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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Congressman calls for legalization of industrial hemp

    BY THOMAS MASSIE

  • Historical Society News, April 15: Square dancing down through the generations

    It traveled  with immigrants from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and France. Pioneers who journeyed across the mountains added their own unique movements, and  by the end of the 1800s it had a distinct American flavor.
    Gaining popularity in Appalachia it traveled throughout Kentucky; and today it is making a comeback as American feet are reintroduced to their toe-tapping, feet-stomping roots.

  • Kay's Branch News, April 1: A week of ups and down on the Branch

    This has been one heck of a week.
    Well, it started normally. I went to Frankfort on Wednesday to play dominoes and run my errands.
    Wednesday evening I got a call from my cousin saying her daughter and friend were bringing her to the celebration of my oldest cousin’s 85th birthday and they were staying at my house on Friday. Melony isn’t always too sure of dates so I told her that wasn’t till next week, but they are still driving down from Savoy, Ill to stay here and go to Mt. Olivet from here on Saturday.

  • Owen County District Court, March 24, 2015

    Jeremiah Judd, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.
    Roy C. Miller, 1978, flagrant non-support, dismissed.
    Adam L. Morris, 1990, first-degree conspiracy robbery, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney continued April 1.
    Christopher A. Priessman, 1991, first-degree robbery, first-degree fleeing or envying police, first-degree wanton endangerment, pleaded not guilty appointed public attorney preliminary hearing April 1.
    Heather Young, 1994, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continued.

  • Owen County Circuit Court, March 21, 2015

    Brenda L. Beverly, probation violation, appointed public attorney.
    Justin K. Blackburn, 1994, probation violation, admit jail.
    Felicia D. Bramblett, 1985, motion to convert misdemeanor fines to a definite jail term to run concurrently with an indeterminate term, submit.
    Alison M. Coyle, 1982, probation violation, continued April 7.
    Robert James Craig, 1977, owes restitution, $100 a month.
    Ashley M. Darrell, 1991, two counts of first-degree narcotics, sell or transfer simulated controlled substance, continued to April 21.

  • Historical Society News, April 1: Sunday morning memories part of cherished history

    The floor was dirt, packed tightly with the clay-laced soil of Owen County.
    The one room cabin erected above the floor was constructed of logs, notched and joined together with wooden pegs. Long wooden benches filled the large room and guaranteed to be so uncomfortable that even the drowsiest parishoner would find it difficult to doze off during the sermon.
    The Beech Grove Baptist Chruch, built in 1852, sat in the midst of a cemetery and it served the community not only as a church but also as a schoolhouse.