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Today's News

  • Sisters share history with community

    The Owen County Historical Society is so glad that members Jerry and Doris Kistner were at the old courthouse last week when two ladies from Louisville were visiting Owenton.
    These twin sisters - Carolyn Borie Stevens and Louise Borie Ray - had come to Owenton bearing a gift. The gift was an original bound Atlas of Owen County dated 1883.
    Jerry and Doris graciously accepted this gift on behalf of the Owen County Historical Society.
    It now resides in the T. A. Perry Research Room of the Owen County Historical Society Museum, located at 206 N. Main St.

  • Owen County K9 cases - August 2014

    The Owen County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 officer was called in for the following incidents:
     
    • Meth lab located and wanted person found on Hwy. 355, arrest made.
    • Domestic call on subject in violation of EPO, subject located by K-9 unit on Swope Road hiding in a building. Arrest made for violation of EPO and two outstanding bench warrants.
    • Sex offender on the run on Leaning Oak Road, subject located by K-9 unit, arrest made.
    • Assisted on drug trafficking suspect in Carroll County, arrest made.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Sept. 9, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, adopted plea agreement.
    Sean E. Armstrong, 1971, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years old, promoting a sexual performance by a minor under age of 18, promoting sex performance by a minor under 16 years of age, continued to Sept. 23.
    Joyce A. Booth, 1963, third counts of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor, pleaded guilty.
    Regina Brackin, 1990, probation violation, motion to revoke probation, denied, continued to Sept. 23.

  • Owen County District Court - Sept. 12, 2014

    Keddie Bevis, 1960, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, bonded out.
    Kayla M. Mayer, 1990, no or expired registration plates, no or expired Kentucky registration receipt, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of drug unspecified, pleaded not guilty, appointed public attorney, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 19.
    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, dismissed.
    Arbia T. Phillips Jr., 1987, flagrant non-support, preliminary hearing held, probable cause found to transfer to grand jury.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Cooler weather brings more events and fun

    We have finally gotten the roof on the new shed and started splitting and stacking wood.
    We worked at Ann’s over the weekend. The weather has been great for the job - chilly with sunshine. You can dress in layers and peel as the temperature warms.

  • Weaving a new skill

    There werer several participants in the recent basket-weaving class held at the Owen County Public Library enjoyed learning a new skill.  Ken Hanson directed the class as they learned how to construct a Cape Cod Blueberry basket.  Hanson has baskets on display in the Kentucky History Room at the library.  The library is open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

     

  • Chisholm wins: Owen County student to compete at Disney World

    Veronica Chisholm, 17, daughter of Tim and Rhonda Chisholm of Owenton, has been selected to represent Kentucky at the 2014 Miss American Teen Pageant.
    As the Miss Kentucky Teen, Chisholm will be attending the national pageant for her age group in Florida at Walt Disney World during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the national pageant title of Miss American Teen and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships.

  • Emergency official urges public to have a plan

    In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Kentucky.
    Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management, Owen County Emergency Management is urging Kentuckians to “be aware - be prepared - have a plan.”

  • Take a tour: Woman’s Club tour of homes

    The home of John and Crystal Lilly at 320 Green Acres will be featured on the Woman’s Club tour of homes from 1-5 p.m., Oct. 5.  The three bedroom, two bath home with a full basement and two car garage was built in 2006.  This attractive home, built on a sloping lot, has beautiful landscaping and an inviting front porch.  This is a must see.  Tickets available from members, library or day of tour.

     

  • Descendants of Reese-Holbert hold family reunion

    The descendants of Farmer Reese and Nannie Bell Holbert met for their annual reunion on Sept. 14.
    Everyone enjoyed the beautiful day with good fellowship and a delicious meal.