Today's News

  • At the Library | February 7, 2018

    Age Reversing Workout

    Follow this workout video to engage every muscle in your body, liberate your joints and improve your overall health. Miranda Esmonde-White leads a classical stretch workout everyone will enjoy at 11 a.m., today (Wednesday).

    Introduction to Tumbling

  • Community Events | February 7, 2017

    Sign-ups for Parks and Rec baseball now open

    Sign-ups for Owen County Parks and Recreation T-ball, baseball and softball have begun. Forms are located at Owen County Schools and at the Owen County Judge-Executive’s Office, and can be dropped off at these locations. The cost is $60 per child or $150 for family. Any questions can be answered on the Parks and Rec website, www.owencountyparksandrec.com

    LEPC meeting rescheduled for Feb. 20

  • Fiscal court eyes new vehicles, turns to fleet management service

    Owen County vehicles may be receiving an upgrade as the Owen County Fiscal Court discussed going to a company to help plan the cost of new vehicles, maintenance and the resell of vehicles in the future. The company chosen to help manage this is Enterprise Fleet Management, a branch of Enterprise Holdings that provides automotive fleet services that include fleet sales, financing, leasing, a maintenance program and management systems for companies throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Deadline passes to file for county election

    County Judge/Executive:
    Casey Ellis, D (incumbent)
    Franky Fitzgerald, D
    Veronica Gayle, R

    County Attorney:

    Josh Smith, D

    Mark Bess, R (incumbent)
    Doug West, D
    Lannis Garnett, D
    Gary Alcorn, D
    Marty Lilly, D
    Larry Osborne, R

    County Clerk:

    Laurel D. Stivers, D (incumbent)

    Circuit Court Clerk
    Margaret Forsee, D (incumbent)

  • Chamber president vying for county’s top post

    Three candidates are now vying for the county’s top-elected position after Owen County Chamber of Commerce President and Adult Learning Director Veronica Gayle filed on the Republican ticket Monday.
    Though a newcomer to politics, Gayle has served in a variety of leadership roles and is an active member of several community organizations.
    Democratic incumbent Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis and Franky L. Fitzgerald, also a Democrat, filed in November and December respectively.

  • Rose shares ancient Owen Co. artifacts with society

    Like many 10 year olds the young Owen countian spent much of his spare time hunting squirrels. One day while hunting these wily little tree climbers, the boy ducked under a tree branch, and as he cast his eyes to the ground, he spied a perfectly formed arrowhead. That discovery of a single ancient artifact set Owen countian Bobby Rose on the path of a life-long journey into the world of stone points, axes and pipes and fueled his determination to preserve these ancient treasures of the past.

  • Owen Circuit Court | March 6, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    Johnpatrick Garilao Ada, 1991, probation violation, probation revocation hearing, admit.
    Randall Dale Allen, 1987, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, drug paraphernalia, continued to April 10.
    Michael Craigmyle Jr., 1977, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, continued to March 20.

  • February 2018 Property Transfers

    Wayne R. Fisher Trustee, Daniella J. Fisher Trustee and the Fisher Family Trust to Rockdale Innovation LLC, land in Owen County.
    Elma Sue Chapman to the Susan Lee Walmer Burton Irrevocable Trust dated Jan. 18, 2010, Kirsten Lee Holloway, Michelle Leigh Romero and Rachel Lea Nicole Wright, lot 309 and 310, Hide-A-Way Hills Subdivision, $18,300.
    Lyn A. Wessels to James Wessels Jr. Trustee, Daniel Wessels Trustee and Wessels Preservation Trust, lot 58 and 59, Riverlake Subvision.

  • Kay's Branch News | Capital Plaza Tower implosion creates excitement locally

    This has been a good week for me. I got to play bridge Tuesday. The sun was shining, and I could see spring just around the corner — then it snowed on Wednesday and burst my bubble. There was a good crowd at church Sunday. The new furnace was doing its job, and everybody was glad to be back in their pews.
    Fay said attendance was good at her church too. She has been staying with her sister Sue some this week. She is bedfast now. Fay has been doing some cooking for her and helping the nurse that looks after her. Their family needs your prayers.

  • Historical Society News | Daniel Boone's nephew original deacon at Harmony Baptist

    The little pedal organ, poised as if ready to share a melodious hymn,  stands in a small niche in the parlor of the Owen County Historical Society Museum. Many years ago its keys, now yellowed with age, rejoiced at the touch of the small fingers gliding up and down its keyboard.
    In the early 1900s, this unique little gospel organ traveled in the buggy of Owen County evangelist John Allie Lee. Reverend Lee’s daughter, Snowdye, accompanied her father and played hymns calling the faithful to worship.