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Today's News

  • Stockdale Guns relocates to Owenton

    Trimble County native Dwight Stockdale’s love for guns led to an 11-year run as owner and operator of Stockdale Guns in Bedford.
    Now Dwight hopes to serve the needs of Owen County after relocating his business to Owenton’s Peach Plaza following his marriage to Owen County native Pam Chappell-Stockdale last May.
    A Vietnam Veteran, Dwight served in the United States Army National Guard for six years, two of which were active duty.
    The 72 year old said his love for firearms is why he opened a shop in the first place.

  • Kentucky lawmakers say negative impacts of session will be felt across the state

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal
    It may not come as a surprise that none of the legislation introduced by Frankfort and Franklin County Democratic lawmakers received a hearing in the 30-day legislative session, but they say the true surprise will be the eventual impact of what a new Republican supermajority passed.
    Rep. James Kay, D-Versailles, who represents part of Franklin County, sponsored several bills aimed at state pension reforms.

  • Beshear to offer sexual assault cold case training on SAFE Kit backlog

    KENTUCKY PRESS NEWS SERVICE
    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear will host a three-day sexual assault cold case training for law enforcement, prosecutors and victim advocates across the state related to Kentucky’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit or SAFE kit backlog.
    The free training, hosted by the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the AG’s Office of Victims Advocacy, and the Department of Criminal Investigations, runs from April 11-13 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

  • World War I veteran a charter member of local historical society

    They were a people stalwart of frame, hale and hearty, vigorous and strong, with muscles hardened under the strain of taming the sometimes cantankerous Kentucky River. They were the substance of river lore, and their stories have been preserved from the time the Kentucky made its debut on the stage of river history. They were the rivermen of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Looking Back | April 5, 2017

    April 4, 2012
    5 years ago
    Georgia educator to lead Owen County High

    When the doors of Owen County High School open for the 2012-2013 school year students will be under new leadership.
    Duane Kline, who currently serves as director of operations for the Butts County School District in Georgia, was awarded the position out of a total of 12 applicants.

  • Owen District Court | April 5, 2017

    March 31, 2017

    Kelissa E. Hunter, 1974, fourth-degree assault, continued to April 7.
    David R. Rabourn, 1986, reckless driving, driving on a DUI suspended license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, controlled substance prescription not in original container, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, waive preliminary hearing, continued to May 2.
    Suzi M. Richey, 1997, fourth-degree assault, continued to April 7.

  • What passed, failed in 2017 regular session

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal
    Here’s a look at what the Kentucky Legislature did during the 2017 regular session, which ended at midnight Thursday.
    PASSED
    l Charter schools
    House Bill 520 will allow publicly funded charter schools to operate in Kentucky beginning next school year, although none are expected to begin operation until 2018-19.
    l Education reform

  • OCHS March students of the month
  • Nice weather brings out the fishermen on the branch
  • At the Library | April 5, 2017

    Remember to enter our first ever photo contest. Use a smartphone or camera (old or new), submit photos that are touched, untouched or retouched -- anything! There are two age categories under 18 and 18 and over.
    Submit up to two JPEG images as an email attachment to jchancery.ocpl@gmail.com any time between now and May 1.
    Include your name, age, contact phone number and/or email address. You will receive an email reply when we receive your photos. If you do not get a reply please try again or call Jennifer at the library.