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Today's News

  • Owen District Court - Aug. 14, 2015

    Owen District Court
    Aug. 14, 2015

    FELONY
    Deanna T. Edwards, 1975, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license; fleeing or evading police, 1st degree; wanton endangerment 1st degree; reckless driving; improper passing; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.
    Michael Shuler, 1988, burglary, 2nd degree; receiving stolen property under $500; not guilty plea, appoint public attorney, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.
    Kody Smith, robbery, 1st degree; not guilty plea, preliminary hearing Aug. 21.

  • If Heaven has a front porch ...

    The day I graduated from high school, my grandfather was sick. There was debate as to whether or not my grandparents would be able to attend this momentous occasion in a young person’s life.
    But I knew “BeBoss,” as his grandchildren affectionately called him, and I knew he would be there.
    “I knowed ol’ P.Q. when she didn’t have a louse on her,” he would say of his youngest grandchild.

  • Historical Society News, Aug. 19, 2015

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
    In the Shakespeare play, “Romeo and Juliet,” these words are spoken by Juliet and imply that a name doesn’t define the character of something. However, just the name “rose” conjures up the image of a lovely flower with a light delicate fragrance. So, perhaps names are significant and play an important part in our lives.

  • Georgia On My Mind: Warm memories of Dad’s charcoal-grilled burgers

    I opened the window of the car and summer slipped in beside me.
    “I know him,” I said when the air conditioner objected to our picking up this hitchhiker. I’d been following him, I could have explained, watching for glimpses of him through the windshield.
    I had almost forgotten the smell of his cologne, one part fresh-cut bluegrass, one part humidity, one part – oh, I can’t name it. Maybe heat, the kind you see rising up in a haze on the horizon? But now I remembered: The scent of summer before time ran away.

  • Historical Society News - July 12, 2015

    Although Kentucky’s economy struggled in the years following the Civil War,  the war didn’t have a huge impact on the productivity of the people in Owen County.
    Farmers continued to ship their fine tobacco and produce on numerous steamboats that plied the Kentucky River; by September 1866, Owen Countians had achieved some semblance of normalcy as they celebrated a week of festivities in New Liberty at the Owen County Fair.

  • Aug. 12, 2015 - Court news

    Owen Circuit Court
    Aug. 4, 2015

    Brenda L. Beverly, 1970, probation violation, motion to revoke probation continued from July 21, continued to Aug. 25.
    Jesse C. Jones, 1973, incest, third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, continued to Aug. 25.
    Joshua William Lay, 1979, probation violation, continued to Aug. 25.
    Tyler H. Link, 1994, first-degree possession of heroin, motion to void pre-trial diversion, denied, hearing set for Aug. 25.

  • Kay's Branch News, Aug. 12, 2015

    This has been a hectic week. I awoke Wednesday morning to a siren going up the road. I really didn’t wake up for that one, but in a minute or so there went another one, and another.
    By that time, 5:00 a.m., I was awake and went out on the screened in porch to see what was happening. I saw the sky to the left of my road light up over the tree line. Fire!

  • Wedding announcement: Criswell-Fitzgerald

    Kenzie Criswell, the daughter of Mark and Nancy Criswell of Owenton, will be united in marriage to Tyler Fitzgerald, the son of Kristi Collins and Chris Fitzgerald of Owenton, at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at Richland Baptist Church in Hesler.
    The maternal grandparents of the bride are the late Bobby and Willetta Cooke of Hesler. The paternal grandparents of the bride are the late Don and Mary Geneva Criswell of Owenton.

  • Wedding Announcement: Reese-Williams

    Desiree Cheyenne Reese and Joseph Thompson Williams are set to unite in marriage at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Hilltop Farm on Hwy. 227 N. in Worthville.
    The bride, a 2009 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2013 graduate of Beckfield College, is the daughter of Chris and Ann Reese. She is employed as a registered nurse at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
    The groom, a 2008 graduate of Owen County High School, is the son of Tommy and Kathy Williams. He is employed at North American Stainless.

  • Special birthday: Beulah Cull