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Today's News

  • Wedding announcement: Powers and Northern

    Stephanie Nicole Powers, daughter of Dawn and Fred Powers, Jr. of Versailles, and Mark Arron Northern, son of Ernie Northern and Kathy and Gary Northern, all of Richmond were united in marriage Saturday, April 26, 2014, at The Ashley Inn, Bryantsville, with the Rev. Todd Probus of Versailles officiating the ceremony.  
    The matron of honor was Jean Allen Ellington, aunt of the bride, of Owenton. Bridesmaids were Francis Rice Hall of Lexington, and Amy Kinsler of Crestview Hills, friends of the bride.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Fall seems to have arrived

    It’s a cloudy, damp morning.
    The Branch didn’t get the downpour that was predicted but just enough rain to be wet under foot and preclude mowing today. The leaves are already beginning to turn brown and drop off the soft wood trees. Schools are starting all around and football is king of the hill at the moment.
    Fay said she was pulling the last of her tomatoes and canning today. Fall is definitely in the air, if not on the calendar.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 15, 2014

    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, paid in full, dismissed.
    Gerald Moore, 1950, theft by deception, first appearance continued to Sept. 12.
    Maximino Perez, 1967, reckless driving, dismissed; failure of owner to maintain required insurance, no operator’s license, continued to Aug. 29; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded guilty, fined $200, $375 fee to alcohol and drug education classes, four days to serve, operator’s license suspended for 120 days.

  • Heroin bill would have addressed state’s epidemic

    Sometimes doing nothing is the worst plan of all.  When it comes to the scourge of heroin in our community, the Kentucky House of Representatives chose to do nothing this past session to combat the deadliest drug epidemic to hit the district in years.  
    With several overdoses in the past few weeks in both Owen and Scott counties, I am disgusted with how House Leadership left Senate Bill 5, the Heroin Bill, out to dry in the final moments of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly Session.

  • Owen County Circuit Court - Aug. 5, 2014

    Derrick J. Anderson, 1981, theft by unlawful taking, pleaded guilty, sentencing set for Sept. 9.
    Bryan P. Briede, second-degree complicity burglary, complicity receiving stolen property under $10,000, continued to Aug. 19.
    Donnie Carmack, 1978, show cause hearing, owes $220 fine, fine suspended.
    Donnie R. Carmack, 1978, complicity manufacturing methamphetamine, first-degree complicity possession of a controlled substance, first-degree persistent felony offender, pleaded guilty, adopted plea agreement.

  • Owen County District Court - Aug. 8, 2014

    Dakota M. Brockmeyer, 1994, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree disorderly conduct, bonded out.
    Charles Calvert Chandler, 1953, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 5, operator’s license suspended pre-trial.
    Aaron French, 1978, flagrant non-support, contempt of court, continued to Sept. 5.
    James C. House, 1977, contempt of court, owes $463 restitution, fees and costs, contempt 180 days, pay by Sept. 5.

  • Kay’s Branch News: Close the books on another 127

  • Rebel soccer and volleyball teams ready to roll

    The beginning of a new school year brings the beginning of the 2014 fall sports season in Owen County.
    The volleyball team and both soccer teams start their seasons on Monday night.
    The Rebels get things going on the soccer field Monday when they host Simon Kenton.

  • Owen Divas win championship

    After entering the tournament as a No. 3 seed, the Owen Divas claimed the championship. The team is coached by Blair Baldwin and Megan Hearn.

  • U9 Rebels are runners up in tourney

    The Owen Rebels 9U finished with an overall record of 11-4 and were the Markland Dam regular season and tournament runner-ups. The team is coached by Matthew Cull, John Fitzgerald, Brandon Kemper and Josh Hearn.