mark E. Flege, land on Beech-Tersita.
    First Farmers Bank & Trust Company to Mark Kevin McKenzie, lot 1, Mason Estates Subdivision, Crossroads Pike, $500.
    Kentucky American Water to Rodney L. Cobb, Tract 5, small parcel, 59,900.
    Mark D. and Susan B. Limke to David W. and Anna Skirvin, Eagle Creek Subdivision, lot 7, block A and lot 6.

  • Owen District Court, April 10

    April 10, 2015

    JoAnn M. Adams-Blackmore, 1974, contempt of court, appointed a public attorney, continued to May 5.
    JoAnn Blackmore, contempt of court, appointed public attorney.
    JoAnn Adams Blackmore, contempt of court, appointed public attorney continued to May 5.
    JoAnn Blackmore, contempt of court, appointed public attorney, May 5.
    Randall D. Bolton, 1971, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree assault, resisting arrest, see order.

  • Owen Circuit Court, April 7

    April 7, 2015

    Eric C. Bassham, 1985, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, continued to April 21.
    Wesley W. Calmes, 1986, complicity third-degree burglary, complicity theft by unlawful taking all others $500 or more but under $10,000, first-degree possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, continued to May 5.
    Alison Coyle, 1982, probation violation, see order.
    Deanna T. Edwards, complicity first-degree possession of a controlled substance, complicity drug paraphernalia, continued to April 21.